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    'Collapse' Continues in L.A., VOD, and beyond

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    A Serious Man's Michael Stuhlbarg Talks Coens

    In this three-part flipcam interview on the pool terrace of the Sunset Plaza Hotel, A Serious Man star Michael Stuhlbarg talks about how he came to be cast in the period dramedy, working with the Coen brothers, and how he is handling his serious good fortune. The fall release is likely to earn kudos...

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    Ship of Fools: Richard Curtis's "Pirate Radio"

    Richard Curtis, creator of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, is one of the most powerful people in British show business. His laudable and dedicated career-long work for the charity Comic Relief, which has gained a political dimension since his involvement with the pressure group Live 8, has given him one of the country's most illustrious contact books; his forthcoming knighthood has almost certainly already been minted. Of course he has also written and/or directed a number of highly successful films destined for the U.S. market, among them Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually. As such, it is incumbent ...

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  • Week of Wonders
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    Yowza!

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The 200 Songs of the 2000s: 51-75

    Numbers 51 to 75 of my 200 songs of the 2000s countdown.... I just realized I should probably be doing this in descending order and will revert to that for the last entries next week... Getting close to the end...

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    REVIEW | After Words: Oren Moverman's "The Messenger"

    With so many films about the Iraq war come and gone, the arrival of "The Messenger," a becalmed, observant drama about Casualty Notification Officers (those whose work it is to stoically inform next of kin of their loss) seems oddly appropriate, especially as it's released at that moment when the pu...

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    Paranormal Activity Passes $100 Million Mark

    As Paranormal Activity passes the $100 million mark, Paramount Pictures is celebrating a huge profit on a tiny investment. While the original budget figure is $15,000, the studio spent quite a bit more than that on sprucing up the movie, prints and about $10 million in marketing. After only five wee...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The Messenger Has Arrived

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    Up in the Air TV Spot

    Here's the TV spot of Jason Reitman's adaptation of Walter Kirn's Up in the Air, starring George Clooney as an air-mile-obsessed executive, that was shown on the season finale Mad Men.

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    Finally Good News! Focus Boasts a Profit and its 2010 Slate

    Giving a rosy assessment of its year and unveiling highlights for 2010, Focus Features unveiled six movies that will anchor the specialty division's slate next year. The features range from American indies such as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's ("Half Nelson") "It's Kind of a Funny Story," to what it d...

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