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    Thessaloniki Sets Competition

    The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival has announced the 13 foreign titles that will screen in the fest's International Competition section, which caters to first or second features by emerging filmmakers. The list includes Ahmad Abdalla's "Heliopolis," from Egypt, Samantha Morton's "The...

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    With Paranormal Activity, Paramount Sets New Marketing Model

    From the start, Paramount online marketing executive Amy Powell knew that she could sell micro-budget horror thriller Paranormal Activity on the Internet.

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    Mel Gibson Stars in Edge of Darkness

    Mel Gibson acting in a movie again is big news. So here's a trailer for the revenge flick Edge of Darkness, his first starring gig since Signs in 2002.

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    Oscar Picks of 65 Films Submitted for Foreign Film Contention

    65 countries are competing for the 2009 foreign language film Oscar. The Academy has released the official list, which is on the jump.

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    'Red Riding' to Come Stateside

    'Red Riding' to Come Stateside

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    Where the Wild Things Are: Early Reviews

    Well, the reviews are rolling in on Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' adaptation of the Maurice Sendak children's classic Where the Wild Things Are (which opens Friday), and according to the 37 assessed by Rotten Tomatoes so far, they are mixed, at 68%. David Denby's New Yorker review shares my view that...

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    Trillin's Ode to Polanski

    Calvin Trillin puts his feelings about the folks who defend Roman Polanski into poetic verse for The Nation:

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    Local Boy Makes Good!

    Local Boy Makes Good!

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    Is Twitter a Marketing Tool?

    Digital marketer Chris Dorr continues his informative exploration of the field with an essay explaining the many uses of Twitter. His use of the service is very close to mine, though I suspect I re-tweet more than he does. It is essential for me to check into my followers several times a day. They w...

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    "A Single Man" To Close AFI Fest

    Tom Ford's "A Single Man" will close the 2009 AFI Fest, festival organizers announced today. The film, an adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s novel about a gay college professor (played by Colin Firth) coping with the death of his partner, is the fashion designer's directorial debut. This will ma...

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