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    24th POV season gets a great lineup

    24th POV season gets a great lineup

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    Small Screen (Blu-ray/DVD) | "Fair Game," "Black Swan," "Topsy-Turvy" & More

    This week on DVD and Blu-ray Natalie Portman dances her way to an Oscar, Sally Hawkins shows the men how it's done, Naomi Watts takes on the C.I.A. and a doc asks us to "Cool It."

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    Steven Zaillian Bails On Jack Ryan Reboot, Project Stalled As Paramount Focuses On 'Star Trek 2'

    It's been a helluva merry-go-round of writers on Paramount's gestating reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise. A little bit of history: it started as an origin story penned by Hossein Amini ("The Four Feathers," the upcoming "Drive"); then Paramount picked up the spec script "Dubai" by Adam Cozad tasking...

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    How Do You Make A Movie Screening Into An Event?

    Eventize. It's a goal of filmmakers and programmers alike these days. And it isn't really even a word yet. With all the different options out there competing for our leisure time attention, a movie has trouble standing on it's own feet these days. We struggle with what we can do to make it pop....

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    Darren Aronofsky & Mila Kunis Defend Natalie Portman In 'Black Swan' Dancing "Controversy"

    Well, this is one of the lamer talking points around a movie to come down the line in the past little while. A "controversy" of sorts has popped up around "Black Swan" regarding just how much of the dancing Natalie Portman did in the film. Earlier this month, Portman’s fiancé and "Black Swan" choreo...

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    Jennifer Garner Is Miss Marple In Disney Franchise Vehicle Written By 'Fantastic Four' Scribe

    Agatha Christie's famed sleuth Miss Marple is getting taken out of her fussy period clothes, sexed up and made over for the the new wave of blockbuster filmmaking. So hang on to your tea cozies grandma, your dainty little detective is no more.

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    REVIEW | The "Crash" Effect: How "In a Better World" Won Its Oscar

    Anointed with the Best Foreign Film Oscar over a month before its U.S. release, Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" contains several troubled characters coping with profound life crises. That basic description, alongside the Danish filmmaker's track record with brooding tales of woe, sent the awards ...

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    Adam McKay Courting Russell Crowe & Simon Pegg For Comic-Book Adaptation 'The Boys'

    Script's Almost Done, But Director Admits That It's A Hard Film To Get MadeThe career of Adam McKay is at an interesting juncture now -- having delivered four successful comedies starring BFF Will Ferrell ("Anchorman," "Step Brothers," "The Other Guys" and "Talladega Nights": and yes, those are ranked in order of brilliance), the former "Saturday Night Live" writer is starting to look at stepping outside of his comfort zone, with a couple of projects percolating that look to take him into slightly less ludicrous waters and away from Ferrell. One is a biopic of legendary political consultant Lee Atwater, from "In The Loop" and "Four Lions" wri...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Re-Teams With Whit Stillman For 'Violet Wister’s Damsels In Distress'

    Whit Stillman's first film in a staggering thirteen years has found a familiar home. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it has picked up the worldwide rights to the filmmaker's next release,"Violet Wister’s Damsels In Distress" (formerly known simply as "Damsels In Distress").

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    R.I.P. Farley Granger (1925-2011)

    Barely a week since Elizabeth Taylor has passed, Hollywood has lost another legend from the classic-era of filmmaking. Farley Granger has died at the age of 85.

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