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    Duncan Jones Admits He Was Intimidated By 'Superman' Scale; Backed Out Of Talks On His Own

    'Moon' Director Also Talks Turning Down 'Dredd'What would you rather have: a filmmaker who's aware of his experience and limitations, but doesn't want to take a risk? Or a director who seizes an opportunity despite what might be a lack of skill-set self-awareness? Is the former just a move by a wise...

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    Sundance is Here and The World Discovers Women Can Direct

    It feels like "Groundhog Day." The most visible film festival in the US and one that showcases independent films and SURPRISE there are women making great films around town. It's not news that there is a disparity between the movies released around the country on a weekly basis and the films that ...

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    Sundance Review | Todd Rohal Takes a Goofy Priest to the Woods in "The Catechism Cataclysm"

    "The Catechism Cataclysm" marks the sophomore feature of writer-director Todd Rohal, whose peculiar ensemble piece "The Guatemalan Handshake" made the festival rounds in 2006. Whereas "Guatemalan" took a wide view of Americana through Rohal's cast of offbeat characters, "Catechism" plays like a sing...

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    Watch: Teaser For Haunted Little Boy Flick 'Insidious' Starring Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson

    From the makers of "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw" -- yeah, not exactly the greatest selling points for a movie (at least for us) but at least the latest from director James Wan isn't a shaky cam thriller or torture porn flick.

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    Review: Spanish Oscar Submission 'Even the Rain' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

    The film about filmmaking is a theme that has certainly been visited before -- as visual mediums go, movies seem to love taking the opportunity to talk extensively about their glamorous selves -- but “Even the Rain,” a picture that could easily fall into the action genre as well, takes its navel-gaz...

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    Kevin Smith's 'Red State' Auction Is A Hoax; Filmmaker Will Self-Distribute, Horror Arrives Oct 19

    Roadshow Starts March 5, Plus 'Red State' Reactions From The Twitosphere Down At Sundance, Reviews Definitely MixedWhat was purported to be an auction to sell off the U.S. distribution rights to Kevin Smith's new horror film, "Red State," tonight in Park City, Utah at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival turned out to be -- in the eyes of many -- a publicity stunt (the L.A. Times called it a media circus). And if Twitter was any indication, a publicity stunt that paid off well. While Smith, the "Red State," screening and its P.T. Barnum-like auction did not trend, it was the inescapable talk of the movie industry this evening dominating the conver...

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    Kevin Smith Reveals Most Of 'Red State' Cast To Return For 'Hit Somebody,' His Final Film

    Director Confirms Hockey Film Will Be His Last, Aiming To Shoot This FallSo much Kevin Smith stuff happened today we've had to break it up into two stories. While the "Red State" screening and auction dominated the evening's tweets and comments, the director also revealed some details about his next...

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    Sundance Day 4: Minute by Minute

    As Sundance rolls on, we've got the best of Day 4, all for your consumption.

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    New Pics & Featurette For 'The Adjustment Bureau' Need Some Adjustment

    Word on "The Adjustment Bureau" has not been good. The Matt Damon-starrer has had its release date moved now a couple of times, going from a summer slotted July release date to September and then being shifted once again, and finally, to the beginning of March (almost exactly the same slot where Dam...

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    Question: Who Has Two Movies in the Top 10 This Weekend?

    Answer. Natalie Portman. Portman has had some successful movies but she has never been considered a box office threat, but now she clearly is with The Black Swan crossing the $80 million mark (it only cost $13 million), and her new romance with Ashton Kutcher No Strings Attached opening at number ...

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