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    'Apollo 18' Launch Delayed To April 22; 'Warrior' Gets In The Ring On September 9

    A couple of release date changes and announcements for you, so get your red pencil and your calendar.

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    SnagFilms Rolls Out New iPad App

    Online doc site SnagFilms released a free iPad app today and is giving away a 16GB iPad.

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    The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

    Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel a...

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    Watch: Trailer For Hilary Swank's 'The Resident' Will Make Single Women Change The Locks

    So, we now have a trailer for Hilary Swank's straight-to-DVD Hammer horror film "The Resident" and well, there's a reason it won't be showing up at a multiplex near you.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Take Shelter" Director Jeff Nichols

    Following his acclaimed debut, "Shotgun Stories," writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears.

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    In the Works: New Doc from "Paris is Burning" Director, Sundance's "Pariah," Chicago Mob Boss & More

    In this week's In the Works column, indieWIRE profiles the new project from "Paris is Burning" filmmaker Jennie Livingston, an exploration of love, loss, and summer camp. Also up are several projects looking for crowdfunders on Kickstarter, including Dee Rees's Sundance U.S. D...

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    Oscar Race Questions: Nomination Ballots Due January 14

    There are several unknowns as we hurtle toward the end of balloting for Oscar nominations January 14. (Here's the schedule.) What we do know: the race for best picture is still between The King's Speech and The Social Network, the popular heart-tugger vs. the more cerebral critics' fave (see the vot...

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    Paul Haggis Prepping Tell-All Exposé About His Years In Scientology

    Gives Up Dream To Ever Work With Tom CruiseAfter 35 years as a devoted follower to wacky fake religion/cult Scientology, director Paul Haggis left in a blaze of glory in 2009. Following the group's inaction after a San Diego branch supported Prop 8, Haggis penned an angry screed that ended up online...

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    See More Real Life Superheroes in the Documentary "Superheroes"

    I'm pretty shocked at how popular the story on real-life superhero Phoenix Jones was this week. Similar news about actual "Kick-Ass" types were all over the Internet last year with less notice outside of the movie blogs (and these costumed civilians have been gaining in numbers for years). For some ...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2010: Christopher Bell

    I'm going to put it bluntly: If The Playlist didn't take me on as a contributor I would have never seen as many movies as I had, and nearly half of my list would probably be sitting in my Netflix queue well into 2011. So without being sappy (and yes, in being totally public about it), I appreciate t...

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