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    Critics Faves: Arty or Artful?

    In the fall season, as hundreds of movies are launched and weighed at film festivals, critics come into their own. They don't hold much sway with audiences in the summer. But in the fall, suddenly, what they think does matter.

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    The Fixer

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    Weekend Fires, Festival Watch, New Moon Pics, Battsek Talks

    Weekend News:Two Los Angeles County firemen were killed in a vehicle crash as they fought the Station fire near Acton after a long weekend battling fierce blazes in the Angeles National Forest brought on by hot, dry Southland weather. The Mt. Wilson tower-cam continued recording Sunday as wildfires ...

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    Disney Buys Marvel, Blogs Make Sense Of It

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    Bong's "Mother" Heads To North America

    Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho's "Mother." The film - a thriller about a mother's primal love for her son - debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard earlier this year and is set to screen at upcoming editions of the Toronto International Fi...

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    TIFF '09 | Kate Ogborn: "I hope that the film touches people"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of interviews indieWIRE will be running with the filmmakers screening in the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival's Discovery program.

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    Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 Billion

    Marvel Entertainment was so successful as an independent studio that it's a surprise to see it gobbled up by the Mouse House. Disney announced early Monday that it plans to acquire the comics company that spawned Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men and The Hulk, among some 5,000 Marvel characters. “We belie...

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    TIFF '09 | Ahmad Abdalla: "I wrote this film after a very hard phase of my life"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of interviews indieWIRE will be running with the filmmakers screening in the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival's Discovery program.

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    John Greyson's "Covered"

    Below is John Greyson's short film "Covered" - a doc about the 2008 Sarajevo Queer Festival, which was cancelled due to anti-gay violence - in its entirety. I'm posting this as a supplement to this article, which discusses the recent controversy surrounding Greyson's removal of the film from the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in protest of their spotlight on films from Tel Aviv. But that debate aside, the film is certainly worth fifteen minutes of your attention either way. Its an affecting and sensible tribute to the brave organizers in Sarajevo, and I'm glad people are getting a chance to see it de...

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