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    100 Years of Comic-Con: 1910

    Imagine if the San Diego Comic-Con International was not founded as late as 1970 (then named the Golden State Comic-Con) but instead way back in 1910. We'd be celebrating a centennial of American geekdom right now. Of course, the attendees probably wouldn't have been called geeks then, as much as it could have been appropriate given that one of the known historical uses of the word is from a 1908 strip of the comic "A. Mutt" (which would later become "Mutt & Jeff"), according to Wordorigins.org. It is fitting that the original location for SDCC in 1970, the U.S. Grant Hotel, was built in 1910. It didn't open until October, but as long as we'r...

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    Find a PMD

    Find a PMD

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    Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro Takes on Disney's Haunted Mansion

    While we all may still be trying to forget the Eddie Murphy movie version of Disneyland's The Haunted Mansion--Guillermo del Toro admits that he will not take his call--Disney has signed on Del Toro to develop a live-action 3-D version of the classic E-ride, which the director insists he has visited...

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    Sundance Winner "Tibet in Song" to Self-Distribute in NYC

    Sundance Winner "Tibet in Song" to Self-Distribute in NYC

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    Trailer Watch: De Niro and Norton Star in Stone

    Writer-director John Curran (The Painted Veil, writer of The Killer Inside Me) has directed the new thriller Stone, which is is set for an October 2010 release. Edward Norton, who starred in The Painted Veil, co-stars with Robert De Niro. This is yet another Overture film which may or may not get th...

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    Halle Berry Does Comedy, Bill Murray Speaks

    - Though she has several projects in the pipeline, Halle Berry has been absent from the big screen for a few years. Her last movie was 2007's largely unnoticed, yet well-reviewed Things We Lost In The Fire, from Danish director Susanne Bier (Brodre). Berry played a grieving widow drawn to her late h...

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    That's. A. Wrap.

    That's. A. Wrap.

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    Trailer Watch: Pinto Stars in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Miral

    Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto turns up in two upcoming films: Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which premiered modestly well at Cannes (Sony Pictures Classics opens it stateside September 22, presumably after the Toronto Film Fest), and Julian Schnabel's Miral, which is set ...

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    Eva Green as Maria Callas, Speculating on New Bond, Movies as Dreamscape

    Welcome back to French actress Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Dreamers) who is now in negotiations to play Greek opera singer Maria Callas in a biopic from the Italian DeAngelis group and British producing partner Future Films, reports THR. Green also has Perfect Sense, a love story with Ewan McGrego...

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    Countdown to Zero

    Countdown to Zero

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