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    No Sense or Sensibility: Lee's "Woodstock" Undercooked

    This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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    A Victory For "The Cove"

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    John Carter of Mars Adds Morton, Walker, West

    I was brought up in Manhattan by a single Dad. His best pal Jerry Rubenstein's idea of a birthday present for an eight-year-old, girl or boy, was Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I scarfed it up and read every single book ever written by Burroughs, especially his Barsoom Martian novels. I read The Chessmen of Mars over and over. Burroughs took you into an exotic world, much as Burroughs fan James Cameron does in Avatar, or Wall-E writer-director Andrew Stanton will do in his first live-action feature, a film take on John Carter of Mars. In both stories, an American visits a faraway planet inhabited by strange creatures. In John Ca...

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    Redbox Analysis: Kiosks vs. Studios

    In the second of an ongoing series of guest columns, ex-LA Times and Variety writer Diane Garrett (now at Consumed by Media) analyzes the ongoing Redbox $1 kiosk wars with insight from years of home video industry-watching. Just how did the mighty studios find themselves in court with this upstart D...

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    BRITDOC and Sundance Take Good Pitch To IFP

    Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program are taking its initiative "Good Pitch" for its final stop in North America in 2009. Good Pitch is a day-long forum where selected filmmakers present their social issue documentaries and outreach campaigns to "potential ...

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    Box Office: Glo(u)rious "Basterds" For Weinsteins; Potent "Passing"

    According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" greatly exceeded expectations this weekend, grossing a stellar $37,602,000. That marks a career high opening for Tarantino, and was just short of breaking distributor The Weinstein Company's...

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    Media Watch: Innovating, Twittering, Social Networking, iTuning, Videoing

    Stop the presses! White guys direct 93% of Hollywood studio pictures. Yes, this has been a fact of life for far too long, and isn't changing any time soon. Who else are you going to trust with millions of dollars?

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    Trailer Watch: Bullock Adapts Blind Side

    Hollywood was bound to make a movie of Michael Lewis's non-fiction book The Blind Side. The question is, what kind? I wish Steven Soderbergh were directing this Lewis movie (as long as he's not doing Moneyball) because he would bring the clear-eyed authenticity that made both Erin Brockovich and Tra...

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