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    2010 Fiction Films That Should Inspire Documentary Filmmakers

    2010 has been a very good year for documentaries (maybe the best of all time?). But it's also been a good year for fiction films that documentary fans should find appealing and that documentary filmmakers should find inspiring. I probably am only noticing this trend because I typically like non-fiction more, but lately a number of dramatic films, studio and indie fare alike, have made me think of documentary practices. I'm not even referring to "I'm Still Here," which I still consider a doc in spite of its fictional elements. However, there is something to be said for this being a year in which we've all thought more about the blurred line be...

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    DOC NYC: 'Tabloid' Finds Errol Morris Back In Exceptional & Weird Territory

    Doc NYC, New York’s Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We’ve got an early peek at a few films.

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    Matt Damon Says His 'Bourne' Comments Overblown; Says 'Liberace' With Michael Douglas Still On Track

    Damon Say He's "Thrilled" Door Is Open For A Paul Greengrass-Led Return; Says 'Liberace' Still Aiming To Shoot In The Summer Of 2011 Despite Douglas' Battle With CancerNo sooner did Matt Damon say that "no one bothered" to call him regarding the Tony Gilroy-to-direct-"The Bourne Legacy"-announcement...

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    Oscar Talk: Little Movies That Can't, Michael Douglas, Animated Top Three, Alice in Wonderland

    In this week's Oscar Talk, for those of you who haven't listened to the podcast, Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley discuss films that may deserve Oscar consideration for performances, but likely won't get any. Welcome To The Rileys, for example, would in another world get attention for James Gandolfini,...

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    'Ghost Rider 2' Gets Budget Slashed By $60 Million, Will Be Made For A Paltry $75 Million

    Nicolas Cage Will Somehow Have To Survive With A $7 Million PaycheckIndustry analysts claim the recession ended in June 2009, but how can that be true if it still troubles our superheroes? It was just 2007 when Nicolas Cage was suited up to play Johnny Blaze in "Ghost Rider," a film budgeted north o...

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    John Slattery & Sam Elliott In Early Mix For J. Jonah Jameson In 'Spider-Man'

    John Slattery Doomed To Life Of Silver Haired Characters Thanks To Premature Graying; Hollywood, He Will Dye For RolesWith every other major tentpole breaking news this morning, why not one more right? It looks like casting news is once again heating up around Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" as filmmakers ...

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    Review: 'Monsters' An Inventive Alien Invasion Road Movie

    This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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    Review: 'The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest' Completes Tepid Crime Trilogy

    Oh, Noomi Rapace, how you’ve dazzled us. Through three Stieg Larsson-inspired adventures, you’ve jumped, screamed, sexed and hacked your way into filmgoers’ imaginations, even if they were only art house patrons. Your angular cheekbones, androgynous chin and bouncy night-black hair have undergone se...

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    Big Screen | The Week's Top 5: From Halloween To Kristen Stewart To The Millennium Trilogy Finale

    Each week here at indieWIRE, five recommendations for theatrical viewing pleasure are being offered up, tackling everything from new releases, to film festivals, to curated series, and events around North America. This week, a slew of Halloween related cinematic events that are occurring across Nort...

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    J.J. Abrams' Mysterious 'Super 8' Will Hit Theaters On June 10, 2011

    While details are being kept under lock and key for J.J. Abrams' forthcoming alien pic "Super 8" we won't have to wait too long to find out what just what's in store. The film has been given a summer blockbuster ready release date of June 10, 2011.

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