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    Telluride 1: Patience

    Telluride 1: Patience

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    No New Strike Back Episode Friday -- Mini-Marathon for Labor Day

    Don't take anything for granted, warns David Chute, as you wait an extra week for the resolution of the latest Strike Back cliffhanger.No new episode tonight of TV's new best action series. Instead, Cinemax is running a mini-marathon of the first three episodes of Strike Back, beginning at 10 p.m. T...

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    Post-42West, Cynthia Swartz Launches Own Praisery

    As expected, it has not taken long for 30-year Oscar campaigner and indie strategist Cynthia Swartz to set up her own PR shop after disentangling her founding partnership since 2004 at 42West. Strategy PR/Consulting is open for business in New York and soon, Los Angeles as well. Swartz will not only do Oscar pushes but unit publicity, corporate representation, national PR campaigns complete with digital marketing, and film festival repping of acquisition titles. Swartz is importing her key NY-based 42West lieutenants as VPs: fest and awards maven Michael Kupferberg and film PR strategist Elena Zilberman. Strategy is also adding NY staffers C...

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    "A Soldier's Story" Coming Out On Blu-ray DVD Dec 6

    Slowly but surely more and more older black films are being released on blu-ray which means more and more black people, and people who genuinely like good movies, are getting blu-ray players.

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    Venice '11 Review: 'Contagion' Is A Propulsive, Terrifying Picture With A Top-Notch Cast

    Disaster -- an eternally popular obsession of film. Audiences have turned up in droves over the last century or so to watch mankind against their own extinction in the form of meteorites, earthquakes, alien invasions, exploding suns, planetary collisions, and whatever it was that was happening in "T...

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    Telluride '11 Review: George Clooney Riffs On Family, Love, Loss & Death In 'The Descendants'

    Shifting from heartbreak to cathartic laughter and back, sometimes within the same shot, director Alexander Payne and star George Clooney have collaborated on "The Descendants" to give us a very human story about a very flawed man and his very flawed family. Just like his previous pictures, the success of Payne's film rests on whether he can coax a nuanced performance from a strong male lead who is capable of accessing intense vulnerability. In “About Schmidt” (2002) he found what he needed in Jack Nicholson’s Oscar-nominated turn and two years later in “Sideways” (for which he shared the Oscar for Best Screenplay with Jim Taylor) he scored a...

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    Watch Trailer for Drama About Female Iraqi War Veteran "Burned" Premiering On BET October 2nd

    Directed and produced by Phyllis Toben Bancroft, Burned will premiere on BET Sunday, October 2nd at 11pm et. The film, written by Joseph Caston, stars Bianca LaVerne Jones in the role of a firefighter and Air Force veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome when she returns from the war...

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    'The Corrections' Headed To HBO With Noah Baumbach

    Anthony Hopkins & Donald Sutherland Eyeing Lead RoleUpdate: THR confirms this report.

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    Watch: John Hurt Wants To Find The Rotten Apple In Clip From ‘Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy’

    The wait may be long -- the film has now moved from November to a December release date for those of us stateside -- but our excitement hasn't diminished for “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.” So far we've gotten some ace trailers and a handful of pics, but today, Empire has unveiled the first clip fro...

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    Review: Derivative & Dumb 'Apollo 18' Never Gets Off The Launchpad

    Generally speaking, the biggest problem for found-footage horror movies is creating sufficient reason or motivation for the characters to keep filming even when everything is going wrong. But “Apollo 18” somehow manages to solve that problem while creating a whole host of other ones, not the least of which happen because because filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego decided to set his mash-up of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Fourth Kind” on the moon in 1973. Derivative, dumb, suspenseless and worst of all boring, “Apollo 18” fulfills no expectations except those of the low quality of films released over Labor Day weekend, a notorious dumping groun...

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