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    Who Should Play Barbie?

    Of course we don't even know what take Universal will have on its live-action movie based on Mattel's 50-year-old Barbie doll. Will it be a broad family comedy? What period? Tone? Mattel's sixteen animated videos sold 75 million units worldwide. Now they're gearing up a movie based on the universall...

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    Penn and Teller Go to the Bees

    Horrifying YouTube clip of Penn and Teller unleashing hordes of stinging, real bees. The cameraman is protected. They are not.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2009 New York Film Festival | Opening

    The 2009 New York Film Festival | Opening

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    Ortenberg Leaving Weinsteins

    Tom Ortenberg has left the Weinstein Co. eight months after he joined them. The Weinsteins gave the story to Deadline Hollywood Daily.

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    Reitman, Ivory, Hallström and "New Moon" Head To Rome Fest

    The Rome International Film Festival has set the slate for its fourth edition, which will run October 15-23, 2009 and feature an impressive variety of films, retrospectives, encounters, exhibitions, concerts and the attendance of great national and international stars. Fourteen films will screen in competition in the Official Selection of the fest, of which three are Italian: "Alza la Testa" by Alessandro Angelini, "L’Uomo che Verrà" by Giorgio Diritti, and "Viola di Mare," by Donatella Maiorca. The films joining them include Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Danis Tanovic's "Triage," Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station," Alberto Rodríguez's...

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    Reviews: Surrogates, Capitalism: A Love Story, Coco Before Chanel

    Leonard Maltin reviews three new movies opening this week:

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    Rotten Tomatoes Lists the Worst of the Worst

    Rotten Tomatoes has collected their reviews and collated the worst-of-the-worst films of the 21st century. Whiteout---how many of Joel Silver's films are on this list, I wonder?---ranks at number 100. What's number one? Check out the lowest Tomatometers of the decade. All of the films on this year's...

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    In NYC, Hugo Chavez & Evo Morales Hype Oliver Stone's Latest

    Latin American Presidents Hugo Chavez from Venezuela and Evo Morales from Bolivia spoke of democracy, social justice and a cautious opening in their relationships with the new Obama administration last night, when they were at New York's Lincoln Center with American filmmaker Oliver Stone to talk ab...

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    The New Deal

    The New Deal

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  • "Lincoln Blogs" by Michael Lerman
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    Trash Humpers Thoughts: An apology/clarification to Mike D'Angelo

    Trash Humpers Thoughts: An apology/clarification to Mike D'Angelo

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