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    Relativity Media's Rogue Pacts with New Virgin Production Arm

    Wasting no time, Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media, having acquired Universal's Rogue label and Overture's distribution and marketing divisions, has pacted with Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which has formed a new film and television production arm. The next step for Relativity may be going public...

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    Robert Duvall, Due for Another Oscar, Talks Get Low

    Get Low opens Friday, almost a year after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was one of the few movies to pop out as a winner. Sure enough, Sony Pictures Classics scooped up the unpretentious rural drama, which showcases veteran actor's actor Robert Duvall in a finely-tun...

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    Comic-Con: Green Lantern Reads The Oath

    One of the memorable moments at the Con came during the Warner Bros. panel, when Ryan Reynolds delivered the Green Lantern oath for a young fan. While I remain cool toward this project--for whatever reason, Green Lantern (which peaked in the 40s and 50s) never made an impact on me--the interaction b...

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    Charlie St. Cloud: Early Film Reviews

    Charlie St. Cloud opens Friday; early reviews are ice cold on Zac Efron's return to pretty-boy form. The PG-13 weepy is "Lovely Bones Lite," reviewers write, a too-sentimental fantasy.

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    "Get Low" Gets Lower.

    "Get Low" Gets Lower.

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    LA Weekly: DocuWeeks and Oscar Docs Qualifying Race

    LA Weekly: DocuWeeks and Oscar Docs Qualifying Race

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    Roberts Talks Eat Pray Love, Tucci Directs Streep, Galifianakis Comedies, Von Trier's Melancholia

    - In this week's Eat Pray Love EW cover story, Julia Roberts reveals that she declined the option to have a spit bucket, preferring to actually eat all of the food during the Eat portion of the film set in Italy. The 7 to 10 pounds Roberts gained was exactly what her character needed to do before moving on to the praying and loving; an authentic rediscovery of her taste for life and abandonment of joyless eating (and living). As for Roberts' working relationship with director Ryan Murphy--a healthy one, since they're working together again --Roberts says "one of the things I love the most about Ryan is that he has a real legitimate answer fo...

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces Women Filmmaker Grant List

    Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces Women Filmmaker Grant List

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    Coppola, Reichardt, Schnabel and Ozon Lead Venice's Competition Lineup

    The Venice Film Festival has announced the full program for its 67th edition, which will run September 1-11, 2010. Twenty-two films have been set to compete for the coveted Golden Lion, which in the recent past has been awarded to Samuel Maoz's "Lebanon," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Ang Le...

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    Comic-Con: Let Me In is Vampire Coming-of-Age Story with Red Band Trailer

    One of the more impressive show-reels at Comic-Con was for the vampire thriller Let Me In (the remake of Let the Right One In) directed by Cloverfield's Matt Reeves. Overture Films will open the film October 1, and thanks to new owner Relativity Media, marketing chief Peter Adee assures me, the film...

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