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    Young Victoria Goes to Apparition

    Over the weekend, Apparition closed a U.S. distribution deal for Toronto Film Festival closer The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt in what could be her breakout role carrying a movie as the youngest British monarch. As is typical these days, the new distrib run by Bob Berney and backer Bill Pohl...

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    Fox, Cody, Kusama, Reitman Talk Jennifer's Body

    The prospects for smart horror comedies are dicey. Audiences tend to get confused when their genres get too mixed up: are they supposed to laugh or be terrified? Look at the lackluster summer b.o. for Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell. Mixing sex and horror is also risky, as the feminist thriller comedy T...

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    Aimed at Bolstering Passion for Cinema, LAFF's Rosen Heading to SF Film Society

    In what may be a bit of a stunner for U.S. fest insiders, Los Angeles Film Festival director of programming Rachel Rosen has been named director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, which produces the annual San Francisco International Film Festival and other events in the Bay Area. Ro...

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    Bloggie & Bloggia

    Bloggie & Bloggia

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    Eugene Hernandez: It Came from the '80s

    East Hampton, NY, August 9, 2009 -- As crazy as it sounds, we're closing in on the end of another decade. But, before focusing on the the best movies of the past ten years, I'm drawn to dwell on a different decade altogether. The 1980s.

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    Tornado Hits Train

    You've seen plenty of visual effects from movies like Twister and The Fugitive, but here's real live video of what happens when a tornado hits a train. It was shot on January 7, 2008 from a mounted camera on one of four locomotives as a freak tornado cut a swath near Lawrence, Illinois.

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    Inglourious Basterds: Recut, Nine Clips

    Quentin Tarantino's recut of Inglourious Basterds is one minute longer than the Cannes version, and much improved. It's a gorgeous movie with a great eclectic soundtrack crammed with everything from Ennio Morricone to a brilliant use of David Bowie's "Putting Out the Fire." (Trivia question: what mo...

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    The Valley of Indecision: Andrew Bujalski's "Beeswax"

    Over-under-articulators might be the best way to describe the characters in the films of Andrew Bujalski. This of course is also a fairly apt encapsulation of the performance approach in many of the entries in the dare-not-speak-its-name American indie movement that Bujalski unwittingly jumpstarted back in 2004 and that now includes Joe Swanberg, Aaron Katz, Lynn Shelton, and various others as its unofficial members. Yet it’s only fair to judge Bujalski’s work apart from this semi-collective, since when 2002’s word-of-mouther “Funny Ha Ha” first started making its way around people’s VCRs and DVD players (long before its limited theatrical ru...

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    Sweet Disposition

    Sweet Disposition

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    Iron Man 2 Comic-Con Footage

    The Iron Man 2 footage that was screened at Comic-Con has showed up online at Worst Previews. It's shaky-cam. Looks like great smart fun to me. (Note how Don Cheadle deals with his replacing Terrence Howard.) We have to wait until May 2010. It hasn't been edited into a movie yet.

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