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    Hugh Grant Says He Does "A Lot Of Killing And Raping" In 'Cloud Atlas'

    There is no doubt that the upcoming big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" is ambitious. Directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the sprawling time-spanning tale finds the directors each helming their own segements of the film, leading different units and working wi...

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    Review: 'The Secret World Of Arrietty' Is A Beautiful, Whimsical & Heartfelt Fable From Studio Ghibli

    The charmingly simple conceit behind Mary Norton's children's fantasy novel series "The Borrowers" is that there are a race of tiny people, no bigger than a stack of quarters or a human thumb, that live underneath your floorboards, sneaking into your home at night to "borrow" things essential to the...

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    Whitney Houston Boosts TV Ratings Big Time

    It shouldn't be surprising that Whitney Hosuton's CD sales have skyrocketed since her death last week. Now comes news, perhaps not so surprisingly either, that TV ratings have gotten a big boost as well.

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    Review: 'Michael' A Provocative, Yet Banal Portrait Of A Monster

    Trace it to the 2006 Natascha Kampusch case or the even more terrible 2008 Elisabeth Fritzl one reverberating through into fiction, but longterm kidnapping is having a moment. Despite apparently opening with a card that claims otherwise, the incidents seem unavoidable inspirations for Fréd&ea...

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    NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter Show Straight To Series; John Goodman Reunites With Roseanne Barr For Sitcom 'Downwardly Mobile'

    25 years after his first big-screen appearance, embodied by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter," Thomas Harris' highly educated serial killer Hannibal Lecter has entered the pantheon of famous movie monsters, thanks to four further movies: the Oscar-winning "The ...

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    First Person: Markus Schleinzer on Why He Made the Controversial 'Michael' and That Haneke Connection

    There was no film more controversial at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival than Markus Schleinzer's feature film debut, "Michael." The gripping tale of five months in the life of a pedophile (Michael Fuith) and the young child he keeps in his basement, "Michael" took Cannes audiences by surprise with it...

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    CBS Attempts To Cash In On Sherlock Craze, Casts Jonny Lee Miller In 'Elementary' Pilot

    When CBS announced their plans for a new show based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, Steven Moffat -- the creator/writer of the BBC's excellent "Sherlock" -- tweeted: "Dear CBS. A modern day Sherlock Holmes? Where, oh where, did you get THAT idea? We'll be ...

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    Trailer Watch: Musical Chairs - Directed by Susan Seidelman

    Film Opens March 23.

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    Women in Film and Television International panel on new methods and old for financing features.

    I moderated a Women in Film and Television International panel on new methods and old for financing features with:

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    Final Box Office: "Chico & Rita" and "Rampart" are This Week's Best Newcomers

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater-average.  Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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