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    Sundance Programming Director Trevor Groth Evaluates the 2012 Festival: 'People are less concerned about looking for that home run.'

    On Sunday morning, Sundance Film Festival director of programming Trevor Groth and director John Cooper concluded the event with a morning gathering for the festival community called "Film Church," where they looked back on the last 10 days.

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    Sundance: FilmDistrict Take Rights To 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' Magnolia Buy 'Compliance,' 'Nobody Walks,' '2 Days In New York'

    Sundance may be over for another year, but as Gordon Gekko mercilessly taught us: money never sleeps. So even though Park City has born witness to their annual mass exodus, there are still some films hanging around waiting to be bought and we have news of six films that have snagged distribution dea...

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: NEXT Winner 'Sleepwalk With Me' is a Showcase for Comedian Mike Birbiglia

    "Sleepwalk With Me" is based on writer-director Mike Birbiglia's one-man show; on those terms, the standup comedian-turned-filmmaker has made a respectable debut. With the help of producer and co-writer Ira Glass (NPR's "This American Life"), Birbiglia chronicles his stru...

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    Woody Harrelson Says He'll Re-Team With Oren Moverman Again For A "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling have pretty staked claim to the biggest director-leading man bromance at the moment, currently lensing their Thai-set actioner "Only God Forgives," but there's another duo who are right behind the Danish-Canadian duo in that regard.

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    James Marsh Working On An Adaptation Of 'The Silent Land' For Focus Features & Talks About Projects 'Valiero' & 'El Aura'

    James Marsh might have missed out on another Oscar nomination for his excellent film "Project Nim" last week, but he's not too upset.

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cast Of "The Help" Clean Up At The SAG Awards

    I actually fell asleep before this started; long weekend, and I was tired; still recouping and adjusting from my Sundance trip; So I didn't get to watch any of it. And if you missed the show as well, here are the results, hot off the presses:

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    SAG Awards Favor 'The Help,' 'The Artist'

    The big upset of the night at the SAG Awards was Best Actor going to Jean Diujardin over George Clooney. The SAG ensemble prize for "The Help" was no surprise. Of the four Oscar nominations for the film, three were for performances. The SAG wins for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for &quo...

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    Weekend Box Office: Oscar Contenders Update

    The weekend after the nominations resulted in the leading contenders grossing around $30 million total, on par with recent years despite there not being one single film that boosted the total. Rather, the wealth, in varying degrees, was spread around a number of films, with “The Descendants” gaining...

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    Cinematic Catharsis at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    Alright, I'm going to go there: The past 12 days at the Sundance Film Festival were a bit of a rough ride. And not simply because of severely first world problems like high altitute, long lines for free liquor, mediocre movies or alcohol-fueled exhaustion. Fresh from the extraordinarily desponde...

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    Box Office: 'Albert Nobbs' is the Top Debut On Oscar-Fueled Weekend

    Roadside Attractions released its thrice-Oscar nominated "Albert Nobbs" on an ambitious 245 screens this weekend. Starring Glenn Close in an Oscar-nominated performance, "Nobbs" took in $772,730, averaging $3,154 and taking its cume to $822,981, when one includes Oscar qualifying...

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