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    Betty Draper: Model Parent

    For anyone needing to brush up on their parenting skills, Mad Men's Betty Draper (January Jones) sets a hell of an example. New York collects some choice bits:

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    Deauville American Film Fest Names Lineup of Newcomers

    The 36th installment of the Deauville American Film Festival, set to run from September 3-12, 2010, has announced nearly all of the films in its competition (one or two may be added before the opening date. In addition to its competition slate, its documentary section, and its American Nights programming, the fest will be adding a section for television this year, Deauville Season 1, with the intentions of become a professional event for TV scriptwriting. The films in competition will be eligible for the Feature Film award, decided by a jury led by French actress Emmanuelle Beart, and the Cartier Most Promising Newcomer Award, whose jury is...

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    FIRST PERSON | "Colin Fitz" Director Robert Bella: From Sundance To Hell And Back Again

    In 1997, Sundance Film Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore wrote, "'Colin Fitz' is the kind of independent filmmaking that shows how much can be done with very little and underscores the endearing qualities of well-written dialogue and comic inspiration." The movie’s been called by the press and its...

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    Toronto & Venice Wish List: 40 New Films to Hope For

    Even as Cannes announced its lineup, speculation and predictions loomed about what was in store for the two biggest festivals of the late summer. Last week,Toronto announced a hockey feature will be its opening night film last week, and, yesterday Venice said Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" will kic...

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    100 Years of Comic-Con: 1910

    Imagine if the San Diego Comic-Con International was not founded as late as 1970 (then named the Golden State Comic-Con) but instead way back in 1910. We'd be celebrating a centennial of American geekdom right now. Of course, the attendees probably wouldn't have been called geeks then, as much as it could have been appropriate given that one of the known historical uses of the word is from a 1908 strip of the comic "A. Mutt" (which would later become "Mutt & Jeff"), according to Wordorigins.org. It is fitting that the original location for SDCC in 1970, the U.S. Grant Hotel, was built in 1910. It didn't open until October, but as long as we'r...

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    Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro Takes on Disney's Haunted Mansion

    While we all may still be trying to forget the Eddie Murphy movie version of Disneyland's The Haunted Mansion--Guillermo del Toro admits that he will not take his call--Disney has signed on Del Toro to develop a live-action 3-D version of the classic E-ride, which the director insists he has visited...

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    Sundance Winner "Tibet in Song" to Self-Distribute in NYC

    Sundance Winner "Tibet in Song" to Self-Distribute in NYC

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    Trailer Watch: De Niro and Norton Star in Stone

    Writer-director John Curran (The Painted Veil, writer of The Killer Inside Me) has directed the new thriller Stone, which is is set for an October 2010 release. Edward Norton, who starred in The Painted Veil, co-stars with Robert De Niro. This is yet another Overture film which may or may not get th...

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    Halle Berry Does Comedy, Bill Murray Speaks

    - Though she has several projects in the pipeline, Halle Berry has been absent from the big screen for a few years. Her last movie was 2007's largely unnoticed, yet well-reviewed Things We Lost In The Fire, from Danish director Susanne Bier (Brodre). Berry played a grieving widow drawn to her late h...

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