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    In Memory of Robert Sklar, NYU Cinema Studies Scholar

    NYU Cinema Studies professor and one-time department chairman Robert Sklar died June 26 in a bicycling accident at age 74. While I earned my degree in Cinema Studies from NYU and respected Sklar, I never took one of his classes. Here's his NYT obit; current Cinema Studies chair Richard Allen's tribute is below. IN MEMORY OF ROBERT SKLAR 1936-2011It is with great sadness that I must report to you the death of our beloved colleague, Robert Sklar. On Sunday, June 26, Bob had an accident while bicycling in Barcelona with his wife, Adrienne Harris. He lost control of his bike, fell and hit his head. He was removed to a Barcelona hospital with head...

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    Reviews Of French Slavery/Time Travel Comedy "Case Départ" Are In! The Verdict?

    Case Départ opened in France on Wednesday this week, and the French film press have started posting their reviews online; naturally, it's all written in French, a language I don't speak nor read fluently, so the translations below are courtesy of Google, which further means that there very well coul...

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  • The Playlist
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    'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Says 'King Of Kong' Remake Will Be Done In Faux-Doc Style

    Exclusive: Director Seth Gordon, the man behind the cameras of "Four Christmases" and this weekend's "Horrible Bosses" still has people talking about his debut feature, the documentary "The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters" four years since it hit theaters. The sleeper sensation was an unlikely hit, tracking Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe as they slugged out to wear the crown as the champion players of Donkey Kong. As funny and at times absurd as that story was, it was also unexpectedly tender and moving, and it's no surprise that New Line snapped up the rights to remake it into a feature film. And even as Gordon has gone on to work both i...

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    Watch New "Alphas" Clip Featuring Malik Yoba Ahead Of Next Monday Night's Premiere!

    A new clip from Syfy Channel pick up, the science fiction drama series called Alphas, which follows a team of ordinary people with extraordinary and unusual mental skills.

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    iW's Online Video of the Day: "Septien" Director Michael Tully is Your New Morning Weatherman

    Today, we have good news and bad news. The bad news: New York's weekend weather looks lousy. The good news: NYC's PIX 11 Morning News recruited "Septien" director Michael Tully as its new weatherman.

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    Super UK Poster

    SUPER opens in 10 theaters today in UK. We are out on DVD come August 1. Please don't wait for that, run to see it on the big screen NOW. Thanks!

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    "Jumping The Broom" DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Bonus Details

    Your reactions to the film were mixed - some enjoyed it, others didn't. C'est la vie... so it goes.

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    Oscar Talk Mid-Summer Outlook: New Rules, Midnight in Paris, Streep vs. Close

    Kris Tapley and I reconvened over Skype for a mid-summer Oscar Talk (below). We covered quite a bit of ground. New Academy rules affect the top ten best picture ballot, VFX, documentaries and animation, but not foreign eligibility. New members may tip the scale as well on a more mainstream selection...

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    movie review: Zookeeper

    Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward, a likable, PG-rated comedy that parents and kids can enjoy together. Is it...

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    Guest Post: Rachel Gordon "Tapping into Educational Distribution Part 2"

    Yesterday, Rachel Gordon shed some light on how you might make your film viable for the Educational Market. Now as much as we all hope to make a living by making films, I don't think that is why most filmmakers enter the field. And as thrilling as self expression is, I often hear filmmakers cite ano...

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