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    'Bottle Shock' Team Developing Punk Rock Film Centered On Famed Club CBGB

    Also Planning A Biopic On Beach Boys Drummer Dennis WilsonRandall Miller and Jody Savin, the duo behind the 2008 wine world comedy "Bottle Shock," are shifting their gaze from Napa Valley to the grimy streets of 1970s New York City for their next film.

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    Watch: Ryan Gosling Confronts Michelle Williams In Clip From 'Blue Valentine'

    So far, the clips from "Blue Valentine" have largely focused on the happier times between the central couple Dean and Cindy played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, but in the latest look to hit the web, things are not going so well.

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    Sundance Film Festival Offers A Window on the World (with Contacts)

    Sundance's announcement yesterday of the 4 main categories plus Premieres - U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition -- is a mash of many cultures not only in "World" sections, but within the U.S. sections themselves. Consistent with my vision (and wish) to see world cultures enter the mainstream of independent features as I write about Africa (and its diaspora), Latino films, and about women filmmakers (♀), and Asia, a look at the Sundance lineup takes us beyond these cultures as they increasingly merge with one another. European cinema also looks healthy...

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    Bird-Brained: Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan"

    If nothing else, Black Swan will certainly be the nuttiest movie to be mistaken for serious art in 2010, a true distinction as these last beleaguered twelve months of moviegoing saw contenders like Gaspar Noé’s harebrained Enter the Void and Andrei Konchalovsky’s utterly baffling The Nutcracker in 3D fall by the wayside. Darren Aronofsky has a leg up on his competitors: his horror movie about a good girl gone mad is set in the rarefied world of professional ballet (note the conspicuous exteriors of Lincoln Center, home to a film festival that, until The Wrestler, hadn’t been particularly accommodating to Aronofsky’s work), kibble for a gray-...

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    Ben Foster & Giovanni Ribisi Looking To Deal 'Contraband' With Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

    With production set to begin in March, things are gearing up for the Universal thriller "Contraband" that already has Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale set to star.

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    Asian Film Awards Nabs New Director

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) has appointed Yuet-fung Ho as Director of Asian Film Awards (AFA). In her new position, effective since last month, Ho will oversee the AFA strategic growth and promote the event worldwide.

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    Alex Proyas To Direct Sci-Fi Actioner 'AMP'

    Australian director Alex Proyas once theoretically held some promise, although we're not exactly sure how. The music video veteran showed some gothic style in the original take on "The Crow," and on the sci-fi mindbender "Dark City," even if both films were ultimately pretty hollow. Since then, howe...

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    Noah Baumbach Readies 'While We're Young' With Ben Stiller & James Franco

    Offers Out To Greta Gerwig & Cate BlanchettIt seems Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are new BFFs. Of course, they teamed on "Greenberg" which hit theaters this spring and for a while, they were both tentatively attached to the family film "Mr. Popper's Penguins" until they both dropped off (the projec...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Looks To Adapt Thomas Pychon's 'Inherent Vice' With Robert Downey Jr.

    RDJ Not Signed On Yet, And Project Sounds Like It's In Early Stages, But WowAdapting the work of reclusive literary genius Thomas Pynchon seems like a fool's errand. His novels -- "Gravity's Rainbow" and "The Crying of Lot 49" -- among others, feature dense plotting, allegorical whimsy, and are stuf...

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    Review: 'Black Swan' Is The Grandest Ballet Of Darren Aronofsky's Career

    This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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