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    Focus Features Takes On "Pariah" at Sundance

    Focus Features has picked up worldwide rights to writer-director Dee Rees' Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Pariah." It's their first acquisition of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; last year, their sole festival pickup was Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right."

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    First Look At Jim Sheridan's 'Dream House' Starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz

    Originally set to come out next month, Jim Sheridan's "Dream House" ran into some scheduling issues when the film's star, Daniel Craig, found his calendar filled up quickly with “Cowboys & Aliens” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” making scheduling reshoots a tricky proposition. Well, they mana...

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    My Oscar Best Picture Breakdown

    Entertainment Tonight asked me to provide some thoughts about all of this year's Best Picture nominees. Here are the results at ETOnline.

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    In Theaters: 'The Mechanic,' 'The Rite,' 'Kaboom,' 'Ip Man 2'

    Fear not, brave moviegoers, it is the last weekend of January, that black hole of a new release month. We will soon dig our way out of this mess, but we must soldier through another questionable weekend. In old release news, did everyone have a magical Academy Awards nominations morning? Did Oscar bring you everything you hoped and more? At least Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and Best Actor nominee James Franco are in a rigorous training camp to prepare for their big night, as evidenced by this short promo. Hopefully a fresh shot in the arm will liven things up a bit. Anyway! On to the new releases! The Stath brings his muscle to the remake of th...

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    Focus Features Buys Pariah in Two Picture Deal With Dee Rees

    Big news. A woman gets a seven figure deal.

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    Poster For 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Revealed

    Tom McCarthy, the director behind the tender and lovely "The Station Agent" and the heart-wrenching "The Visitor," is one of our faves and with his third effort "Win Win" on the way it appears the helmer has once again delivered another strong pic about outsiders finding their way.

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    Juliette Lewis, Thomas Dekker, Laurence Leboeuf & Max Thieriot Set For Road Trip Pic 'Foreverland'

    Juliette Lewis, Thomas Dekker ("Kaboom"), French Canadian actress Laurence Leboeuf & Max Thieriot ("My Soul To Take") are set to star in the road trip drama "Foreverland."

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    'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Is Now Bloody 'Abraham Lincoln' Benjamin Walker Is 'Vampire Hunter'

    After a courtship period that involved the likes of Eric Bana and Adrien Brody among others, THR reports that Fox has settled on who they want to wear the Presidential rags of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." In an unusual twist, they have selected the least-known of all candidates, the young Benj...

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    Watch: Trailer For Ken Loach's Iraq War Drama 'Route Irish'

    For one of the most explicitly political filmmakers working today, it's surprising that it's taken Ken Loach so long to directly address the conflict in Iraq. He may have discussed 9/11 in his segment of the portmanteau film "11'09''01," and there are parallels to be found in his more recent work, l...

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    The Season Of Depressing Movies: Why Make Yourself Sad?

    Biutiful is eloquent, touching, artistic and – let’s be honest – one of the saddest movies you’ll ever see. You won’t leave the theater dancing. But you won’t be sorry you saw it.

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