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    Michael Jackson's This is It Trailer

    Wasting no time, Sony is starting the viral marketing campaign for This Is It, the last Michael Jackson concert film:

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    REVIEW | "Superbad" Meets "Fight Club": "Revolt" Hints At Cera's Versatility

    "Youth in Revolt" stars Michael Cera as a hyper-intelligent 16-year-old virgin desperate to escape his bubble of a boring life. If that description sounds familiar, it's because the "Arrested Development" star has done this routine before. But he does it well, and this charming romantic comedy offer...

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    TIFF#: Toronto Day Five: Get Low Builds Buzz

    With distributor ranks cut to the quick and a dicey domestic market for indie films, sales are slow at this year's TIFF. There are plenty of excellent and not so good films on view, but buyers are hanging back. "It's a buyer's market," says ex WMA agent Cassian Elwes. "They'll figure out which ones...

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    Eugene Hernandez: DIY v. DIWO

    Toronto, Canada, September 14, 2009 -- How many of you have blogs? How many of you are on Twitter, on Facebook, or are curating a film series? Those are the questions that indie producer Ted Hope asked yesterday at a film financing conference here at the Toronto International Film Festival. He's cer...

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    Suggested New Titles For The Toronto "S" Man Movies

    Suggested New Titles For The Toronto "S" Man Movies

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    Overture Buys Brooklyn's Finest; Senator Slate in Flux

    Antoine Fuqua's operatic cop drama Brooklyn Finest, starring Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke, debuted at Sundance in January and was instantly acquired by neophyte distrib Senator, whose CEO Marco Weber invested in a new cut of the film, seven minutes longer, which just screened at the Venice Film Fest...

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    Michael Moore: "The true believers of socialism in America are the Wall Street executives"

    "I think capitalism in general is responsible for a lot of the misery in America and around the world - but maybe it's on steroids in America," Michael Moore told a group of journalists this morning at the Toronto International Film Festival where his film, "Capitalism: A Lov...

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    I Love the Sound of Field Hockey in the AM

    I Love the Sound of Field Hockey in the AM

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    TIFF '09: Hadewijch

    TIFF '09: Hadewijch

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    REVIEW | Hamburg with Cheese: Fatih Akin's "Soul Kitchen"

    German-Turkish director Fatih Akin's penchant for plot contrivance and convolution would seem to have found the perfect fit in the high-decibel comic confection "Soul Kitchen." Appropriately broad (as opposed to his last film, "The Edge of Heaven," which could have used more subtlety in place of its narrative glibness), Akin's new one, concerning a young man's desperate attempts to keep his roadside restaurant open and thriving amidst many setbacks, is overstuffed, more than a little too pleased with itself, yet often winning. As far as European comedies go, it's fairly by the numbers, assembling a motley crew of emphatically crazy characters...

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