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    MoMA Indie Summit Hashes Out Crisis

    I came to New York to help moderate a Friday afternoon Indie Summit organized by MoMA's Rajendra Roy, IndieWIRE and Marian Koltai-Levine of Zipline Entertainment, one of several new companies that have sprung up to help indie filmmakers release their movies. That's a sign of the "indie crisis" that ...

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    To Have and Have Not: Carmichael and Bacall Sing Am I Blue?

    The 1944 war-time romance To Have and Have Not marked Lauren "Betty" Bacall's first movie (she was 19). Discovered by director Howard Hawks' wife Slim on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, Bacall met Hawks and after she got the part (as "Slim"), her future husband, Humphrey Bogart, busting up his third m...

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    Israel Picks Ajami for Ophir and Oscar

    In an upset at Israel's Ophir Awards, Ajami beat out Venice Golden Lion winner Lebanon today, tweets @Cinemascopian's Yair Raveh:

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    Who Should Play Barbie?

    Of course we don't even know what take Universal will have on its live-action movie based on Mattel's 50-year-old Barbie doll. Will it be a broad family comedy? What period? Tone? Mattel's sixteen animated videos sold 75 million units worldwide. Now they're gearing up a movie based on the universall...

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    Penn and Teller Go to the Bees

    Horrifying YouTube clip of Penn and Teller unleashing hordes of stinging, real bees. The cameraman is protected. They are not.

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    The 2009 New York Film Festival | Opening

    The 2009 New York Film Festival | Opening

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    Ortenberg Leaving Weinsteins

    Tom Ortenberg has left the Weinstein Co. eight months after he joined them. The Weinsteins gave the story to Deadline Hollywood Daily.

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    Reitman, Ivory, Hallström and "New Moon" Head To Rome Fest

    The Rome International Film Festival has set the slate for its fourth edition, which will run October 15-23, 2009 and feature an impressive variety of films, retrospectives, encounters, exhibitions, concerts and the attendance of great national and international stars. Fourteen films will screen in competition in the Official Selection of the fest, of which three are Italian: "Alza la Testa" by Alessandro Angelini, "L’Uomo che Verrà" by Giorgio Diritti, and "Viola di Mare," by Donatella Maiorca. The films joining them include Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Danis Tanovic's "Triage," Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station," Alberto Rodríguez's...

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    Reviews: Surrogates, Capitalism: A Love Story, Coco Before Chanel

    Leonard Maltin reviews three new movies opening this week:

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    Rotten Tomatoes Lists the Worst of the Worst

    Rotten Tomatoes has collected their reviews and collated the worst-of-the-worst films of the 21st century. Whiteout---how many of Joel Silver's films are on this list, I wonder?---ranks at number 100. What's number one? Check out the lowest Tomatometers of the decade. All of the films on this year's...

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