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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Ben Stiller Goes Digital, New Documentary Does the Same.

    Ben Stiller Goes Digital, New Documentary Does the Same.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Letter to the Studios: How Not to Market Adult Dramas

    Here's the first of a series of pieces (which do not necessarily reflect my POV) by guest bloggers on various aspects of the entertainment industry. Now based in Nampa, Idaho, Mike Kaplan is a veteran filmmaker (Never Apologize) and marketer who has managed campaigns for Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Robert Altman (Short Cuts) among others. More recently, please note, Kaplan helped to introduce Clive Owen to American audiences with the sleeper hit Croupier and You'll Sleep When I'm Dead. Here's his argument for how the studios are killing adult dramas--through misguided marketing. Kaplan came up in a film industry that made pro...

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    Why Richard Corliss Thinks Netflix Stinks. And why that doesn't really matter.

    Why Richard Corliss Thinks Netflix Stinks. And why that doesn't really matter.

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    "Yes Men" Getting No Laughs from Exxon, Dow

    Anti-corporate pranksters the Yes Men are at it again - exposing corruption and human rights violations among some of the world's most powerful corporations via outrageous comic stunts - in their new film "The Yes Men Fix the World." Not everyone, however, is amused.

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    Jackson's Lovely Bones Trailer

    A while back, DreamWorks showed me some footage from Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones ; I was knocked out by what I saw. The film looked strong, different, unusual. The images popped. Saoirse Ronin (Atonement) plays the 14-yea...

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    Cameron's Blue Avatar, Swinton Hauls Movies, Moore Traverses Fest, Ebert's Best Movies

    James Cameron’s new poster for Avatar is an extreme close-up of a blue Nav'i alien from the Planet Pandora. It’s an arresting image that makes you stop and pay attention. Cameron wants you to know he’s taking you somewhere you’ve never been before. Jeff Wells hates this poster. There’s plenty of tim...

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    'Sita Sings the Blues' Makes Bank.

    'Sita Sings the Blues' Makes Bank.

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    SpeedCine Launches in Beta.

    SpeedCine Launches in Beta.

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    Talk Conjures Era, Movie Jargon, Fantastic, Other, Serious Trailers

    Every day, I round up some items for your delectation:

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