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    Up in the Air Heads to Toronto

    Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, will launch at the Toronto Film Fest (where loyal Canadian Reitman debuted Thank You for Smoking and Juno). This is classic pre-Oscar positioning.

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    Redbox Wars, Stone Rewrites History, Happy Feet 2, The Week Scores

    The Redbox Wars are fascinating, as Patrick Goldstein reveals in the LAT. He calls the studios fighting Redbox the "Napster Nightmare for the movie business." A U.S. district judge ruled against Redbox Monday,reports Paid Content:

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    The Pratfalls of Shooting from the Hip: 'Basterds' Redux.

    The Pratfalls of Shooting from the Hip: 'Basterds' Redux.

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    Mad Men's Hamm Goes to the Movies

    As Mad Men Season 3 gets under way to huge numbers (yes!), Jon Hamm is wasting no time chasing a movie career--which was stymied by last year's labor unrest. I have high hopes for the first film, The Town, director Ben Affleck's romantic thriller set in Boston, which starts shooting in September. I...

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    cinemadaily | Nazi-Fighting "Basterds" Are the Talk of the Town

    This Friday, the Weinstein Company is releasing their new film from Quentin Tarantino, "Inglorious Basterds," a film about a group of scalping American Jews who seek to sabotage the Third Reich. With the release of the new Quentin Tarantino film comes discussions of a director's megalomania, his ob...

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    QuickShots | "Tickling Leo," Goldwyn Compet, Panahi at Montreal Fest, San Sebastian Titles Added

    Barn Door, highbrow & Cinetic team for "Tickling Leo"

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    Leibovitz's Money Meltdown, HuffPo and Facebook Go Social, Media Hotspots

    Annie Leibovitz is astonishingly successful for a journalist. Or an artist. I'd be happy scoring $2 million plus a year.

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    Movie Biz Blows Hot, Cold for Weinsteins, Universal, DreamWorks, Disney, Miramax

    Hollywood is like one big science experiment, with constantly shifting transfers of heat and power and pockets of freezing cold.

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    Hollywood Health Report

    Each day brings more news of a troubled company needing debt restructuring or a management overhaul. The Weinstein Co. and MGM are just the latest examples. All the studios face pressure from their corporate parents in a grim recession amid declining ad and DVD revenues. Sales are down across the bo...

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    cinemadaily | Cassavetes' "Husbands" On DVD Today

    Long unavailable, John Cassavetes' 1970 film "Husbands," at last comes to DVD today, courtesy of Sony. Cassavetes stars in the film, his followup to "Faces" (1968), along with Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara.

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