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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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    The Real Mad Men: Doug Pray on "Art & Copy"

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film begins its theatrical run this week.

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    After I Forget: Lucrecia Martel's "The Headless Woman"

    You've seen this empty canal before. Some boys and a dog were running around here, across the street and into it, just a few minutes ago. But you're not prepared, five minutes into "The Headless Woman," with a sunny pop song on the car radio, for the protagonist to hit something. Yet you'll spend the rest of the film making sense of what happened here, of what you've seen and not seen. In the films of Lucrecia Martel you're challenged to pay attention well before you're ready, to play catch-up, figuring out who's related to whom and what is relevant. But as with the protagonist's subsequent disorientation, your heightened yet bewildered state...

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    Falling Short of Tarantino's Own High Bar, "Inglourious" Goes Bubblegum

    This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

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    Who Should Star in Harvey?

    Now that Tom Hanks is no longer in the running for Steven Spielberg's remake of the Universal classic Harvey--because he was understandably leery, I hear, of the inevitable comparisons with James Stewart in the original role--who could pull this off? Hanks is probably too close to Stewart on some le...

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    Woodstock Now & Then, Mad Men Ads, Journalism Online, Shah Rukh Khan

    The U.S. treatment of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stirs up a ruckus back in India. Shalini Dore and Jon Brooks explain.

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    Squirrel Tops Canadian News In My Two Month Absence

    Squirrel Tops Canadian News In My Two Month Absence

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