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    Review, "Red Riding Hood": How to Make "Twilight" Look Good

    “It appeals to the 14-year-old girl in me,” Gary Oldman told Conan O’Brien about the new Red Riding Hood from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Oldman, who plays a mysterious, menacing wolf-hunter in the film, probably knows that 14-year-olds are the only possible audience for this clunky mess...

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    Julie Taymor Exits Spider-Man Musical

    Reports were confirmed last night that director Julie Taymor has departed the Spider-man musical which she had been working on for years. The visionary directory who rose to the stratosphere of her profession when she directed The Lion King which is still bringing in the bucks on Broadway and all o...

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    Review: 'Red Riding Hood' A Brooding Tweenage Fairy Tale

    Catherine Hardwicke, for better or worse, has largely defined what we have experienced, cinematically, for the past couple of years. Her influence might get lost in the shuffle, since every subsequent film has been helmed by a different director, but with the look and feel of the first "Twilight"' m...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Last Days Here" Directors Argott and Fenton

    "Last Days Here" tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram. Frozen for decades in his parents' basement, Bobby's music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help of Sean "Pellet" Pelletier, his friend and manager, Bobby a...

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    Sony Classics Takes Sundance's Tribe Called Quest Doc

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, the Tribe Called Quest doc "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The film screened in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "The Key Man" Director Peter Himmelstein

    Bobby Scheinman is an insurance salesman struggling to provide for his family. Enter Vincent and Irving, two con men who convince Bobby to join them for a simple moneymaking scheme that quickly spirals out of control. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]

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    Review: 'Mars Needs Moms' A Dead-Eyed Bore

    Robert Zemeckis has spent the past few years, since 2004's uncanny valley-crossing "The Polar Express," trying to convince the movie-going public of the validity of his brand of motion capture animation. For the most part, audiences have resisted, but he still keeps plugging away. And even a new dea...

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    Sneak Preview: Interview with Susanne Bier

    Here's a brief snippet of my interview with Susanne Bier, Academy Award winning director of In a Better World. The film opens here in the US on April 1. The full interview will be up in a week or two.

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    Four Productions iW is Rooting For: "3 Weeks to Daytona," Adam West Doc, "Dissent," "When I Die"

    This week in indieWIRE's in production column, iW takes a look at a unique funding/distribution strategy for the car racing film "3 Weeks to Daytona." Also in the spotlight are a film begging for Adam West's rightful place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a doc about juvenile of...

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    Watch: Green Band Trailer For 'Bad Teacher' Is Actually Pretty Good

    Kudos to Sony for playing it smart. A couple of weeks ago they dropped the red-band trailer first for "Bad Teacher," presenting the film as we'll see it in theaters, will all the gleefully foul language in place. But movie marketing can't live on filthy trailers alone, and the standard trailer for t...

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