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    Watch: Trailer For Hilary Swank's 'The Resident' Will Make Single Women Change The Locks

    So, we now have a trailer for Hilary Swank's straight-to-DVD Hammer horror film "The Resident" and well, there's a reason it won't be showing up at a multiplex near you.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Take Shelter" Director Jeff Nichols

    Following his acclaimed debut, "Shotgun Stories," writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears.

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    In the Works: New Doc from "Paris is Burning" Director, Sundance's "Pariah," Chicago Mob Boss & More

    In this week's In the Works column, indieWIRE profiles the new project from "Paris is Burning" filmmaker Jennie Livingston, an exploration of love, loss, and summer camp. Also up are several projects looking for crowdfunders on Kickstarter, including Dee Rees's Sundance U.S. D...

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    Oscar Race Questions: Nomination Ballots Due January 14

    There are several unknowns as we hurtle toward the end of balloting for Oscar nominations January 14. (Here's the schedule.) What we do know: the race for best picture is still between The King's Speech and The Social Network, the popular heart-tugger vs. the more cerebral critics' fave (see the vot...

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    Paul Haggis Prepping Tell-All Exposé About His Years In Scientology

    Gives Up Dream To Ever Work With Tom CruiseAfter 35 years as a devoted follower to wacky fake religion/cult Scientology, director Paul Haggis left in a blaze of glory in 2009. Following the group's inaction after a San Diego branch supported Prop 8, Haggis penned an angry screed that ended up online...

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    See More Real Life Superheroes in the Documentary "Superheroes"

    I'm pretty shocked at how popular the story on real-life superhero Phoenix Jones was this week. Similar news about actual "Kick-Ass" types were all over the Internet last year with less notice outside of the movie blogs (and these costumed civilians have been gaining in numbers for years). For some ...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2010: Christopher Bell

    I'm going to put it bluntly: If The Playlist didn't take me on as a contributor I would have never seen as many movies as I had, and nearly half of my list would probably be sitting in my Netflix queue well into 2011. So without being sappy (and yes, in being totally public about it), I appreciate t...

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    Kiss Me Deadly

    Talk about the tension between a director and his material—which was one of the critical cornerstones of the French New Wave’s reassessment of American movies—-and they were the first to point out this frisson in the work of iconoclastic director-producer Robert Aldrich; perhaps most noticeably in his aggressive independent film, the dark and dangerous 1955 thriller, KISS ME DEADLY (available on DVD). Aldrich hated detective-fiction writer Mickey Spillane’s novels so much that he took one of the author’s most popular and typical Mike Hammer private-eye stories and transformed it into not only the best picture ever made from Spillane (which is...

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    How Do You Like That? Terrence Malick Gave Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Notes On 'Good Will Hunting'

    Plus Barry Pepper Talks The Untitled Malick DramaThe renaissance of Ben Affleck continues apace. After some impressive supporting roles in the likes of "Hollywoodland" and "Extract" and a burgeoning directorial career, the actor -- whose career was not so long ago in severe trouble -- booked a role...

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    TV Review, Downton Abbey: Such Elegant Social Upheaval

    In 1912, the aristocrats and servants at Downton Abbey live in a world where bad news comes by telegram – like the one informing Lord Grantham that his cousin and heir has been lost with the Titanic. By the end of this sumptuous, endlessly entertaining miniseries, it is 1914, a new-fangled telephone...

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