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    Where the Wild Things Are: Too Costly to Succeed?

    Where the Wild Things Are pushes my buttons.

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    Girl with Dragon Tattoo Gets U.S. Release

    As I speed through the second installment of the late Swedish author Steig Larsson's global bestseller, the Millenium Trilogy, Music Box Films is considering a U.S. release of the Swedish crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which has grossed almost $100 million worldwide to date. (Here's...

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    Box Office: "Education" Scores High Marks; "Paranormal Activity" Explodes

    Lone Scherfig's "An Education" lived up to its hype this weekend. According to estimates, the Sony Pictures Classics release - touted as an Oscar contender since its Sundance premiere - grossed $162,381 from just four screens, averaging $40,595. That's the fourth best specialty debut of the year, ...

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    Celebrating "Dreams" at Grey Gardens

    Marshall Curry's doc "Racing Dreams" has so far had a good festival run, winning the prize for best doc at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it debuted last Spring, and screening at the prestigious SilverDocs festival in June. At the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend, it screened...

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    I Went To Grey Gardens

    Last night the doc "Racing Dreams" had their Hamptons Film Festival afterparty at Grey Gardens. And I had the remarkable privilege of attending. Owned by Ben Bradlee of "All The President's Men" fame since 1977, it doesn't exactly have the raccoons and cat shit vibe anymore, but you could still comp...

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    yup, indieWIRE is different today

    yup, indieWIRE is different today

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    First Award Screeners: Anvil, Trucker

    The first screener to the Academy membership Anvil! The Story of Anvil went out Thursday, right before an industry screening at the WGA attended by the likes of Steve Zaillian, Robert Culp, Edward James Olmos and Cameron Crowe. Oscar campaigning is a good thing. But the documentary branch of the Aca...

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    What Bombing the Moon Looks Like

    What Bombing the Moon Looks Like

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    Oscar Talk, Episode 5: An Education, Hosts, Best Actress

    In Episode 5 of Oscar Talk, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I discuss possible hosts and producers for the Oscarcast, the strength and weakness of the Best Actress category, and whether Peter Sarsgaard should be considered lead or supporting actor for An Education, which opens Friday.

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    Hamptons' "Uncertainty" to Take On U.S. Release

    U.S. rights to David Siegel & Scott McGehee's New York-set suspense thriller "Uncertainty," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("500 Days of Summer") and Lynn Collins ("X-Men Origins") have been picked up by IFC Films. "Uncertainty," which is having its U.S. debut at the Hamptons International Film Festi...

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