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    Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' Disappears From Memory Quite Easily

    Rules. We sign a contract when we enter the theater, a contract usually based on an awareness of plot, genre, or even title. We expect certain elements to be present in a movie, certain laws the universe we witness abides, understands, and even subtly subverts. The horror genre differs in that it tr...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Louis Leterrier To Direct High Concept Heist Pic 'Now You See Me'

    While he didn't land the gig directing the James Cameron produced 3D remake of "Fantastic Voyage" -- the job has gone to Shawn Levy -- Louis Leterrier hasn't wasted any time in finding another project, and it's a pretty intriguing high concept heist movie.

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    Christine Lahti and Maria Bello Book Pilots

    Not only are Hollywood directors booking pilot gigs, but TV has become the place for female actresses over 40 whose names are not Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren to get substantive gigs.

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    Kimberly Peirce Gets a Studio Directing Gig

    Interesting News - director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) just got a gig directing The Knife for Universal and Imagine. The reason why this is interesting is because so few women get studio directing gigs, and because Peirce continues on the path ala Kathryn Bigelow of directing films...

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    'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra Eyes Remake Of Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Cercle Rouge'

    Director Jaume-Collet Serra is hot hot hot. The "Orphan" helmer has the relatively warmly received thriller "Unknown" hitting theaters this weekend -- a film that seems to be getting a "it's good for what it is" pass from a decent number of critics -- and he recently signed on to direct "Harker," a ...

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    "Putty Hill" Needs You

    "Putty Hill" Needs You

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    The Golden Age of American Talkies: 1931

    The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch)City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)Tabu (F.W. Murnau & Robert Flaherty)Street Scene (King Vidor)Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)The Champ (King Vidor)The Struggle (D.W. Griffith)The Criminal Code (Howard Hawks)Arrowsmith (John Ford)An American Tragedy (Josef von Sternberg)The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock)Private Lives (Sidney Franklin)Wicked (Allan Dwan)Bad Girl (Frank Borzage)Chances (Allan Dwan)The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra)Girls About Town (George Cukor)Frankenstein (James Whale)The Public Enemy (William Wellman)Seas Beneath (John Ford)The Yellow Ticket (Raoul Walsh)Tarnished Lady (George Cukor)The Guardsma...

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    Pixar Plans 'Toy Story' Short In Front Of 'The Muppets' & Direct-To-DVD 'Cars' Spinoff 'Planes'

    Diluting the brand much? One of the great things about Pixar when they first came onto the animation scene is that they abandoned the very practices that watered down the once mighty Disney. Story came before merchandising, and more importantly, the up-and-coming studio didn't diminish their quality features by churning out sub-standard straight-to-video features. Until now. With Pixar now firmly under the Disney umbrella, the merchandising machine is going into overdrive and with good reason. "Cars" alone brings in literally billions a year thanks to branding; last year, combined with box office and merchandising "Toy Story 3" brought in $10...

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    OSCARS 2011 | "Waste Land" Director Lucy Walker

    Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker had a phenomenal run in 2010. Two documentaries she helmed ("Waste Land" and "Countdown to Zero") hit theaters, she collected a slew of trophies and toured the world on the film festival circuit from Berlin to Sundance. This year finds Walker basking in the glow of ...

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    Review: 'Zero Bridge' Goes For Realism But Ends Up With Stiffness

    It's always nice when filmmakers are open to collaboration. This teamwork isn't (and shouldn't) be limited to the actors, but their general environment as well. It takes an exceptional kind of artist to make these loose partnerships flourish, as a project could quickly become detached or too self-indulgent without the proper wrangling. Still, knowing that any sort of director is diving headfirst into a visually-rich area, planning to shoot guerilla style and working with non-actors to create something distinctive is pretty damn exciting. Tariq Tapa's arsenal had plenty of useful tools to make an incredible indie: a unique-looking cast of unpr...

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