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    'Secret In Their Eyes' Director Juan Jose Campanella To Helm Animated Soccer Pic 'Metegol'

    If you didn't catch last year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film "The Secret In Their Eyes," do yourself a favor and throw it into your Netflix queue right now. The film is a thrilling blend of political history, police procedural and romance with the centerpiece of the movie arriving in t...

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    Media Watch: Top Newspapers, Ranked by Twitter Followers

    The top 25 U.S. newspapers - according to the number of Twitter followers, as recorded by Journalistics a bit over a week ago - is below. Sitting very comfortably in first place is The New York Times with 2.6 million - and they are the only news source on the list that has more followers than print ...

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    Actually, 'Drive Angry' Writer & Director Team Tapped For 'Hellraiser' Remake

    Christian E. Christiansen Evidently Out; Maybe It Won't Be So Teen-Friendly After All?You'll recall just the other day one of our writers was rather upset at the idea of a reported PG-13 remake of Clive Barker's "Hellraiser," adapted from from his own series of short stories "The Hellbound Heart."

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    Is 'The Hobbit' Moving To London?

    Update: It looks like the union boycott isn't quite lifted. According to THR, an agreement to life the "do not work" order was reached on Sunday but still not broadcast. Making things worse for those hoping to keep the film in New Zealand, New Line issued a statement saying in part, "The actions of ...

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    "Being Gay Is Really Expensive" Says The 'I Love You Phillip Morris' Red Band Trailer

    No Comment From GLAAD At This TimeWith the controversy of last week surrounding the "Electric cars are gay" gag in "The Dilemma" trailer now pretty much forgotten (we guess GLAAD and Universal are best buds now?), a new trailer may draw the ire of the group.

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    Oscar Round-Up: Best Actress Buzzing, Quoting The Social Network, Does Winter's Bone Have a Chance?

    Buzz is building around this year's best actress Oscar race: "Unlike most years when men dominate the critical buzz for strong roles," asserts TheStar's Zorianna Kit. Well, that's debatable: last year boasted the Sandra Bullock/Meryl Streep flirtation, Carey Mulligan's breakout performance, Mo'Nique...

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    Belgium's Oscar Bid and Huppert Starrer Bookend AFI EU Film Showcase

    Belgium's official bid for the Best Foreign Language Film award at next year's Oscars, and Isabelle Huppert's latest, "Copacabana," will bookend the 23rd edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, that takes place November 4 - 23 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year'...

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    A Top Ten List I Like

    As a blogger we can make our own rules. We can quote others. We can post pictures. We can make top 10 lists. But blogging is not easy to keep up with or to keep new and exciting because so much new and exciting things are going on and you begin to think you have to cover them all and you cannot ...

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    Netflix Pulls A Blockbuster, Refuses To Stock Harmony Korine's 'Trash Humpers'

    Blockbuster has pretty much gone the way of the dodo bird with their adherence to an outmoded business model driving them into the ground. Oh sure, there was a time when the blue and yellow stores with their thousands of copies of new releases was the only game in town, but with Netflix providing an unparalleled selection, at reasonable prices, with no late fees and titles delivered right to your door, Blockbuster quickly lagged. So dawn of a new era of unlimited options right? Wrong it would seem. While Blockbuster had gotten flack during their peak years for letting their family values policies guide what movies they would stock (Todd Solon...

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    M. Night Shyamalan To Direct 'One Thousand A.E.,' Jaden Smith Linked To Lead

    M. Night Didn't Write It, But The Guy Who Wrote 'Book Of Eli' DidWith his name getting laughter and boos when it appeared in the trailer for "Devil" earlier this year, and his last few films facing the wrath of critics, M. Night Shyamalan continues to laugh all the way to the bank as his films -- wh...

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