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    Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige & Julianne Hough Join 'Rock Of Ages'

    While audiences this weekend didn't seem too eager to travel back to the 1980s as "Take Me Home Tonight" scrapes the bottom of the top ten, Hollywood is going to take another swing at the decade with a big musical; three more names have come aboard "Rock Of Ages," joining Tom Cruise.

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    Thomas Mai On Today's New Film Business

    Have you heard Thomas Mai's presentation on Social Media and what it means to the film business? I had the good fortune to witness it this past summer, and thus am very happy that it is now up on the web for you all to benefit from. Thomas used to run Trust Film Sales which handled Lars Von Triers' films and many others. These days he generally travels and spreads the social media gospel for the filmmaking set. The full presentation runs an hour, but frankly if you are reading this now, you must take the time this weekend to make sure you are up to speed. I am sure you will be glad you did.

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    Film Comment Selects: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

    This film played as part of the Film Comment Selects program at Lincoln Center.

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    Review: 'Happythankyoumoreplease' A New York Oddball Version Of 'The Blind Side'

    Early on in the flawed Happythankyoumoreplease, Sam Wexler (Josh Radnor), the center around which the film spins, is informed that the novel he is desperate to get published is "just kind of, well kind of" meh and ironically it is also the most on-point review of the film. "Happythankyoumoreplease" was written and directed by the How I Met Your Mother star, which might explain the lack of real plot and the suspiciously enormous New York City apartments owned by artists with part-time jobs in this indie romantic comedy.

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    Free Money for Your Transmedia Projects!

    Well... Tribeca is helping that heaven get a tad closer to your daily existence. The deadline to help shape it is coming up fast, so in case you missed it...

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    James Wan Haunts Lincoln Center with Old School Horror Flick "Insidious"

    "The scariest movies to me growing up were "Poltergeist," "The Exorcist," something that wasn't so gory," Patrick Wilson said as he introduced the comparable "Insidious" at NYC's Walter Reade Theater Thursday night. Joined by director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell, the actor set up the new horror flick, which closed out Lincoln Center's 2011 Film Comment Selects series, by calling it an "adult drama thrown into a haunted house."

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    Vince Vaughn Vehicle 'Insane Laws' May Find A Home At Universal

    "The Break-Up," "Couples Retreat," "Four Christmases," "The Dilemma" -- these are all part of a very successful, if mediocre cloth that Vince Vaughn has been cutting some big checks from lately, and while we wish he would latch on to something more interesting, it's no surprise that another project is bubbling up in the same arena as those predecessors.

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    Staying In: Natalie Fatality

    Staying In is a weekly Reverse Shot series that focuses on films our writers have viewed at home through all forms of digital distribution, from cable on demand to downloads to instant streaming. With Staying In, we hope to expand our ideas on film watching and criticism by getting out of our comfort zone—the theater.

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    Tracklist & Sample From The Chemical Brothers' Soundtrack For 'Hanna' Revealed

    Soundtrack Hits Early; March 15th Via iTunesIt seems we're at the the tipping point of a full-blown trend of beat-makers taking on the soundtracks for films, and not only that, with Trent Reznor taking home an Oscar last weekend it's gained legitimacy. Daft Punk already turned heads with their work on "Tron: Legacy" and Basement Jaxx will have their turn later this summer with "Attack the Block," but just around the corner is "Hanna" and the The Chemical Brothers will be providing the pulsating score.

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