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    Watch: Trailer For Star-Studded Financial Drama 'Margin Call' Arrives

    Given that it was as significant an event in the world as any in the last century, it's not surprising that Hollywood have finally turned their eye to the 2008 financial apocalypse; even if it's unlikely to bring in the teens, it's inherently dramatic subject matter, and this year has already seen Curtis Hanson's solid "Too Big To Fail," and people like George Clooney potentially eyeing the subject in the near future. Next up is "Margin Call," the starry drama that picked up solid reviews at Sundance this year.

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    Comic-Con '11: Producer Joe Roth Says 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Has Scale Of 'Lord Of The Rings'

    Rupert Sanders Is Ready To Lose His "Cinematic Virginity" To Snow White & Charlize Theron Says She's Basically Playing A Serial KillerComic-Con may be over but what we saw in San Diego is a strong indication that the box office will continue to take a beating from the superheroes, fairy tales and other high concept offerings over the next year or so. Despite all the talk about studios staying away this year, the convention was still a major circus and the films that did show up tried to grab some positive attention from the notoriously fickle crowd. As transparent as the marketing and pandering can get, especially during the panels where all cast and crew have been coached on exactly which topics to hit and which to avoid in order to stay on the good side of fanboys and girls, the whole thing still kind of works. This writer went into Saturday's panel for Universal's "Snow White & The Huntsman" with next to no interest in it and damn if it didn't end up winning him over, along with the rest of the packed crowd inside Hall H.

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    Sarah Palin's "Undefeated" Defeated at Box Office, Finally

    Sarah Palin's "Undefeated" Defeated at Box Office, Finally

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    Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Has Completed An 'End Of The Road' Doc; Says 'Cleo' Could Hit The Stage

    Director Says Retirement Still Part Of The Plan Despite Reports Steven Soderbergh, Channing Tatum and MMA fighting champion Gina Carano impressed the notoriously fussy Comic-Con crowd in San Diego this past weekend by showing off the trailer and an intense action/fight sequence to the Academy Award-winning director's new spy-thriller, "Haywire."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look At Idris Elba In "Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance"

    Here's your first look at Idris Elba as Moreau, the French alcoholic monk in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (I can already hear the cries of some of you folks who'll ask, "why does the black man have to be an alcoholic?" See, I'm one step ahead of ya; I already asked the question, so you don't have to ask it again :))

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    Comic-Con '11: Peter Jackson Auditioned (Kinda) For Captain Haddock In 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

    Last year Harrison Ford made his very first appearance at Comic-Con, handcuffed and escorted by security as part of an inside joke with Jon Favreau from the set of “Cowboys & Aliens.” This year, we get Steven Spielberg. Who’s next? Maybe George Lucas? Do we even care any more? We digress...

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 11: "Filming Week 2"

    Time sure flies... seems like it was just yesterday when we began this series, and we're already up to #10, which means we've been doing this for at least 10 weeks (1 per week), or over 2 months.

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    Neil Burger To Direct Untold Story Of 'Bonnie & Clyde' By 'Up In The Air' Writer Sheldon Turner

    Bryan Singer & Guy Ritchie's "Excalibur" Projects Are DeadIt looks like Neil Burger is finally seeing some dividends after a decade or so in Hollywood. He burst onto the scene with "Interview With The Assassin" in 2002, but four years his sophomore effort, the magician drama "The Illusionist" was overshadowed by another similarly themed movie that came out the same year, none other than Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige." By the time Burger got to his Iraq war drama "The Lucky Ones," audiences had already cooled on the genre but this year, he finally struck gold with "Limitless," the sci-fi tinged thriller that surprised everyone by earning over $150 million worldwide. The success of that film landed Burger his first bonafide tentpole, replacing David O. Russell on the video game adaptation "Uncharted" and now he's adding another project to his growing slate of films, with an Oscar nominated writer in tow.

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    Your Short Film Could Run In Theaters Nationwide.

    Brought to you by Reelz Channel and Porsche... it's called the My Daily Magic Film Contest. In short, your short films/videos (whether you’re picking up a camera for the first time, or you’re an aspiring filmmaker) could be screened in theaters across the country, plus you'll walk away with the grand prize - a 1 year lease of a Porsche (maximum value $18,000) or $18,000 cash.

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    'The Thin Red Line' Producer & 'Motorcycle Diaries' Writer To Tell Chilean Miners' Story

    There is nothing Hollywood likes better than a true life story of those that defied the odds, fought the elements, banded together and rose to triumph over adversity because, quite simply, it's great source material for a movie. So no surprise that last fall, the rescue of thirty-three trapped Chilean miners that riveted the world quickly became fodder for a movie. In fact, there is already one in the can, a quickie job by director Antonio Recio who helmed the “The 33 Of San Jose.” But let's be real, no one is going to see it and a much bigger production with more industry veteran names is gearing up.

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