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    Directors Guild Documentary Nominations Add Last Train Home to Usual Suspects

    The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for documentary for 2010 are here and below.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' To Feature Sequences Shot In IMAX

    Paramount Slate For Imax In 2011 Also Includes 'Super 8,' 'Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn' & ' Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'Tom Cruise is looking to bring back his bread and butter franchise with all the bells and whistles possible. The plot is being kept under lock and key and the film is in the midst of a worldwide shoot with "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird at the helm. But just to make sure audiences get as much bang for their hard earned buck as possible, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will feature scenes shot in IMAX. Yes, just like Christopher Nolan did for "The Dark Knight."

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  • The Playlist
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    Basement Jaxx Scoring Joe Cornish's Sci-fi Romp 'Attack The Block'

    Playlist favorite Edgar Wright took to Twitter yesterday, giving mad props to the score for frequent collaborator Joe Cornish's directorial debut, the sci-fi invasion flick "Attack the Block" (opening in U.K. cinemas this spring). The big, very exciting news? That he identified none other than British dance-poppers Basement Jaxx (nee Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton) as the composers.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    The Myth of Nollywood and the Rise of Nigerian Cinema

    By Rob Aft, Guest Blogger Rob H. Aft is President of Compliance Consulting, an LA-based firm specialized in international film finance, banking and distribution management. He works closely with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization and has spoken at conferences for them in Nigeria, Indonesia, Jamaica, Thailand and Mexico.Nigeria should be proud of the quality of their new crop of theatrical filmmakers. I have visited Nigeria as a guest of their film community several times and maintain close contact with many of the practitioners there. The Nigerian film industry is moving past Nollywood. Nigerian filmmakers are currently producing a limited but growing number of high quality films for theatrical audiences. Directors like Kunle Afolayan (The Figurine), Jeta Amata (the musical Inale)Caroline Chikeze, star of Inale Chineze Anyaene (Ije), Izu Ojukwu (The Child), Jeta Amata (Black Gold)...

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    dvd review: STILL RAGING

    The other night, my wife and I sat down to watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull. I could scarcely believe it’s been three decades since we first saw it, start to finish, and I felt some trepidation, as I always do when revisiting a great movie of the past: will it hold up or disappoint after all this time?

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  • The Playlist
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    The Long Road To 'The Green Hornet': Clooney, Kevin Smith, Wahlberg, Gyllenhaal & More Once Involved

    "The Green Hornet" Finally Arrives On Screen... What A Long Strange Trip It's Been; Greg Kinnear, Jet Li and Jason Scott Lee Were All Once AttachedHere's a major understatement: the life of "The Green Hornet" feature film adaptation has been a long and drawn out process. In the most recent issue of EW (not online), producer Neal Moritz said, "It's certainly been a tumultuous road." Now the film has finally arrived thanks to Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michel Gondry and Sony and well... you've probably read our review by now, but it hasn't been easy.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Stephen Colbert's TV Commercial Sell-Out-Off

    Deep into awards season, it's time to remember what awards are really about: money.

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  • Spout
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    What Happens When You Email "The Green Hornet"?

    Among the missed opportunities of "The Green Hornet," which opens this Friday, are the disappointing lack of a rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" performed by Sting and the failure to do anything with an email address that is constantly seen in the film. While the former is more of a personal issue, the latter oversight was brought to my attention by indieWIRE critic Eric Kohn and has been mentioned elsewhere on the Internet since the movie's trailer debuted last fall. I'm guessing that Sony has already begun receiving enough emails to the address -- gh@greenhornet.net -- to take notice, because when Kohn tried it last week he didn't get any sort of reply, but when I sent an email Tuesday morning, I got back the following automated message:This is an unmonitored email address. If you wish to send your comments to "The Green Hornet", please email us at contact@thegreenhornet.com.

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  • Caryn James
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    Movie Review: It’s Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet

    Even slimmed down, Seth Rogen brings the good-hearted shlubiness of his Knocked Up character to his superhero’s role in The Green Hornet. Michel Gondry may be its director – and he’s usually a film’s wizard -- but The Green Hornet is Seth Rogen’s show. As actor and writer he provides its most winning qualities.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

    You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what feels like longer than a year now. He's got his reasons and the biggest question probably is: Why a "Ghostbusters" film now, twenty one years after the fairly mediocre "Ghostbusters II" (which did $126 million less in box-office receipts than the original)?

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