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    Bruce Willis & Paul Walker Eye Heist Flick 'Set Up' With Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

    Remember in September when we drafted up our list of favorite heist films? Well, if we ever do it again, don't expect this one to place.

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    American Film Market Guide: Key Players

    As dealmakers converge at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, the international independent marketplace is not in great shape. The global film industry is still dealing with recession, drop-offs in DVD sales, rampant film piracy and the implosion of the North American indies. The major studios are better able to weather this turbulence than the indies, which have little margin for error.

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    'Oldboy' Remake Script Gets Buzz, Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn & Danny Boyle Linked

    Remember when late last year, fanboys everywhere danced on the grave of the gestating remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" that had Steven Spielberg and Will Smith attached? Looks like those celebrations might have been premature.

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    Off To Jury Duty In The Land of Lars Von Trier

    I'm heading off to Copenhagen tonight for 6 days on a jury at CPH: DOX, what I've heard is one of the most innovative and exciting film festivals around these days (in a city that's always been super high on list of places to visit). Technically a documentary film festival, CPH DOX has clearly made great strides at stepping outside that box, incorporating experimental films that work in the spirit of documentaries ("Trash Humpers" won the fest's big award last year, par example... and now Harmony Korine is back this year to curate a program for the fest), giving music a huge presence (Animal Collective is programming what looks to be an amazing bunch of films), and finding new ways to throw a party (I missed their opening weekend party that took place on a metro car traveling 7 hours from Copenhagen to Norway).

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    "Porkys" Is No Longer The Most Successful Canadian Production In History

    It's been surpassed this weekend by none other than "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D." Which like "Porkys," is endlessly Canadian and represents us perfectly.

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    Beautiful Poster & Synopsis Lands For 'Jane Eyre' With Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender

    A film we have right at the top of our must-see list for next year is Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre."

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    "127 Hours" and the Disappointment with a Lack of Widespread Fainting

    "Is Fox actually paying people to faint at 127 Hours? Because that's what William Castle would've done." -- IFC.com's Stephen Saito (@mfrushmore) on Twitter.

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    Mind Bending Official Synopsis Lands For Duncan Jones' 'Source Code'

    With the film hitting theaters in about six months, there has been scant in the way of official stills or details surrounding Duncan Jones' "Source Code." But while we await a trailer for the film which we would guess is coming very soon (the film hits UK cinemas on March 11, 2011 a month before it lands stateside on April 15, 2011) a spoiler-ish plot synopsis has arrived courtesy of the American Film Market.

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    Morgan Freeman Circling 'Akira,' Zac Efron Offered Lead Role

    Steam is beginning to build around Warner Bros. remake of the classic anime "Akira" with some interesting names being thrown around. But first a quick history recap: In February of this year, directing duo Allen and Albert Hughes were brought on to direct the film and this summer, Albert Torres ("Henry Poole Is Here") was hired to pen a new draft of the script with a due date of September. The project will be a two-film, PG-13 adaptation of the manga with the Hughes Brothers currently only on board for the first section which will bring books 1-3 of the series to the big screen. And it now looks like all systems are go as casting is tentatively beginning on the film.

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    Were the 1990s the Worst Time for Comic Book Movies?

    I won't bore anyone with my gushing appreciation for "Dick Tracy," and not just because it's been such a long time since I saw the film and I'm admittedly running on the fumes of a twenty year memory, and I don't need to go into how the list really needs mention of "The Rocketeer," the Roger Corman "Fantastic Four" adaptation and the TV movie "Archie: To Riverdale and Back," but I must take minor issue with Den of Geek's piece from last Friday recognizing the low quality of 1990s comic book movies. From the intro:

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