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    Phillip Noyce To Direct Time Travel Tale 'Timeless'

    Have you ever had a fight with a significant other and never gotten the chance to address it? It looks like that premise is going to serve the basis for a movie.

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    Fox Goes 'Walking With Dinosaurs' In 3D

    With the American Film Market having wrapped up yesterday, the onslaught of plot synopses is over, but there are still a couple of notable deals that have been made.

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    Watch: Trailer For 2D, Hand-Animated 'Winnie The Pooh'

    Yes, we know, this is the third post in two days about this film and what can we say, we seem to be cursed with "Winnie The Pooh," as just as we make a post, something brand new emerges moments later. So keeping that in mind, just after we posted a first look at the film this morning the brand new trailer for the film appeared online. So apologies if you're seeing the word 'Pooh' on your screen more often than you would like.

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    Tipped for Sundance, Berlin

    For the best Tipped for Sundance reports, go to ioncinema. Soon I willl publish Tipped for Berlin.

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    Do The Locomotion: 22 Great Train Films

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Films and trains: they go way back. Take the Lumière brothers' pioneering their new cinématographe invention in 1895 with “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” or 1903’s “The Great Train Robbery,” widely considered to be the foundation for all narrative cinema; it seems that back then, anyone holding a movie camera could think of nothing better to do with it than point it at a train. The two were, of course, born of similar mechanical, pre-electronic technology; cogs and spokes and sprockets keep a locomotive on its tracks, even as their tinier counterparts spool celluloid through a projector.

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    Watch: Trailer For Delayed Nicolas Cage Vehicle 'Season Of The Witch'

    Wait, didn't this already come out? You might have seen the trailer for "Season of the Witch" late last year before Lionsgate pulled the film from its previously scheduled March 19, 2010 release date. No reason at the time was given for yanking the film, but now that a trailer has arrived it's pretty obvious why it was taken out of a prime spring date and dumped in the wasteland of early January.

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    Oscar Watch: Iñárritu, del Toro, Prieto Talk Biutiful, Dying Art Films

    Oscar Watch: Iñárritu, del Toro, Prieto Talk Biutiful, Dying Art Films

    'Tis the season for Q & As, show-and-tells, and various craftspeople and talent giving Academy and Guild members a chance to see their stuff. TOH's Cameron Carlson attended a recent screening at the Academy's Linwood G. Dunn Theater of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s fest circuit hit Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem as a Spanish street peddler and petty criminal named Uxbal. Inarritu, producer Guillermo del Toro, cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, editor Stephen Mirrione, and composer Gustavo Santaolalla (who won back-to-back Oscars for Brokeback Mountain and Inarritu's Babel) talked afterward, not only about the difficulties making and releasing this foreign-language art film but the woeful state of global cinema. Concluded del Toro of today's discerning smart moviegoers: “You want to buy your free-range fucking organic chicken. Well guess what, you are about to run out of fucking organic free-range film."

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    ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Director John Stevenson to Helm ‘Alien Rock Band’

    Katy Perry & Eminem To Cameo Director John Stevenson has used the success of his feature directorial debut "Kung Fu Panda" to ink a producing/directing deal with Vanguard Films, and the first film out of the gate will be the terrible-sounding "Alien Rock Band."

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    "Inception" - The Very Simple, Very Short Version That Could Have Been

    Never mind all the attempts to (over) explain and interpret the plot of "Inception." All that's really important to the story is that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needs to convince Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to break up his father's empire. In the film as we saw it, he had to go into the man's subconscious to do so. But let's not forget the almighty power of the written word. It's better than the sword and it could very well have been better than the dreamscape. At least it would have been a much shorter solution. Imagine if all it took was a little memo to Fischer to get him to at least consider the option. Actually, no need for imagination because someone has put together a little screencap storyboard of what "Inception" could have looked like without all the sci-fi stuff. It likely would have been only a minute long.

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    Liam Neeson Says Mel Gibson Is Cool With Him Taking 'Hangover 2' Role; Not Playing Tattoo Artist

    Even though Mel Gibson was reportedly furious about being bounced from a cameo role in Todd Phillips' upcoming "The Hangover 2," it looks like Liam Neeson, who has taken over the role, won't be on the receiving end of any phone calls with seething and heavy breathing.

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