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    Quentin Tarantino's Editor Sally Menke Found Dead

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Gotham Screen International Film Festival Kicks Off October 7th

    Gotham Screen International Film Festival Kicks Off October 7th

    The 4th annual Gotham Screen International Film Festival opens October 7 and runs eleven days, centralized at New York's Tribeca Cinemas.

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  • Spout
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    "Back to the Future" Re-Released, Remastered, But Not Regenerated

    After that whole July 5, 2010, hoax earlier this year, it's good to see someone doing right by "Back to the Future" fans, namely re-releasing the classic time travel movie in celebration of its 25th anniversary. AMC Entertainment is bringing Marty McFly back to theaters for two shows only in 40 cities next month. The first screening is Saturday, October 23rd, at 12:30pm. Not much significance for that one, but the second show is Monday, October 25, at 7pm. October 25 is the date in 1985 that the film's story begins on -- the date Marty travels from is October 26, but I guess AMC didn't want to have a screening in the middle of the night.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fall TV Ratings: Good for a Laugh

    After the first week of the fall TV season, THR reports that "comedy has reclaimed the broadcast throne." Following the lead of Modern Family (ABC) and Glee (Fox), new comedies are performing well against their more serious counterparts. Five of the top seven season premiers are comedies: following Glee and Modern Family are The Office (NBC), The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men (both CBS). Grey's Anatomy was the sole drama in the top seven, and Dancing With the Stars was the reality star.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Bollywood/Hockey Drama Breakaway Starts Filming with Lowe, Belle

    Bollywood meets hockey on Robert Lieberman's Breakaway, which began principal photography on September 20 with Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle and Russell Peters. Set in suburban Toronto, the film tracks a young man struggling between traditional Indo-Canadian family expectations and his dreams of hockey stardom. The film will be presented by Akshay Kumar, an Indian film star. Kumar says he is "thrilled to be a part of this truly international film allowing the glass ceiling to be broken and truly defining world cinema." Russell Peters (pictured with Lowe and Belle), who will also serve as executive producer with his brother Clayton Peters, grew up in the neighborhood in which the film is set. He says "This is a great story about an Indian kid with a dream to do his own thing….something I know a thing or two about." Breakaway is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    HBO+Trent Reznor=!!!

    Two of my all-time favourite pop cultural entities are joining forces and it's made my sleep-deprived Icelandic afternoon. After winning my intense excitement with the Todd Haynes+Kate Winslet=Mildred Pierce equation earlier this year, HBO is working with Lawrence Bender and Trent Reznor to develop a mini-series based on Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" album! Says Reznor:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    As Moviegoers Cool on 3-D, Next Breakout Could Be Tron: Legacy

    It's amazing how far the 3-D clock has turned in a short time. In classic Hollywood fashion, the industry seems to have cooked its own 3-D goose in just a few years. After talking theater owners across America into building some 5000 digital cinemas equipped with 3-D projectors, the studios have jumped eagerly onto the 3-D bandwagon, throwing one movie after the other into shoddy quickie retrofit post-production. While high-quality early efforts such as Avatar ($3 billion worldwide) and Alice in Wonderland ($116 million opening weekend) pulled in huge percentages of 3-D patrons, audiences swiftly got pickier about what they were going to pay for after getting burned on such B-efforts as Clash of the Titans and The Last Airbender. If you track opening weekend grosses on 3-D vs. 2-D, there's a precipitous drop from December 2009 to August 2010.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    King, Schlessel, Berney Talk FilmDistrict, Plan to Release Depp's Rum Diary, London Boulevard

    When a market contracts, it offers opportunities to fill the void. As expected, having imported Sony heavyweight Peter Schlessel as president, producer Graham King of GK Films, backed by his financing partner Tim Headington, is pushing forward to fill the current distribution gap with FilmDistrict.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 New York Film Festival | Xavier Beauvois

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