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    Short Starts: "Jane Eyre" Director Cary Fukunaga's "Victoria Para Chino"

    When I heard that Cary Fukunaga was attached as director to Focus Feature’s “Jane Eyre” (which opens in limited release this Friday), I have to admit that I was a little surprised. It’s not that I don’t think he’s up to the job; he’s an incredibly talented director, whose 2009 debut feature, “Sin Nombre,” was one of my favorites of that year. Rather, I was struck because an adaptation of a 19th century English literary classic is a distant jump from his prior work. Both “Sin Nombre” and his award-winning student film “Victoria Para Chino” are gritty and honest explorations of illegal immigration into the US via the Mexican border, powerful stories of humanity on the move. This short film is available on iTunes.

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  • The Playlist
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    Soundtrack Details Of 'Red Riding Hood' Composed By Sofia Coppola Collaborator Brian Reitzell

    Tracklistings For 'Source Code' & 'Your Highness' Also RevealedA round up of soundtrack news this morning via the good folks at Film Music Reporter who have been on the ball as of late.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He's Been Offered 'Terminator,' 'Predator' & 'Running Man' Remakes

    Governator Also Packaging A Comic Book Movie That Will Be Announced Very SoonThe Governator's reign in office is over, and the last action hero is gearing up to return to the big screen. Earlier this year, the actor revealed that he was beginning to look over scripts including one that many speculated was the long brewing WWII pic "With Wings As Eagles" but it turns out the offers have been flooding.

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    Portlandia

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Miami International Film Festival

    The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 28th edition March 4-13, 2011, is one of the top Ibero-American film festival in the U.S. The annual event, which is produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 70,000 film enthusiasts and 400 filmmakers, stars and industry professionals. During the past five years, the festival has screened films from 60 countries and hosted 300 East Coast, U.S. and world premieres. Through Encuentros, the festival’s mentorship and film development program for filmmakers and projects from Spain, Portugal and Latin America, MIFF has become a primary gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent in the entertainment world.Look at Opening Night which showed Chico and Rita about Cuba's and New York's music scene in 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. It premiered in Telluride and then went on to Toronto and to date has no U.S. distribution. Cinetic is the producer's rep for U.S. and HanWay handles international sales.Chico and Rita directed by Fernando Trueba

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert De Niro Says 'The Irishman' With Marty Scorsese Is Coming, Eventually

    Bradley Cooper Slightly Less Optimistic About Secret M. Night Shyamalan Project, "It's Hard To Get a Movie Made"Some New York Playlist members were lucky enough to attend the "Limitless" press junket this weekend and were able to be in the presence of the great Robert DeNiro who plays Carl Van Loon in the film, an intimidating Wall Street business magnate modeled after business tycoon George Soros.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Check Out Tina Brown's First Newsweek Cover

    Bold move. The first female Newsweek editor puts a woman (Hillary Clinton) on her first cover.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Nintendo 3DS Will Stream Netflix

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Tree of Life' Gets A Running Time; Alexandre Desplat Talks The Score

    While the release schedule is starting to look a little less grim over the next few months -- most upcoming weekends promise at least one picture that doesn't actively insult our intelligence, which is a start -- the wait for the May release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" still seems interminable. It's a picture that we've been looking forward to for the last couple of years, so you'll excuse us if we jump on to any slivers of information about the film which has largely been under wraps.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Adjustment Bureau vs. Fringe

    Wired is not the first to make the comparison between The Adjustment Bureau and Fringe's Observers. While writer-director George Nolfi did a good job of expanding on the original 1954 Philip K. Dick short story, especially with the romance between politico Matt Damon and modern dancer Emily Blunt, he missed a step when he visualized the bureau agents in 60s fedoras:Members of both groups wear hats and suits. Both carry briefcases or books. Both have existed for centuries on the periphery of human consciousness. Both take orders from unknown superiors and periodically create unintended consequences when they feel compelled to intervene in the lives of the subjects under their watch.

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