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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    In Theaters: 'Blue Valentine,' 'Another Year,' 'Biutiful,' 'The Way Back'

    New Year's Eve weekend delivers a grand slam of arthouse darlings for you indie film lovers out there. Ring in 2011 with one of the many highly praised and anticipated films that we personally hope (and bet) will be Oscar faves as well. They've already graced many a year end list, and now is your chance to see these films on the big screen near you. Think of it as a post-holiday cleanse of the mind, ridding your brain of any memories of "Tron: Legacy" or "Little Fockers." New year, time to get away from the bloated studio dreck-- bring on the lean, mean, art cinema machines!

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    David Fincher Says '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Will Be In 3D

    Director Says 'Chef' Project Is DeadDavid Fincher certainly hasn't had time to bask in the critical glow of his Oscar contender "The Social Network." "I mean we finished the movie probably 3, 4 weeks before the New York Film Festival, and I got on a plane and went to Stockholm, and then I got on a plane [and] came back for the opening, and then went to work. So I kind of haven’t really had a chance to assess, cause I’ve really been (laughs) on to other things," he told Collider in an extensive interview. Currently elbows deep in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which according to Stellan Skarsgård will be shooting through May, the ever-busy director still has his eye on future projects, including the previously announced "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." And for Fincher, who continually pushes the technical envelope with each film, he's set to make his first foray in the industry's hottest trend.

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    Method Man To Appear In David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

    The next comedy from David Gordon Green, the bonkers-looking fantasy spoof "Your Highness," isn't out until April, but the prolific, chameleonic director has already wrapped his next picture, the Jonah Hill-toplining comedy "The Sitter." Following a college dropout who has to take his three babysitting charges across town to buy drugs for his girlfriend, it's a script we really enjoyed when we read it, and features a very promising cast, including Ari Graynor as the girl, "Where The Wild Things Are" star Max Records as one of the kids, and Sam Rockwell and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"'s J.B. Smoove as Hill's drug dealer nemeses.

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    Brad Pitt Confirmed For Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

    Filming Begins In Louisiana In MarchOf all the projects announced in 2010 -- "The Dark Knight Rises," the untitled Terence Malick, "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" -- none excited us quite as much as "Cogan's Trade." The long-awaited return of Andrew Dominik -- who made a scorching debut with "Chopper" before returning with one of the best, if not the best, film of the decade in "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" -- is an adaptation of the pulp crime novel by George V. Higgins (the author of "The Friends Of Eddie Coyle,)" about a mob enforcer trying to track down the thieves who ripped off a high stakes card game.

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    Javier Bardem & Viggo Mortensen Rumored As Frontrunners For 'The Dark Tower'

    The upcoming Universal-led multi-platform, mega franchise launch of the adaptation of the seven novel strong “The Dark Tower” is going to be one monster of a project, using both film and television to tell the tale based on Stephen King's expansive world. And while director Ron Howard hasn't shied away from talking about a bevy of names mentioned for the lead role including Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Jon Hamm, it appears a new candidate and a fan favorite are apparently the frontrunners for the gig.

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    'Nightmare Before Christmas' Sequel NOT In The Works

    A news item has been making its away around the Internet today, following a Dread Central report that says they had a conversation with Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, and asked the actor if he would like to work with Tim Burton again (they first collaborated on "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" in 1985). Reubens responded that he would, but the director was tied up doing a number of projects, among them, a sequel to "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Well, perhaps someone is misinformed or heard wrong.

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    Watch: Teaser For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Features Furious Battles Between Letters & Words

    Needless to say, a new martial arts (!) film by Wong Kar-Wai is something to be excited about, but it seems like we've been waiting forever for his latest effort, "The Grandmasters."

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    Alexis Dos Santos: Architectural pleasure

    editing. my favourite thing. ok. i really enjoy film sets. the whole madness of trying to shoot a film with a nice bunch of people..

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    Ho Yuhang: Leader of the pack

    So I finally met the leader of the pack. Adian Napitupulu was a student leader who participated in bringing down Suharto, Indonesia's ex-President.

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