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    Videocracy

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    "The Room" Meets "Full House"

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    berlinale @ 60

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    Olympic Medal Predictions: Canada Poised To Lead

    So says Forbes magazine regarding this year's Vancouver-set Olympics, which as we all know kick off in mere hours. Economist (yes, economist.. not sports guru) Daniel Johnson included this chart in the magazine, which suggests for the first time ever, Canada will get the most Olympic medals. We've actually never won a gold medal on home soil, so the suggestion that things could go this far in our favor makes me more excited than I'd like to admit (I LOVE me some winter Olympics, equally due to hockey and figure skating, as it should be for any gay Canadian boy). Johnson's chart:

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    SXSW: 'Some Days Are Better Than Others' Trailer

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Film Review—The Wolfman

    The good news is, despite long production delays and rumors of disaster, the new remake of The Wolfman isn’t bad…not bad at all. Handsome production design by Rick Heinrichs and great makeup effects by Rick Baker (who also makes a brief appearance on camera) are among its strongest assets. There are some real scares, and a couple of knockout showpiece scenes.

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    Let's Hear It For Lon

    I doubt if any horror-film buff doesn’t already own a copy of The Wolf Man (1941) in one of its DVD incarnations, but the release of the new Benicio Del Toro feature has inspired Universal to reissue the original one more time—with a brand-new 35-minute biography of Lon Chaney, Jr. among its bonus features. The documentary, titled Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr. may not hold any revelations, but it’s a first-rate survey of the actor’s bittersweet life and career, with rare photos, a sampling of film clips (including some of his earliest appearances in the 1930s, and his immortal performance as Lenny in Of Mice and Men), and interviews with a number of admirers, scholars, and colleagues—

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