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    AFI Shapes Up: A Single Man Is Fest Closer

    AFI Shapes Up: A Single Man Is Fest Closer

    The 23rd AFI Film Festival, which this year takes place from October 30 through November 7--is closing the fest with the Toronto hit A Single Man, starring Colin Firth, who will likely land an Oscar nod for his performance as a grieving man whose lover dies in a car crash. The full AFI story is here.

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    Michael Jackson's This is It Leads Ticket Pre-Sales; Watch for Twilight Saga: New Moon

    Two weeks before its October 28 release, Michael Jackson’s This Is It now ranks at number 23 on MovieTickets.com’s list of the top-25 advance ticket sellers of all time. It moves ahead of Quantum of Solace and The Departed. So far MovieTickets.com is reporting 603 sold-out shows during the movie's planned two-week run.

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    Where the Wild Things Are: Early Reviews

    Where the Wild Things Are: Early Reviews

    Well, the reviews are rolling in on Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' adaptation of the Maurice Sendak children's classic Where the Wild Things Are (which opens Friday), and according to the 37 assessed by Rotten Tomatoes so far, they are mixed, at 68%. David Denby's New Yorker review shares my view that the beginning of the film is brilliant and the interactions on the island with the wild things are talky and unsatisfying. Denby says kids will come out of the movie wondering why the animals are so sad.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trillin's Ode to Polanski

    Calvin Trillin puts his feelings about the folks who defend Roman Polanski into poetic verse for The Nation:

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  • Enzian Theater
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    Local Boy Makes Good!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Is Twitter a Marketing Tool?

    Digital marketer Chris Dorr continues his informative exploration of the field with an essay explaining the many uses of Twitter. His use of the service is very close to mine, though I suspect I re-tweet more than he does. It is essential for me to check into my followers several times a day. They will let me know what's going on in the world quicker than anyone else. Later I check my re-tweets on my Twitter Profile and often add them to my Daily Reads--just in case you aren't following me @akstanwyck.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Press Conference

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    I think they got the shot...

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  • New Deal Sally
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    My Precious

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  • The Lost Boys
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    I Think It Moved

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