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    On DVD: "A Town Called Panic"

    With so many great animated films released in 2009, one of the best was lost in the shuffle, especially when it came to the Academy Awards. I have to confess that I didn't see all of those films nominated for the Animated Feature Oscar, so I can't rightly claim that the French-language stop-motion animation "A Town Called Panic" (aka "Panique au village") deserved to be in there over any one of them. And of those I have seen, it's actually very difficult to compare them to this. But with the category opened up to five titles last year, I really had hoped this little Belgian movie would easily slip in as other foreign works had when there were only three slots available. I guess it got trumped by "The Secret of Kells," which was a co-production between Belgium, Ireland and France.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    The Whispering Wind: Matt Zoller Seitz on "The New World

    As Terrence Malick’s The New World eases into its climactic movement, its heroine Pocahontas enters the latest (but not last) phase of her journey. Once a Powhatan princess, she became the lover of convict-turned-explorer John Smith; then a diplomat taking pity on Smith’s stubborn, hapless countrymen; then a pariah cast out by her father as a betrayer; then a slowly assimilating Englishwoman and grieving (presumed) widow, deceived into thinking Smith dead; then a ward—and later, lover—of a kind Englishman, John Rolfe; the toast of Rolfe’s mother country; then a contented wife living in a high-ceilinged manor in which she welcomes Smith as her guest.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    MPA joins with APSA for new film fund

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SnagFilms Expands Doc Distribution, indieWIRE Adds Mobile, Spout, Bogdanovich

    Both indieWIRE, which celebrated its 14th birthday July 15, and its parent company, two-year-old doc distributor SnagFilms, are growing exponentially. SnagFilms, which offers 1500 films for free streaming on its distribution network including Hulu and Fancast.com, is adding new outlets. Here's a bit of Monday's NYT story:

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  • Spout
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a Gateway to Classic Musicals

    And maybe a salvation for contemporary musicals?

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    secret's out: Taking A Closer Look At Kisses

    Kisses | Movie TrailersDirector Lance Daley's instincts are right on in this coming-of-age film find from Ireland.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Pascal Talks Girl with Dragon Tattoo Casting and R Rating

    In a wide-ranging conversation with The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal reveals her direction for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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  • Spout
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    See It: Re-Release of Christopher Nolan's "Following"

    With Christopher Nolan's "Inception" the most talked about film in a while, it's time to revisit the writer-director's first feature, "Following." Or, if you've never seen it before, now's a good time to finally acquaint yourself with the 1998 neo-noir. IFC Films recently began showing the black and white film on its IFC In Theaters on demand channel and will be spotlighting it for the next three months, so you won't have trouble locating it. They've released a trailer for the special re-release, which we're sharing down below (after the jump).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Career Watch: Nicolas Cage Risks Overexposure

    Career Watch: Nicolas Cage Risks Overexposure

    Nicolas Cage's latest movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice is dead on arrival. What went wrong? There's nothing wrong with his performance. But are people getting tired of seeing Cage? After 60 movies, has he started to exhaust the possibilities? Here's a taste of my latest Career Watch column.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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