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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Internet Goes Nuts Over iPad

    Reviews of the new multi-media iPad are flowing in.

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    BANANAS! Adam Yauch Hearts 'Wood-Man'; Woody Allen Wants Dinner

    BANANAS! Adam Yauch Hearts 'Wood-Man'; Woody Allen Wants Dinner

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Lights-Camera-Jackson

    Lights-Camera-Jackson

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Duncan Jones is Unhappy About Moon

    In a series of tweets this morning UK filmmaker Duncan Jones--who won an emerging filmmaker prize from BAFTA for his low-budget sci-fi film Moon---bares his rage about not making money on the film. Sorry, but these days few indies do. Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group acquired the film in many territories, some of which were sold to various distribs. Sony Pictures Classics liked the film and asked to release it in the US. Among theatrical distribs SPC is relatively good about not overspending and sharing money with their filmmakers, although there wasn't much to share in this case.

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    Netflix Streaming on iPad

    Netflix Streaming on iPad

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    Atlanta Film Festival to Screen Lost Jerry Lewis Holocaust Clown Film

    Atlanta Film Festival to Screen Lost Jerry Lewis Holocaust Clown Film

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The End of Hoboism

    The End of Hoboism

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    MSpot Streams Movies to PCs and Mobiles

    I streamed The Hunt for Red October on my office computer the other day. Now that I have a fast cable modem and a nice big monitor, it flowed beautifully. No glitches. And in theory--although I couldn't get my BlackBerry to cooperate--if I had wanted to stop the action and continue watching on my PDA, I could do that too, for the price of a $4.99 24-hour rental on mSpot.

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    Spike Jonze's Absolut Short I'm Here

    Spike Jonze's half-hour short I'm Here, backed by Absolut Vodka, which debuted at Sundance, is now online. Jonze encourages you to watch it with friends on Facebook. It's a strange lackadaisical little romance with robots.

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    Cannes Update: New Possible Titles

    It's fun tracking down Cannes titles. Ion Cinema has a bead on the Director's Fortnight line-up, including filmmakers Denis Villeneuve, Tran Anh Hung, Gilles Marchand, Lodge Kerrigan, Pernilla August, Marian Crisan, Gregg Araki, Lola Doillon, Agnes Kocsis and Julie Bertucelli. Ion also predicts for the official selection, Brazilian and Cannes vet Andrucha Waddington's Lope, "a chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega" with Sonia Braga and Alberto Ammann in the title role, and Gael García Bernal in Icíar Bollaín's Even the Rain, from Spain.

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