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    Gabourey Sidibe: "People look at me and don't expect much. I Expect a Lot"

    Gabourey Sidibe knows how to take the stage at a national television talk show. Laughing and dancing her way onto the set at the Ellen show earlier this week she busted out moves that were choreographed by her roommate just in case she ever got a chance to appear on the talk show. Smiling broadly an...

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    London Fest Evolution: Embracing Discovery, Hoping to Boost Int'l Profile

    With the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood's anticipated exploration of John Lennon's childhood, "Nowhere Boy," the Times-BFI 53rd London Film Festival will come to a close tomorrow night after two weeks of screenings totaling 191 features and 113 shorts. It caps off what's been an important year for the still evolving fest. Additional funding from the UK Film Council allowed the materialization of what festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron called "a whole series of aspirations that we've had for years." Among them, the introduction of new awards for best film and best British newcomer, which will be announced tonight (get the full list o...

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    cinemadaily | Slip Inside This "House"

    "Call it 'slow horror,' 'art horror,' 'indie horror,' even 'hipster horror' if you must, but in 'The House of the Devil,' filmmaker Ti West is definitely doing something that stands apart from the usual guts and gore of most contemporary horror movies," writes Mark Olsen in the LA Times. "Preferring...

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    cinemadaily | "Z" Thrills the Criterion Collection

    Made at the end of the turbulent 1960s, a decade riddled with political assassination and unrest, Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras released his film "Z" in 1969. The film is based on the 1966 novel of the same name written by Vassilis Vassilikos. The book and the film are thinly veiled accounts of the government-sanctioned assassination of Gregoris Lambrakis and the government coverup that followed. The fast-paced thriller was incredibly critical of the military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the film's release. "Z" made history in becoming the first film to be nominated for the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film Oscars...

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    10 Things You Want To Know About Julianne Moore

    This weekend in London, Julianne Moore sat down for an inspired chat in front of a few hundred folks at the London Film Festival. There promoting both Tom Ford's "A Single Man" and Atom Egoyan's "Chloe," Moore and moderator Briony Hanson (of London's The Script Factory) talked about everything from...

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    Eugene Hernandez: "Precious," $1 Million or $100 Million?

    New York, NY, October 26, 2009 -- The folks at film sales and financing company Cinetic Media have an infamous parlour game they play in advance of a film opening in theaters. John Sloss and his colleagues each try to predict a movie's theatrical box office. Clearly, the big film they'll be prognost...

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    cinemadaily | Recent Restorations Shine at MoMA

    To Save and Project: The Seventh MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation is currently underway at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dedicated to showcasing recently restored films, this year's edition includes screenings of over 25 works, including a week-long run of John Cassavete...

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    Director Liam O Mochain: From “WC” to VOD

    Liam O Mochain’s "WC" is the bittersweet story of two washroom attendants trying to make the best of their depressing jobs in a Dublin bar. Independently produced within the Irish film community, it went on to screen at festivals such as Montreal, Cairo, Portobello, Galway, and Las Vegas. Released theatrically in the UK in March, it will find its way onto DVD in the UK starting October 26. Prior to its U.S. theatrical roll-out (which begins on November 13), “WC” has debuted on FilmBuff, the Cable VOD channel programmed by Cinetic Rights Management (check local listings). It will next be available on iTunes and Amazon VOD, as well as other bro...

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    cinemadaily | BAM Brings Back '62

    BAMcinématek celebrates the films of 1962 with the series 1962: New York Film Critics Circle, which kicks off tonight at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. The only year that the New York Film Critics Circle did not give out awards (due to a newspaper strike), 1962 "marked the highpoint...

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    cinemadaily | "Amelia" Flies Home

    After a series of quickly forgotten films released in the past few years, Mira Nair is back with a film that has rewards bait written all over it, the Amelia Earhart biopic "Amelia." The film, told in flashback from the infamously last flight of the most famous female aviator, focuses on Earhart's ...

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