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    David O. Russell May Re-Team With Bradley Cooper Once More On 'American Sniper'

    After the overwhelming success of "The Fighter," it looked the bromance between David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg that began with "Three Kings" and was followed up with "I Heart Huckabees" was as strong as ever, with the two immediately planning to reunite for an adaptation of "The Silver Linings P...

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    The Toronto Experience - Part One

    Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town f...

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    New Clip From 'The Master'; Joaquin Phoenix Says Making 'I'm Still Here' Damaged His Career

    Don't call it a comeback, he's been here for years. Joaquin Phoenix has been appearing on screen for nearly three decades, initially under the name Leaf, but really came to attention in 1995 in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For," a film that really put him on the map. And across the next decade and a bit, ...

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    TIFF Review: Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep' Is An Unconvincing Bit Of Agitprop

    The third film in Robert Redford’s recent series of stillborn, bleeding heart dramas, "The Company You Keep" is a busy but inert civic-minded thriller. As a director, Redford has yet to break his recent habit of using hackneyed dialogue to talk down to his audience with Aaron Sorkin-...

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    The Wachowskis Finally Give Up Their Anonymity & Lana Addresses Her Sexual Transformation: 'Cloud Atlas' At TIFF

    “Cloud Atlas,” the sprawling and epic adaptation of David Mitchell’s celebrated, heady and dense novel, screened last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. An unorthodox arrangement, as it was directed by the Wachowski siblings, Larry and Lana, plus German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola...

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    Focus Finalizes Deal For Derek Cianfrance's 'The Place Beyond The Pines'; Will Release in 2013

    After much speculation this morning, Focus Features has confirmed its acquisition of Derek Cianfrance's much-acclaimed Toronto premiere "The Place Beyond The Pines." Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, Focus will release the film in 2013.

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    Focus Features Go To 'The Place Beyond The Pines,' 'Great Expectations' And 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Also Find Homes

    Several days into this year's Toronto International Film Festival, the buyers' market hasn't quite caught fire yet. A few films have been picked up, mostly on the smaller scale of things, but the first few days have mostly been made up of films that already have distribution – the "Cloud Atlas"es, "...

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    Strand Releasing Buys Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise" Trilogy for Release in 2013

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to the Ulrich Seidl trilogy "Paradise" "Paradise: Love," "Paradise: Faith: and "Paradise: Hope."

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    20 New Images From The 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' Including First Look At Lee Pace As Legolas' Dad

    We imagine one of the buzz words in movie marketing departments these days, along with 'Pinterest' and 'viral games' is 'app.' Barely any major movie hits theaters without some kind of iOS-related promotional tie-in, often in the form of a game, or something similar. Some are genuinely nifty (the Ha...

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    TIFF Review: ‘Tabu’ Is Magic Realism In Rapture, As Only The Language Of Cinema Can Tell It

    It’s been known that a singular moment during a brilliant film can make you realize you’re watching something special, something that will be deposited into your memory bank with a very high interest rate. In Miguel Gomes’ third feature film, "Tabu," this moment comes while you’re still getting comf...

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