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    Twitter Loves 'Life of Pi'; Reactions From the New York Film Festival

    The general verdict is in for Ang Lee's anticipated 3D epic "Life of Pi," and so far, so good. Indiewire's own Eric Kohn called the film adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved novel "Lee's best spectacle since 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,'" while a slew of other folks weighed in on the film via Twit...

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    NYFF Press Conference: Ang Lee Talks Logistics and Spirituality Behind 'Life of Pi'

    At the "Life of Pi" post-screening press conference, Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, producer Elizabeth Gabler and novelist Yann Martel answered questions which focused primarily on the logistical challenges of a production that, according to Lee, involved participants from 23 countries, a year of pre-...

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    Natalie Portman Circling Former Darren Aronofsky Project 'Jackie'

    Can Natalie Portman get screenwriter Noah Oppenheim's "Jackie" moving again? The Jackie Onassis project certainly hasn't been lacking in top-tier talent trying to bring it to life. Way back in 2010, it was reported that Steven Spielberg was shopping the film as something ...

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    Author David Mitchell on 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation Process -- "surreal," "primal" & "ingenious"

    In the current NY Times Magazine, "Cloud Atlas" author David Mitchell provides his perspective on the production process of the Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's wild cinematic event, which spans continents, eras and every possible iteration of Tom Hanks' facial hair, and recently premiered at Toronto. H...

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    A Few New Pics Of Kristen Stewart & Sam Riley In 'On The Road'

    While the Kristen Stewart scandal or whatever from this summer seems to be fading, with rumors that she is back with Robert Pattinson, whether she's ready or not, the actress will be back in the spotlight this fall. Of course, there's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" giving...

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    Drafthouse Films to Release Rare 35mm Exploitation Compilation 'Trailer War'

    Drafthouse Films is partnering with the American Genre Film Archive to release "Trailer War," a carefully curated feature-length program of rare, 35mm vintage trailers. Alamo Drafthouse programmer Lars Nilsen quips that the selection of 3-minute time capsule genre goodies includes everything from "t...

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    Daniel Craig Boxes, Javier Bardem Plays Dress Up In New Pics From 'Skyfall'

    Can you tell that "Skyfall" is opening (overseas) in about four weeks? We'd reckon that another trailer is likely just around the corner -- probably on or around James Bond Day on October 5th -- but until then, we have some new pics that offer up eye candy for both the dudes and l...

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    Drafthouse Films to Release Compilation Film 'Trailer War' in December; Watch the NSFW Trailer (Video)

    Drafthouse Films is partnering with the American Genre Film Archive to release the exploitation compilation "Trailer War." The film is a feature-length compilation of rare, vintage 35mm trailers that are presented for the first time in HD. Drafthouse plans a 35mm theatrical tour in December, while D...

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    Watch: Liam Neeson Disappears In Yet Another Clip From 'Taken 2'

    In the never ending quest by 20th Century Fox's marketing department to show audiences the entire movie in clip format before it opens, yet another snippet from "Taken 2" has landed, featuring another glimpse of an action scene.

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    Men Directed 85% of TV Shows Last Season

    Here's a sucky statistic brought to you by the Director's Guild of America: men directed 85% of all TV episodes last season.  These stats include all network and cable scripted TV shows - about 3,100 episodes. 

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