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    Box Office: "Blue Valentine" and "Another Year" End 2010 On High Note (UPDATED)

    Two new films joined an increasingly crowded end-of-year rush of specialty releases this New Year's weekend, with Mike Leigh's "Another Year" and especially Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine" both having fantastic debuts as 2011 rang in. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the films joined the likes of "Black Swan," "The King's Speech," "Somewhere," and "The Illusionist" to give the specialty market a considerable year-end boost, while the studios continued to struggle through the end of the year, though Joel & Ethan Coen's "True Grit" continued to be the biggest bright spot, with the film nearly topping "Little Focker...

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    This Year, Next Year: Viewing 2010 Through the 2011 Release Calendar

    Imposing expectations of existing movies on those that haven't yet been released is unabashedly superficial, but fun. With that in mind, here's some anticipated 2011 releases that call to mind cinematic experiences from 2010. Of course, I offer this list with the caveat that it's only intended as a ...

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    'Nightmare Before Christmas' Sequel NOT In The Works

    A news item has been making its away around the Internet today, following a Dread Central report that says they had a conversation with Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, and asked the actor if he would like to work with Tim Burton again (they first collaborated on "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" in 1985). Re...

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    "House" Added to 2011 Sundance Lineup

    Chris Kentis and Laura Lau ("Open Water") will return to the Sundance Film Festival with their latest feature, "Silent House," which will have its world premiere in the out-of-competition Park City at Midnight section. A psychological thriller, "Silent House" follows the growing panic of its lead, E...

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    Kino International Takes On "City of Life and Death"

    Kino International, the theatrical releasing arm of Kino Lorber Inc., has acquired North American rights to Lu Chuan's Chinese blockbuster "City of Life and Death." The company plans to have it premiere in the U.S. on May 11 at Film Forum in New York.

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    Christmas Box Office: "Somewhere," "Illusionist" Open Strong As "Swan" and "Speech" Continue Reign

    Two new films joined an increasingly crowded end-of-year rush of specialty releases this Christmas weekend, with both Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" and Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist" having strong debuts. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the films joined the likes of "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" to give the specialty market a considerable holiday boost, while the studios continued to struggle through December, though Joel & Ethan Coen's "True Grit" was surprisingly the biggest bright spot, giving the Coens' their best debut ever (and likely their first $100 million grosser... it even outgrossed "Fargo" over...

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    Museum of the Moving Image Re-Opens with Tati's "Playtime" and Kubrick's "2001" in 70mm.

    New York's revamped Museum of the Moving Image is reopening its doors on January 15, 2011. As unveiled earlier this year by indieWIRE, the Museum will feature a new 267-seat theater, 68-seat screening room, a number of new galleries, and a collection of screening spaces for video art.

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    Panahi Receives Support from European Film Fests: Say Conviction "Violates Basic Human Rights"

    This Monday in Tehran, Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammed Rassoulov received sentences condemning them to six years behind bars for producing propaganda against the system. The judgment also comes with a twenty year ban on filmmaking for Panahi. Panahi's works include "The White Baloon" ...

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    Palm Springs Locks in Full 2011 Slate

    The 22nd annual Palm Spring International Film Festival - which launches on January 6 with Francois Ozon's Gallic farce "Potiche," and wraps on January 16 with Justin Chadwick's drama "The First Grader" - has released the full slate of films on its docket. In all, this year's edition will be made up...

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    Cousins and Swinton Set Blueprint For "Radical Transformation" Of Edinburgh Film Fest

    For its 65th anniversary, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled a transformative plan via a blueprint shaped by filmmaker/journalist Mark Cousins, actress Tilda Swinton, and a wider artistic team that will be announced later. The result will be "radical new approach to the image and...

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