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    Bigger Than 'Pulp Fiction'? Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Earns $34 Million in its First 3 Days

    Despite -- or, more likely, because of -- the debate raging around Quentin Tarantino's latest genre pastiche "Django Unchained," the film has opened to especially large numbers at the box office, even in its position as perverse holiday counterprogramming. The Weinstein Co., Tarantino&...

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    Critic's Notebook: Is Barack Obama a Bigger Movie Star Than Brad Pitt?

    Obama often invokes Ronald Reagan as both a communicator and a pragmatic political actor skilled in leading executive compromise, but their presentational modes couldn't be more different. So what does "Killing Them Softly" have to say about the recently re-elected president?

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    The Weinstein Company Pick Up Former Gus Vant Sant/Tom Hanks Project ' How Starbucks Saved My Life'

    Are you ready for the story of how a coffee conglomerate helped save the life of an executive? Man, we can already visualize the synergized tie-in lattes and soundtrack CDs. 

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    Weinstein Company Picks Up Bong Joon-Ho's Futuristic Ice Age Thriller 'Snowpiercer'

    Ten minutes of AFM footage was enough for the Weinstein Company to scoop up English-speaking rights (including U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) to South Korean Bong Joon-ho's dystopian "Snowpiercer," an action thriller starring Chris Evans.

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    The Weinstein Company To Distribute Bong Joon-ho's Latest, 'Snowpiercer'

    The Weinstein Company has acquired right in US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zeland and South Africa to "The Host" director Bong Joon Ho's post-apocalyptic action thriller, "Snowpiercer." The film's based off the French graphic novel, "Le Transperceneige," and sta...

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    Rome Film Festival Review: Why the Funny and Familiar 'Populaire' Panders to U.S. Audiences

    "Populaire" is a romantic farce made in France, but it unashamedly has one eye on American audiences. Even the token North American cast member Shaun Benson can't help but comment as the action moves from Paris to New York that it's "America for business and France for love."

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    The Weinstein Company Pick Up Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer,' Summer 2013 Release Likely

    It looks like The Weinstein Company has been busy this week picking up movies. With an Oscar slate that already (potentially) includes "The Master," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Intouchables," they've got another ace up their sleeve. But first, they've nabbed a movie that's...

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    Phillip Noyce Eyes Directing 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges

    Winning the Newberry Award in 1994, Lois Lowry's "The Giver" seems to have been in development nearly as long. The movie came close to being made a couple of times, once with "House of Sand and Fog" writer-director Vadim Perelman at the helm over at Fox, and then again at War...

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    The Weinstein Company To Release 'Silver Linings Playbook' One Week Early in Select Markets

    Based on "the tremendous word of mouth," per The Weinstein Company, their Oscar-contender "Silver Linings Playbook" has received since its Toronto debut where it nabbed the coveted People's Choice Award, the company has decided to release David O. Russell's drama one week...

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    Patrick Wilson Will 'Stretch' In Action Flick For Joe Carnahan; 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight Penning Wild Chef Flick

    It's AFM time, which means lots of projects are being announced, but whether or not they actually get made anytime soon continues to be up in the air. In fact, there is such a glut of films being tossed around the sales floor, only the barest scraps of info about some of them are making it out.

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