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    John Carter's IMAX Poster Flexes Its $250 Million Muscles

    As Disney tries to turn $250+ million franchise hopeful "John Carter" into an Event Movie before it opens on March 9, check out this IMAX poster. "John Carter" may look super on huge IMAX theaters, but the film was shot in 2-D (and will be turned into 3-D), and did not use I...

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    TOH! Top Tens of 2011

    While I shared my top ten on Oscar Talk Friday, here's the actual list, plus an assemblage of ten bests from the TOH! gang of regulars. Like most ten-best listmakers, we range from well-reviewed smart indie fare to mainstream studio pictures to the arcane. The year was strong for docs and foreig...

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    Box Office: 'Tinker Tailor' Debuts To Massive Numbers; 'Young Adult,' 'Kevin' Also Very Strong (UPDATED)

    While Hollywood was singing the box office blues yet again this weekend after its worst overall showing since 2008, the specialty market actually had cause to celebrate.

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    Muppets Movie Makes Comeback, Happy Feet 2 Stumbles

    When Coca Cola owned Columbia Pictures during the 80s, the beverage giant did research into how to reduce risk in producing and releasing motion pictures. The answer: sequels. Truth is, making movies is more challenging than figuring out how to market products on supermarket shelves. Films involve c...

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    Here Are the Highest-Grossing Madonna Films

    In honor of this week's limited run for her directorial effort "W.E." this weekend, Indiewire decided to take a trip down Madonna memory lane, counting down her best-performing films at the box office.

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    Weekend Preview: Young Adult and Tinker Tailor Are Must-Sees

    Do check out two brainy offerings this weekend: Charlize Theron's dark comedy character study, "Young Adult," from Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, and Tomas Alfredson's complex "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." (More at Indiewire's Critical Consensus: Scott Foundas and Step...

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    Fincher Talks Critics, Expectations & Dragon Tattoo; Says Films Are Never Finished, Only Abandoned

    David Fincher is doing the rounds talking about his adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (December 21). Don't be fooled though: the director doesn't like talking up his movies at all. (Wired barely squeezed a takeout from their set visit.) After the r...

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    IN THE WORKS: Jenkins Out as Thor 2 Director; Sequelitis Spreads To Lincoln Lawyer, Grown Ups & Another Hangover

    We were on board for the sake of curiosity when Petty Jenkins was attached to direct "Thor 2." But it's no longer happening due to "creative differences." Jenkins tells THR she parted with Marvel "on very good terms, and I look forward to working with them again." It's hard to imagine the director, ...

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    Legends of the Fall: How "The Way" and "Margin Call" Bucked the Indie Box Office Blues

    As was the case for its Hollywood counterpart, it was not a great fall at the indie box office.

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    Immersed in Movies: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Lifts Kung Fu Panda 2

    Of all the sequels competing for the best animated feature Oscar, "Kung Fu Panda 2" was really the only one with unfinished business. It begged the question: How did Po wind up living in the same house with his father goose?

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