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    Snow White and the Huntsman Gets New Imagery, Loses Its Edge

    It was bound to happen. Two Snow White projects have been defining themselves as special and unique--until commercial reality hits. Relativity's project finallly has a title - Mirror Mirror - and places stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer in a comedy/adventure kid-friendly version...

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    The Box Office Success Stories of 5 UK Indies

    As the British Independent Film Award nominations made clear last week, it's been a considerably strong year for independent film in the UK. From Steve McQueen's "Shame" and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" to Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur&q...

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    Martin Scorsese Talks 3-D Cinephile Fantasy Hugo and Holograms with Paul Thomas Anderson

    At a special Paramount preview screening of Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D film Hugo yesterday, a capacity crowd avidly responded to the film’s immersive effects and masterly visual style, writes Justin Lowe, who covered a Q & A with the director and his crew and surprise moderator Paul...

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    Weekend Box Office: Holdover Puss in Boots Holds Off Challenger Tower Heist

    Amazingly, 3-D animated family feature Puss In Boots held off challenger Tower Heist this weekend, reports Charles Lyons.

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    Laemmle Passes Sunset 5 to Sundance Cinemas

    Say good-bye to the Sunset 5 Theaters in West Hollywood. As venerable Laemmle Theatres is preparing to open a new seven-plex in North Hollywood, after almost two decades, it will close the now-shabby Sunset 5 on December 1. Competition from new complexes took films and moviegoers away from t...

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    Five Star Day Premieres on Facebook and Theaters Day-and-Date

    As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out--with or without conventional distribution-- Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ven...

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    Trailer Watch: Safe House Stars Badass Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

    Check out Universal's Safe House, from Swedish born director Daniel Espinosa. The plot sounds familiar, but we'll pay to see Denzel Washington in just about anything. Ryan Reynolds appears suitably second fiddle to Washington, and Vera Farmiga plays the tough CIA woman who balances out th...

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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Ratner's Tower Heist Set to Topple Indie Docs & Dramas

    Brett Ratner's timely Tower Heist taps into anti-Wall Street sentiment and is just what you'd expect: competent, breezy, escapist entertainment. The well-cast Madoff-inspired comedy--which stars Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda and Eddie Murphy in a supporting comeback...

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    James Bond 23: Mendes' Skyfall Starts Shooting, Craig Joined by Finney, Bardem, Fiennes UPDATED

    At a press conference in London’s Whitehall district Thursday, director Sam Mendes confirmed the swirls of rumors surrounding Bond 23, from the new title to casting. Matt Mueller was there.

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