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    Movie Site: Jinni

    I am sitting at my laptop streaming Julie Taymor's Across the Universe--a movie with a fantastic Beatles soundtrack sung by attractive actors including yummy leading man Jim Sturgess--for free. I'm beavering away here, enjoying the comments on Gawker's post asking for $1000 reward for a new photo of...

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    Avatar Watch: Action Figures, Concept Art, Novel

    While James Cameron and the VFX wizards at Weta Digital in Wellywood are trying to finish the last big effects sequences in Avatar--which is set for December 18 release--Cameron is also working on many of the ancillary marketing and licensing sidelines that will help sell this pricey 3-D movie. (The...

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    Potter's Rage Debuts on Mobile Phones

    True confession. I love Sally Potter, from the great Tilda Swinton-starrer Orlando to the sexy verse-poem Yes. But her films just don't do a lot of stateside business.

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    Movies Go to the Opera

    Opera buff alert! You don't have to spend a small fortune anymore to see live opera. These days, the Metropolitan Opera is delivering its shows live in HD in digital cinemas around the country. This way, instead of sitting in the rafters with binoculars, you can relish in close-up the visual and au...

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    Speedcine: Google for Legal Movie Search

    Last March, New York publicist/blogger Reid Rosefelt announced SpeedCine, his new search engine for finding available (legal) movies on the web. Tuesday he launched the beta version of the site, which tells you where to find movies on the web, whether they are available for free, or to rent, buy, or...

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    3-D Conquers NAB

    I'm out of my element in Vegas for my first-ever National Association of Broadcasters convention. Monday I did a Q & A with stop-motion auteur Henry Selick, who ran some nifty clips from Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and the surprise $74-million hit Coraline, which is startin...

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    Netflix and Facebook Are Friends

    onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false">It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that social networking is the the next growth area for movies. Thus i...

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    3-D Future: Bearish or Bullish?

    [Posted by David S. Cohen]In today's NYT, ">Brooks Barnes offers an especially gloomy take on 3-D and the problems getting theaters converted. The NYT gang seems bearish on Hollywood in general these days and this article is no exception. Barnes spoke to media analyst and author Harold Vogel and o...

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    The Digital Future: Are These the Good Old Days?

    David Cohen here, while Anne Thompson is away for the week. Had lunch recently with tech legend Ray Feeney to talk about what's going on with visual effects, digital production and 3-D. Ray has been saying for a while now that the industry is undergoing it's biggest transformation since the advent of sound. Bigger than color, certainly. But the question is, what is the industry being transformed into? Ray's argument is that an all-digital pipeline -- everything from cameras to post to digital projectors to mobile video -- isn't just a different way of making movies, it's a new medium. But when every new medium is introduced, people start by ...

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