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    Redbox Analysis: Kiosks vs. Studios

    In the second of an ongoing series of guest columns, ex-LA Times and Variety writer Diane Garrett (now at Consumed by Media) analyzes the ongoing Redbox $1 kiosk wars with insight from years of home video industry-watching. Just how did the mighty studios find themselves in court with this upstart D...

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    Redbox Explosion: Movies and Shakers

    Swiftly growing Mint.com lures potential customers into its jaws with nifty charts like this one: where do people spend money on movies? The answer: Redbox is exploding.

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    Avatar Day, Sony Acquires Parnassus, Tarantino, Screwball Ladies

    We've been tracking news that Sony Pictures Classics would release The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus this fall. But as the NY-based specialty division rigorously refuses to confirm these talks, the rumors spread around the internet until Variety figured out a way to write the story so that Sony World...

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    Movies Go to Facebook, Legos, Lebanon, Redbox and Wellywood

    Media Watch: Vibe could be coming back to--digital--life, while it looks like those wild and crazy salad days at Conde Nast are finally over.

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    Lee Revamps Ride with the Devil

    In the stellar career of Ang Lee, one movie stands out like a sore thumb, not only as one of his few boxoffice clunkers, but as a film which he edited for a studio. "Of the 11 films I worked on with Ang, it's the only one that was not his cut," says Lee's longtime writer-collaborator James Schamus, ...

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    Major Studios Won't Consolidate, but Minors May Merge

    The economy is a ruthless, Darwinian Master. Only the strong shall survive, and that applies to the mighty studios as well as everyone else. Sure, the theatrical market is holding up pretty well. But for every Fast & Furious, Star Trek and The Hangover there's a cynically bloated flop like Land of t...

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    Twilight Sells 3 Million DVDs

    The Twilight DVD sold more than 3 million units when it was released March 21, which lands it in the top five best first day DVD releases over the past two years.

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    Twilight DVD: Deleted Scenes

    The reason there's so much heat around Twilight again (and New Moon--Summit finally announced Dakota Fanning's casting as Jane) is that the DVD is coming out March 21. Access Hollywood aired two deleted scenes from Twilight. Sometimes directors cut scenes from movies for a reason.

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    Paging Dr. Jones; Ford Wants to play Indy and Jack Ryan Again

    Lucasfilm has launched an unusual promo for today's DVD release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Here's the Lucasfilm marketing memo:

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