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    #Sundance: Lionsgate Buys Buried, Starring Reynolds

    As predicted in some quarters, the genre films are piqueing interest from buyers. Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights for Rodrigo Cortes' Buried, which screened last night in the Park City at Midnight selection. Twitter lit up with fan sites raving about the picture. Ryan Reynolds pl...

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    #Sundance: Stewart's Welcome to the Rileys, Keener's Cyrus, Hoffman's Jack Goes Boating

    Two of this year's Sundance it-girls are women of a certain age: Catherine Keener, who rocks in both Please Give and Cyrus (as John C. Reilly's ex-wife), and Melissa Leo, who stars in both The Dry Land and Welcome to the Rileys. The straight-forward Jake Scott drama is well-written by Ken Hixon (executive produced by Steve Zaillian) and executed by Kristen Stewart as a damaged stripper-prostitute and James Gandolfini as a lonely man still recovering from the teen death of his daughter. Leo is his equally wounded wife. It will be fascinating to see how distribs navigate the distance between Stewart's younger Twilight fanbase and this hard-R dr...

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    #Sundance: Affleck, Jones, Wells Talk Company Men

    Here's David Lewis on The Company Men and its Q & A:"ER" and "West Wing" executive producer John Wells' directorial debut premiered Friday night, after a late start. Stars Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt and late-comer Ben Affleck (who made it just in time after flying in from the Ha...

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    #Sundance: Davis Guggenheim Talks Waiting for Superman

    Ex-Variety.com staffer David Lewis reports on Paramount Vantage pick-up Waiting for Superman and the Q & A:

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    Sundance News Wrap: Hesher, Please Give, Overture

    Yet another hotly anticipated Sundance title, Hesher, grabbed mixed reaction today from audiences and media. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is on a roll, gives a bravura performance as a violently anarchic homeless drifter who connects with a father and son (Rainn Wilson and Devin Brochu) stricken with ...

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    Sundance Watch: Redford vs. Gilmore, Howl, Restrepo

    Sundance started slushy on Thursday, but by nightfall, the mayor of Park City was thanking the festival for bringing snow. "With this fest, you'll see that new things are going on here," said Robert Redford before the debut of Howl. "I believe we are getting back to our roots." He promised more expe...

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    Paramount Acquires Guggenheim Doc Waiting for Superman

    The new guy running the specialty label Paramount Vantage? Paramount film group president Adam Goodman, who pre-emptively acquired worldwide rights to the new Davis Guggenheim documentary Waiting for Superman as the fest got under way Thursday.

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    Sundance: Distrib Doctors are in Session

    At this year's Sundance, as changes in the distribution marketplace continue to dog indie filmmakers, two back-to-back panels aim to help filmmakers figure out how to make the best of their crazy-quilt options. Already, three Sundance selections will debut on YouTube before they screen at the festiv...

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    Sundance Exclusive: Calderon Talks Digital Indie Challenges

    As the Sundance Film Festival gets under way, issues of getting indie films out into the marketplace are front and center.

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    Sundance Exclusive Video: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

    After the dark places that Darfur documentary The Devil Came on Horseback took filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, they decided to lighten things up on their next movie. "We wanted to do something on women and comedy," says Stern. "It was still for the most part an all-boys club. Joan was a wi...

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