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    Cannes Starts Buying: Another Year, Heartbeats, Prey

    American buyers are finally opening up their pocketbooks. As expected, the two first buyers are Sony Pictures Classics, which has picked up critics' fave Another Year, from Oscar perennial Mike Leigh, who has delivered yet another exquisitely acted meditation on the middle-aged human condition. Lesl...

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    Julie Taymor Talks The Tempest, Spider-Man

    Writer-director Julie Taymor is in Cannes promoting her film take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, which Icon International is selling in the market. "Isn't it Disney?" I asked Lionsgate UK's Nick Manzi. He responded: "Yes, but not all over the world."

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    Oscar Talk Summer Edition: Pre-Cannes Season Survey

    In Contention's Kris Tapley, refreshed after a sojourn from his labors, and I reconvene for a summer edition of Oscar Talk. We cover the lacklustre spring season, look forward to Cannes and the summer, and dissect Iron Man 2.

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    Sandra Bullock Needs to Move On

    My new Career Watch column at AOL Moviefone's Inside Movies looks at Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock. Here's a taste:

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    L.A. Goes Noir with Film Fest, Academy's Oscar Noir

    Los Angeles is celebrating Film Noir, and I am not complaining. The American Cinematheque launched its 12th annual Film Noir Festival at L.A.'s Egyptian on Friday, and the LAT Magazine's Noir issue ran Sunday. UPDATE: Eric Kohn reviews Nash Edgerton's neo-noir, The Square.

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    Academy, Producers Pick Award Dates

    The 2011 awards season is coming into focus.

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    Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer

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    Weinsteins Acquire Company Men, Return to Indie Basics

    Signaling that they are still in the acquisition game, The Weinstein Co. closed its pick-up of U.S. rights to writer-director John Wells' directorial debut The Company Men, a timely film about corporate downsizing starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie playe...

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    Oscar Winner Bigelow in L.A. Superior Court

    The week after winning two Oscars for directing and producing The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow was standing in line at L.A.'s Superior Court. Fulfilling her duty as a citizen, she turned up for jury duty and was placed in the jury pool for a drunk driving case.

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    Oscar Night Red Carpet Montage: Clooney, Bullock, Mo'Nique

    Here's a montage of video that I shot on the red carpet on Oscar night.

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