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    'Shame,' 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants,' 'Albert Nobbs' & More Journey To Telluride This Weekend

    'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy' Remains MIA On North American Festival ShoresWhile Venice has kicked off the fall festival season in grand style, the awards season really starts with Telluride. Reactions from the hippie resort film festival have proven to be a crystal ball at both box office and awards season performance and for many studios, cause to tweak and adjust their fall plans accordingly based on what happens in Colorado. Moreover, with TIFF right around the corner, a strong showing at Telluride can often put a previously under the radar the film into a strong spotlight in Toronto. "Up In The Air," "Juno," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Brok...

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    Watch: Trailer For The Silent Movie Sensation 'The Artist'

    So, are you one of those people who refuses to watch a film that's in black and white or worst yet [shudder] a silent movie? Well, we're not gonna lecture you on the countless number of great films you're missing out on or just the ignorance of that stance altogether, but we will tell you this: whet...

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    'The Artist' Gets An Appropriately Elegant Poster; Shepard Fairey Designs One Sheet For 'The Lady'

    Uninspired by boring blockbuster movie posters all summer? Well here's some classy work that should chase those blues away.

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    Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' To Close The New York Film Festival

    Impressive Main Slate Includes 'The Artist,' 'Shame,' 'Le Havre,' 'Melancholia,' 'Miss Bala,' 'The Kid With The Bike' & MoreWith TIFF and Venice solidifying their lineups, organizers at the New York Film Festival revealed their full main slate today and it's pretty impressive. Kicking things off, the fest announced that Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" has landed the Closing Night Gala slot. To refresh your memory, the film is co-written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, and follows the story of a wealthy Hawaiian man named Matt King (Clooney), who takes his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) on a road trip to find the man his wife has...

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    Cannes Sensation 'The Artist' To Make North American Premiere At Montreal World Film Festival

    The world of international film festivals is one of stature, as organizers and curators from Cannes to Toronto to Melbourne to beyond jockey and jostle for position, hoping to snag the big premieres that will add star power and prestige to their city and event. The way it generally falls is that Cannes, Venice and Toronto are at the top of the heap with everyone else picking up the remainders. In that vein, the Montreal World Film Festival has struggled for years. Certainly, the city is not wanting in film festivals with FIFA, Fantasia, Festival du Nouveau Cinema and Cinemania crowding up the calendar throughout the year and frankly, MWFF has...

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    The Amazing Race: How Soon Is Too Soon To Talk About The Oscars?

    This week marks the start of a new regular column here at The Playlist, focusing on the awards season. It'll be intermittent at the present, and more regular once the season really gets going come September or so.

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    Weinsteins Set Oscar Dates For 'The Iron Lady,' 'Coriolanus,' 'My Week with Marilyn' & 'The Artist'

    'Scary Movie 5' & 'Halloween 3D' Set For 2012We may be right in the heart of summer blockbuster season, but Harvey Weinstein is already looking ahead to Oscar campaigns that he will mount this fall and he's dropped dates for a bunch of new films, including four which could be heavy contenders for st...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Artist' A Joyous, Big Hearted Tribute To Old School Moviemaking

    When The Weinstein Company announced last week just before the kick off the Cannes Film Festival that they had picked up Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" it was certainly a surprise. Harvey and Bob laid down big bucks for a film that, in this age of CGI and 3D blockbuster pictures, seems like box office poison. A silent film, in black and white, led by two French stars that are virtually unknown in the United States, it doesn't seem like the kind of movie that, outside of arthouse buffs, would catch on with a broader audience. But, the Weinstein instincts were right on as screening this morning for critics, not only did "The Artist" play lik...

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    Watch: Trailer For First Big Cannes Sale, Silent Film 'The Artist'

    On Tuesday, The Weinstein Company kicked off what's sure to be a hectic buyer's market at Cannes with their purchase of late festival entry "The Artist." The film tells the story of the last great silent movie star and his relationship with an extra who slowly becomes one to watch on the talkie circ...

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    The Weinstein Company Make First Big Buy At Cannes, Pick Up Black & White Silent Film 'The Artist'

    While the Weinsteins are no strangers to picking up movies that are tough to market, they've really outdone themselves this time. But we have to applaud the distributors for taking on a film that frankly, not many would take a chance on.

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