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    'Cloud Atlas' Review and Roundup: And Now for Something Completely Different

    One Toronto movie met mixed response but was a delirious joyride for me: "Cloud Atlas." Truth is, except for the flat "V for Vendetta" and the final pixel-fucked "Matrix" movie, I've admired all of the Wachowskis' output, even "Speed Racer." These filmmakers have it all: strong writing chops, an ins...

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    TIFF 11 Acquisitions Recap: Best Gross 'Salmon' at $9 million

    As acquisitions execs tally up their buys for Toronto Film Fest 2012, they would do well to note how the movies that were acquired here last year fared in release.

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    TIFF: Magnolia Acquires 'The Brass Teapot,' in which Temple and Angarano Strike Deal with Dishware

    Magnolia Pictures has picked up distribution rights for "The Brass Teapot," starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, following the film's debut at TIFF. The black comedy follows a broke newlywed couple who discover a magical teapot that rewards physical pain with cash.

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    TIFF Deal Update: Magnolia Buys 'No Place on Earth,' IFC Nabs Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    There's usually a deal in the offing when you see a street huddle after a screening of a Toronto title with advance buzz. Yesterday I saw Eamonn Bowles and his Magnolia team in a circle, heads bowed, intensely debating the merits of something they were thinking of buying. Lo and behold, the next day...

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    'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Goes to Tribeca, Features 50 Cent, Sarandon, Eminem, Harrelson & 'The Wire''s David Simon

    Tribeca Film takes US rights to Matthew Cooke's "How to Make Money Selling Drugs." The doc looks at the both sides of the "war on drugs," and includes interviews with 50 Cent, 'The Wire' producer David Simon, Arianna Huffington, Woody Harrelson, Eminem and Susan Sarandon, plus the infamous drug king...

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    Freed Winona: Ryder On Her Troubled Past, 'Iceman' Present and Ruth Gordon Future

    "I’ve loved making movies," Winona Ryder said in Toronto earlier this week when reflecting back on her 26-year career. "I feel like I’ve been so lucky because I’ve gotten to be in movies that are some of my favorites, regardless of my being in them -- like 'Heath...

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    The Technology, the Art, and the Ethics of Watching: Talking With Brian De Palma

    "I suffer from the fact that people have so many preconceptions about the kinds of movies I make," Brian De Palma lamented, "that they don't really look at what's on the screen."

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    Millennium Takes 'What Maisie Knew' with Julianne Moore & Steve Coogan

    "What Maisie Knew," directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel ("Bee Season," "Uncertainty"), has gone to Millennium Entertainment for US distribution. Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård and Steve Coogan, the film is a contemporary adaptation of Henry James' 1897 novel...

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    TIFF: 'Cloud Atlas' Press Conference, Highlights Include Wachowskis and Tykwer Talking the "mono-brow experience" [VIDEO]

    Check out this video of the full-length TIFF "Cloud Atlas" press conference, including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Tom Tykwer, and Lana and Andy Wachowski talking melding the high-brow and low-brow into their wildly epic film -- "the mono-brow experience."

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