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    Guillermo del Toro's 1991 Alka Seltzer Commercial

    Guillermo del Toro started out working in Mexican television, with a specialty in makeup effects. He puts his skills to good use in this 1991 Alka Seltzer commercial, and stars himself as a werewolf.

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    Popular Videos of 2010: How Tos, Cats, Keanu Reeves, Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson

    What makes us click on a video? Well, according to Business Insider's list of the top 50 most viral posts of 2010, we couldn't get enough of:

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    Blizzard Video Goes Viral

    Thanks to the promo efforts of critic/tweeter Roger Ebert, Jamie Stuart's Idiot with a Tripod New York blizzard short has gone viral; Ebert deemed the film worthy of an Oscar. Inspired by Dziga Vertov's must-see 1929 silent classic Man with a Movie Camera (below), Stuart captured Astoria, Queens du...

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    Trailer Watch: Unstable Elements Focuses on Beleaguered Belarus Free Theater Group

    Madeleine Sackler (director of the 2010 Oscar short-listed documentary The Lottery) recently shot footage of the Belarus Free Theater group in the hopes of making a feature documentary highlighting the human rights infractions that are happening in Belarus. Last July, Sackler and cinematographer Dan...

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    Beauty of Pixar Reel, Stamps

    Leandro Copperfield cuts together some 500 scenes from Pixar movies--he sampled one a day for eleven days. The splendid result, The Beauty of Pixar, is below. I was taken aback when a critic I respect, LA Weekly's Karina Longworth, dissed Pixar recently on Twitter. When asked why she voted for Tron:...

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    Flickchart Top 20 of 2010 Led by Inception, Scott Pilgrim

    Flickchart is a film buff's addictive time-waster that's a best-to-avoid for me. Sure enough, I'm lured to check out the site's Top 20 of 2010 chart, compiled from some 49 million rankings from Flickchart users all over the world. Surprise: Inception is number one, followed by Scott Pilgrim vs. the ...

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    IFC to Release The Other Woman, Starring Pregnant Natalie Portman

    Just as we are all trying to get used to the idea of wraith-like Natalie Portman as a pregnant soon-to-be new mom, she turns up pregnant in a movie filmed two years ago that was recently picked up by IFC, The Other Woman. Written and directed by Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex) and produced by Marc Pl...

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    Oscar Watch: Animated The Illusionist is Homage to Tati

    Which animated film will land the third Oscar slot behind Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon? The critics have given a serious boost Sylvain Chomet's elegiac 2-D The Illusionist, which won best animated film at the European Film Awards and New York Film Critics Circle and a spotlight award fro...

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    Elvis Sings Blue Christmas

    The young and beautiful--and sweaty in leather--Elvis sings "Blue Christmas," one of the huge hits originally recorded on his 1957 Christmas Album. He released it as a single in 1964 (the B-side was "Wooden Heart" from the soundtrack to G.I. Blues) and first performed it in public during a 1968 tele...

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    Christmas Greetings from the Francos: Grandma Franco Fires Back at 127 Hours Avoiders

    Obviously, Fox Searchlight is trying to confront head-on the issue of squeamish moviegoers not wanting to see 127 Hours, which features James Franco as hiker Aron Ralston hacking off his arm. They've deployed the "I Kept My Eyes Open for 127 Hours" campaign, and now Franco (showing his usual canny p...

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