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    The Auteurs is Now Mubi

    It had to happen. The cinephile site The Auteurs has changed its name.

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    Tom Perkins: Plagiarist and Internet Douche

    While Cinematical refers to him as "film critic," Tom Perkins does not deserve the title.

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    Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year

    The Webby Awards have named Roger Ebert their Person of the Year. The Webbys credit the Chicago Sun-Times film critic with raising the bar for the “level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the web” and having an “unparalleled level of engagement with followers and fans.”

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    A Smart Note to Twilight Fans from Bill Condon

    Writer-director Bill Condon is a smart cookie. On Saturday afternoon, he posted a note to Twilight fans on Facebook, beginning an engagement with them, letting them know he gets their world as he approached getting started on the final installment(s), Breaking Dawn. One of his tasks is going to be f...

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    TCM Classic Film Festival is Hit, and is Coming Back

    Last weekend's TCM Classic Film Festival in LA was such a hit that it's coming back in 2011. TCM targeted an aging demo starving for classic movies and created an event feel, with Q & As and panels, from Danny and Anjelica Huston honoring their father and grandfather in The Treasure of the Sierra Ma...

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    Netflix's Sarandos Talks Streaming, Recommendations, Set Top Boxes

    Scott Kirsner, author of Fans, Friends and Followers and the Cinematech blog, recently interviewed Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at his office in Beverly Hills for Kirsner's "CONVERSATION" series.

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    IPad: Even a Cat Can Do It

    Iggy plays the iPad: but is all the YouTube love worth the claw scratches?

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    Google's Schmidt Talks to Newspaper Editors

    Too few newspapers ask the question "what would Google do?" So the man many consider to be journalism's nemesis, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, addressed the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. this week. While he wants Google to be helpful to the news profession, Schmidt said that the In...

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    Twitter Chirps, BlackBerry vs. iPhone, iPad vs. WePad

    Twitter is all over the news. Not only is everyone trying to make sense of the just-announced Twitter advertising model and the new Google Follow Finder, but the Library of Congress is acquiring the entire Twitter archive: every tweet ever. That could be a lot of tweets, admits the Library of Congre...

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    Toddler Plays iPad

    Here's a fun video of one smart kid. The iPad is a game-changer for parents. The kid gets that you have to start over every time. When I play with an iPad, I'm stymied by the one-app-at-a-time aspect. I keep wanting to go back to the last one, and I can't. I want it to do what my laptop and BlackBer...

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