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DreamWorks vs. Paramount Lives On

DreamWorks has moved on.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 23, 2009 12:19 AM
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Sundance Adds iPhone App

Sundance Adds iPhone App
This was the year film fests discovered iPhone apps; Seattle had one (pictured) and now Sundance has one too. It's featured at Apple’s iTunes site and App Store. The app delivers real-time info to attendees:Users are able to search films and events, watch videos and trailers, interact with Twitter and Facebook, upload photos, find venues using location-based services and maps and much more. Sundance Institute will update the schedule, add content and add new events in real-time. Fans will access the Sundance Film Festival film guide and schedule, read about special panels and events, access top stories, meet the participating artists, search films, and watch videos. It is available online now for $4.99.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 22, 2009 10:05 AM
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Trailer Watch: District 13: Ultimatum Goes Parkour

In this sequel to District 13, police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaell) reteams with ex-vigilante Leito (parkour master David Belle) to protect D13 from a group of corrupt officials looking to raze and redevelop the deteriorating area. Check out the hi-def trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 22, 2009 8:49 AM
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More: Video, Trailers

Bob Dylan Sings Christmas in the Heart

I like Bob Dylan's straight-ahead approach to holiday classics on his new album, Christmas in the Heart. Here's a Yahoo review, complete with recommendation for another Dylan approach to Christmas music:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 22, 2009 8:21 AM
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More: Video

The Long Road to Invictus

The Long Road to Invictus
Morgan Freeman was born to play Nelson Mandela.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 22, 2009 1:45 AM
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Cameron Alter Ego Feeds Twitter

Just who is @JFCameron, as in "James Fucking Cameron," on Twitter? The tweeter started channeling the mighty director on August 22 with the following:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 11:09 AM
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Clip Watch: (500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer's Joseph Gordon-Levitt (almost) dances up a storm in this music clip:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 10:31 AM
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Oscar Duel: Yes, They're Fun, But Do Golden Globes Influence Oscar?

Oscar Duel: Yes, They're Fun, But Do Golden Globes Influence Oscar?
In this ongoing blog duel, Moviefone's resident Oscarologist Jack Mathews and I discuss the impact of the Golden Globes on the Oscar race. On Golden Globes nominations morning, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Downey, Jr., Julia Roberts and Tobey Maguire were dancing on the ceiling. And Harvey Weinstein thought he had three sure-fire Oscar contenders with Nine, Inglourious Basterds and A Single Man. 
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 9:45 AM
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Sundance Adds Three Last-Minute Titles

Sundance Adds Three Last-Minute Titles
In a surprise last minute move, Sundance programmers have announced the addition of three world premieres to the January indie fest. Gurinder Chadha's It's a Wonderful Afterlife, starring Sally Hawkins, Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids are Alright, starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as gay parents, and Galt Niederhoffer's wedding film The Romantics, starring Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, and Josh Duhamel, will screen out of competition at the Utah fest, which opens January 21 and runs through January 31.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 9:19 AM
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Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit

Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit
1. There's girl-on-girl snogging between Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as bisexual rock stars in The Runaways. That's why it's R-rated.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2009 2:00 AM
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