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Remembering Ernest Borgnine: The Unconventional Oscar-Winning Star of 'Marty' Dies at 96

Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning turn as the lonely butcher title character in "Marty," died July 8 at age 96. A selection of what the web is saying below...
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  • July 9, 2012 12:42 PM
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Casting Watch: Hopkins Boards 'Noah,' Hoffman for 'Catching Fire' Game Maker & Fassbender's 'Assassin's Creed'

It's nice to start Monday off with news that a handful of our favorite actors have been cast in exciting new projects, including Anthony Hopkins in "Noah," Michael Fassbender in "Assassin's Creed" and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Catching Fire"...
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  • July 9, 2012 12:23 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Amazing' Box Office, Comic-Con Preview, Karlovy Vary, Mark Wahlberg's Career & More

This week on TOH, Spidey proves his staying power even as general tentpole malaise sets in, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival offers a cinephile's dream lineup, Comic-Con's on the horizon and more!
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  • July 6, 2012 3:24 PM
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Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley Media Mogul Guest List Includes Buffet, Zuckerberg, Gates, Murdoch

Allen & Co.'s annual summer Sun Valley, Idaho event next week, where the world's top media moguls gather to talk shop and enjoy swanky outdoor family activities, has a guest list that includes billionaires Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 2:31 PM
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'The Hobbit' Wraps Production in New Zealand, Peter Jackson Looks to Comic-Con

That's a wrap! Peter Jackson announces (via Facebook) that shooting of "The Hobbit" has concluded while giving a shout out to Comic-Con...
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  • July 6, 2012 1:47 PM
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Mondo Gears Up for 'Hobbit' Mania with 'Lord of the Rings' Collectible Posters

Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo poster art boutique unveils its first-ever collectible print of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" by artist Aaron Horkey.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 12:32 PM
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Last Call for Film Independent's Producing Lab Applicants is July 9

Film Independent's Producing Lab, an intensive seven-week course in Los Angeles each fall, helps producers with feature length narrative film projects to develop an action plan for getting their films funded...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 12:30 PM
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New Images & Synopses for Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' and Blomkamp's 'Elysium' at Comic-Con

In EW's sneak peak of Comic-Con's offerings, they share new images from two of next year's biggest sci-fi films: Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium." We'll report back from Comic-Con on what we learn from their Hall H presentations...
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  • July 6, 2012 12:06 PM
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YouTube Continues Original Programming Foray with Debut of Bryan Singer's 'H+' on August 8

Produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row"), "H+" looks at a dystopian future society where "technology has gone horrifically wrong... Consumers are rapidly installing a chip called 'HPlus' into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a day - by just thinking it...
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  • July 5, 2012 1:47 PM
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Netflix Reports 1 Billion Hours of Viewership in June

Netflix had its best month ever this past June, with subscriber viewership reaching a billion hours of content. This breaks down to 33 million hours of video for each day of the month, and 1.4 million hours per hour.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 5, 2012 12:18 PM
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