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Sundance Video: James Marsh Talks HBO's Project Nim, Roadside Lands U.S. Theatrical Rights

James Marsh is a happy man. Not only did his stylish, unsettling and provocative doc Project Nim, about a chimp raised by a series of human parents during the 70s, land a berth at Tiffany cabler HBO, which bought all rights before the festival, but it went on to play well at Sundance (the awards show is Saturday) and will be released theatrically by Roadside. Here are reviews from THR, Variety and indieWIRE.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 28, 2011 12:38 AM
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When Strangers Click: HBO's Doc on Online Dating Premieres Valentine's Day

HBO is premiering When Strangers Click--a documentary from Food Inc. Robert Kenner about the online search for human connection-- on (how fitting) Valentine's Day.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 26, 2011 11:20 AM
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Golden Globe: David Fincher Wins Directing for Social Network

It's no surprise that David Fincher won best director for The Social Network. Fincher says that when producer Scott Rudin first called he was confused--because he usually is known for "pitch black stories about misanthropes.. or serial killers."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 3:15 AM
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Golden Globes: Boardwalk Empire Wins Best TV Series Drama, Actor

Steve Buscemi won his first Golden Globe for his lead role as Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. "I love going to work every day," he says. Well-deserved. And the show also wins best TV Series Drama. It's the most elaborate and expensive series of the nominees. Much as I love it, I prefer Madmen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 1:34 AM
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More: TV, HBO

Golden Globes: Check in for Live Blog

Golden Globes: Check in for Live Blog
I'll be blogging the Golden Globes from the Fox viewing party, which means I'll be schlepping my laptop for the rest of the night. After that I'll cover the Relativity/Weinsteins, Warner/In-Style, HBO and NBC Universal fetes at the Beverly Hilton. Stay tuned.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 16, 2011 9:34 AM
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At the Critics' Choice Awards: Winners Are Social Network, Inception, Firth, Portman, Leo, Bale

Paramount had a good night at the Broadcast Film Critics Associations's Critic's Choice Awards Friday night, winning three prizes for The Fighter, including best ensemble, supporting actress (Melissa Leo) and supporting actor (Christian Bale), a young actress award for Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit and doc prize for Waiting for Superman.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2011 6:18 AM
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Super Bowl Ads: Favreau is Cutting Spot for Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens will be one of the upcoming 2011 movies with a Super Bowl TV spot, confirms director Jon Favreau on Twitter (this is his Twitter avatar):
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2011 7:33 AM
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Gondry to Direct Jimmy Kimmel Live to Promo Green Hornet

It might actually be worth watching. Joining an elite group that includes J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino, Green Hornet director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will direct an episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Thursday night's episode will feature his star, Seth Rogen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2011 12:24 AM
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Cable Watch: Holmes' Kennedys Needs Home, Hayek's Wicked Gets 8-Hour ABC Adaptation

- The History Channel has dropped its most expensive project ever, the $30-million Kennedy mini-series starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, bowing to pressure to drop the mini-series as not "fit" for the channel.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 10, 2011 9:18 AM
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Carrey Does Black Swan

Black Swan got a promo boost--as it pushes forward at the box office--with a Saturday Night Live spoof (check out Caryn James' review) starring Jim Carrey, complete with black tutu and back tattoos. UPDATE: It was the highest-rated SNL since Betty White last May.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2011 6:23 AM
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