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May 3, 2010

Tribeca 2010:  That’s a Wrap

Tribeca 2010: That’s a Wrap

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By Brian Whisenant Special to Awards Daily It’s hard for me to believe that the Tribeca Film Festival is over. Except for the fact that I slept 10 hours and my feet are still throbbing, my body feels as if it should still be in downtown NYC. But, the festivals never end. With the Nantucket Film Festival coming up next I’m sure I will be fine. (And to be honest,…

The American, trailer

The American, trailer

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Thanks to Kevin Klawitter for the tip. I wanted to read this book before the movie debuted, thinking it would be fun mindless summer thriller. Turns out it’s based on a more literary source than I expected — A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth, who specialized in tales of conspiracy and intrigue often involving westerners isolated in foreign lands. His novel Industry Of Souls was shortlisted for a Booker…

Summer Stock: pick the hottest tickets

Summer Stock: pick the hottest tickets

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[poll id="40"] Click up to five of your most anticipated films from the popcornucopia. Risky Business posts results of a Flixster poll, but I suspect we’ll put things in better order.

Thurman and Pattinson’s Steamy Love

Thurman and Pattinson’s Steamy Love

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ONTD tips us off to this: “Bel Ami, based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, is an erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction which chronicles the rise of Georges Duroy from poverty into the ‘beau monde’ of 1890′s Paris. Using his wits and powers of seduction, Duroy moves from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties who inhabit where sex is power and celebrity…

Lynn Redgrave, 1943 – 2010

Lynn Redgrave, 1943 – 2010

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Two-time Oscar nominee Lynn Redgrave has died. Best Actress, Georgy Girl (1966) Best Supporting Actress, Gods and Monsters (1998)

Summit doubles down with Naomi Watts

Summit doubles down with Naomi Watts

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Summit has acquired domestic distribution for Fair Game, Doug Liman’s adaptation of Valerie Plame’s memoir, starring Naomi Watts as Plame and Sean Penn as husband Joe Wilson. It details how Plame‚Äô‚Äòs status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass…

Bill Condon touches base with Twilight fanbase

Bill Condon touches base with Twilight fanbase

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Too articulate for a mere tweet and greet, Bill Condon addresses fans of the vampire series via Facebook: Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland, I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I’m stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you’ve probably heard, I’ve been given a very warm welcome by…