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Questions for Ken Watanabe? “Godzilla” expert?

It’s a gamble, I know. But I figure, if I’m interviewing somebody from “Godzilla,” I want the guy whose culture gave birth to the Kaiji, the guy who, in the new movie, sympathizes with the monster he identifies by naming … Continue reading

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Fargo Theatre tribute to “Fargo” — as seen at the Fargo Film Festival

I had moved away from North Dakota, but only recently, when “Fargo” came out. And returning here for the Fargo Film Festival, I was reminded of the region’s ambivalent relationship to the movie that made it famous. In Q & … Continue reading

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Vintage behind-the-scenes shots give away sci-fi classics’ secrets

io9.com posted this cool collection of shots from “Metropolis” and “Star Wars” that gives you a new appreciation for “How did they DO that?”

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Next Interview: Questions for Alfonso “Gravity” Cuaron?

He did the best of the Harry Potters, “Children of Men” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Great Expectations” and “A Little Princess.” One of my favorite directors, and he should be one of yours. So I’m looking for suggestions … Continue reading

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Ocala Drive In gets digital conversion money from Honda’s “Project Drive-In”

Like a lot of drive-ins, this one has slipped in and out of a coma for years. But thanks to Honda’s little project to supply cash to five popular, worthy drive-ins with digital projection, the Ocala Drive-In will survive the … Continue reading

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels go “Dumber” for the first time this century

“Dumb and Dumber To,” they’re calling the film. Because nobody involved (save Daniels, an HBO star) had anything better to do. Finally.

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“Starving Games” — the “Epic Movie” style parody coming out just before “Catching Fire”

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Charlie Sheen IS Carlos Estevez?

Yup. That’s Charlie going by his dad’s birth surname. and his own birth name. Carlos Estevez. Like Emilio Estevez. It’s how he’ll be credited in the new Robert Rodriguez grindhouse sequel “Machete Kills.”

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Next interviews: Got questions for Joss Whedon? And Nathan Fillion?

Yeah, I’ve seen “Much Ado About Nothing,” and that’s primarily what we’ll be talking about. Joss shot it, in black and white, at his house. Which is big and rambling, but not ostentatious. Very homey. And Nathan plays Dogberry, the … Continue reading

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Jamie Foxx as Electro in the next “Spider-Man” movie

He doesn’t look like the images of the character from comic books. He has a blueish glow for the next “Amazing Spider-Man” movie, due out in 2014. But it’s an arresting look, and the hoodie lends him a certain currency … Continue reading

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