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Column: Troubles in modernizing Holmes

For whatever reason, we have become obsessed again with the enigmatic detective who lives at 221B Baker Street, otherwise known as Sherlock Holmes. Between the Guy Ritchie films, the popular BBC show “Sherlock,” and CBS’ upcoming show “Elementary,” Holmes is being updated and modernized faster than his author ever could have imagined.

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Michael Fassbender reunites with Ridley Scott on ‘The Counselor’

Prometheus, the film that brought Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender together, isn’t due for release until June 8, but the director and actor have already agreed upon their next project together.

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‘The Artist’ and the evolution of human expression

‘The Artist’ and the evolution of human expression

Watching a silent movie in 2012 is an odd experience. Watching a silent movie made in 2012 in a movie theater is even odder.

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Is ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ really the end for ‘Twilight?’

Want another reason the world is definitely going to end in 2012? Twilight producers are looking to extend the story beyond the Breaking Dawn Part 2 supposed finale this November.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. discusses “Red Tails”

Cuba Gooding Jr. discusses “Red Tails”

Academy Award Winning Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Star Wars producer Rick McCallum discussed the motivations and difficulties in executing their recently released movie “Red Tails” at Harvard U. Friday.

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Taking the Plunge: An interview with Elizabeth Banks

“Time is always your friend in a negotiation,” stresses Elizabeth Banks, Hollywood darling and NYPD negotiator in the upcoming Man on a Ledge, a thriller that explores the psychological warfare needed to prevent suicide jumps.

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What’s hot at Sundance 2012

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival kicked off Thursday with tons of films that sound both promising and intriguing.

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Sundance Film Festival: Then and Now

While many people are aware of the Sundance Film Festival, its history is not always known. Instead, something about Robert Redford lingers in our minds and … not much else. However, the roots of the festival remind moviegoers and filmmakers what this annual gathering is about.

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Column: Why is Hollywood scared of a black movie?

I have a newfound respect for George Lucas. I’ve always loved the man for his work as a filmmaker. I love Star Wars. I envy the life of Indiana Jones. These are the stories that have captured the hearts of children and adults alike. George Lucas is literally a staple of American culture. That is not an opinion.

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Spurlock explores brand placement in recent film

Spurlock explores brand placement in recent film

Not just anyone can convince corporate sponsors to pay someone to satirize them. Morgan Spurlock, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “Super Size Me,” spoke Thursday at Duke U. Spurlock spoke with humor and snippets of seriousness about the production of his film, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” released in April, which explores product placement, marketing and advertising.

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