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The 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2010 festival competition. The SBIFF celebrated its Silver Anniversary February 4-14, 2010.  By the look of the theaters you'd never know the economy was in the fight of its life as audiences packed the theaters for the last 11 days, proving once again how powerful the art of film can be.

HEARTLAND NAMES TOP TEN “TRULY MOVING PICTURES” FOR 2009. In conjunction with the start of awards season, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is honoring the films that it has deemed the Top 10 “Truly Moving Pictures” of 2009. These “top ten” films were chosen from the total 22 films that were bestowed with the Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award in 2009. The award was created by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures as a way to honor theatrically released films that meet Heartland’s mission of emphasizing the best of the human spirit. Continue reading about each of the ten "Truly Moving Pictures" for 2009.

When the two Toy Story series 1 and 2 returned to movie theaters on October 2, 2009, both films came not only as a double feature, but also in 3D. The double feature was a prelude to Toy Story 3 expected in theaters on June 18, 2010.

47 Films and 31 Filmmakers Slated for 2010 Boulder International Film Festival Feb. 11-14. Opening Night Red-Carpet Gala to feature screening of ‘The Lightkeepers’ and live question and answer session with award-winning actress Blythe Danner

Look3D, a leading 3D vision company, and RealD, the world's leading 3D cinema technology company, have reached a licensing agreement for Look3D to design, manufacture and distribute RealD 3D certified premium eyewear. Look3D eyewear will offer the same crisp, clear RealD 3D experience as eyewear currently distributed at RealD equipped theatres and will be compatible with all RealD theatres worldwide. Continue reading about 3D eyewear.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Acquires Psychological Thriller Abandoned Starring Brittany Murphy in Her Final Role

New film also stars Dean Cain, Mimi Rogers and Peter Bogdanovich in a DVD/Blu-ray Release Slated for Summer 2010. Continue reading about the upcoming film starring Brittany Murphy.

America on Wheels: The Model T (Dan T. Hall, director)

The complete lineup of films and special events for the 2009 Heartland Film Festival was announced by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures President and CEO, Jeffrey L. Sparks during the annual Announcement Celebration. The 18th annual Heartland Film Festival will take place October 15-24, 2009 and will bring a record 87 films from around the world to Indianapolis.

The Tiger Next Door “Dennis Hill breeds and sells tigers from his backyard... Can he win his battle to keep his tigers?  Do we want him to?”  Thus the festival card for The Tiger Next Door promotes this feature documentary that had its U.S. premiere at the Indianapolis International Film Festival.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute Sends Universal Studios Hollywood's(SM) All-New 'Halloween Horror Nights' Through 'The Time Warp, Again' Mini-Musical Tribute To Be Featured At This Year's 'Halloween Horror Nights' Event, Beginning October 2."This Is It" film showcases Michael Jackson last days - in 3D HD

The upcoming Michael Jackson film, "This Is It" is drawn from the legendary entertainer's last concert rehearsals. The new movie contains Behind-The-Scenes footage. "This Is It" will be released October 30, 2009 in High Definition with Digital Sound from Sony Entertainment.

MovieTickets.com announced it has partnered with ROGUE for an exclusive prize package tied to the suspense thriller “A Perfect Getaway,” in theaters Friday. Moviegoers who purchase tickets for the film at MovieTickets.com August 5-9 will be entered for a chance to win their choice of either an annual vacation for four to Hawaii for 10 years, or $100,000. The extensive vacation package includes round-trip airfare from the continental United States, accommodations in a four star hotel and a rental car. Continue reading about the "A Perfect Getaway" Giveaway.

Bollywood Casting Call. Lucky Winner Will Get Animated in a Bollywood Music Video with Erin Esurance. Deadline July 31, 2009. Watch video.

Capitalism: A Love Story is the newly unveiled title of Oscar(R)-winner Michael Moore's latest documentary feature. Overture Films will release the film domestically on October 2, 2009

Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen. DreamWorks Picutres and Paramount Pictures. 'Transformers 2' Rolls Out with 2,000 Sold Out Midnight Shows on Fandango. $300 Million in 14-Days for Transformers Sequel. After only 14-days in release, the worldwide hit "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" became the 2nd fastest film in movie history to earn $300 million in U.S. ticket sales, eclipsing the previous record-holder "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," by 2-days. From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, the Paramount Pictures release trails only "The Dark Knight" in this record-setting achievement.

Indianapolis International Film Festival 2009 Movie Highlights: First They Came For... (Kate Chapin, director); "What is she to you?" Alden Thompson Burgess, director; "Buttery Top" (Kelly Hayes & Catherine Crouch, directors); Arranged: The Musical (Suraj Das, director); THE TIGER NEXT DOOR

'Red Dawn' remake. Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have been cast in MGM/UA's remake of "Red Dawn," set to begin filming in September. They join the already cast Chris Hemsworth in the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers.

Postal Service Salutes 'G.I. Bob' With First-Class Stamp. Bob Hope Stamp Issued on What Would Have Been Entertainer's 106th Birthday.

Making Things Happen: King

More Santa Barbara Film Festival Favorites: Five and Five

Paramount Pictures' Star Trek to be Released as IMAX(R) Movie MAY 7, 2009 Director J.J. Abrams Beams Moviegoers on Board the USS Enterprise with The IMAX Experience(R). Watch Star Trek movie trailer.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine and J. J. Abrams' Star Trek don't open until May 1st and May 8th, respectively, but Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, is already seeing brisk advance ticket sales for the two highly-anticipated summer movies. Fandango is reporting that dozens of opening weekend show times for the two films are sold out across the country from New York and Los Angeles to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sean PennMGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges." The studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe. Continue reading about the new upcoming Three Stooges movie.

At this year’s 2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, there were two live-action shorts in the Apple Box Shorts program, i.e. the family films, that we especially liked – and for which we were lucky enough to meet the filmmakers.  That is, of course, one of the pleasures of film festivals. One of those films was Alex’s Halloween.  In this article, you’re going to hear about Alex’s Halloween, written and directed by Daniel Persitz. Alex’s Halloween is a 14-minute film about an 8-year-old boy who is quite enthusiastic about Halloween – as it turns out, for more than one reason. Continue reading about Alex's Halloween and an interview with Daniel Peritz.

Disneynature, the first new film label to be introduced by Disney in 60 years, will celebrate its premiere film, “EARTH,” being released nationally on April 22, Earth Day, by planting a tree in honor of every moviegoer who sees the film in its opening week.

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