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Sep 11, 2008

QUIET....TOO QUIET

It's been kind of quiet in the film world lately, almost too quiet. No word yet on the SAG negotiations (does anyone even remember that they still don't have a contract and still could strike?) and a really bad weekend at the box office last week with only 2 new movies released, and both coming in really low. This weekend should fare better with 4 big releases -- THE WOMEN, RIGHTEOUS KILL, BURN AFTER READING and THE FAMILY THAT PREYS-- makes you wonder why one of those studios didn't take advantage of the quiet week last week to release their movie and an easy shot at the #1 spot.

The Toronto Film Festival is nearing the end, and there have been some significant moves there, the biggest being IFC Films picking up Soderbergh's film CHE, Summit picking up Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq thriller THE HURT LOCKER and Fox Searchlight acquiring Darren Aronofsky's THE WRESTLER which garnered praise at the Venice Festival.

But other than that, we're in that weird period where movement in the film world is slow before the holiday rush begins, and more focus is on the fall roll out of the new Television season.