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Now playing: The world's first Open Source film

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A unique community website project that plans to bring thousands of talented minds on the same online platform for the purpose of creating a “complete mainstream film,” was launched today. The project has officially begun building its first film called "The Bomb Within," a story that unfolds in a post 9/11 era, surrounding the discovery of a new biochemical weapon.

79th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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I don't think 2006 produced as many great motion pictures as in some years passed, however there were a few. None of my favorites were nominated and in fact, I hadn't even seen too many of the movies that were. So, it was with less enthusiasm than usual that I watched this year's Academy Awards ceremony.

Bruce Willis thwarts cybergeddon

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Bruce Willis will face down cyberterrorists in upcoming blockbuster Live Free or Die Hard. Ex-model turned actress Suzie Q will play an uber-hacker out to bring down the US's transport and banking system with a few mouse clicks in the forthcoming haxploitation opus.

Ghost Rider a fun ride

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You're gonna read a lot of bad reviews aimed at "Ghost Rider"; go check RottenTomatoes to get your fill. Every one of them miss the point. This is the kind of movie you go to see for the cheese. It's an adaptation of a comic book with lots of CGI. So sit back, munch the pop corn, and just go with the Rider. It was a great way to spend a few hours Saturday.

Fifteen geek movies to see before you die

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Geeks and movies go together quite nicely. I've been thinking about films that reflect tech and geek culture, and have pulled together a list of 15 movies that should probably be on any geek's must-see list.

Video: George Lucas' masterpiece in ASCII art

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CNET News.com's Nicole Girard shows you the command line to unlock a viewable ASCII version of the classic movie "Star Wars." So sit back, grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy the show.

Full-length open source movie ‘Boy Who Never Slept’ is released online

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Amateur filmmaker Solomon Rothman has released a full-length open source movie called 'Boy Who Never Slept.' The movie is unrated; it explores adult themes and contains graphic language and brief nudity.

Film directors responding to Internet feedback

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Long before the summer thriller Snakes on a Plane slithers into theaters in July, potentially venomous fans started rattling. Based in part on the Internet comments, director David R. Ellis re-shot scenes.

DVD Bonus Features Released for Elephants Dream

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Elephants Dream, an open movie made entirely out of open source technology, has released more content under the Creative Commons Licensing scheme.

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Cars: A Love Affair from Route 66 to NASCAR

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I was invited to Pixar today to see a screening of their new movie “Cars”. America’s love affair with the automobile is a great backdrop for a story that will appeal to gearheads and animation fans alike.

78th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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The 78th Academy Awards is in the can and who were the big winners this year? Everybody's favorite "March of the Penguins" wins best documentary for the year, as if we had any doubts. It was all down hill from there. As not one of the most exciting years in film making, the Oscars reflected and even amplified one of the most mundane years in movie history.

Geeks weigh in on the best movies of 2005

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From the long-awaited birth of Darth Vader to the ultimately reviled (box office) Doom, 2005 produced both major achievements and serious let-downs when it came to the types of far-out movies that IT geeks seem to love.

US film institute picks Penguins

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The documentary film March of The Penguins has been branded a "moment of significance" by a US movie body. The American Film Institute (AFI) chose six events and trends from 2005 from the US movie and TV industries.

Doom Movie receives lackluster reviews

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Seems the movie Doom based on the Doom series of video games is meeting with lukewarm reviews. Most state they find it tedious with too much talk and not enough action. I still want to see it, but I might wait for cable.

How Doomed Is It?

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As Doom fans await the first-person shooter's debut on the big screen, Paul Davidson of Wired magazine takes a sneak peek at the movie based on the game.

a penguinista's review of Serenity

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Penguinistas tend to love Star Trek and Star Wars. Maybe it's the love of the idea of endless possibilities that runs as a common theme through both free open source software and those movies. I'm not here to do a traditional movie review, instead I'm going to try to figure out why penguinstas and GNUsters are going to see this film in droves, and if the film is really worth the hype.

On Location With: DOOM: The Movie

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I'm standing on the set of the upcoming DOOM film, and, as someone who played all the way through DOOM 3, it's quite a surreal experience.

U.S. charges man in camcorder-piracy crackdown

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A Missouri man is the first to be indicted under a new federal law that prohibits people from secretly videotaping movies when they are shown in theaters.

Official DOOM Trailer now Online

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Doom motion picture. The Universal Pictures film, based on the best-selling first person shooter of the same name and its subsequent videogame sequels, isn't due in theaters until October 21st, but you can get an early peek here.

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