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    Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

    We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

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    Watch: Kristen Bell Moves Back Home and Hooks Up With A Teen Boy in 'The Lifeguard' Trailer

    Kristen Bell's upcoming film "The Lifeguard" seems to be the late-blooming coming of age movie of the summer, albeit with a protagonist who's 29. Feeling lost, Leigh (Bell) quits her big time reporter job in New York to move back to the last place she felt happy: her hometown in Connecticut. But ins...

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    Watch: Kristen Bell Grows Up At The Swimming Pool In Trailer For 'The Lifeguard'

    Sometimes life knocks you down, you have to move back in with your parents and get a job as a lifeguard. Okay, so maybe that's not the trajectory most trouble young folks take, but in "The Lifeguard," it's the path that Leigh, played by Kristen Bell, takes in the feature debut from writer/director ...

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    Review: Neil Labute-Written ‘Some Girl(s)’ Starring Adam Brody, An Acerbic Yet Toothless Satirical Dramedy

    For the sake of argument, let’s agree that the Neil LaBute narrative unfolds like this: the provocative playwright turned filmmaker stormed the indie world in 1997 with his disturbing, brusque and scathing critique of the male psyche “In The Company of Men.” LaBute's controversial, piquant, sometime...

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    Teaser Trailer: Frozen - Co-Directed by Jennifer Lee

    Disney's latest, Frozen, is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen. The film follows Anna (Kristen Bell) who teams up with a mountain man (Jonathan Groff) to find her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) who has disappeared after accidentally cursing their kingdom into eternal wi...

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    Congratulations? Over 90,000 People Gift $5.7 Million To Warner Bros. For The 'Veronica Mars' Movie

    Okay, the headline isn't quite accurate -- it's actually the show's creator Rob Thomas who is getting the $5.7 million from the highly publicized and grounding breaking Kickstarter campaign for the "Veronica Mars" movie. It's nearly three times the $2 million he was initially seeking, but perhaps mo...

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    Kristen Bell Is On a Roll: Focus World, Screen Media Slate 'The Lifeguard' for Summer

    It's a good year so far for Kristen Bell, as the Kickstarter campaign to reboot "Veronica Mars" reached its goal last week. Focus Features' alternative distribution outlet Focus World has partnered with Screen Media Films in acquire U.S. rights to Sundance entry "The Lifeguard."

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    Kristen Bell Indie Vehicle 'The Lifeguard' Lands at Screen Media and Focus World

    This March, it's good to be Kristen Bell. Hot off the announcement that a "Veronica Mars" movie will indeed see the light of the day following a record-breaking Kickstarter run, Focus World and Screen Media Films have partnered together to acquire U.S. rights to her Sundance indie vehicle "The Lifeg...

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    A 10-Year Reunion Will Get The Gang Back Together In 'Veronica Mars,' Plus More Plot Details From The Movie

    Yes, the "Veronica Mars" movie is real and actually happening. And we'll leave the debate regarding the Kickstarter campaign behind for now, and focus on the film itself. Expectations are sky high for creator Rob Thomas who admits he has toyed with the idea of tweaking the show, but ultimately concl...

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    Veronica Mars Movie Reaches $2 Million Kickstarter Goal

    The message today is: never underestimate the power of fandom.

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