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    From 'La Femme Nikita' to 'Lucy': Director Luc Besson Talks The Strong Women In 6 Of His Key Films

    For a man who makes his living writing and producing muscular action movies like the "Taken" franchise, Luc Besson is a filmmaker who has continually shown an amazing sensitivity and fondness for strong female characters. These aren't buxom bimbos that wield Uzis and mutter one-liners; these are ful...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Extensive Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

    Anyone who paid attention to the behind the scenes rumblings of Darren Aronofsky’s recent “Noah” knows the type of passion evident in the director’s work, and photographer/filmmaker Niko Tavernise, superbly and consistently, has provided a insightful peek into that creative process. Part of Aronofsk...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Celebrities Petition for Net Neutrality, New Social Movie App and More

    Here are May 13th's 5 Daily Tech Stories for filmmakers and film fans including news about free films, a new movie app and net neutrality.

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    Natalie Portman Starts Shooting Feature Directing Debut 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' in Jerusalem UPDATED

    UPDATE: Natalie Portman began production on her first feature film as a director February 11 in Jerusalem. She's adapting celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz's 2002 autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness," while also taking on the role of playing Oz's mentally ill mother.

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    Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

    While Hollywood's current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who to lead these valuable properties. And while the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particul...

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    Lynne Ramsay Addresses 'Jane Got a Gun' Lawsuit: Says Allegations Are 'Simply False'

    Last week, with the troubled indie "Jane Got a Gun" in the midst of post-production, came news that its original director Lynne Ramsay was being sued by her former producers for the return of an alleged $750,000 fees following her abrupt departure from the project. Now comes word that Ramsay is deny...

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    The Strong Women in Thor The Dark World

    We're still a long way off from a female-led superhero film. There's just no way around it - even if the studios started working on it now, it would be pushing it to get it out by 2015. So instead of focusing on the negative there, let's focus on the positive in the newest Marvel movie, Thor: The Da...

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    Review: 'Thor: The Dark World' The Most Deeply Flawed Marvel Movie Since 'Iron Man 2'

    The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 201...

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    'Jane Got a Gun' Producers Allege Lynne Ramsay Was Drunk and 'Abusive' On Set

    Even with director Lynne Ramsay out of the picture, the troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" continues to court controversy months after her departure, with the film now in post-production.

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    30 New Images From 'Thor: The Dark World' Plus New Clip & Featurette

    “Thor 2: Everyone Was Asgard Fighting” is just a few short weeks away from hitting theaters like an Asgardian mallet to your marketing senses. It’s already screened for press in the U.K. this week, including our man in the London cubicle, but by Odin’s beard we simply cannot say anything right now a...

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