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    Oscar Predictions 2015

    As the fall festivals loom, I'm listing some possibilities for Oscar consideration for 2015. Going into the season, only a handful of movies have Oscar potential; their handlers will rely on critics and guild groups to keep them in the conversation over the long haul. They are Wes Anderson's well-wr...

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    20 Fictional Movie Bands That Rocked Your World

    Movies and music are closely entwined, as the name of this site demonstrates and as we've shown several times recently (each word there links to a different recent music/movie feature). But rarer —and frequently more fun— than pre-existing songs or known musicians showing up on screen are films wher...

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    Watch: First Trailer For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Takes The Magic Into The Outside World

    The "Night At The Museum" films have been a terrific cash cow for 20th Century Fox, director Shawn Levy and actor Ben Stiller. Four quadrant in all the right ways, the first surprise hit film grossed $575 million worldwide and the sequel, while not quite as gangbusters still took in $413 million glo...

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    Toronto Film Fest Announces More Films; Only 12% of Lineup So Far Directed by Women

    It looks like TIFF just won't be a great showcase for women directors this year.

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    Jessica Lange to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival

    Lange will be the first female recipient of the festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

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    There Are Other Roles to Play & Ways to Earn a Living in Hollywood. Consider the Location Scout...

    One of the many behind-the-camera positions that the majority of us probably don't give a single thought to, even though it's quite crucial to the movie-making process.

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    Watch: 'Interstellar' Trailer Finds Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine Raging Against the Dying of the Light

    We still don't know what is threatening Earth, but the mystery of the new trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" makes it that much more exciting.

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    Daniel Ribeiro's 'The Way He Looks' Wins NewFest

    Brumby Boylston's "Cruising Electric" picks up the top prize in the short section.

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    Step Into A Fairy Tale With New Images From Disney's 'Into The Woods'

    After a bit of back and forth by Stephen Sondheim over the changes made to his musical "Into The Woods" for Disney's big screen, star-studded version, he's ultimately behind the "first-rate" production, and now the studio can push on with promoting the film. And today they've dropped a handful of ne...

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    'Happy Christmas' Stars Melanie Lynskey and Mark Webber Dive Off the Deep End with Joe Swanberg

    Joe Swanberg is familiar to many as a Mumblecore director--which means he writes, directs, shoots, often acts in and improvises his way through his low-budget naturalistic movies, although his last one was done on a somewhat grander scale that required some writing and organization--"Drinking Buddie...

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    Open Doors Co-production Lab Will Focus on Sub-Saharan African Cinema This Year

    Aims to help the directors and producers of the projects selected find partners for completion financing, and enable them to make their films.

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    Interview: 'Go Down Death' Director Aaron Schimberg Talks Structure, Reviews, And 'The Da Vinci Code'

    Fever dreams can be scarring. However, if you’re filmmaker Aaron Schimberg, you can take that harrowing dip into the subconscious and make it into the fine, singular work “Go Down Death.” His debut film follows a few lives in a desolate village ravaged by constant bombing and unending trauma, changi...

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    Watch: Quidditch Finds Life After Harry Potter in 'Mudbloods' Trailer

    Born in the pages in between tales of murderous trolls and three headed dogs named Fluffy, Quidditch has evolved into the club of choice for thousands of students.

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    'Falling Skies' Treva Etienne Joins Chorus Criticizing Lack of Opportunities for Black & POC Actors in the UK

    More and more Black British actors are criticizing what they see are the lack of opportunities for themselves in their home country.

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    Here's the Bloody Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

    The poster for Quentin Tarantino's latest promises a bloody western shot on film.

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster

    While Marvel offerings are prone to over-fueled first reviews when the junket types get clacking, James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is pulling in early raves.

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    Review: 'Rich Hill' Presents American Poverty in Poetic Terms

    This delicate look at lower class kids in Missouri won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance.

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    Casting: Spike Jonze To Guest On 'Girls,' Emily Ratajkowski Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’ & More

    While rightly celebrated for his films, Spike Jonze is also an ace actor, who excels and showing up in small roles and knocking them out of the park. His turn as a penny stock mover and shaker in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was memorable stuff, as was his brief appearance in Bennett ...

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    WATCH: Disney's 'Into the Woods' Gets a Tantalizing First Trailer (And Production Photos)

    Musical theaters nerds, our wishes have been granted: the first trailer for Rob Marshall's adaptation of "Into the Woods" is here, and it definitely makes us wish for more.

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