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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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    Now Taking Your Questions for S&A Column "Ask Cybel The DP" (Cinematographer Extraordinaire)

    New S&A Column - Ask Cybel The DP (Cinematographer Extraordinaire)

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    Watch: New Clip For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Plus Kevin Feige On Making The Movie "More James Gunn"

    When Marvel announced that "Slither" and "Super" director James Gunn would direct "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it was a surprising choice. Gunn was a filmmaker who preferred to deconstruct genres rather than play into the usual tropes, but it turns out that was exactly the kid of spirit Kevin Feige wa...

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    Toronto Film Festival Global Summit Draws Michael Moore, Douglas Trumbull

    The Toronto International Film Festival is rounding up some 180 speakers from 80 countries for its annual industry conference and global summit (September 5 to 11). The headliner is cinema technology visionary Douglas Trumbull ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), the opening keynote speaker for the annual Asi...

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    Watch: Elizabeth Olsen Sings Rilo Kiley's "Go Ahead" In Clip From 'Very Good Girls'

    It's a good month to be a Jenny Lewis fan. The actress turned singer has a new album out next week, Voyager, and the first video featured none other than Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson (watch it here). And already on VOD, and opening in theatres this weekend, is the indie "Very Good ...

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    New York's Women’s Project Theater Hires New Producing Artistic Director

    McNulty's association with the theater goes back nearly two decades.

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    Venice First Look: New Poster And Image For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

    How much more can you take? With the theatrical version of Lars von Trier's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" already sprawling over four hours, there's still his director's cut to contend with. The first volume of his uncensored vision debuted earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), ...

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    Which World Premieres Did Venice Land?

    The Venice world premieres include many films bound for Telluride and/or Toronto, including new work from indies David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Barry Levinson, and Abel Ferrara.

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    Venice First Look: Photos & Behind-The-Scenes Featurette From Joe Dante's 'Burying The Ex' With Anton Yelchin

    Toronto unveiled their first wave of titles on Tuesday, and today it's Venice's turn, with the festival revealing what they'll be unspooling on the Lido. And as usual, it's an auteur heavy selection, but even we weren't expecting American horror legend Joe Dante to be given a slot. But it's a pleasa...

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    Dan Aykroyd Now Says 'Ghostbusters 3’ Will Shoot Next Spring

    Here's he goes again. When Dan Aykroyd showed up on “The Today Show” this week to discuss his new film “Get On Up,” talk of course eventually turned to the "Ghostbusters" series, and in particular "Ghostbusters 3." Never one to miss a moment to ensure everyone that the movie is happening, he now say...

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    Review Round-Up: 'A Most Wanted Man' As a Showcase for the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

    One of the great actor's final roles hits theaters July 25.

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    Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Will Help Woody Allen Solve a Murder

    While "Magic in the Moonlight" rolls out in select cities this weekend, director Woody Allen is already at work on his next project, a college-set murder mystery starring Joaquin Phoenix and "Moonlight" muse Emma Stone. Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have hopped aboard the cast.

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    Get Tied Down With First Trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Check out Sam Taylor-Johnson’s "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer which shows a lack of the chemistry between Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele.

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    17% of Venice Film Fest's Main Lineup Directed by Women

    Only 2 of the 19 films in the main competition are from female filmmakers.

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From ‘Alive Inside’ & Its Landmark Theater iPod Initiative

    Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett’s “Alive Inside” is a documentary won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary earlier this year. While largely focusing on individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia, the doc also touches upon the universal healing power of music while examining the state of...

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    Comic-Con Poster For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Unveiled, Kevin Feige Says Some Of Edgar Wright's Visuals Will Still Be Used

    As fanboys, comic book lovers and more descend upon San Diego for the start of Comic-Con today, it means a crushing rollout of teases, glimpses and hints of upcoming projects big and small. And certainly one of the most buzzed is Marvel's "Ant-Man" which finds the studio in a rare position of being ...

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    Ahead of 'Finding Fela's' Release, Watch Femi Kuti Speak on His Father’s Legacy, Politics & Afrobeat

    At one point, it was rumored that the son would play the father in the Fela biopic that's been set up at Focus Features for many years now.

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    Watch: New Ads Directed By David Lynch, Michel Gondry And Noam Murro

    Advertising! While 90% they are nothing more than dudes in various elaborately named firms trying to sell you bigger Big Mac or Chevy truck with more pulling power, 10% they actually get creative and try something a little different. Or at least hire someone interesting to do their bidding. And so w...

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    Hrithik Roshan Returns From Brain Surgery With a Bang!-New Trailer For Fox STAR's "Bang Bang"

    After a delay of several months due to its star Hrithik Roshan's brain surgery, "Bang Bang" from Fox STAR Studios is a go and here's the action packed trailer

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