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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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    8 Burning Questions For Jeff Bridges

    8 Burning Questions for Jeff Bridges.

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    Exclusive: Check Out the Captivating Trailer and Poster for 'A Leading Man'

    Indiewire's exclusive look at the poster and trailer for "A Leading Man."

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    Deluge Of Release Schedule Changes Send "Big Boards" Into A Tizzy

    The big boards that all studios have in their conference room, showing release dates for the next several years must have exploded this week thanks to the deluge of changes. So without further ado...

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    The 11 Indies to Watch on VOD This August

    Summer is getting down to its final dog days. All the more reason to sit in your air conditioning and enjoy a movie. Here are 11 indies hitting VOD this month.

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    5 Film Festival Survival Tips for Introverts

    Not the most social filmmaker? No worries. In this guest post, Rachel Tucker advises introverts on how to survive film festivals.

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    Watch Award-Winning, Brooding Short Film 'The Bluest Note'

    The mournful tale it tells is supported by the acting from its cast, and high production values, including some evocative cinematography, and it places both filmmaker and writer squarely in our sights as talents to watch for.

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    TIFF Trailer: 'Kitchen Stories' Director Bent Hamer's '1001 Grams'

    He might not be as recognized as someone like Aki Kaurismaki, but Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer has carved out his own similarly distinctive niche, thanks to offbeat comedies like "Kitchen Stories" and "O'Horten." Now he's back with "1001 Grams," which will make its World Premiere at the Toronto In...

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    First Reviews of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': At Least It's Not as Bad as 'Transformers'

    Turtles in a half-shell half-baked, at best.

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    iROKOtv.com Announces New International Content Package for Internet TV Service in Africa

    Pay TV in Africa is the fastest growing form of media on the continent, and it is predicted that Internet TV will become the third distribution platform.

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    Marvel's Kevin Feige Hopes Female Superhero Movie Comes "Sooner Rather Than Later"

    Last weekend, it wasn't the brawny heroics of Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" that topped the box office, it was the slick action of Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" that audiences overwhelmingly chose instead. The movie opened to a massive $43 million, and it was the best debut the actress has had in her ca...

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    Werner Herzog Was Once Tricked Into Getting High and Other Highlights From His Vulture Interview

    In anticipation of the release of the new release "Herzog: The Collection" Blu-ray set, Werner Herzog participated in a Vulture interview where he divulged some hilarious insights from his life and filmmaking career. Here are the top highlights from the transcript.

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    Village Voice Editor Blasts 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Fans for Calling Critic a 'Harlot'

    Comic-book fans attacking critics who pan superhero movies is nothing new. But when the critic is a woman, the commentary takes on an especially vile cast.

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    Marvel Chief Says He Wants a Female-Led Superhero Movie... Just Not Right Now

    In other words, don't expect a Black Widow movie anytime soon.

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    William Friedkin Makes a Midler Musical, Defends Digital, Restores 'Sorcerer,' Reveres Old Studios

    The director has been keeping busy not only writing his memoir, The Friedkin Connection, and directing such films as Tracy Lett's adaptation of "Killer Joe," starring Matthew McConaughey, but many operas. He's legendary for his intensity and demands for excellence--but the results speak for themselv...

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    Santa Barbara Embraces the Latino Within

    Mickey Duzdevich, the new Wave Film Festival Director, along with SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, have announced, “Due to its success with over 3,000 attendees, we have decided to return next Spring with a Spanish and Latin America edition, along with the 2nd French WAVE next July."

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