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    Old School Action Stars: Few Replacements, Not Expendable

    Action heroes come in two categories: New School and Old School. Just last weekend, Liam Neeson, 58, led the box office pack with Unknown, showing 16-year old Justin Bieber and I Am Number Four's 20-year old Alex Pettyfer who's Daddy. Neeson isn't the first, nor will he be the last, older man showi...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Jumping The Broom' Reveals Paula Patton Basically Made A Katherine Heigl Movie

    Two world come colliding together in the what looks to be a pretty tepid wedding comedy, "Jumping The Broom," that is basically a Katherine Heigl movie minus Katherine Heigl but plus "white people" jokes.

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    Greta Gerwig Finally Acknowledged By 'Arthur' Poster

    Don't ask us why movie marketers do what they do but when the trailer and poster for "Arthur" recently landed, the film's love interest, indie film sensation Greta Gerwig, was nowhere to be found. Well, Warner Bros. have rectified that situation with a new, horribly Photoshopped poster that crams Ge...

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    Gabriele Muccino Eyes Supernatural Romance 'Adaline'

    Last we heard, Lakeshore Entertainment's "Adaline" was in big trouble after rom-com star extraordinaire Katherine Heigl bailed on playing the lead role in the project. Apparently, director Andy Tennant ("Hitch") has also backed out, and Variety reports that producers are wooing Gabriele Muccino, who...

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    "Hobo with a Shotgun" Pleases Blood-Hungry Crowd at Lincoln Center

    “If you don’t dig it, feel free to come up to me after the show and hit me in the face,” modestly proclaimed Jason Eisener, having ascended the stage to introduce his first feature, “Hobo with a Shotgun,” which screened late on the opening night of this year's Film Comment Selects series hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. It was 11 o’clock on a Friday night and NYC's Walter Reade Theater was packed with excited grindhouse fanatics, a big enough crowd to humble the young Canadian director, in his tuque, t-shirt and jeans. Eisener’s comments were brief, just a friendly hello to the crowd and a few words about his filmmaking motto, “n...

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    Watch: International Trailer For Anh Hung Tran's 'Norwegian Wood'

    A fresh, English subtitled trailer for the "Norwegian Wood" or as Radiohead fans know it as: "that-movie-Jonny-Greenwood-is-scoring."

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    Noah Oppenheim To Adapt 'The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero'

    What's better than one Houdini project in development? Two! True to Hollywood form, just under two weeks after it was announced that DreamWorks had picked up the spec script from “Changeling” writer J. Michael Straczynski entitled “Voices From The Dead,” which focuses on the crime fighting duo of Ha...

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    David O. Russell May Direct 'Cocaine Cowboys' With Mark Wahlberg; Still Unsure If 'Uncharted' Next

    'The Fighter' Filmmaker Has Plenty Of Options To Choose FromExclusive: Sometimes an IMDB page needs a little bit of cleaning. If you're filmmaker David O. Russell, it needs constant care and pruning. Perhaps more than any other working director out there -- save possibly Ridley Scott who attaches hi...

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    SPIRITS 2011 | Updated List of Spirit Award Presenters

    The 26th Film Independent's Spirit Awards have been announced the list of presenters for this year's ceremony, which returns to the beach after last year's detour to downtown Los Angeles. Joel McHale will host the ceremony, which takes place in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. The ...

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    Ted Hope Brings Hope for Film to IndieWIRE Blog Network

    Ted Hope defines today's indie producer: lean, smart, creative, prolific and always questing for useful intelligence about where our crazy film industry is going to go. The producer of 70 films in 20 years is also a sharer, which is why he blogs, constantly asking questions and throwing out possible...

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