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    Blast from the Past with '227: The Lost Episodes'

    227: The Lost Episodes, a live comedy show at Second City Hollywood, is giving a makeover to one of the 1980s' beloved sitcoms.

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    Immersed in Movies: Dissecting 'Prometheus' with Scripter Damon Lindelof and VFXers

    While it's not surprising that critics and journos are deeply divided over "Prometheus," it helps to have low expectations. In my case, I came away with more than I expected. I found Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi enthralling. He seems to have transcended the "Alien" universe by combining it with "...

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    The Wolfpack Will Go To Tijuana In 'The Hangover Part 3'

    While the youngsters of "Project X" filled out Warner Bros. dudes-getting-drunk-and-into-trouble niche this year to the tune of $94 million worldwide (not bad for a low budget movie with no big names attached to it), in 2013 The Wolfpack will be back to show 'em how it's done in &q...

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    Sorkin Talks Upcoming HBO Series 'The Newsroom,' False 'Barton Fink' Experience, Cliffhanger Pressure, Pedi-Conferencing, Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Sorkin's terrific in-depth interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, which has been published incrementally on the Times' Arts Beat blog, had its final installment today. Sorkin talks "the writer's enemy is fatigue," stressing the cliche of the cliffhanger, and the two on-air shows he...

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    Report: Celluloid Projection Will Cease In The USA & Other Major Markets By End Of 2013

    Our continuous close-ups of the winds of change... 

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    Trailers from Hell: David Decoteau on Exploitation King Eddie Romero's 'Beyond Atlantis'

    For Trailers from Hell this week, David Decoteau talks us through Eddie Romero's "Beyond Atlantis." Here's the blurb:

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    Official Poster for 'End of Watch' with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena

    The official poster for "End of Watch" shows Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña at the fore of a character-driven police thriller (full poster and trailer posted below). Directed by "Training Day" screenwriter David Ayer, "End of Watch" tells the story of two young Los Angeles police officers as they...

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    Exclusive: Greta Gerwig & The Filmmakers Of 'Lola Versus' Take You Behind The Scenes In New Featurette

    Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman in the romantic comedy "Lola Versus." Written and directed by Daryl Wein and co-written by hi...

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    Watch: 'The Queen of Versailles' Trailer Shows a Super-sized American Dream Grown Out Of Control

    Lauren Greenfield's 2012 Sundance Film Festival opener "The Queen of Versailles" follows the billionaire family of timeshare king David Siegel, as they struggle to stay afloat following the 2008 stock market collapse. In a family crisis of truly hyperbolic dimensions, Siegel is forced ...

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    Emma Forrest To Adapt 'My Salinger Year'; 'Police Academy' Remake Still Happening, Jeremy Garelick To Pen Script

    Here are a couple of updates on projects that now have some writers, the first a unique take on a literary icon, the second a crass remake no one is asking for....

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