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    UK Broadcaster Channel 4 Releases iPad App to Celebrate Film4's 30th Anniversary

    The British network Channel 4 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its film arm, Film4, with a new iPad app that brings together the trailers, images, posters, Q&As and film info of more than 500 titles supported by the label since 1982. "Slumdog Millionaire," "Sexy Beast" and "Down To You" will s...

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    Hamptons Top Prize Goes to 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Plus Cate Shortland's 'Lore,' Janet Tobias' 'No Place on Earth'

    David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" adds another feather to its awards cap with the top prize at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film wowed audiences at Toronto in September, taking home the fest's coveted audience award, cementing its place among the most-likely 2013 Osc...

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    Russian Epic 'Waiting for the Sea' to Open Rome Film Festival, Jeff Nichols to Chair Competition Jury

    Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov's "Waiting for the Sea" will open the 7th Rome Film Festival on November 9. Russian director and screenwriter Khudojnazarov, known for "Luna Papa," spent six years creating and filming "Waiting for the Sea." The Festival, which runs until November 17th, will be presided over ...

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    Penske Buys Variety for $25 Million UPDATED

    Well, the early reports are true. After seven months of negotiations, Penske Media Corp., backed by hedge fund Third Point, has won 107-year-old trade paper Variety for $25 million. Just months ago Variety was thought to be worth $50 mlllion, which was still substantially lower than its pre-recessio...

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    Robert Johnson Talks Image Ent/Acorn Media Acquisition; Wants To Emulate Tyler Perry’s Appeal

    With the recent announcement that Robert Johnson's RLJ Acquisitions had formally completed the purchase of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media, creating RLJ Entertainment Inc., a "formidable" indie distribution company, as they labeled it, in an interview after the October 3rd ann...

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    'Lincoln' Early Reviews: Praise for Daniel Day-Lewis & Tommy Lee Jones, Spielberg Exercises Restraint

    Early reviews are coming in for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," NYFF's secret screening on October 8, modestly praising Daniel Day-Lewis' performance and a "scene stealing" turn by Tommy Lee Jones as Thadeus Stevens. Critics are less impressed with...

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    Brie Larson Lands Guest Spot On 'Community' As Season 4 Start Gets Delayed

    It hasn't been an easy ride for the critically loved, but mainstream-ignored "Community." After NBC put season three on a hiatus midstream, many wondered if the show would even return. And while it has (losing creator Dan Harmon, bitterly, in the process), it has come in the form of a ...

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    'Hitchcock' Gets Nifty Old School Poster

    So, how has the Oscar race changed since last night's unveiling of the "unfinished" "Lincoln" at the New York Film Festival? Not much, except that Steven Spielberg's historical drama might not be the multiple-category, firebreathing contender some said it was on paper. Be...

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    Watch: Vintage Style Arcade Ad For 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

    With Pixar seemingly in a slump -- “Brave” had a mixed reaction, while the less said about “Cars 2” the better -- and other animation houses releasing their own solid films (last year’s “Puss In Boots” was better than it had any right to be) could the time b...

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    Watch: Trailer for 'Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection' Shows Off Tarantino's Long-Standing Prowess (VIDEO)

    Lionsgate and Miramax have revealed a trailer for the November 20, 2012 Blu-ray release of "Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection." The collection pays homage to the 20th anniversary of "Reservoir Dogs," all the while building further anticipation for Tarantino's new film, "Dj...

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