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    Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola Whiskey Ads [Video]

    IIn the 80s, Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola made and starred in a series of whiskey advertisements for Suntory Whiskey, posted below. Not only does the ad include footage of Kurosawa directing a herd of horses and extras while filming "Kagemusha," but we can see the directors guzzling whis...

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    Watch: First Full Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's Slave Revenge Pic 'Django Unchained'

    I figured it would leak online before tonight's Entertainment Tonight official premiere.

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    Colombia Leads the Latin American Contingent in Cannes

    Colombia had three films in the various sections of Cannes this year. And the Colombian producers, Diana Bustamente and Jorge Forero of Burning Blue, produced two of them along with Thierry Lenouvel’s Cine-Sud. La Sirga (Directors Fortnight) was just picked up for U.S. by Film Movement and La Playa...

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    IFC Midnight Acquires Brandon Cronenberg's Cannes Debut 'Antiviral'

    IFC has been on its annual late Spring buying spree. Its latest pick-up is Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature “Antiviral,” which had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival last month. The indie distributor picked up U.S. rights for its IFC M...

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    Elvis Lives! In the Digital Realm, Ageless Avatars Are the Future, from Pitt to Bridges

    It was inevitable. Now that digital likenesses are so easy to accomplish, iconic figures will live on in the digital realm, making money for their estates. The latest news: Digital Domain Media Group and CORE Media are developing a series of "virtual" Elvis Presleys.

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    Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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    South African Cinema Getting More Adventurous With Genres With "Copposites"

    A hat tip to our friends at Twitch for this one.

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    David Gordon Green, Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shoot Secret 'Prince Avalanche'; A Remake Of Icelandic Film 'Either Way'

    Surprise! David Gordon Green just shot a new movie on the sly, and it's one that has some unlikely origins.

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    Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Is His Last Film In The Series & Sets It Up "For The Next Guy" To Take Over

    They say death and taxes are the only two things are certain in life, but it seems you can toss "Transformers" movies into the mix. Quality of the movies aside, the series has been a financial juggernaut, bringing in over $2.6 billion worldwide at the box office and that's not even cou...

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    Review: 'iLL Manors' An Uneven But Honest Attempt At A True Depiction Of Young Urban Life In Britain

    Britain isn’t exactly awash with artists pumping out protest songs any more. Back in 1977 during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, The Sex Pistols were sailing down the Thames to the tune of “God Save The Queen,” but 35 years later during her Diamond Jubilee there was a flotilla he...

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