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    Wagner Moura, Star Of Brazilian Box Office Sensation 'Elite Squad,' Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    With pre-production starting next month, another name has come aboard Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" and while he's not yet a household name, his appearance in the film should raise his profile considerably.

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    New Look At Havok In 'X-Men: First Class'

    How do you erase the memory of two shitty, shitty posters? Get another still from the movie out there.

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    SEPTIEN: A Busy First Month

    I told myself that I would try to publish incremental posts over the course of the Septien journey in order to keep everyone up-to-speed about where things stand, and while I do plan to keep things as upbeat and positive as possible along the way—for everything that is happening is indeed a tasty, ...

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    Exclusive: First Look At Wayne Wang's 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'

    Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face,” but he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (”Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (”The Center of the World”). So it's no surprise that his next effort, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," is another gear change for the director, a detailed period piece based on the novel by Lisa See that explores the relationship between two girls in 19th-century China who are matched by laotong -- a bonded...

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    Genre Development: Sci-Fi Runner Lures Forster; Firth, Kidman & Wasikowska's Stoker; After Dogtooth

    - The Runner is a futuristic sci-fi story about how the earth's surface is made uninhabitable by an attack and a group of survivors in the Rocky Mountains discover a way to send a man back in time to stop the devastation. But the man they send is secretly motivated by saving the love of his life. Disney is now developing The Runner as a vehicle for director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace); Imagine's Brian Grazer is producing alongside Brad Simpson, Forster's Apparatus Entertainment partner. Dave Andron, who originated the concept with Blacklight Transmedia, will write the script. Imagine and Disney are aiming for a transme...

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    Doesn't This Make You Want To Go Out And Make Some Movies?

    Okay, if it doesn't make you want to make them, it should make you want to see some.

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    Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed To Direct 'Pacific Rim,' Will Hit Theaters In 2013

    It didn't take long for someone to snatch up Guillermo del Toro after Universal left "At the Mountains of Madness" blowing in the wind.

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    Homes Of The Stars—Then And Now

    Photo courtesy of Darrell Rooney.

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    Guillermo Del Toro Says $150 Million 'Mountains' Budget Was Approved By Universal

    Filmmaker Still Seems Unclear Why Universal Walked Away From Project, "I Am As Puzzled As Most People Are" & More Learned From Extensive InterviewJust days after Universal canned Guillermo del Toro's long-gestating dream project "At the Mountains of Madness," the director is now opening up about wha...

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    Fandor Streams Indie Video: Sundance Meets Netflix

    Finally, the promise of streaming movies has become a practical reality, from Amazon to Netflix. But as multiple indie sites come and go (from Jaman and Mubi to Spout), on the eve of SXSW, a new indie site launches Wednesday, Fandor, that promises a better subscription indie streaming service via it...

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