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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Jesus Henry Christ" Director Dennis Lee

    This colorful, modern family comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Hermin (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit from birth, Henry's precocious, rabble-rousing ways catch up with ...

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    Michael Shannon Says 'Man Of Steel' Meeting With Zack Snyder Was Like Being On Acid

    Matthew Vaughn Eyed Colin Firth For 'X-Men: First Class'A couple of brief bits of comic movie background and what-ifs.

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    Peter Jackson Confirms & Talks Shooting 'The Hobbit' In 3D At 48 Frames Per Second

    We're all for advancing film technology and bettering how movies are produced and displayed, but for this writer, there is nothing more sleep inducing than the chatter surrounding the newly vaunted 48 frames-per-second holy grail of motion picture realism and clarity. With James Cameron and Douglas ...

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    McG's 'This Means War' With Chris Pine, Tom Hardy & Reese Witherspoon Opens Feb 17, 2012

    Found-Footage Superhero Flick 'Chronicle' Lands February 3rdThe time at which big tentpole movies were limited to a few months a year -- the May-July summer season, and the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas -- is long gone. "Alice in Wonderland" made a billion dollars from a March release last year, and 2011 so far has already seen "The Green Hornet," a film that once upon a time would have been seen as summer fare, open in the reputed wilderness of January, something that would have been unheard of only a few years ago. Now, 20th Century Fox have slated a couple of their hopefuls for 2012 and, while both are films that could well hav...

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    Blake Lively First Choice For Oliver Stone's 'Savages,' But Also Eyeing 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    Despite Jennifer Lawrence dropping out last month in favor of Gary Ross' tentpole adaptation of "The Hunger Games," Oliver Stone isn't wasting any time recasting her role in his upcoming adaptation of Don Winslow's drug cartel novel "Savages."

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    James McAvoy Says He'll Star Eran Creevy's British Crime Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch'

    Update: Deadline reveals that the film will shoot in July (leaving plenty of room for "Anna Karenina") with the film drawing comparisons to "Heat."

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    'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' To Play The Cannes Film Festival?

    Will Johnny Depp join what is shaping up to be an already star-studded Cannes Film Festival this year? According to press in France, the answer is yes.

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    Before HBO's "Cinema Verite," Watch the Real "American Family"

    One day in the 1970’s the Loud family decided to let cameras follow them around, and before you knew it we had Snooki and table-tossing Real Housewives. An American Family, the first successful reality television series, gripped the country and kept social commentators chattering in 1973, and for m...

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    Bill Hader Says Script For Les Grossman-Centric 'Tropic Thunder' Spin-Off Is Done

    Considering that it was both a reasonable box office success -- it took in close to $200 million worldwide -- and fairly warmly received (even picking up an Oscar nomination for Robert Downey Jr), it's surprising the extent to which the 2008 all-star comedy "Tropic Thunder" has slipped from memory -...

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    From The Department Of Obvious Casting: Jesse Eisenberg Wooed For New Woody Allen Film

    The following is a missive from The Department Of Obvious Casting -- a branch of the Department of Labor.

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