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    'X-Men: The Last Stand' Writer Simon Kinberg Hired To Write 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel

    Just to show that studio thinking is not really ever easily understood, this summer's "X-Men: First Class" was not only one of the better superhero movies of the summer, it also was a big relief to fans who saw the franchise on the verge of collapsing after Fox fumbled with both "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," widely regarded as two of the worst entries in the series. But Matthew Vaughn, along with a crack cast led by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, delivered a clever, involving, and gritty origin story reboot of sorts with 'First Class.' One that took the superheroes back to their '60s beginnings, and pitted them...

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    Independent Spirit Awards Accepting FIND Your Audience Award Submissions

    Film Independent is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Jameson FIND Your Audience Award.

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    Darren Aronofsky To Direct Video For Metallica/Lou Reed Track "Iced Honey"

    Will Probably Look Great, Sound AwfulWith "Noah" not set to film until next year, and now probably looking for a new leading man since Christian Bale is gonna spend his 2012 tossing back brews with Terrence Malick as they embark on two films together, Darren Aronofsky is likely looking to keep his d...

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    First Look At Bill Murray Not Ghostbusting As Franklin Delano Roosevelt In 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

    That's right. Peter Venkman is getting all presidential on us. In case you forgot, Bill Murray has gone ahead and done something more interesting than reading the "Ghostbusters 3" script, taking the role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the upcoming period piece "Hyde Park On Hudson."

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    Zoe Saldana, Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard Circling Remake Of 70s-Set French Thriller "Rivals"

    Zoe Saldana, Mark Wahlberg, and Marion Cotillard are reportedly all circling starring roles in French actor/writer/director Guillaume Canet's English-language debut - a stateside remake of the 2008 thriller in which he starred titled Les Liens Du Sang (or Rivals as it was titled in English).

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    AFM News: Sony Takes 1890s Paris Tale Bel Ami, with Pattinson, Thurman, Scott Thomas & Ricci

    At AFM, Sony has acquired North American rights to Bel Ami, which stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. The film, now completed, was co-directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (the pair worked together on 1992 short The Big Fish, which must have be...

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    AFI FEST Conversations and Presentations: Young Hollywood Roundtable, 3D Bootcamp, Haywire, Summits

    AFI FEST 2011's slate of conversations, presentations and digital alliances includes a Young Hollywood Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer, Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin), Two Visions of the West and the inevitable 3D Bootcamp, Film Technology Summit, Future of Film Summit, plus a Sec...

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    Watch: Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston Hang With Hippies In 'Wanderlust' Trailer

    While some of The Playlist team didn't take to "Role Models" right away, it has quickly become a repeat watch for many of us (seriously, it's worth giving another shot -- the movie is absolutely hilarious, packed with all kinds of subtle, funny moments). Now the "Role Models" helmer, David Wain, is ...

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    Review: 'Crime After Crime' Is A Haunting Portrait Of A Domestic Violence Victim Behind Bars

    So, um guys, the OWN Documentary Club is kicking ass in its film selections. We know OWN is the channel your mom watches, but the documentaries it features are excellent films that have received festival runs, critical acclaim, and can't be seen on a large national stage anywhere else. It’s a great outlet for those documentary films that contain years of work by the filmmakers and don’t see the kind of distribution they deserve. The access alone is one reason why the OWN Documentary Club is worth the while-- any distribution for documentaries is needed-- but also because they’ve sported some home run choices in their selections. The woman kno...

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