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    Immersed in Movies: Aardman's Peter Lord Talks 'Pirates'

    Stop-motion is back again this year with three animated releases: Aardman's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (opening tomorrow), Laika's "ParaNorman" (Aug. 17), and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" (October 5). And what I've seen of all three, the bar has been significantly raised technologically to keep ...

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    Tribeca Review: 'As Luck Would Have It' Is The Jewel Of The Fest

    Alex de la Iglesia’s “As Luck Would Have It” features, in supporting roles, Salma Hayek and Carolina Bang, two of the most ravishing and talented Spanish language actresses to ever grace the screen. Most viewers are well aware of Ms. Hayek, who has aged gracefully into Hollywood’s demeaning mother-g...

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    In His Own Words: Doug Tirola Shares a Scene From 'All In - The Poker Movie'

    Below writer/director Doug Tirola shares a scene from his poker documentary "All In - The Poker Movie," which features interviews with Matt Damon, Kenny Rogers and Ira Glass. It's currently available on DVD and iTunes, and hits VOD May 1.

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    Paramount Honcho Says 'Top Gun 2' Will Come Before 'Mission: Impossible 5'

    It's not exactly shocking that once "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" stormed out of the gate at the box office last winter, confirming that Tom Cruise had his box office mojo back and was in full form, that Paramount wanted to stay in business with the actor. It wasn't long ...

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    'Safe' Producer Lawrence Bender Talks Jason Statham's Appeal & Why He Didn't Produce 'Django Unchained'

    Lawrence Bender is mostly known (by film fanatics anyway) as Quentin Tarantino’s producer. Starting with “Reservoir Dogs,” Bender has faithfully produced just about everything Tarantino has been involved with (minus “Grindhouse”). And, while he has produced other projects outside the sphere of Taran...

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    First Trailer For Brandon Harris' Feature Debut "Redlegs" (Opens May 25; Sneak Peak Next Week)

    This was one of the films I predicted would make its debut at Sundance 2012, but it didn't; a seak peak screening of the film will happen next week Thursday, May 3, 10pm, at the reRun Gastropub Theater, here in NYC.

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    Capsule Options: 14 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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    Belma Bas Wins Top Award at International Frauen Film Festival for Zephyr

    I just am back from Germany where I attended the International Frauen Film Festival, a truly wonderful environment where you can hang out with women working in the film business that you otherwise would never meet. We also had a couple of great meetings of women who work at women's film festiva...

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    Ridley Scott is Charlize Theron's Fantasy Director: See Why in 'Prometheus' Featurette

    June 8 is fast approaching, which means the "Prometheus" marketing is amping up to make the wait unbearable. Check out this new making-of featurette, with Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce singing the praises of director Ridley Scott and his vision:

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    Classics at Cannes 65: 'Once Upon a Time in America,' 'Jaws,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Tess,' Ballad of Narayama'

    The 65e Festival de Cannes has revealed its Classics selection of restored prints. The Cannes Classics selection has been a mainstay of the festival's official selection since 2004, as the "relationship between contemporary cinema and its own memory was disrupted by the advent of the digital age."

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