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    McG Set To Make 'Puzzle Palace' His Next Film; Says It Has A 'Die Hard' Tone & Would Be "Designed For A Gosling"

    With the release of "This Means War" coming this weekend, director McG is prepared to try something just a bit different. He's been attached to "Puzzle Palace" since late last year, an action script penned by "Safe House" writer David Guggenheim. Development stalled...

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    Oscar Video: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Viola Davis on Success, Isolation, and Acting

    During Oprah's Oscar Special on Wednesday, Winfrey at her best evoked heartfelt emotion from "The Help" Best Actress nominee Viola Davis. The Tony-winning theater and film actress was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Doubt" in 2008, opposite her 2012 Oscar rival Meryl Streep.

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    China's New Hollywood Deal; Christian Bale Rebuked by Chinese Authorities for Attempted Visit to Human Rights Activist

    China and the United States have a thorny relationship, the natural byproduct of two countries reluctantly dependent on each other economically, but diametrically opposed in political philosophy. Despite their differences, the two nations are intricately connected, and sometimes, to keep the waters...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Romanian Director Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

    Sundance Selects Acquires Romanian Director Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

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    NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 2 Highlights -- Three NY Film Premieres!

    Day 2 of ActNow Foundation's 2nd annual New Voices in Black Cinema Festival at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn begins in a few hours with another great lineup of films including 3 NYC premieres. Tickets are available at: BAM.org/NewVoicesinBlackCinema

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    Watch: Peter Parker Basically Runs Into The Doorman From 'Seinfeld' In Clip From 'Amazing Spider-Man'

    Oh, the doorman. Helpful, courteous, reliable and sometimes...kind of a pain in the ass. The first clip from The Mark Of The Spider-Man viral site has been revealed, and it seems to be a pretty good indication of the film's tone and certainly shows that the quippy dialogue Marc Webb handled in &...

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    Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Present Meryl Streep With Her Golden Bear in Berlin

    Earlier this week, Jake Gyllenhaal took the stage at the Berinale Palast for one of the main events of the Berlin International Film Festival: The feting of Meryl Streep. And its well worth 18 minutes of your time:

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    Silent Films In The News

    It’s no longer news that the most acclaimed movie of the past year, well on its way to earning an Oscar or two, is a modern-day French silent picture called The Artist. But it’s not the only silent film making news. USA Today’s Susan Wloszczyna found other aspects of silence in contemporary cinema f...

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    Nonso Anozie Joins Viola Davis In "Ender's Game"

    British actor Nonso Anozie, who can currently be seen trying to keep from being eaten by rabid wolves in The Grey, and will soon appear in HBO's second season of Game of Thrones, will join the previously-announced Viola Davis in the sci-fi film Ender's Game, based on the popular book...

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    Dual Coast Screening of Van Peebles' "We The Party" in L.A. & Boston Tomorrow Night + Full Synopsis

    We haven't mentioned this project in a while since we posted the trailer and first synopsis, besides the fact that it's screening at the Pan African Film Festival this weekend. Well now, Mario Van Peebles' We The Party will also screen simultaneously on the east coast in Boston at the Ro...

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