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    Silent Stars Still Mesmerize

    At the recent San Francisco Silent Film Festival I acquired several recently-published books I hadn’t seen before. Now that I’ve spent time with them I feel duty-bound to spread the word.

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    Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount Films Headed to Netflix Via EPIX Deal

    Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount Films Headed to Netflix Via EPIX Deal

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    Vincent Cassel Talks Mesrine, Black Swan, Soderbergh and Cronenberg's Next

    The winner of three César Awards including best actor for Vincent Cassel in the title role, Jean-Francois Richet's gangster biopic Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Part One played the Toronto Film festival two years ago. At the time, doomed distrib Senator was set to release the film as well as Part Two, P...

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    Get Low Producer Zanuck: Confessions of a Hollywood Scion

    Get Low producer Dean Zanuck was raised by top Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck (Alice in Wonderland, Driving Miss Daisy), who was in turn the son of mighty Twentieth Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck. So it's not a huge surprise that young Zanuck should wind up in the family business. Happily, so...

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    Directors Talk: Vaughn on Super-Hero Movies, Cameron on Avatar 2 and Oil, Murphy on Eat, Pray, Love

    - Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass) tells Hero Complex that the quality control of super hero movies (which have been "mined to death") is "not what it's supposed to be." Vaughn jumped on the chance to do X-Men: First Class, because people are getting bored of the super-hero frenzy, which can't last forever. After producing, directing and co-writing Kick-Ass, a big budget superhero film is something Vaughn has always wanted to do - and an opportunity that may not be on offer again. He withdrew from the opportunity to direct the third X-Men installment (he didn't feel ready at the time), and it went to Brett Ratner. Now Vaughn says that he...

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    Oscar-Winner Patricia Neal Dies at 84 After a Tragic Life

    Patricia Neal has died at her home on Martha's Vineyard, of lung cancer. She was 84. Neal started out strong as a Hollywood leading lady, a beautiful and powerful character actress in such films as The Fountainhead, co-starring her lover Gary Cooper, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Face in the Crow...

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    Lincoln Center's Latinbeat Film Festival Hosts 5 World Premieres

    The Film Society of Lincoln's Center's upcoming 13th Latinbeat Film Festival will play host to sixteen films from eight different countries this year. Out of the selection, five will be making their U.S. premieres, including the festival's opener "Thursday Widows," from director Marcelo Piñeyro. Piñ...

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    CBS Films Acquires Statham Actioner The Mechanic

    Adding testosterone to its upcoming line-up, CBS Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Jason Statham actioner The Mechanic from Avi Lerner's Millenium Films (The Expendables). CBS plans a spring opening after the George Tillman, Jr. revenge thriller Faster, starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bo...

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    Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" Coming to HBO

    Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" Coming to HBO

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