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    'The Social Network' Producers Michael De Luca & Dana Brunetti Get Kinky With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

    Who likes their kink handled with some Academy Award-winning panache? Hopefully for Universal Pictures and Focus Features, the answer is everyone anxious for the big screen version of "Fifty Shades of Grey." After winning an expensive rights bidding war back in March, the adaptation of E.L...

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    10 Keys to Nailing an Audition from Casting Associate on 'Lords of Dogtown,' 'Cheri,' '21 Jump Street'

    While the roles and the films change, the general principles that make for a great audition remain relatively consistent. So I’ve pulled from my first-hand experience to develop these 10 keys to impressing casting directors and nailing auditions, no matter what the project is.

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    Kenneth Lonergan Discusses The Changes In The New Cut Of 'Margaret,' Digital Vs. Film, 3D & More

    Of the many interpretations of the story of its tortuous, years-long journey to the screen, for a time the favored narrative for "Margaret" ran something like this: overambitious director of indie-darling first feature, dashes sprawling, pretentious sophomore effort on rocks of own hubris -- chaos, ...

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    Cross Post: In Mainstream Films, Dead Moms Don't Count...

    I had originally planned to do a spoiler-filled discussion of the various things that vexed me about The Amazing Spider-Man, but frankly my heart just isn't in it.  The film is obviously a victim of severe post-production tinkering (Devin Faruci laid it out here) and it just feels petty to ...

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    Manthia Diawara And John Akomfrah Co-Directing Feature Doc On Kathleen Cleaver

    Whoa! Talk about an intriguing director pairing.

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    'Deus Ex' The Latest Videogame Franchise Headed To The Big Screen

    Video game adaptations have had a tremendously mixed (and mostly bad) track record on the big screen, but it seems movie studios are eager to crack that nut. Perhaps it's because the line between movies and video games are forever blurring; just today it was announced that "Resident Evil 6&...

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    Listen To Hans Zimmer's Entire Score For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    ....because there hasn't been a story about "The Dark Knight Rises" in the last twelve hours or so, here's another helping from the movie, although we're not sure what the benefit is of listening to the score before you see the flick.

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    'Union Square' Star Mira Sorvino Looks Back on Her Oscar Win and Explains Why She's Drawn to 'Dumb Blonde' Types

    She's known for playing some of the more memorable airheaded blondes commited to celluloid in "Mighty Aphrodite" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," but Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino is no dummy. Since winning an Oscar for her career-making turn as a daft pr...

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    "Battle of Algiers" Revived on 50 Year Anni of Algerian Independence

    If you haven't seen Gilles Pontocorvo's 1966 classic "The Battle of Algiers"--or it's been a while since you've seen it--I can't think of a better film that resonates with America's 21st Century state of perpetual war. See it in its final days at New York's F...

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    DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

    I'm not a customer of the provider, but, looking around my Brooklyn neighborhood, I can tell that lots of folks are, and maybe you're a customer yourself, wherever you reside. And if so, then you probably should be aware of this, if you're not already.

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