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    'Oblivion' Goes IMAX Exclusive On April 12th And Wide On April 19th, Ron Howard's 'Rush' Hits Sept 20th, 2013

    Only a few years ago, it seemed that you'd only get blockbuster releases between May and July, and clustered around Thanksgiving and Christmas (for more family oriented fare, at least). But any kind of release calendar ghettoization has long since fallen apart: March is now one of the key dates in t...

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    Watch Now: PBS POV Short Cuts Doc 'The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Solider of the Civil Rights Movement'

    An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the 2012 Oscar-nominated short film The Barber of Birmingham, is now streaming in its entirety on the PBS site for a limited time.

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    Weekend Short Shouts - Watch Short Films Submitted By S&A Readers

    A few weeks ago, I posted a call for filmmakers with short films (old and new) to send them to me, so that I can share here, and also so that we can be introduced to the work of filmmakers who we don't already know about; I didn't receive as many as I thought I would, but there were a f...

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    Todd Field To Co-Write Political Thriller 'As It Happens' With Joan Didion

    News about writer/director Todd Field generally comes in fits and stars, but when it does arrive, it's usually pretty exciting. Earlier this month, his long-developing "The Creed of Violence" got a big boost when Christian Bale stepped into the lead role, and now comes another intriguing project, al...

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    Jesse Eisenberg Replacing Paul Dano In Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves,' Dakota Fanning Also In Talks

    Even after the back-to-back successes of "Zombieland" and "The Social Network," it was never quite clear if Jesse Eisenberg would be able to maintain a lasting stardom. He's an immensely talented actor, but also one who's been strongly associated with a certain kind of role, one that, like Michael C...

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    Garcelle Beauvais Will Be Jamie Foxx's Wife (The FLOTUS) In Thriller 'White House Down'

    Garcelle Beauvais has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, which already stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lance Reddick.

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    Breathe Easy, 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Will Be Rated R After All

    With a release date for "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" pushed from this past spring to next January, and then rumors that Paramount was trying to figure out whether to release the film in a PG-13 incarnation or R-rated, it seemed like the movie was facing some trouble. Fear...

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    Watch Now - Al Freeman Jr. In LeRoi Jones' 'Dutchman' (Black Man's Neuroses)

    In light of Al Freeman Jr.'s death (please see the post immediately underneath this one)...

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    Obit: Publicist Dale Olson Repped the Stars, from MacLaine to Hudson

    Dale Olson, the veteran Hollywood publicist who convinced Rock Hudson to admit that he was dying of AIDS, died Thursday, August 9 at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Because the first victims of AIDS were homosexuals, AIDS was an unmentionable disease in 1985 when Olson persuaded the ...

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    In Theaters: 'Campaign' Your Friends To See 'The Bourne Legacy' Or Spend '2 Days In New York' This 'Red Hook Summer' Weekend

    Happy Friday everyone! This weekend’s theatrical rollout has adopted a definite tenor, one that should have you rolling in the aisles…or groaning into your popcorn, as the case may be. But, hey – you can’t win ‘em all. The studios have put out the comedies in spades, with a little bit of every flavo...

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