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    Remake Of Richard Linklater's 'Slacker' In The Works In Celebration Of Film's 20th Anniversary

    Numerous Austin Filmmakers To Contribute; To Premiere On August 31stTwenty years after Richard Linklater's unleashed "Slacker" to the world, a remake of the helmer's breakout film has been commissioned by the Austin Film Society and the city's famous Alamo Drafthouse with numerous local filmmakers a...

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    The Tony Nominations 2011 - Women Writers Completely Missing

    There is some good news and some very bad news in today's Tony nominations.

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    Pixar Head John Lasseter Confirms That The Studio Killed 'Newt' Because Of Similarities To 'Rio'

    Regardless of how "Cars 2" turns out, Pixar still has the most consistent track record of any studio today. Not only do their films routinely rake in billions of dollars around the world, but they're 11 films in with nary a dud in the bunch. The studio has come close to creative disaster a few times, perhaps most notably with "Toy Story 2" being completely retooled with less than a year to go before its release. The result? One of the best sequels ever made and one that stands up to the classic original. (Jessie's "When She Loved Me" montage makes us tear up just thinking about it.) In fact, the closest thing you can find to a failure for the...

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    First Trailer For Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Will Be Attached To "Jumping The Broom" This Weekend!

    Remember the Zoe Saldana-starring/Luc Besson-produced/Olivier Megaton-directed revenge thriller Colombiana? We haven't seen anything more of it since a set of first-look photos were made public last fall, in November.

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    Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Begins Filming, Gets Picked Up By Focus Features

    Film Finalizes Cast With Newcomers Jared Gilman & Kara HaywardHard to believe, but it's been nearly four years since we've seen a live-action Wes Anderson film (though his stop-motion adaptation of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" did help fill the void). Well, fans of the director shouldn't have to wait too much longer because filming has already begun on his next project, "Moonrise Kingdom," in Rhode Island. Set in the '60s on an island off the coast of New England, the film assembles perhaps his most impressive cast to date (or at least since "The Royal Tenenbaums"), including Anderson first-timers Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Til...

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    Paul W.S. Anderson Will Direct Roman Disaster Epic 'Pompeii'

    Which Is Ironic, Because We'd Rather Fling Ourselves Into A Volcano Than Watch One Of His FilmsIs there a worse mainstream director working today than Paul W.S. Anderson? It's hard to say. Certainly if you can call the "Vampires Suck" duo of Jason Freidberg and Aaron Seltzer directors, they would probably pip him. But there's something about Anderson's work that seems to sink him below most of his action-heavy compatriots, the likes of McG and Brett Ratner -- whether it's the consistently shitty effects work, the continual aping of "The Matrix" or the way his films always look so... cheap, Anderson's pretty close to the bottom of the barrel. ...

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    Bloom! Shake The Room: 'Lord of the Rings' Star Teaming With Greta Gerwig For Rom-Com 'Lola Versus'

    It seems like the Orlando Bloom comeback is underway in full force. For a little while after he broke through in "Lord of the Rings," the actor was the go-to-guy for period actioners, with leads in "Troy," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Kingdom of Heaven." But he never had the same success in c...

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    Topical! Joel Edgerton Will Try To 'Kill Bin Laden,' If Kathryn Bigelow Gets Her Way

    But Will The Events Of Last Night Scupper The Project?Update: Variety reports that the Bigelow/Boal team will now include the 40-minute firefight that killed Osama Bin Laden. Boal, a former investigative reporter, continues to research and uses his resources to build the script, but casting is appar...

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    Watch Now – "sisters." A Short Film

    From Team Sizzle Films, "sisters." is a nicely nuanced look at discord between siblings and the sometimes uncomfortable yet comfortably familiar family quirks and qualms that bind them. We're taken on a tense lunch appointment with two sisters (played by Dionne Audain and Tanya Diallo Welsh) who ar...

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