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    BAMcinemaFest: Craig Zobel Talks Conversation-Starting True-Crime Tale 'Compliance'

    As many festivalgoers know, attending a film festival can be both an exhausting and rewarding experience. Fortunately for those NYC-ers who don’t have the stamina to attend Sundance, Cannes or SXSW, BAM has culled some of the best of those lineups and selected a few dozen favorites, which are now pl...

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    Strand Acquires US Rights to 'My Worst Nightmare' Starring Isabelle Huppert

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to "My Worst Nightmare," "Coco Before Chanel" director Anne Fontaine's droll comedy starring Isabelle Huppert. The film stars Huppert as a gallery owner who falls for the man remodeling her apartment. A fall release is planned.

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    From the Wire: Bad Theaters, Good Memories

    Why do we get nostalgic for crummy movie theaters with bad projection and broken seats?

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    Exclusive: M83 Scoring Joseph Kosinski's Sci-Fi Film 'Oblivion' Starring Tom Cruise

    For his first feature film, Joseph Kosinski embraced the challenge set forth to him by Disney. Not only did he bring a unique visual eye to the blockbuster "Tron: Legacy" he eschewed a traditional score for a set of brand new compositions from Daft Punk, a pairing that proved to be a stroke of inspi...

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    The Reactionary Politics of Comic-Book Movies: NY Times Critics Unleash Ideological Attack on Our Beloved Superheroes

    The New York Times headline reads "Super-Dreams of An Alternate World Order: The Amazing Spider-Man and the Modern Comic Book Movies." But it could just as easily have read "The Reactionary Jingoism of Comic-Book Movies." If ever there was a time that Times critics A.O. Scott ...

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    Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite' Will Be A Trilogy Of Films (Working On 'Really Funny' Ideas For Next 2)

    Press day for the upcoming Black Dynamite animated series was yesterday in LA, and Jasmin was present for the event; her full report will be posted soon enough, so watch out for it!

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    Omari Hardwick Signs Up To Host Season 2 Of 'Verses & Flow' For TV One

    He's already signed up to host a primetime block for Magic Johnson's new ASPiRE TV network, and now this news... in addition to all the indie films he'll be appearing in over the next 12 months, the brotha is in demand and busy.

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    Cee-Lo Green Will Go Method & Surprise Everyone By Playing A Hip Hop Star In 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

    Let's just pause for a moment. Did anyone back in the mid-90s think that Cee-Lo from Goodie Mob would become a massive music star and celebrity on his own? Even now it's kind of hard to believe, but combine the man's clearly undeniable charisma, some hit records with Gnarls Barkley, and ...

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    Cee Lo Joins Cast Of Judd Apatow-Produced Music Drama 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

    Cee Lo Green has joined the cast of the music drama Can A Song Save Your Life? which already stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine and Catherine Keener.

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    Rotten Tomatoes' Matt Atchity Takes on Critics and Movie Tastemaking

    In MediaBistro's recent "So What Do You Do?" interview with Rotten Tomatoes' editor-in-chief Matt Atchity, he weighs in on the state of film criticism, the discrepancy between critics and the public, and the "pitfall" of journalists being too "indie-focused." Come again?

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