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    Tribeca Takes So Yong Kim's 'For Ellen,' with Paul Dano, Jon Heder & Jena Malone

    Writer-director So Yong Kim’s "For Ellen," which premiered at Sundance, goes to Tribeca Film for North American distribution. The film opens September 5 at NYC's Film Forum, followed by a limited theatrical and VOD release. Paul Dano plays a rock star who unknowingly gives away c...

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    'Magic Mike' To Close Los Angeles Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

    The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. Live, has announced its Closing Night selection and its US and international selections. LAFF's 18th edition will run from June 14 through June 24.

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    Final Box Office: 'Bernie' Tops Chart With Year's Best Debut

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Indiewire Wins Webby for Film and Movie Site

    The Webby Awards are massive (10,000 entries from the U.S. and over 60 countries worldwide) and cover a lot of ground. But it's very cool that Indiewire is the 16th Annual Webby Award Winner in the Movie and Film category.

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    Review: Though Beautiful & Touching At Times, 'My Way' Fails To Deliver An Authentic Experience

    “My Way,” from one of Korea’s most famous and acclaimed directors, Kang Je-kyu, is a venture of expansive and expensive proportions, recounting two men’s overlapping lives, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War. The film opens with a runner suddenly taking the lead at the 1948 Olympic...

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    Listen: Kid Cudi Samples 'Attack The Block' For Latest Track "Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some Of That Whiskey"

    Rapper Kid Cudi moonlights as an actor every now and then, most recently popping up in a regular role on the (sadly) now-defunct HBO series "How To Make It In America" but it looks like he's also a keen cinephile, sampling Joe Cornish's "Attack The Block" on his latest tr...

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    Is There Really No Escaping Cable?

    "Cord-cutters" -- people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV and instead get their shows through the internet, whether that means iTunes, Netflix, Hulu or (cough) less legal means -- are the bane and the inevitable future of the television industry. Whether you're a cable ...

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    BBC's 'I Claudius' The Accidental Emperor on DVD

    Rome and its emperors are with us still. What are the "Hunger Games" but a modern version of the gladiator fights-to-the-death with which the emperors pacified unruly citizens? There is a lot of killing in the brilliant 1976 BBC miniseries “I Claudius,” newly remastered with a sharper look, and rel...

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    SUNDANCE LONDON: Minnie Driver, David Harewood Table Read Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Autobiographical 'Farming'

    The inaugural Sundance London had much to recommend it over the weekend: the presence of Robert Redford; a concert by Rupert and Martha Wainwright; a giant white dome (the O2 Arena) in which to seek shelter from the non-stop rain while catching the pick of this year’s Sundance crop...

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    Martin Scorsese's Long Developing 'Silence' Finds Backer In Cecchi Gori Pictures, To Be Produced First On Company's Slate

    A little extra patience is all it takes, it seems. After the financial disappointment of “Hugo” reportedly divided Martin Scorsese and his producer Graham King, halting plans to bring his dream project “Silence” to the screen, we wondered whether the venture would ever recove...

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