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    Tribeca Film Acquires Rights to Berlin Silver Bear Winner 'War Witch'

    Tribeca Film has acquired the rights to Kim Nguyen's "War Witch," which had its world premiere and garnered a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and took home the Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The talent...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Chen Kaige’s Story Of Epic Revenge 'Sacrifice'

    It has been quite a while since we've last seen a film from Cannes Palme d'Or winner and celebrated international filmmaker Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine," "The Promise"), but this summer the director's latest will finally land in America.

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    More 'Scandal' Casting Moves: Bellamy Young (Wife Of The Prez) Promoted To Series Regular

    Things that make you go hmm...

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    Strand Acquires "Pelotero" For July Release (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

    A release date for this compelling documentary feature that Vanessa profiled initially in January, has been officially set for July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing.

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    Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas To Executive Produce Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut

    Not only does "The Dark Knight Rises" cap off Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, it marks the end of an era of sorts for both the director and cinematographer Wally Pfister. They've both done some incredible work on the series (and all of Nolan's films), but it now looks the...

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    Aaron Hillis Leaves Position as Curator of reRun Gastropub, Theater To Close Indefinitely

    New York-based film journalist and programmer Aaron Hillis announced today in an email to friends and colleagues that he will be stepping down as curator for the reRun Gastropub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hillis served as the inaugural curator for the theater, a 60-seat venue located in the back of...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'Marina Abramović' Doc Leads Slate of Sundance Vets

    Criticwire Picks: 'Marina Abramović' Doc Leads Slate of Sundance Vets

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    Watch: $8-a-Month Netflix Subscriber Streams 252 Films in 30 Days, Miraculously Remains Married

    New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff pays only $8 a month for his Netflix subscription, but he's outdone even the most disciplined 8-flix-at-a-time cinephiles with a month-long challenge he just completed. How many films can be streamed in 30 days? 252, apparently. Beginning to end, including credit...

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    Watch: Oliver Stone Interrogates Hayek, Del Toro, Lively in 'Meet the Savages'

    In the first of five cross-examination videos leading up to the July 6 release of Oliver Stone's "The Savages," an offscreen Stone "interrogates" his characters. Cartel queen Elena (Salma Hayek), enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro), ex-mercenary Chon (Taylor Kitsch), pot producer Ben (Aaron Johnson) an...

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    Showtime Ending 'Weeds' After Its Upcoming Eighth Season

    Showtime's widowed-MILF-sells-pot dramedy "Weeds" will come to an end after its upcoming eighth season, which kicks off Sunday, July 1st at 10pm, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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