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    Ethan Hawke Says 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Followup Shoots This Summer

    It's rare for two films as perfectly pitched and utterly delightful as "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" to come along, but can Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater three-peat? That's going to be the big question as news of the proposed followup has once agai...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #7: 'Crazy and Thief' Director Cory McAbee

    "Crazy and Thief" director Cory McAbee's roots are musical. "When I was young I painted and performed music," he says, adding that his first films were "hand-painted animated musicals. His first two features were "The American Astromaut" (a musical comedy/sci-f...

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    Amy Ryan & Dane DeHaan To Tie 'The Devil's Knot'; Bill Paxton Draws '2 Guns'

    From a based-on-a-true-story drama to an action vehicle... Nothing really brings these two movies together, other than the solid talent being added, so let's get right to it...

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    New Film Term Alert! "The Snark Ages"

    One critic declares "open season on open-mike-night criticism."

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    HBO Orders Pilot For Cold War Spy Drama 'The Missionary' With Aaron Paul; 'Weeds' Finished After Season 8

    With the clock now running down on AMC's "Breaking Bad" with two season left to go, the future for actor Aaron Paul is a bit uncertain. Will he make the leap to the big screen? Earlier this year he earned very strong notices for his turn in the alcoholism drama "Smashed" whic...

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    Spike Lee Talks About Making Documentary On Michael Jackson's 'Bad', 'Go Brazil Go'; 'Oldboy' Is Still Waiting For A Green Light

    For every "Girl 6," "She Hate Me" or "Miracle at St. Anna" in filmmaker Spike Lee's oeuvre there's not only a great feature to offset it ("25th Hour," "He Got Game," "Inside Man"), but several, fantastic documentaries ("4 Little Girls," "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" "If God Is Will...

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    In the Works: John Madden Set to Direct Whodunit Comedy 'Murder Mystery,' Charlize Theron in Talks to Produce and Star

    John Madden's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" recently crossed the $100 million mark worldwide. In the wake of this phenomenal success, Madden will direct revisionist Agatha Christie-style thriller-comedy "Murder Mystery," from a script by John Vanderbilt. Charlize Theron is producing under her Den...

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    Charlize Theron Gets Caught In A 'Murder Mystery' For John Madden Penned By 'Zodiac' Scribe James Vanderbilt

    It's interesting to watch how fortunes change. For a while, it looked like John Madden would never be able to match the critical and commercial acclaim of "Shakespeare In Love," with a string of ill-received and underperforming films like "Proof," "Killshot" and &qu...

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    Alec Baldwin, 'Sugar Man,' 'Detropia' Headline Hamptons Fest Summer Doc Series

    The Hamptons International Film Festival, working in partnership with Guild Hall, has announced its annual SummerDocs series, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Kicking off this year's series is Malik Bendjelloul's Sundance hit "Searching for Sugar Man." The Sony Pictures Classics release ...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #6: 'Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives' Directors Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore

    "Birth Story" co-directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore have both made documentaries before; Lamm directed "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" and Wigmore tackled Ashtanga yoga founder Sri K. Pattabni in "Ashtanga, NY." They're also both mothers and say that in order to...

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