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    Josh Schollmeyer on His 25,000-Word Oral History of 'Siskel & Ebert'

    Thumbing through "Enemies, A Love Story," with reporter Josh Schollmeyer

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    Abel Ferrara Talks '4:44 Last Day On Earth' & Says His Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pic Will Be "Eye Opening"

    Abel Ferrara is a handful. With wild gestures and expertly timed jokes, he piles the digressions high, but is much sharper and in control than his legendarily hard-living persona would suggest. The sixty-one-year-old has had one of American indie cinema’s most eclectic careers. A Bronx native, Ferra...

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    Flashback To 1971 - Discord Over "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"

    Melvin Van Peebles will hit one of those milestone birthdays this year; the man will turn 80 years old on August 21st!

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    Catherine Hardwicke To Direct '60s Brit Gangster Pic 'Diamond'

    After taking a sharp swing towards the mainstream with "Twilight" and "Red Riding Hood," it seems that director Catherine Hardwicke is determined to get back to the indie grit with which she made her name, with films like "Thirteen" and "Lords Of Dogtown." Ove...

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    Paramount Reinventing Mark Twain's Classic Characters With 'Snow White And The Huntsman'-Style 'Huck'

    One thing’s for sure; if you want to bring a classic story back to the screen, you’ve got to change the name. “Mirror Mirror,” “Tangled,” “Frozen,” “Elementary” -- the trend certainly points toward giving established properties cooler title...

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    Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Peter Fonda To Star In Indie Thriller "House Of Bodies"

    She's everywhere these days isn't she? So much in development from the Queen coming up in the next year or so. 

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    VIDEO SERIES - MAD MEN Moments

    With the long-awaited premiere to Season Five imminent, Mad Men is on many a person's mind. For the next thirteen weeks, some may revel in a neverland of glamorous mid-60s living fraught with social strife; others may wonder what jaw-dropping, life-changing events await their favorite characters...

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    George Orwell's '1984' Headed To The Big Screen, Famed Designer Shepard Fairey May Produce

    George Orwell’s seminal 1949 dystopian novel, “1984,” arguably has as high a profile now as it ever did. In fact, if you say "1984" to someone they’d probably think of the book before they think of the year. Even for those that haven’t read the book, the title...

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    Must-See: LACMA Rare Film Series 'Adventures in Wonderland: Alice and Other Lost Girls in Fantastic Worlds'

    To coincide with its excellent ongoing women Surrealists exhibit, LACMA will present a truly wondrous series of "Alice in Wonderland" film adaptations and iterations, running April 6 - 14. The films in the program range from classic to obscure, from kid-friendly to trippy. All are rarely screened, a...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Outwits Outlasts Outplays in The Hunger Games

    The massive audience for The Hunger Games is easily split into two camps. There are fans of the books, who are likely to approve of the terrific Jennifer Lawrence while picking out all the details missing from Suzanne Collins’ novels. And there are people like me, blank slates about Colli...

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