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    New Poster For James Gunn's 'Super'

    James Gunn‘s superhero parody, the appropriately titled “Super,” premiered last year at TIFF where it received some strong reviews and landed a distribution deal with IFC. We missed it at the fest but we've liked what we've seen so far and it looks like the first film in a while that will nail a ver...

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    Google Changes Algorithm to Block Low-Quality Content Farms

    Applaud Google for doing the right thing in the fight against low-quality content farms. Google has announced that it has altered its search algorithms (stateside for starters) to favor high quality content. They explain here:Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them. But in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what’s going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that a...

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    New Images From Joe Cornish's 'Attack The Block'

    Gearing up to hit SXSW next month, some fresh images from Joe Cornish's upcoming teens vs. aliens flick "Attack The Block" have arrived and quite simply: they look great.

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    Everyone Loves Neil Diamond & More Things We Learned From The Filmmakers Of 'Drive Angry 3D'

    Patrick Lussier & Todd Farmer Call Amber Heard The "Anti-Damsel In Distress" & Espouse The Emotional Impact Of 3DExclusive: We recently had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with “Drive Angry 3D” director Patrick Lussier (henceforth occasionally referred to as PL) and writer Todd Farmer (henceforth occasionally referred to as TF). We reported on what they had to say regarding their some upcoming new projects yesterday, but we learned a few more things during the chat that we thought you should know. Read on for more on the emotional impact of 3D, William Fichtner’s embodiment of a truly odd antagonist and Amber Heard’s anti-Damse...

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    'Community' Star Joel McHale Joins Mark Wahlberg In Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted'

    While this writer doesn't understand the love for the overrated "Community," Joel McHale is undeniably funny and he's long overdue for some big screen exposure -- though it seems to be his year with "Spy Kids 4," "What's Your Number?" and "The Big Year" all on the way -- and it looks like he's found...

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    'Breakout Kings' Star Jimmi Simpson Joins 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    As Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" gears up to shoot in 3D (woo!) next month, the film is putting the finishing touches on its cast.

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    James Franco Locks In To Visit 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

    We'll say this: it's kind of amazing the amount of buzz James Franco -- aka The Franco -- has managed to create for himself. It's the kind of chatter and publicity most stars would love to have, but it's all the more remarkable considering that it's only after this weekend when he hosts the Oscars that James Franco will become something of a household name. Sure, he had a co-starring role in the "Spider-Man" films but other than that, he hasn't really toplined a major franchise. But that's all about to change. Later this year he will fight the "Rise of the Apes" and now Deadline reports that the ink is pretty much dry on earlier talks that wi...

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    Johnny Depp Working On Adaptation Of J.P. Donleavy's 'The Ginger Man'

    Also Wants To Adapt Tom Robbins' 'Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates'We miss Johnny Depp. Let us clarify that point. We miss the Johnny Depp of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?," "Arizona Dream," "Dead Man" and "Donnie Brasco." We miss the young actor who took chances with ambitious directors and material. And while his early work with Tim Burton in films like "Edward Scissorhands" and "Ed Wood" was great, the actor has settled into a comfortable rut, collecting millions upon millions of dollars in tentpole land. And when he's not working with Burton on whatever his next watered down mess will be, he's busy walking the plank in another "Pira...

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    Spirit Awards 2011: Previewing An Exceptionally Oscar-Friendly Showdown

    This Saturday afternoon, Film Independent's Spirit Awards will return to the beach in Santa Monica (after last year's unpopular move downtown) for its 26th annual edition. And as indieWIRE's recent poll of critics and bloggers suggest, it's going to be an interesting afternoon.

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    Morgan Creek CEO Says No 'Major League' For Charlie Sheen If He Continues Being Awesome

    Throws Lindsay Lohan Under The Bus In The ProcessGranted, Charlie Sheen is probably heading towards a meltdown of epic proportions but you have to admit, his quote-churning flame out is far more entertaining/amazing/hilarious/tragic than anything spewed forth by Mel Gibson. And there's an odd heroic...

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