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    Africa First 2012 Profile: Advisor Mahen Bonetti On What Separates The Program From Others

    Africa First 2012 Profile: Advisor Mahen Bonetti On What Separates The Program From Others

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    Academy Picks Uber-Architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to Design Museum of Motion Pictures

    Clearly, one way that new Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and departing AMPAS president Tom Sherak are establishing their legacy is by pushing forward with their Academy Museum of Motion Pictures initiative at LACMA.

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    Early Reviews Say 'Prometheus' Impresses Visually, But Not All Agree The Movie Delivers

    "Prometheus" has landed. The highly anticipated return to sci-fi by Ridley Scott and the quasi "Alien" prequel is opening in theaters overseas today, and the first reviews from the trades and a handful of papers have arrived. And for the most part it seems the wait has been worth...

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    Edinburgh Film Festival Sets Lineup; Will Premiere Richard Ledes' 'Fred' and Alexandre O. Phillipe's 'The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus'

    The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced the 121 features that will screen on this year's program.

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    Before 'Kingdom' Came: A History of Wes Anderson at the Box Office

    This past weekend, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" defied all expectations to post a stunning $522,966 gross over the three-day frame to shatter the record for the highest per-theater-average of any live-action or independent film ever: $130,749.

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    Watch Good-Looking Trailer For Afro-Colombian Cannes 2012 Coming Of Age Entry "La Playa D.C."

    A film we totally missed in our Cannes 2012 coverage, and certainly deserved our attention...

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    Silver Docs 2012: The Women

    The 10th edition of AFI Silver Docs Festival will take place in Washington DC from June 18-24.  It will open with Ramona Diaz' crowd pleaser DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY.  If you like docs this seems like a great place to go.  Info here.

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    Director Carl Franklin to Helm Corrupt Cop Drama 'City Of Night'

    Most recently plying his wares on TV shows such as Starz's “Magic City” and HBO's “The Pacific,” director Carl Franklin has decided to step back into the cinematic arena where he got his start, nine years after he directed the Denzel Washington actioner “Out of ...

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    Trailer Watch: Anne Hathaway Sings Us Through the First Trailer of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables"

    The first trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" adaptation premiered Wednesday morning, giving us a first look and listen to a slew of movie stars in the 19th-century period musical. Although it's just Anne Hathaway singing in this first trailer, we see glimpses of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, A...

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    First Look: Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are Back and Battered in "Only God Forgives"

    After last year's brutal "Drive," director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling joined forces again -- for an even more violent film: "Only God Forgives." Their upcoming feature takes place in the shady world of embezzlement and boxing in Thailand -

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