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    A Feast of Classic Films

    A successful film festival needs to have good movies, good people, and a good home. The folks behind the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso, Texas have got it all. Their boast of being “The world’s largest classic film festival” is not an idle one; spread over eleven days, it features scores of films from the silent era to the 1980s, shown almost entirely in 35mm, with special guests, outdoor screenings, seminars and more. It’s insanely ambitious but I must say I was genuinely impressed. How can you not admire a festival that precedes its screening of Walt Disney’s Fantasia with the short subject Mick...

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    Join the Hunt for Martha Marcy May Marlene Trailers; Exclusive Preview and Photo

    Fox Searchlight is releasing two chilling new trailers for writer-director Sean Durkin's Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene--which will be screened at this fall's Toronto and New York Film Festivals before its opening October 21--but it will be tough to find them. Searchlight isn't presenting the...

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    Amazon Expands Instant Video with 100k+ Library Titles

    Netflix beware. At the end of July, Amazon announced a partnership with NBCUniversal to provide some 9,000 streaming movies and TV shows to its Prime subscribers.

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    Wow: Ridley Scott To Follow 'Prometheus' With 'Blade Runner' Sequel

    Update: Producers for the film tell 24 Frames that realistically, the earliest this will shoot is 2013 as a writer still needs to be hired, a script to be written and a film to cast -- a process which will take 18 months at least. And oh yeah, don't expect Harrison Ford. "In no way do I speak for Ri...

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    Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey! To Celebrate, Watch Doc Biopic "Look For Me In The Whirlwind..."

    Today in history... Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born today, August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.

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    Stephen Root Reteams With Robert Redford For 'The Company You Keep'

    Stephen Root rules. Probably best known as Milton Waddams in "Office Space" the character actor moves effortlessly from comedy to drama to horror and is constantly working on a new project. Hell, just look at the wide variety of films he's had this year alone: "Red State," "Cedar Rapids," "Everythin...

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    Actor Wendell Pierce Isn't Exactly Thrilled With "The Help"

    Actor Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire and nearly 80 other film and TV roles) may be many things, but one thing he is definitely is not, is a fan of the film The Help. This week he Tweeted a dialogue after seeing the film, and while he had praise for both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, he said that...

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    Watch: Captain America Is A Lawyer With A Drug Problem In 'Puncture'

    Chris Evans has always flirted with stardom but this summer he finally nailed it down, leading "Captain America: The First Avenger" to some major box office bucks while also showing he can easily handle a tentpole lead with charm and charisma to spare. He's got "The Avengers" next summer, and while ...

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    Film Independent Fellows for 2011 Screenwriters Lab: The Women

    Sponsored by the Writer's Guild of America West, the Lab is taking place now through September 18 in LA. The mentors include Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), Mary Sweeney (Baraboo), and Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys). Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance) will be a guest speaker.

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