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    Timur Bekmambetov To Helm 'The Current War,' Sacha Baron Cohen Interested In Thomas Edison Role

    Looks like "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" director Timur Bekmambetov is going from fake history to real history, lining up the decidedly non-action-y "The Current War."

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    San Francisco Film Society & Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Recipients of 6 Filmmaking Grants Worth $300,000

    Six projects have been awarded a total of $300,000 from The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants. The twice-annual grants are given to narrative feature projects with social justice themes that will have a significant professional or economic impact on the B...

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Avengers,' 'First Position' & 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Are Best Bets of New Arrivals

    "The Avengers" will take most of the attention at this weekend's box office; the Marvel franchise mash-up delivers 142 minutes of satisfying, bombastic entertainment, with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. stealing the show.

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    Entertainment One Locking Up North American Rights to David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Ahead of Its Cannes Premiere

    David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” is barreling into its Cannes competition premiere with early fans at Entertainment One. The Canadian company is locking up North American and UK distribution rights to the drama, which stars Robert Pattinson and is based on the Don DeLillo novel.

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    Rooftop Films Announces Summer Series Opening Weekend

    Rooftop Films has announced the slate of short films that will be screening at the opening weekend of its annual Summer Series program. The screenings will be held, appropriately enough, on the Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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    Why Withoutabox Has 400,000 Indie Filmmakers, 1,000 Film Festivals -- and Frustrated Customers

    A Facebook page titled "Filmmakers and Festivals Against Withoutabox," which calls for a boycott of the company, now has more than 10,000 likes. It's facing increasing complaints that the technology is clunky and out-of-date, their movie viewer is substandard and claims to exclusivity are unfair.

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    Review: 'With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story' Is Breezy And Somewhat Superficial But Tons Of Fun

    Few figures in comic book lore command the attention and devotion of Stan Lee. Now in his late eighties, with a grey-white caterpillar of a moustache perpetually perched atop his upper lip and oversized, dark-tinted glasses, he’s an easily identifiable character, as iconic as one of his pop culture ...

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    Rome Film Festival Relying on Marco Mueller

    Marco Mueller is still at odds with the Italian establishment and his contract with Rome Film Festival is still unsigned.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #33: Touching the Film Object?

    The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival presents "Film Studies in Motion", a Web Series curated by Volker Pantenburg and Kevin B. Lee. This series, available on the festival's website and Facebook page, presents weekly selections of analytical video essays on the web, in ...

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    Contest: Win A Copy Of The John Wayne 10 Film Box Set Collection

    John Wayne needs no introduction. One of the most iconic actors of all time, he dominated westerns his list of classic films and great directors he worked with we could talk about all day. But how about watching some of those famed films instead? 20th Century Fox is releasing the John Wayne Film Col...

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