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    Nora Ephron: Star Wars for Girls

    I don't say this lightly: what "Star Wars" was for men and boys of a certain era (and believe me, I loved it, too), Ephron was for women and girls of that era.

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    Weekend Preview: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' is Essential Viewing; Don't Judge 'Magic Mike' by its Package

    If you only see one movie this weekend, make sure it's Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which we'll all be talking about until Oscar night 2013 and beyond. This is the kind of film that makes you believe in magic; heartbreaking, one-of-a-kind and debuting force-of-nature Quvenzhané Wall...

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    Scott Sanders ('Black Dynamite') Will Helm Action Comedy 'Aztec Warrior' Next (Luis Guzman, Terry Crews Star)

    While he and Michael Jai White work out ideas for the next two Black Dynamite movies (see Tambay's post from earlier today HERE), director Scott Sanders (photo above; he directed the first Black Dynamite film) will helm an action comedy titled Aztec Warrior with Luis Guzman starring.

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    Project of the Day: "The Cheer Ambassadors"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Stoneface

    I’m wary of plays that deal with historic movie figures or incidents. If they’re overly glib, or play fast-and-loose with the facts, I lose patience pretty fast. I didn’t feel that way about Vanessa Claire Stewart’s 'Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton', which has been held over a...

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    Halle Berry Thriller 'The Hive' Gets Its Financing; Principal Photography Starts In 1 week

    Our last report on this was last month, when it was revealed that Brad Anderson's Halle Berry thriller The Hive, was being shopped in Cannes buyers.

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    L.A. Film Fest: 'Dead Man's Burden Director Jared Moshé & Cast Talk Favorite Westerns, 35mm & Shooting In New Mexico

    “Dead Man’s Burden” premiered at the L.A Film Fest to excellent reviews and and plaudits for first time director Jared Moshé and his cast: Clare Bowen as the fierce Martha, David Call as her husband Heck, and Barlow Jacobs as her long lost brother Wade. Our review said the film “is worth the watch f...

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    Watch: Warm & Funny Trailer For 'The Sessions' Starring John Hawkes (Formerly Known As 'The Surrogate')

    On the face of it, a movie about a 38-year-old man crippled by polio who seeks a chance to lose his virginity doesn't exactly seem like the stuff of comedy or even feel-good drama. But premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews, with whispers of Oscar, it looks ...

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    'Louie' and the Pursuit of Happiness in the New Season of Louis C.K.'s Series

    "Louie" continues to grow in strange and wonderful ways its third season (starting tonight, June 28th, on FX at 10:30pm) -- both the title character and the show itself. When it began in 2010, the series felt like a collection of strikingly realized scenes lifted right out of Louis C.K....

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    Catch A Glimpse Of Chris Tucker In Trailer For 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Here's your first look at what will be Chris Tucker's first big screen appearance since 2007, when he starred with Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 3.

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