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    'Pan Am' Might Land At Amazon Studios

    When "Pan Am" first aired it looked like ABC might have a hit on their hands. The premiere (which cost $10m) was watched by 11 million viewers, the promos all looked (aesthetically at least) very appealing, while the reviews were cautiously positive and also expressed optimism for what the...

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    Sony Pictures Acquires 'Revenge for Jolly!' Starring Kristen Wiig

    Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired North American rights to "Revenge for Jolly!," a comedy starring Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig that premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The buy marks the first for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven&#...

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    RZA Finally Talks "The Man With The Iron Fist," Says It's Officially Done w/ Test Screenings Happening

    RZA Finally Talks "The Man With The Iron Fist," Says It's Officially Done w/ Test Screenings Happening

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

    The success of "Star Wars" changed everything. While "2001" had been a giant hit a decade ago, most put it down to a fluke, but George Lucas' film suddenly proved that science fiction wasn't just for B-movies, but could be a licence to print money. Every studio in town were chasing the genre, but 20...

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    Torture, Beheading, Christ and Satan: New Mexican Films Stir Up Culture Wars

    New Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas' Cannes entry "Post Tenebras Lux" isn't on its surface a political film. But according to an Associated Press report, and taken together with the highly politicized climate surrounding violence and religion in Mexico and the U.S., it might get ...

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    CANNES: Does The Palme d'Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?

    Whatever wins the Palme d’Or this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, statistics say that the prize offers no assurance of box office success. The last 10 winners totaled just $173.9 million in North America, with a whopping $119.2 million (69%) coming from Michael Moore’s 2004 winner &...

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    First Look At Hailee Steinfeld In 'Romeo & Juliet'; Actress Joins Rom-Com 'Why We Broke Up'

    It’s been two years since Hailee Steinfeld impressed audiences as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Charles Portis' novel, “True Grit.” Her breakout turn earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a flurry of offers, including a r...

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    VODetails: 'Take This Waltz'

    Is the new film from Sarah Polley worth your VODollars?

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    Watch: Steve Carell & Keira Knightley Search For Laughs In 2 Clips From 'Seeking A Friend For The End of the World'

    In February, the first trailer for Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" debuted, and it's a "world will end in three weeks" story mixed with a darkly comedic tone that quickly pushed the film into our 10 most anticipated indie films of the summer ...

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    "Soul Food Junkies," "Oversimplification" Come to Oakland Innovation Film Lab, June 18-21

    Film fans in The Bay will get a chance to see a few films we've discussed regularly on this site, including Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies and Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, at Oakland Innovation Film Lab next month.

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