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    'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley Joins Gregg Araki's Next Film 'White Bird'

    While it can easily be said that Gregg Araki is divisive, his edgy films, usually centered on youth, do have their fans. Earning equal amounts of criticism and praise for movies like "The Doom Generation," "Mysterious Skin" and "Smiley Face" (not to mention last year...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Is A Laugh Out Loud Portrait Of The Wild & Wacky Wayne White

    “Beauty is Embarrassing” is such a warm, laugh out loud charmer of a documentary thanks entirely to its subject, the wild and wonderful Wayne White, that it leaves you wondering, just where has this delightful man been all this time? And that’s the question “Beauty is Embarrassing” posits too -- ser...

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    'The League Of Pan': Peter Pan Getting a Modern Day TV Reimagining

    Peter Pan, the flying boy who doesn't age and who lives amidst fairies, mermaids and pirates on the island of Neverland, may or may not be coming to the small screen. His gang of Lost Boys, on the other hand, definitely are -- as is the trend these day, via a reimagining of J. M. Barrie's st...

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    Marvel Will Bring 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' To The Big Screen In 2014 Instead Of 'Black Panther'

    Update: Variety has confirmed that Marvel is moving ahead with "Guardians Of The Galaxy" for a May 16, 2014 release instead of "Black Panther" which was also under consideration. Nicole Perlman, part of the Disney screenwriting program, has penned a script that has apparently bee...

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    Academy Approves New Rules For Oscars

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for next year's Oscars. The rules will most significantly affect the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories.

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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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