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    Film Independent Announces Filmmakers for 2nd Annual Documentary Lab

    Film Independent announces the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, which is sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. The filmmakers , listed below, will participate in a seven-week intensive in Los Angeles beginning this week through the end of April...

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    'Killer Joe' Star Gina Gershon Says NC-17 Ratings Seem "Random"; Talks Changes Made To 'Bound' To Secure R-Rating

    Well, it's now official. After an appeal, the MPAA has weighed in and given William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" the dreaded NC-17 rating. And while this is unlikely to draw the celebrity and political support of the campaign Harvey Weinstein is putting behind the R-rated documenta...

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    "Blade" Finally Coming Out On Blu-Ray June 19th

    I actually keep a "wish list" of movies that I'm hoping will come out one day on blu-ray. The list is always getting longer or shorter depending on what titles get announced; but one film that has always stayed on the list since I started it is 1998's Blade with Wesley Snipes.

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    Tribeca Shorts 2012- The Women

    Right off I was pissed when I read the press release of the shorts because the first section listed is called "Men-hattan."  Here's how it is described: "Our New York shorts program takes a decidedly masculine turn in these testosterone-infused tales." 

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    'The Kid Stays In The Picture' Helmer Brett Morgen To Direct Rolling Stones Documentary For 50th Anniversary

    As long as Mick Jagger can keep wiggling his hips, and Keith Richards stays alive, The Rolling Stones won't be retiring anytime soon. But even then, it's hard to believe the band's 50th anniversary is right around the corner. To help in what will probably be a blitzkrieg of marketing and...

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    Keira Knightley May Take 'Safe Haven' In Nicholas Sparks Adaptation From Lasse Hallstrom

    First announced last summer, it has taken a while for Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "Safe Haven" to get rolling, but with a Valentine's Day release date already lined up, it's going to have to start shooting soon. And it looks like it may land a pretty to...

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    Charming Duplass Comedy 'The Do Deca Pentathlon' Fills In a Gap in the Duplass Oeuvre

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass may have gone to the proverbial dark side as studio filmmakers, but "The Do Deca Pentathlon" is a welcome reminder of their origins. Shot after their last low-budget effort, "Baghead," but shelved while the directors worked on the star-studded "...

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    NC-17 Rating For 'Killer Joe' Still Stands After Appeal

    "I don't know how it goes either, but I understand you could maybe show the same film, same guys but different day, where there's enough levity along the way in the middle of the most violent stuff. It felt like an R to me, last night. It's got enough of a wink to not be an NC-17,&q...

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    One Movie Bryan Cranston Won't Be In: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    As you know, we love Bryan Cranston, but even he's gotta sleep sometime. The hard-working actor has already appeared in two movies so far in 2012 ("Red Tails," "John Carter") and has five more on the way to theaters ("Detachment," "Rock Of Ages," "Mad...

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    'Luck' Canceled After Another Equine Death

    David Milch's "Luck" has been shut down after a third horse died during production.

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