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    We Read It: Casting Cassandra Clare's 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

    With "Twilight" wrapping up this year, and "The Hunger Games" proving a giant hit, the hunt is on for the next big young adult movie franchise. And we suspect that of all the projects brewing, "The Mortal Instruments" has one of the best chances. The book series by Cassandra Clare has sold millions ...

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    More Advanced Screening Dates for Laurens Grant's "Jesse Owens" Documentary (NYC)

    Here are a few more chances to see Laurens Grant's acclaimed documentary on 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens on the big screen, ahead of its PBS premiere.

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    TRIBECA FUTURES: 'While We Were Here' Breakout Jamie Blackley Talks Bulking Up for '300' Prequel

    Why He's On Our Radar: British actor Jamie Blackley, who stars alongside Kate Bosworth in the black-and-white Tribeca Film Festival World Narrative Competition contender "While We Were Here," told Indiewire over the phone from London, that his upcoming trip to New York will mark his first visit to t...

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    Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners

    The 2012 Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced the winners of its Juried and Audience competitions.

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    Tribeca Review Capsule: 'The Five-Year Engagement'

    Tribeca opened last night with the new film from the team behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." So how was it?

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    Glimpse Spider-Man's Musical Future In New Image from Marc Webb's Reboot

    The newest image from director Marc Webb's “The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot has hit the net, and it hints a musical interlude of dazzling import could loom in the webbed crusader's future, and he's developed the perfect accessories for it.

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    Peter Jackson Ready To Dazzle With 'The Hobbit' In 3D & 48fps, But Will Theatres Be Prepared?

    Directors Peter Jackson and James Cameron have spent the past few years extolling the benefits of higher frame rates in film, with Jackson wrapping up “The Hobbit” in 48 frames-per-second and Cameron planning the same or higher for the "Avatar" sequels, but now exhibitors are f...

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    The Surprises & Notable Absences Of The 2012 Cannes Line-Up

    Early this morning brought one of the most anticipated moments in the cinephile's calendar: the announcement of the line-up of this year's installment of the Cannes Film Festival. And while it reads in places like a parody of a Cannes line-up (Alain Resnais! Abbas Kiarostami! Michael Haneke! Ken Loa...

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    Watch: Zach Galifianakis Tries to Imagine If Dogs Could Talk

    "Seriously, though, what would that be like?" IFC has offered up a preview clip from the first episode of its upcoming series "Comedy Bang! Bang!," based on the podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman ("Mr. Show," the producer of "Between Two Ferns"). Aukerman serves...

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    Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire!

    According to reports in EW, the Playlist and the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for Catching Fire is down to two dudes -- Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence.  Now I think that Miller is a great director.  I loved Moneyball and Capote.  But to pick him to direct Catchin...

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