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    'Hunger Games' Early Reviews Gush Over Lawrence (Latest Trailer and Clips)

    The first installment of Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy hits theaters March 23, 2012, but early reviews are in. The wildly anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller has yielded reviews that just border on gushing.

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    The Search for Indie TV at SXSW

    The question all over the festival this year -- is there a television equivalent to independent film?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Return of Anjelica Huston

    I remember a time when Anjelica Huston was a movie star.  From the mid-80s to the mid-90s she was making some really great movies.  Prizzi's Honor, The Dead, The Addams Family, The Grifters and then, poof, she disappeared.  Her parts got smaller as she got older.  Happens to ...

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    Watch The Beautiful French-Language Trailer For Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways"

    One of my most anticipated films of 2012, Xavier Dolan's third feature "Laurence Anyways" has dropped a gorgeous first trailer - a 3 minute, French language offering set to Moderat's hypnotic "A New Error":

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    'The Cat In The Hat' Will Get Animated Courtesy Of The Team Behind 'The Lorax'

    "The Lorax": $132m domestic gross (to date). "Horton Hears a Who!": $297m worldwide gross. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas": $345m worldwide gross. Dr Seuss adaptations are a cinematic brand that audiences respond to. Or to put it another way: When Hollywood studios ada...

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    'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor To Direct Peter Pan Redo 'Neverland,' Channing Tatum Will Produce, But Won't Star

    So what on Earth could Gavin O'Connor, the man behind testosterone-driven fare like "Warrior," "Pride And Glory" and "Miracle" (okay, he also did "Tumbleweeds," but you know what we're getting at), find interesting in a Peter Pan redo produced by Channing Tatum?

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    Megan Fox & Zoe Saldana Will Plan A 'Swindle'

    Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana are signing up to kick some ass in the action/heist flick "Swindle." Uh, and that's about all we know. Sony picked up the spec script from Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, that will be produced by Michael De Luca ("Moneyball") and apparently this all came about because Fox and...

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    ABC Reportedly Pursuing Bobby Brown For An Exclusive Interview

    No surprise that since Whtney Houston's death, anything related to her has been ratings gold for TV networks. There was the Oprah Winfrey interview with Houston's brother, sister-in-law and her daughter, which was the highest rated show ever on OWN.

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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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