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    Sony Picture Classics Acquires Kasdan's Darling Companion, Starring Keaton, Kline

    Sony Picture Classics has preemptively acquired the domestic rights to Darling Companion from Minneapolis-based Werc Werk Works (Howl, Life During Wartime).

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    Deutchman Takes Over as Chair of Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program

    Ira Deutchman, ever since his early days as an indie film distributor, always gave good quote. He went on to do many things, including co-founding Emerging Pictures, but for 24 years he was a popular professor of professional practice at Columbia University's School of the Arts. That's one of the re...

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    indieWIRE's Online Video of the Day: LCD Soundsystem a la LEGO

    As fans mourn the end of LCD Soundsystem, the band is back (kind of) in a new video for "All My Friends." Michael J. Green, working on Adobe's Creative Suite and shooting on a Nikon D50 produced a shot-for-shot remake of the band's 2007 video for "All My Friends," in which a series of LEGO figures...

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  • The Playlist
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    J.J. Abrams Finally Decides To Direct 'Star Trek 2,' 'G.I. Joe 2' Get Its July 29, 2012 Date

    The long wait for this inevitable piece of news is over. After playing coy forever, and now riding high off the success of "Super 8," Deadline reveals that J.J. Abrams has finally committed to directing the long awaited "Star Trek 2." But as expected, his delay and quest for the right story and scri...

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    Winchester '73

    In 1950, the sizeable success of a modestly budgeted Western drama had an enormous impact on the future of the American film industry, one still felt today. The movie also marked the beginning of an extremely fruitful relationship between its star and its director and, for good measure, was—-and remains—-among the first and best of the genre’s darkening trend, a kind of noir western with complex and ambiguous reverberations. Since its subject, in essence, is the uniquely American obsession with firearms—-in this case, a highly prized rifle-—the picture obviously, tragically, retains a contemporary significance, an ominous quality perhaps no...

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    First Look At Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth As Peeta & Gale In 'Hunger Games'

    Hold onto your mockingjay pins "Hunger Games" fans because you now have a look at the two beefy slabs of meat that will hang off the arms of Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming film.

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    Join Us Today! S&A Livecast Season 2, Ep 16 (Special Guest Melee Entertainment)

    Today's S&A live podcast will be our last before we go on a brief summer break and return in September. If you haven't joined us before, you should check us out today and mix it up with the S&A Crew. You never know what you'll discover...last week Sergio did the podcast in the nude! (That's what h...

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    Kasdan's "Darling Companion" Gets Release; Or How Film Journalism Lacks Cojones

    Kasdan's "Darling Companion" Gets Release; Or How Film Journalism Lacks Cojones

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    Sundance Institute Partners with iTunes, Amazon and more

    Sundance Institute unveiled a multilayered expansion of its Artist Services program today, which aims to augment its artists' reach with audiences, raise funding and receive support through a new website.

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    Cowboys & Aliens Early Review Roundup: Favreau, Writers Talk Genre Clash

    In the days leading up to the Cowboys & Aliens world premiere July 23 at Comic-Con in San Diego, director Jon Favreau was anxious. He was telling anyone who would listen just how brave this mash-up of the sci-fi and western genres really is. In his Thursday Q & A with Guillermo Del Toro in Hall H, F...

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