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    Sundance Institute Reveals 2012 Documentary Edit & Story Labs Projects ('Sembene!' Makes The Cut)

    A few projects on this list immediately caught my eye, and I'll further investigate each and profile here later (the Ousmane Sembene doc definitely is one to watch from here on, and I'm glad it's receiving the kind of broader attention).

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  • The Playlist
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    Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx & Idris Elba Reportedly In The Mix For Paul Feig's Remake Of French Hit 'Intouchables'

    A smash hit in its native France, an arthouse sensation on this side of the ocean, and nominated for 9 Cesar awards, it's not a shock that The Weinstein Company (who distributed the original stateside) are eager to remake "Intouchables" for what they hope is an awards season contender....

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    "I'm Not Afraid, I'm Angry": New Full Length Trailer For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Forget your morning cup of coffee -- a brand new, full length trailer for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" has just dropped. So cancel that meeting you're supposed to attend, close the office door and turn up the speakers.

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    VODetails: 'The Woman in the Fifth'

    Is this new thriller starring Ethan Hawke worth your VODollars?

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World’ Is Too Apocalyptically Cute

    “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” the directorial debut of writer Lorene Scafaria (she also wrote “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”), has a premise that, if handled correctly, could really shake up romantic comedy conventions in new and exciting ways. It’s set during the final weeks of...

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    Watch: Downright Terrifying Red Band Trailer for Sundance Sensation 'V/H/S'

    No one would have guessed that, more than a decade after "The Blair Witch Project" broke box-office records to become one the highest grossing independent films of all time, audiences would still flock to found-footage flicks. From the ongoing success of the "Paranormal Activity"...

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    Women to Watch: "I am a Real Blond and My Name is Sophie"

    So begins my interview with SOPHIE DULAC, President of the Champs Élysées Film Festival, film distributor, exhibitor and producer. The first edition of the Festival, co-presided by actors Lambert Wilson and Michael Madsen reached an audience of 15,000 people in Paris, June 6 – 12...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Second Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Provides First Looks At Philip Seymour Hoffman & Amy Adams

    In an age with announcements for teasers of trailers for trailers, we have to say we're big fans of how Paul Thomas Anderson and The Weinstein Company are going about the campaign for their new film, "The Master." A brief clip/teaser arrived during Cannes, on the same day that footage from the film ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' Struggles to Make Its Apocalyptic Romance Into a Touching Affair

    "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" valiantly tries to inject a familiar premise with renewed emotional discernment and instead flails about in search of it. The directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"), "Seeking ...

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    Ciao From Biografilm Festival

    When invited to a film festival in a beautiful or exotic place I’ve never visited before, I usually accept. That’s how my family and I wound up spending the last two weeks in Bologna, Italy, where I served as President of the Jury for the annual Biografilm Festival, a “celebration of lives” founded ...

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