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    Shailene Woodley Among Those Joining List of Indie Spirit Presenters

    Film Independent has announced another round of presenters for the Independent Spirit Awards that include Spirit nominee Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Goran Visnjic, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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    Alamo Drafthouse Announces Plan to Open Theater in San Francisco

    Marking the first time the Drafthouse will own and operate a theater outside of Austin, the news finds the Drafthouse planning a "massive renovation" of the historic New Mission Theater.

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    "Dark Tide" Coming Out On DVD April 24th

    So you know that Halle Berry suspense thriller at sea Dark Tide with her soon-to-be new husband Olivier Martinez (Have't you heard? They announced the news last week)  that everyone said looked like it would go straight to DVD?

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    Weekend Preview: Brutal & Heartbreaking Oscar Nominee 'Bullhead' Is Must-See

    If you live in New York, Los Angeles or Austin, get yourself to a theater for "Bullhead" (it expands February 24). The Belgian film, nominated for a Best Foreign Language film Oscar, may not take home the big prize on February 26 ("A Separation" and "Monsieur Lazhar" are custom-made to the academy's...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Melissa Leo is Raw and the Mood is Haunting, but 'Francine' Still Needs a Story

    In the opening minutes of "Francine," Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky's narrative feature debut, Melissa Leo stands naked in a prison shower, more exposed than she has ever looked onscreen. Her fragile, desperate state lingers as the character copes with life post parole. She defi...

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    'Shame' Star Nicole Beharie Joins Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    Other than Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, the other performance from Steve McQueen's "Shame" that's earned significant praise is that of Nicole Beharie, who portrayed the woman who offers Brandon a fleeting chance at a normal relationship. Our own Venice revi...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Even With James Franco, Porn Tale 'Cherry' Bombs

    There's much to admire about "Cherry," first-time writer-director Stephen Elliott's portrait of a disgruntled teen whose increasingly seedy interests lead her down a path that culminates in a porn career. Ashley Hinshaw delivers a believably angst-riddled performance as 18-year-old...

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    Watch: 4 Clips & Featurette From 'John Carter' Plus A Batch Of New Images From The Movie

    The road to cinemas for “Wall-E” director Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter,” an adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi tale “A Princess of Mars,” has been long and arduous even before the animation whiz climbed aboard to helm the picture. As Stan...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Screenwriters Panel: Personal Experience Informs Both Adaptations and Originals, from 'The Help' to 'Margin Call'

    Per usual, this year's screenwriters delivered at my "It Starts with the Script" panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Both Writers Guild nominee Will Reiser ("50/50") and Indie Spirit nominee Mike Mills ("Beginners") were digging into their own lives for their often painful and se...

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    Weinstein Company Dates Brad Pitt's Crime Comedy 'Cogan's Trade' For September 21

    The wait is almost over for fans of a sophomore collaboration between Brad Pitt and his 'Assassination Of Jesse James' director Andrew Dominik (it's been five years since that film and we were just celebrating the return of this excellent filmmaker). It's one of our most anticipated ...

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