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    Tickets on Sale Now for NY International Latino Film Fest Week of 8/15

    If you are going to be in New York the week of Monday, August 15th and want to see some of the films profiled on the site at the 2011 New York International Latino Film Festival, now it's your chance!

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    God Help Us All: Brett Ratner Will Produce The 2012 Oscars

    Hey, guys! Brett Ratner here. You know, the Ratmeister? Sir Rats-A-Lot? King Rat? Ratty Boom Boom? RAT@T? Rat-A-Tat-Tat? B-RATZ? The Ratlantic Ocean? Ratatouille? Rat The Mountains Of Madness? Rattack The Block? Ratlas Shrugged? Hayley Ratwell? Rat Damon? Rat Long Last Love? Director of the Academy...

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    Nicki Minaj Joins Latest "Ice Age" Animated Movie

    Since she's practically a walking cartoon herself it rather makes sense that she would be in one. So with that, it was announced that rapper (that's what she is isn't she or so I've heard) Nicki Minaj and comedian JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will lend their voices to the next Ice Age animated f...

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    Watch Preview for Coming of Age Drama "The House of Malik"

    Speaking of Clifton Powell, whom I just wrote a post about starring in Psalm 23rd: Redemption, he also stars in The House of Malik, set for release December 1, 2011. The film, a coming of age tale about a New Jersey trumpet prodigy, is written and directed by Jesse James Jackson Jr. and produced by ...

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Kevin James & Emily Watson Star In Indie 'Little Boy'

    Plus Will The Portly Comedian Appear In Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank & Francis'?We may be about to be stripped of our snark cred, but we don't hate Kevin James. He's a decent enough actor, has some comic timing, and is a firmly likable screen presence. We do, however, hate virtually every film he's made: a cynical string of fatty-fall-over gags tied to the loosest possible plot you could think of. But with "The Zookeeper" failing to meet box office expectations (taking half of the gross of James' last vehicle "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), the chubby funnyman may be heading for a change of tack, with the news that he's teaming up with Oscar nominee Emi...

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    First Images & Official Synopsis From 'Dogtooth' Director Yorgos Lanthimos' New Film 'Alps'

    It was a bit of a shocker when Yorgos Lanthimos' provocative "Dogtooth" landed on the Best Foreign Film nominations at the Oscars earlier this year, if only because it's exactly the kind nervy, unique filmmaking that the Academy typically shies away from, particularly in that usually very conservative category. But the recognition spoke to the power of Lanthimos' film, one that shocked, thrilled and disturbed audiences around the world, took home honors from a variety film festivals (including the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes) and put the Greek filmmaker on the map. Well, Lanthimos is back and and will surely be pushing buttons again wit...

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    Why Golden Globes--and DiCaprio, Wahlberg, Butler--Give Away $1.5 Million to Charities, Film Schools

    The purpose of the annual Golden Globes lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel is for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to use their clout with would-be Globes nominees to mount a starry red carpet event, and invite press and other friends of the organization, so that they will broadcast the HFPA's ...

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    Richard Ayoade Finds His Lead For Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double"

    Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

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    'Monsters' Star Scoot McNairy Latest On Board Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Scoot McNairy is having a pretty good twelve months. The actor had a minor indie hit a few years back with "In Search Of A Midnight Kiss," but it was his turn in last year's lo-fi genre smash "Monsters" that really started to turn heads. The film was a big hit on the festival circuit last year, and ...

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    Mark Ruffalo & Amanda Seyfried Join Increasingly-Awesome 'Now You See Me'

    It looks like magicians are coming back into fashion again. Back in 2007 Christopher Nolan and Neil Burger ("Limitless") had competing magician films in "The Prestige" and "The Illusionist" (though for our money Nolan's film is far and away the victor there) and more recently Darren Aronofsky signed on to direct the pilot for HBO's "Hobgoblin," about a group of magicians and con men fighting Hitler in WWII. Back in February we broke the news that there would be another film joining the ranks, this one a heist-thriller from "The Transporter" director Louis Leterrier. The film follows a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super...

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