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    Watch: 6 Clips From 'Savages' Offer Extended Look At Plot & Amplified Performances

    After a string of biopics, a documentary, and a decent “Wall Street” sequel, it's clear Oliver Stone is ready to return to his special, sun-soaked universe -- one where the violent atmosphere infuses every frame and its characters' swaggering personalities aren't too far behi...

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    Must-Watch: Poignant 'Sugar' Explores Struggles Faced By Dominican Ball Player w/ Subtlety & Realism

    Here’s a film I should’ve watched three years ago upon its limited theatrical release; although it was indeed limited to only NY and LA. Sony Film Classics' 2009’s Indie Sugar is not your average sports flick; it avoids the usual for the love of the game and the glorious c...

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    It's Official: Mike Tyson's 1-Man Show Will Play On Broadway This Fall w/ Spike Lee Directing

    It was revealed (but not confirmed) last week that Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, would be heading to Broadway under Spike Lee's direction.

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Ruby Sparks' A Delightful Romantic Comedy That Tugs At The Heartstrings & Rings Of An Instant Classic

    It’s been six long years since Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ narrative feature debut, the much beloved “Little Miss Sunshine.” But the directing duo is back with a new film, “Ruby Sparks,” and with it, prove that some things are worth the wait. With a script by its 28 year old star, Zoe Kazan, ...

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    New AFI Communications Exec Hails from K Street, Helped HBO's 'Veep'

    What many in Hollywood don't know about the American Film Institute's new Communications vice-president Jennifer Hoelzer, who is moving from Washington, D.C. to start her new L.A. job on July 16--is that she was a primary source for HBO's comedy series "Veep." No wonder the show rings true.

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    What Ever Happened To These 5 Foreign-Language Filmmakers?

    Generally you can find plenty of information about your favorite stateside filmmaker, and depending on who they are (see: David Gordon Green), you can find a long list of potential upcoming projects to investigate. But being head-over-heels for a foreign director is a different story -- without the...

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    Award-Winning Doc 'The Witches Of Gambaga' Now For Sale On DVD

    A controversial documentary we have profiled in the recent past - The Witches of Gambaga - is now available to buy on DVD, in both PAL and NTSC formats. To purchase, go to the production company's website HERE and follow the simple instructions to buy a DVD easily via PayPal, credit ca...

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    The 20 Best Quips & Insights from the LAFF Panel With Jonah Nolan, Zak Penn, Lorene Scafaria & John August

    Sunday night at L.A. Live’s Regal Cinemas, John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”) moderated a Los Angeles Film Festival Coffee Talk panel on screenwriting with Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Grand”), Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah&rsq...

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    Watch First Trailer For 'Les Seigneurs' ('The Lords') - Omar Sy's Next Film

    Watch First Trailer For 'Les Seigneurs' ('The Lords') - Omar Sy's Next Film

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Gets A Wife In Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

    From a Tony nomination to playing Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in a film directed by Martin Scorsese -- as far as career boosts go, it doesn't get much better.

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