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    It Looks Like Francis Lawrence Is Going To Direct 'Catching Fire'; Tomas Alfredson, Joe Cornish, Duncan Jones & Cary Fukunaga Were Also Shortlisted

    ...and then there was one. The hunt for the director to take the helm of "Catching Fire" looks to be nearing an end. Just a couple days after we reported that Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller were in the hunt for the job, it now looks like Lionsgate has decided on their man.

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    Exclusive Clip From TFF 2012 Triptych "Stones in the Sun" (Haitian Refugees Struggle To Start New Lives In The US)

    The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is officially underway, and I've managed to just 1 film screening thus far (the Congolese drama War Witch), along with a few non-film events. My review of that film should be posted tomorrow morning at the latest.

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    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

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    Trailer For Brit Urban Action/Drama "Victim" Surfaces (Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood)

    Roughly 3 months after its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival last October in London, British action/drama Victim, which stars Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Adam Deacon, David Harewood and others, was acquired for UK distribution and international sales by Kaleidoscope Entertai...

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    "In Our Nature" Co-Starring Gabrielle Union Acquired For Stateside Distribution, In Theaters This Fall

    "In Our Nature" Co-Starring Gabrielle Union Acquired For Stateside Distribution, In Theaters This Fall

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    Cannes 2012 Preview: "7 Days in Havana" Anthology Film Told Through The City's Visitors

    7 Days in Havana "will be premiering at Cannes this year in competion for the "Prize Un Certain Regard" section of the Festival's film line-up. 7 Days chronicles the life in Cuba in seven different stories per each day, told through visitors of the Caribbean city and helmed b...

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    6 Docs Inspired by Tribeca: Indiewire @ Hulu

    The Tribeca Film Festival, which began on Wednesday, takes over New York City until the end of the month. The selections in Indiewire's latest curation of Hulu's Documentaries page takes inspiration from some of the films included in this year's line-up to present a number of docs on sim...

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    Review: Marvel's 'The Avengers' Is Immensely Satisfying, Entirely Thrilling & Possibly The Best Superhero Movie Yet

    The first scene of " The Avengers" is not very good. Deep in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base, scientist Eric Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) is conducting experiments on The Tesseract, the blue cube that powered the Red Skull's experiments in "Captain America." Expriments that, unfortunately, bring to earth L...

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    Tribeca Review: Haphazard 'Your Sister's Sister' Ambles Towards Drama With Little Consequence

    Independent filmmaking has become somewhat hyper-obsessed in the last few years with "realism." Lighting rigs have been put away, available light filling in where it will, and scripts tossed out for sketches, shaped by improvisation in an attempt to capture as close to an approximation of real human...

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    Watch: Aubrey Plaza Questions Mark Duplass' Calibrations In Clip From 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    One of the handful of films to come out of Sundance this year with glowing buzz has been "Safety Not Guaranteed" starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The film from director Colin Trevorrow is based on a true story/internet meme, and follows a trio of journalists who invest...

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