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    Watch: EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of Alex Karpovsky's 'Red Flag,' LAFF Premiere June 15

    Yet another indie multi-tasker is New York actor Alex Karpovsky, who does not sit down between gigs, of which he has many. His fifth feature "Red Flag"--not to be confused with his psychological thriller "Rubberneck," which debuted at Tribeca in April-- premieres at the LA Film Festival on June 15. ...

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    Will Smith's Not That Interested In 'I Am Legend 2,' Explains Why He Bailed On Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Back in 2007, "I Am Legend" grossed $585 million worldwide for Warner Bros. Costing only $150 million -- kinda modest for a major tentpole these days -- the Will Smith-starring post-apocalyptic actioner also grossed $126.2 million in DVD revenue, making it the sixth best-selling DVD o...

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    Butts, Thongs & A Really Big Penis: 2 Red Band TV Spots For 'Magic Mike'

    While the summer season in 2012 features a lot of men dressing up in tights, the dudes in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" flip the script by taking off their clothes instead. But they're not going out to fight crime. Instead, they're melting hearts and making some fast money a...

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    Chinese TV Execs Balk at Inclusion of 'Ai Weiwei' Film as Sheffield Doc/Fest Gets Underway

    What's a film festival opening day without a little controversy?

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    Ethan Hawke Says 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Followup Shoots This Summer

    It's rare for two films as perfectly pitched and utterly delightful as "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" to come along, but can Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater three-peat? That's going to be the big question as news of the proposed followup has once agai...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #7: 'Crazy and Thief' Director Cory McAbee

    "Crazy and Thief" director Cory McAbee's roots are musical. "When I was young I painted and performed music," he says, adding that his first films were "hand-painted animated musicals. His first two features were "The American Astromaut" (a musical comedy/sci-f...

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    Amy Ryan & Dane DeHaan To Tie 'The Devil's Knot'; Bill Paxton Draws '2 Guns'

    From a based-on-a-true-story drama to an action vehicle... Nothing really brings these two movies together, other than the solid talent being added, so let's get right to it...

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    New Film Term Alert! "The Snark Ages"

    One critic declares "open season on open-mike-night criticism."

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    HBO Orders Pilot For Cold War Spy Drama 'The Missionary' With Aaron Paul; 'Weeds' Finished After Season 8

    With the clock now running down on AMC's "Breaking Bad" with two season left to go, the future for actor Aaron Paul is a bit uncertain. Will he make the leap to the big screen? Earlier this year he earned very strong notices for his turn in the alcoholism drama "Smashed" whic...

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    Spike Lee Talks About Making Documentary On Michael Jackson's 'Bad', 'Go Brazil Go'; 'Oldboy' Is Still Waiting For A Green Light

    For every "Girl 6," "She Hate Me" or "Miracle at St. Anna" in filmmaker Spike Lee's oeuvre there's not only a great feature to offset it ("25th Hour," "He Got Game," "Inside Man"), but several, fantastic documentaries ("4 Little Girls," "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" "If God Is Will...

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