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    Kristen Stewart Heads To 'Cali' For An Action Flick

    So, can Kristen Stewart succeed where her "Twilight" buddy Taylor Lautner failed? She's going to give it a shot as she's lining up an action movie to call her own.

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    55th San Francisco International Film Festival: from Fest Guilt and Porn to Rory Kennedy's 'Ethel'

    I’m not particularly fond of the phrase “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans,” (even if it’s attributed to Woody Allen). But I’m being reminded of it daily. A couple of days ago, I felt guilty that I was watching a James Bond marathon instead of attending the afternoon honoring...

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    Netflix Picks: "Prince of Broadway" is A Diamond in The Rough, An Urban Indie Gem

    Unless you are a close follower of the festival indie circuit scene, you may have probably missed this wonder of a little film. Sean Baker’s Prince of Broadway, the low-budget critically acclaimed 2008 indie, has been available on DVD/VOD since last October, and is now streaming on Netflix. It...

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    Watch Ebertfest's Panels and Q&As Online

    If my sense of desperate longing didn't come across in my interview with Roger Ebert earlier in the week, let me make it clear now: I'm pretty disappointed not to be at Ebertfest 2012. I got to attend the festival last year and had an incredible time watching movies and hanging out with film...

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    Exclusive: Variance Films Chief Talks "Red Hook Summer" & Its Upcoming Release (Expect A "Tighter" Film)

    As we all know by now, announced earlier this week, Spike Lee's hotly-debated independently-produced and financed Red Hook Summer will be released this summer, August 10th, courtesy of privately held, full service theatrical distribution and consulting company, Variance Films.

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    In Theaters: 'Bernie,' 'The Five-Year Engagement,' And 'Pirates!' Are 'Safe;' 'The Raven' Not So Much

    Happy Friday! It’s the last minute run-up to summer blockbuster season, and since no one wants to even contemplate challenging “The Avengers” next week (except for those pranksters over at DC Comics), a swell of smaller, independent, and foreign pictures are hitting theaters this weekend. And with t...

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    Jamie Bell & Kate Mara Team Up For Rom-Com 'Fighting Jacob'

    Earlier today, The Playlist team ran down their favorite rom-coms and if there was any unifying thread to the variety of movies we had listed, it was that chemistry and appeal between the two leads is essential. If you don't have stars that can be charming, attractive, funny and sympathetic...

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    Watch: 15 Minutes Of Enlightenment Courtesy Of DP Extraordinaire Bradford Young ("Restless City")

    Yeah, so, uh... unless you've had your head buried in the Sahara, you'll know that Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City opens in 3 US cities today - New York, LA and Atlanta.

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    Universal Looking To Keep Rupert Sanders On Board For ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ Sequel; David Koepp May Write It

    You've gotta assume this means Universal is predicting a fairytale ending. While the studio's upcoming summer tentpole, "Snow White and the Huntsman," didn't ever appear like it would lend itself to a sequel initially -- it is, afterall, somewhat of a self-contained Snow W...

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    'Harry Potter' Writer Steve Kloves To Pen & Direct Live Action 'The Jungle Book' For Warner Bros.

    To put it bluntly, Warner Bros. owes Steve Kloves about two billion dollars. Roughly. As the man who adapted every entry in the 'Harry Potter' series of films, he played an integral part in turning the young adult novels into box office sensations that not only won over dedicated fans of J.K...

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