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    Arnold Schwarzenegger's Thoughts On Eddie Murphy Joining "Twins" Sequel: "That's Real Entertainment"

    Comingsoon.net shared this interview they did with Arnold Schwarzenegger late last year, months before last week's announcement of a sequel to Twins, to be called Triplets, with Eddie Murphy as the 3rd bro (if this even happens, I suspect there'll be some bro, brutha, brother jokes...

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    Must-See Studio Ghibli Retrospective Gets Spirited Away to Portland's Northwest Film Center

    The Northwest Film Center in Portland will be the next repertory cinematheque to showcase the excellent 15-film Studio Ghibli program that was made available in the US at the end of 2011. Included in the series are Hayao Miyazaki classics "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," and "Nausicaa of the V...

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    The Secret World of Video on Demand Sales; Conspiracy or Just Corporate Practice?

    If Video on Demand is saving the world of independent film, how come no one knows anything about it? I've been covering the VoD business for the last six years, ever since HDNet's release of Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble" and IFC launched its day-and-date program. And every ti...

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    Check Out The Cuddly-Scary Poster For 'The ABCs of Death'

    Entertainment Weekly has just debuted the poster for September's ambitious horror anthology "The ABCs of Death," which corrals twenty-six directors (among them "The House of the Devil's" Ti West, "Kill List's" Ben Wheatley, and "Timecrimes'" Nacho Vigalondo) and has them each tackle a way to die. Bu...

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    Peabody Awards Go To HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Treme," Showtime's "Homeland"

    The 71st Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Peabodys are the oldest awards in broadcasting, and considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media.

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    Oscar Winning "Precious" Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher Heading To Columbia U To Talk Adapting The Novel

    Join Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Discover the Academy" program next Friday, April 13th, at Columbia University, where Mr Fletcher will be speaking to Columbia students about his journey adapting Sapphir...

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    Whit Stillman On Why His Comeback, 'Damsels in Distress,' Was Born Out of Rejection

    After a 14-year absence from feature filmmaking, Whit Stillman -- the beloved chronicler of preppy, privileged and highly literate youth -- makes his comeback this Friday with the release of "Damsels in Distress." Despite his time away from the big screen, Stillman hasn't been res...

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    Music Box Picks Up Cate Shortland's Post-WWII Drama 'Lore' Plus New Looks At The Film

    It's been far too long between drinks for Australian helmer Cate Shortland but her long-awaited sophomore effort, the ambitious German-language post-WWII drama "Lore," is now gearing up for its unveiling with Music Box Films acquiring the North American rights.

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    YouTube Strikes Movie-Rental Deal with Paramount, Acquires 500 New VOD Titles

    Clearly, Viacom's 2011 $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube is water under the bridge. Now Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with Viacom's Paramount, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library. YouTube's rental library now has more than 9,000 titles, which range from rece...

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    As Helmer Gary Ross Plays Hardball With Salary, Could 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' End Up With A New Director?

    "The Hunger Games" is that rarest of things in the movie industry: an unqualified smash hit. In a world where tentpoles cost upwards of $200 million, Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young-adult novel cost far less, but is doing the same kind of numbers: after the...

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