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    VIFF '11: 'Elena' Is A Dramatic Masterwork From Russian Director Andrey Zvyagintsev

    For this writer, there are fewer things in cinema more satisfying than a filmmaker in total control of their story. Sure, we love the visceral thrill of a well-choreographed, impeccably staged action sequence as much as the next red-blooded human being. And there’s the perfect combination of song/score over moving images, blissful moments heightened through all the tools available in the medium. But then there are those rare moments when a film has just begun, and the feeling sets in immediately that you’re in good hands; that no matter what happens in this film, you can trust the filmmaker has thought everything through and knows what he or ...

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    Composer Rolfe Kent Joins Production Team behind Coens' Gambit, Starring Firth & Diaz

    Gambit, from the Coen brothers' screenplay update of the original 1966 film (with Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine), is currently in post-production in London. The star-packed film-- Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman-- directed by Michael...

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    "Attack The Block" Director Joe Cornish Hints At Possible Sequel, U.S. Remake, TV Spin-Off

    According to IFC.com, Attack The Block director Joe Cornish revealed at New York Comic Con that he has been approached with several ideas for follow-ups to his popular film, to include a possible sequel, remake, or TV series spin-off.

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    Shia LaBeouf To Play A 20-Foot-Tall Man-Child in 'A Giant'

    Anyone remember the 2009 sci-fi family-friendly "City Of Ember" starring, among others, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray? We barely do either but that film was the sophomore directorial effort of Gil Kenan that somewhat halted his career after 2006's animated flick "Monster House."

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    'Kinyarwanda' Wins Grand Prize at Skip City Festival in Tokyo

    Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda, the second theatrical release made possible through Ava Duvernay's AAFRM and a film which has received much coverage on the site, took the top prize at the Skip City D-Cinema Festival in Saitama, just north of Tokyo, this past Sunday. The film also won the festival's 1.5 ...

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    William Monahan Reveals His Idea For A 'Departed' Sequel & Says 'Gambler' Remake Will Change Setting

    U.S. Trailer For 'London Boulevard' Arrives; Also Says He'll Channel Frank Miller For 'Sin City 2'Despite only five films next to his name, William Monahan is one of the most renowned writers in Hollywood. After taking home the Oscar for his screenplay for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" half a dec...

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    "Colombiana" Coming Out On Blu-ray And Standard DVD In December

    O.K., so it didn't exactly set box office records on fire, taking in $60.7 million worldwide so far. Not exactly Transformers numbers, but, then again, how many films even do that worldwide? So $60.7 million, all things considered, is nothing to sneeze at.

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    'Transformers 4 & 5' May Shoot Back-To-Back, Jason Statham Being Eyed As New Lead

    Michael Bay May Come Back To DirectWhen it was reported earlier today that Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner was already talking to Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg about an (inevitable) "Transformers 4" details were vague, but some new intel has cropped up and clearly, neither the toymaker or the studio are...

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    Trailer Watch: W.E. - Directed by Madonna

    The film will open on December 9.

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    RIP: Sue Mengers

    Credited with being the first female super agent, Sue Menger aged 79, has died.

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