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    MPAA Box Office Stats Reveal Declines in Domestic and 3-D Attendance: "We Needed a Few More Good Movies"

    It's always revealing to parse the Motion Picture Association of America's annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report. The 2011 report shows that the studios are basically getting bailed out by the international boost in moviegoers, while the domestic market is in steady decline. And the bloom is of...

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    Project of the Day: Brooklyn's Flexing Culture in 'Flex is Kings'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    In The Works: Williams to Play Ol' Dirty Bastard, Imagine Going to '1984,' Russell's 'Bullshit'

    HBO favorite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little on "The Wire," Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to star as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Russell Jones) in "Dirty White Boy." The true story charts the rise of the VH1 intern who became Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager...

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    SXSW Winner 'Citadel' Goes to Cinedigm and New Video

    "Citadel," winner for the Midnighter Audience Award at the recently wrapped SXSW Film Festival, has been acquired for the US by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will handle the theatrical distribution, while New Video will roll the film out VOD and DVD/Blu-ra

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    'The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection' Is A Nineteen Pound Bundle of Joy for Franchise Fans

    "Harry Potter" fans, take note: Warner Home Video is releasing a limited and numbered collection of 31 discs, including all previously released content (eight films in Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet digital copy), an additional five hours of never-before-seen exclusive material and collectible memorab...

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    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Says He's No Longer Directing 'Bioshock'; Says 'Highlander' Will Come From The Universe Of The Original Film

    While many video game fans know the very low success rate of games-to-movies, they remain excited about an adaptation of "Bioshock." The ambitious game and its sequel have been world-building to an epic extent, taking place in an underwater civilization in 1960. Gore Verbinski was set to produce, wi...

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    'Dragon Tattoo' DVD Release Maintains Anti-Establishment Attitude with Pirated Disc

    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" DVD release has, according to TheWrap, "created the sort of mystery that even Lisbeth Salander might have trouble solving." It looks like a blank, pirated disc with the title seemingly hand-scrawled across it...

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    Clive Owen Doesn't Know What's Going On With 'Sin City 2'; Says 'Trouble Is My Business' Is Dead

    In a film of standout moments and colorful characters, Clive Owen was hard to forget as the noble Dwight in "Sin City". Dwight makes a few appearances in Frank Miller's "Sin City" comic world, so it would only make sense that Owen would reprise the role, even if his character repeatedly undergoes ex...

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    Short Film Festival Oberhausen Sets Theme Programmes and Competitions

    The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has announced its theme programmes and the schedule for the festival's five competitions.

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    Tribeca Announces Free Events

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the return of its popular free community events this year.

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