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    Watch: 4 Clips & Featurette From 'John Carter' Plus A Batch Of New Images From The Movie

    The road to cinemas for “Wall-E” director Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter,” an adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi tale “A Princess of Mars,” has been long and arduous even before the animation whiz climbed aboard to helm the picture. As Stan...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Screenwriters Panel: Personal Experience Informs Both Adaptations and Originals, from 'The Help' to 'Margin Call'

    Per usual, this year's screenwriters delivered at my "It Starts with the Script" panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Both Writers Guild nominee Will Reiser ("50/50") and Indie Spirit nominee Mike Mills ("Beginners") were digging into their own lives for their often painful and se...

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    Weinstein Company Dates Brad Pitt's Crime Comedy 'Cogan's Trade' For September 21

    The wait is almost over for fans of a sophomore collaboration between Brad Pitt and his 'Assassination Of Jesse James' director Andrew Dominik (it's been five years since that film and we were just celebrating the return of this excellent filmmaker). It's one of our most anticipated ...

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    Watch Two New Clips from Disney's Mis-Marketed 'John Carter' -- 'Avatar' or 'Stardust'?

    Disney is battling a tsunami of bad buzz -- or worse, disinterest, due to ineffective marketing and a lousy Super Bowl spot -- in Andrew Stanton's $250 million sci-fi epic "John Carter." The Mars adventure crammed with performance capture aliens doesn't hit the ground until March 9.

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    Peter Berg Shares One Of The Terrible 'Hancock' Sequel Ideas He Had & Reveals 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Plot

    The mooted "Hancock" sequel is one of those things that crops up every now and then -- usually when Will Smith or Peter Berg are out promoting something -- and with "Battleship" looming on the horizon, the latter has been once again talking up the possibilities of the anti-superh...

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    Ensemble Dramedy "30 Beats" Costarring Condola Rashad Acquired For Summer Theatrical Release

    The Condola Rashad ensemble drama I told you about a few weeks ago, titled 30 Beats, that's inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, has been picked by Roadside Attractions for US and Latin American territories.

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    Chris Rock Joins The Star-Studded List Of Presenters For The Oscars Ceremony

    The last time we saw Chris Rock involved with the Academy Awards was back in 2005 as the host of the 77th Academy Awards.  Now, the busy actor/comedian will join the stellar cast of celebs asked to be presenters for this year's production.

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    Oscar Watch: Indie King Woody Allen PBS Doc Streams Online; Sister-Producer Letty Aronson Talks Overseas Shoots

    Sony Pictures Classics has kept Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," not only his highest-grossing film ever, but also the year's most successful indie release, in theaters for almost nine months. And SPC is still campaigning to win a few Oscars (the likeliest is Best Original Screenplay) to add to Al...

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    SXSW Releases Full 2012 Festival Lineup

    Unknown ObjectThe South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today revealed the full lineup for its 2012 conference and festival, scheduled to open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods," and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.

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    Trailer Watch: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' with Tim Burton Video Intro; Kinberg Talks

    "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" now boasts an intro from exec producer Tim Burton, who's in production on his own vampire flick, "Dark Shadows." Burton sent this video along to accompany Fox's unveiling of the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" trailer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library an...

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