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    You Won't See A Scene Like This In "Django Unchained"

    I have been revisiting Quentin Tarantino's oeuvre, going back to Reservoir Dogs; I figured my post sharing my thoughts on his Django Unchained screenplay would elicit the wrath of some of his fans, so I thought it wise to go back and watch all his films again, and arm myself :)

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    Cannes: Weinstein Co. Acquires Peter Ho-Sun Chan's Film Noir Dragon (Wu Xia), Trailer (UPDATE)

    Marking the first major North American buy of the Cannes Film Festival, The Weinstein Co., long a supporter of Asian cinema, has acquired Peter Ho-Sun Chan's film noir actioner Dragon (Wu Xia) which debuts in Cannes on May 14. TWC has acquired non-Asian and French-speaking world rights, as well as the first option to remake rights, from WE Distribution. The film stars martial arts choreographer and star Donnie Yen (Chan's Bodyguards and Assassins), Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) and Tang Wei (Lust, Caution). TWC describes the martial arts film as "an action-packed tale of crime, family and redemption." TWC plans to open it states...

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    Another New Clip & Images From Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    It seems the team behind Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" has been pushing their film harder than anyone else on the Croisette in terms of advance footage, but it's clear to see why. The premise isn't an easily sellable one, telling the story of a mother (Tilda Swinton) of a teenage boy ...

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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability

    Jon Reiss wrote to me and suggested this post (which he originally ran on his blog) on how move theaters could experiment more with online and social tools -- and build audiences in the process. There's too much here for anyone interested in the film biz to ever ignore.

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    Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."

    On May 4, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a gala tribute to Sophia Loren, who will be 77 this September. The revelation in the film clips was not her beauty, range, bravura dramatic acting in such films as Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (the first Oscar win for a non-English sp...

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    Liev Schreiber Is A 'Bleeder' With Naomi Watts & Christina Hendricks

    Cannes kicks off today and while everyone will be keeping their eyes on the screening schedule at the Palais, the marketplace will be buzzing with new projects as wheeling and dealing is underway to get these movies moving.

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    Tonight Join S&A Livecast Season 2, Ep 5 With Nicole Ari Parker And Keith Robinson

    Join the S&A Crew tonight (8pm/est) when, once again, we'll have lively discussion and debate about black films. Topics slated for discussion include Jeffrey Wright's comments on the industry, the Colombiana trailer as well as Django Unchained.

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    First Clip From Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Starring George Clooney Unveiled

    The Fox Searchlight marketing department seems to be embracing the web with more enthusiasm this year than they have in the past. Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" has an official Fox Searchlight page, a Tumblr and its own detailed standalone site. Clearly, it's helped push the arthouse film in t...

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    The Weinstein Company Make First Big Buy At Cannes, Pick Up Black & White Silent Film 'The Artist'

    While the Weinsteins are no strangers to picking up movies that are tough to market, they've really outdone themselves this time. But we have to applaud the distributors for taking on a film that frankly, not many would take a chance on.

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