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    Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

    It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno ...

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    Casting Watch: Mia Wasikowska Set to Play 'Madame Bovary,' Paul Giamatti In Talks to Co-Star

    Mia Wasikowska is officially attached to star in Occupant Entertainment's adaptation of ''Madame Bovary" as Emma Bovary, Gustave Flaubert's ever-hopeful passion-seeker perpetually bound to the banalities of domestic life. Paul Giamatti is circling a key role, with Sophie Barthes ("Cold Souls," which...

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    Cities/Theaters Revealed For Theatrical Debut Of Tragedy-To-Triumph Drama "Life, Love, Soul"

    It premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall (when we first profiled it), and will have its theatrical premiere on April 13th in select markets - specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York. And I've now got the exact theaters in thos...

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    Disney's 2012-14 ABC DGA Directing Program Finalists Announced (Karamuu Kush, Tina Mabry, Others Make The Cut)

    I once applied to this program years ago, but didn't get selected; I haven't applied since, mostly because of this whol blogging thing that's taken over my life in recent years :)

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    From the Wire: The Death of the American Action Film

    Is the American action film is dead? Or is it one good training montage away from a revival?

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    Watch: Teaser For The Animated 'Foosball' From ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Director Juan Jose Campanella

    Back in 2010 it was reported that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the breathless, Academy Award-winning whodunit “Secret In Their Eyes,” would next set his sights on an animated project called “Metegol” (aka “Foosball”). Well, today a brief teaser has appeared (via Animatie) and it seems charming ...

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    In Toronto? John Greyson Retrospective -- and Arsenal Pulp's Latest In The 'Queer Film Classics' Series -- Launches Tonight

    Arsenal Pulp Press’s “Queer Film Classics” series has already made an indelible stamp on readers in the past few years, with six of a planned 21 books being released since 2009. An innovative collection of accessible monographs, the books investigate some of the most influentia...

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    Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of 'Madame Bovary'; Paul Giamatti Also Eyeing Role

    Oh boy, another musty dusty literary adaptation? Even with our girl Mia Wasikowska (who is in danger to becoming the young go-to girl for period movies with "Jane Eyre" and "Albert Nobbs" under her belt), we can't say we're overly excited. Though, this film could turn out...

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    Clive Owen Discusses Playing Fathers & Acting Alongside Ghosts In 'Intruders'

    Into the pantheon of horror movie creatures comes Hollowface, the cloaked villain of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s “Intruders.” In this horror film, two separate families are stalked by the faceless killer who seeks his own identity. The film stars Clive Owen, who is used to fighting all sorts of bad gu...

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    1 Week Of French Cinema In LA (Angelinos See "Zarafa" & "Intouchables" Early)

    Billed as the largest festival in Hollywood dedicated to foreign film, the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Festival will be bringing the best in contemporary French cinema from Paris to Los Angeles in what will be its 16th year.

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