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    Paul Schneider Lowers His Standards, Will Star In The Broken Lizard Comedy 'The Baby Makers'

    Paul Schneider is an actor who is long overdue for more recognition. The actor broke out in David Gordon Green's "All the Real Girls" and has since amassed a varied and strong body of work with turns in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Bright Star," "Lars and the Real G...

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    Zach Braff Joins 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    It looks like the indie kid that could is getting ready to make his leap into the tentpole world.

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    Trailer Watch: I Don't Know How She Does It: Carrie Bradshaw in Boston, with A Job, Husband & Kids

    I Don't Know How She Does It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, Kelsey Grammer, Christina Hendricks and Jane Curtin. The comedy might look like a variation on Sex and the City, but it is actually based on Allison Pearson's 2003 novel (adapted by Aline...

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    Victoria Mahoney's "Yelling To The Sky" Starring Zoë Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe... Makes NYC Debut!

    That's right... the film will be making its New York City premiere next month, at the Gen Art Film Festival, so here's you opportunity to see it first.

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    'Super 8' Started As A Heist Movie & 9 More Things Learned From J.J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg

    After a year of secrecy, J.J. Abrams' nostalgia-fueled monster movie "Super 8" is finally done -- the film is locked, it has screened for critics (a Playlister has seen it, although we can't yet tell you what we thought) and it hits theaters in a couple of weeks. While most of the details are still...

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    What to See This Week: "The Tree of Life" (Duh)

    Do I really need to lay out the reasons why you must see this film over the Memorial Day weekend? Fine, here it goes:

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    First Look At Pixar's First Female Protagonist In 'Brave'

    Ah, "Brave." Pixar's next film, after "Cars 2" (and their first non-sequel since 2009's "Up") and according to daintily-worded press releases their first "fairy tale," has had its difficulties – Brenda Chapman, a member of the coveted Pixar brain trust and the first female director to helm a feature at the studio, was fired from the movie after developing it for six years. (According to a Los Angeles Times article from yesterday, she is on a "leave of absence" from Pixar and describes her removal as being for "creative differences.") After Chapman left, an empowered Reese Witherspoon, unhappy with the shake-up and loyal to Chapman, also baile...

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    Guest Post by Jeffrey Schwarz: "Event-izing By The Master or How To Put Butts In The Seats"

    Sometimes it seems filmmakers forget they are in SHOW business. It is never enough to simply make a film or screen a film, and then hope that they will come. You need to create an event about your work and screen it in a context that makes people want to participate.

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 3: "REST IN PEACE!"

    In case you're just joining us, here's a recap: I'm calling it our Filmmaker Diary Series. Essentially, filmmakers who are about to embark on projects (in this case, feature film projects specifically) will be given space on this site to document their journey, from script to screen, diary/journal s...

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    Review: 'United Red Army' A Text Book Heavy Look At History

    Let's say that 100 minutes is the perfect running time for a film and something that all types of audiences can get behind without complaint. Within that standard is about 20 minutes of leniency; remove that much and things feel brisk, tack on that much and different elements are allowed to flourish...

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