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    '300' Sequel Drops 'Xerxes' Name, Producer Says Film Is On the Way & "Very Close" To Being Made

    No one really expected "300" to become as big of a box office hit as it became. The highly-stylized R-rated epic took in over $450 million worldwide, helped establish March as one of the one new tentpole months (and served as the launchpad for Zack Snyder's followup films "Watchmen" and "Sucker Punc...

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    Tarsem Singh Says Casting 'Superman' Henry Cavill For 'Immortals' Makes Him "Look Like A Genius"

    Actor Wasn't The First Choice For 'Immortals,' But Tarsem Insisted He Was The ManIf you didn't know who British actor Henry Cavill was six months ago, you do now thanks to the 27-year-old actor landing the coveted Man of Steel role in Zack Snyder's "upcoming Superman" reboot.

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    Direct Address #10: Patricio Guzmán

    Legendary documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light, The Battle of Chile) discusses memory, the poetic qualities of cinema, and why slow pacing returns us to the rhythm of life. A nine-film retrospective, "Obstinate Memories: The Documentaries of Patricio Guzmán," launched in Ne...

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    Rumor Patrol: ‘Prometheus’ & ‘Superman’ Spoiled?

    Movie websites become desperate for page views. As a result, rumors take flight and somehow get upgraded briefly to "truth" before the filmmakers can sort out the misinformation. Lately, however, a spate of big releases have been playing a lengthy game of chicken with film websites, the suggestion b...

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    Sylvester Stallone Thriller 'Headshots' & Steve Carell Comedy 'Burt Wonderstone' Both Lose Directors

    It's got to be hard for a director to walk away from a feature-directing gig. If you're lucky, you get to make a film once every couple of years, and, while some helmers are able to boost their income with rewrite work or commercials, or TV and music videos gigs, sometimes that one feature is your only income. But at the same time, you only get to make a certain number of movies in a career, and if the stars aren't aligning correctly, sometimes the only thing you can do is pack your bags. It's not an uncommon occurence -- Guillermo Del Toro leaving "The Hobbit" and Darren Aronofsky bailing on "The Wolverine" being two recent examples -- and i...

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    Addison Timlin In Talks For 'Odd Thomas'; Tim Robbins To Join Too?

    The trouble with the new transparency of the casting process -- the stories that break at every stage of the process, from wishlist, to shortlist, to meetings, to screen-tests, to offers, to negotiations, to signing on -- is that you can sometimes think that an actor's firmly on board on a project based on one of these stories. More often than not, offer-stories lead to an actor actually being in the film, so when we reported a few weeks back that Lily Collins, rising star of "The Blind Side," had been offered the female lead in "Odd Thomas," the adaptation of Dean Koontz's mystery series about a short-order cook who can communicate with the ...

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    Michael Fassbender & Liam Cunningham To Star In Northern Irish Punk Movie 'Good Vibrations'

    David Holmes To Write The ScoreConsidering the way in which punk rock changed the music world so comprehensively, it's surprising that relatively few films have been made following the great bands of the era. There have been great documentaries, from "The Filth and the Fury" to Ramones doc "End of a...

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    A True Quote

    Here's a quote I heard from a colleague that was said by an agent who handles writers:

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    Good Seminars For NY Filmmakers

    While I am enjoying my morning coffee, sifting through the 250 emails I did not get to yesterday, I stumbled across New York Women In Film & Televisionhttp://www.nywift.org/'s seminars for the month, and I have to tell you I was impressed. What a great resource for all filmmakers! Check it out...

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    Discover Drew Droege's "Chloe" Series If You Haven't Already...

    I've been a huge fan of this webisode series for some time but for whatever reason have never posted about it. Basically, it's comedian Drew Droege taking on Chloe Sevigny in a series of occasionally brilliant parodies that I can seriously watch over and over and over... So if you've yet to discover...

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