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    Watch This: Suzi Yoonessi's "Futurestates" Episode "Spring of Sorrow"

    Having recently championed filmmaker Suzi Yoonessi for her recently released feature, "Dear Lemon Lima," I looked forward to her contribution to the "Futurestates" web series (which I also showcased in my recent Cinematical SXSW shorts roundup). Titled, "Spring of Sorrow," it features another minor appearance by Beth Grant, a favorite underrated character actress of mine, and like "Lima" incorporates a lot of doodle type drawings. I'll admit that the narrative, about a little girl searching for water in a parched near-future, doesn't grab me as much as Yoonessi's feature did, and I'm not completely down for the global warming angle (I see it ...

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    Danny McBride Looking To Direct; Could Helm Any Number Of The Rough House Projects In Development

    Comedian Calls The 'L.A.P.I.' Detective Project A Mix Of 'Chinatown & 'The Long Goodbye'Exclusive: Danny McBride is first and foremost known as a comic actor, and these days he's perhaps best known as Kenny Powers, the shameless and insufferable former professional baseball pitcher on HBO's "Eastbound & Down." But McBride is also a writer, penning "The Foot Fist Way," which essentially was his calling card into Hollywood; many episodes for "Eastbound & Down," which he is a creator on; and "Your Highness," his upcoming medieval stoner comedy co-starring James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel and directed by David Gordon Green ("Pine...

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    FilmDistrict Finally Dates Rum Diary, Starring Johnny Depp

    It was just a matter of time before FilmDistrict would pick a date for The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp. It's going out during the prime fall season, October 28. The film, which has long been on the shelf, marks Depp's second flirtation with the work of Hunter S. Thompson, who became close with t...

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    Johnny Depp's 'The Rum Diary' Will Hit Theaters On October 28th Via Film District

    Updated: This is all confirmed. As you were.

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    monterey media Nabs "Small Town Murder Songs"

    monterey media has acquired U.S. rights to Ed Gass-Donnelly's "Small Town Murder Songs," which had its world premiere at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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    SEPTIEN Soundtrack Now Available For Purchase At iTunes

    SEPTIEN Soundtrack Now Available For Purchase At iTunes

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    The 8 Films You Must See This April

    April is about to give 2011 a significant dose of excellent specialty cinema, including a pair of Academy Award-nominated foreign films, new work from Kelly Reichardt and Duncan Jones, some great Danes, and the first medieval stoner comedy to star both an Oscar host and a best actress winner. Check ...

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    24th POV season gets a great lineup

    24th POV season gets a great lineup

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    Small Screen (Blu-ray/DVD) | "Fair Game," "Black Swan," "Topsy-Turvy" & More

    This week on DVD and Blu-ray Natalie Portman dances her way to an Oscar, Sally Hawkins shows the men how it's done, Naomi Watts takes on the C.I.A. and a doc asks us to "Cool It."

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    How Do You Make A Movie Screening Into An Event?

    Eventize. It's a goal of filmmakers and programmers alike these days. And it isn't really even a word yet. With all the different options out there competing for our leisure time attention, a movie has trouble standing on it's own feet these days. We struggle with what we can do to make it pop....

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