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    Interview: Dai Sil Kim-Gibson At KAFFNY Talks Korean Film & Social Issues

    From March 17-20, the Korean American Film Festival in New York hosted a retrospective of Korean documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, whose body of work focuses on various political and social issues including the minority conflicts surrounding the 1992 LA riots and the "comfort women" that Japanese World War 2 soldiers took and forced into sexual servitude. She's not a household name by any account, but she makes that rare, amazing kind of documentary that refuses to boil everything down to good guys vs. bad guys, often portraying situations in the most realistic and complex way possible. Those interested can visit her website for more information on obtaining her movies.

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Will Easily Find Recruits

    After various sneak peeks and quick glimpses the first full length trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger" has dropped and it looks like "X-Men: First Class" has some competition in terms of the best looking comic pic this summer.

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    'King's Speech' Oscar-Winner David Seidler To Pen WWII Pic 'Games Of 1940'

    After waiting to write the "The King's Speech" for almost 28 years, David Seidler was 73 years old when he won his statuette for the original screenplay. He granted the Queen Mother, the widow of King George VI, her wish that he not write the film while she was alive, as it would be too painful for her to see. Many thought Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker" would be his last credit, but patience is a virtue and he emerged on the other side with the biggest highlight of his career. And with an Oscar now under his belt, Seidler has lined up his next gig.

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    Francis Lawrence May Conjure Up Some Magic With A Harry Houdini Pic

    Vampires, zombies, fairy tales....Harry Houdini? Yep, it appears that the famed magician is the latest Hollywood obsession. With Summit pairing up with writer Noah Oppenheim to adapt "The Secret Life Of Houdini" and DreamWorks acquiring the spec script from “Changeling” writer J. Michael Straczynski entitled “Voices From The Dead,” it seems the execs see big potential in the illusionist and showman. And now Sony is throwing their hat in the ring.

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    'Rock Of Ages' & 'Jack The Giant Killer' Claim Two June 2012 Dates

    With the spring/summer movie season barely started this year, studios are already making their claim on dates in 2012 and Warner Bros. has just thrown their weight around, planting two major films with big, June bows next blockbuster season.

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    Malick's The Tree of Life is Going to Cannes, Duh

    Malick's The Tree of Life is Going to Cannes, Duh

    Many of us have already reported that Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is going to Cannes, mainly because the fest had banked on booking it last year and was severely disappointed (and out the cost of a few hotel rooms) when Malick wasn't able to make it. I checked with stateside distributor Searchlight last week and they confirmed that it was going in advance of its May 27 stateside release, but could not say if the film would be in or out of competition. That call is being made by French distributor Europa and Summit International, which handles the film overseas. In any case, this means that Tree of Life Cannes faves Brad Pitt and Sean Penn will likely be walking the red carpet of the Palais.

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    Ivan Reitman Might Be 'Big In China'

    Well "Ghostbusters 3" is still up in the air since everyone is waiting on Bill Murray to stop crashing karaoke parties and getting into fights at football games and read the script already, but Ivan Reitman perhaps sees the writing on the wall and has another project he might direct.

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    Watch: Trailer For Mark Ruffalo's 'Sympathy For Delicious' Needlessly Quotes The Rolling Stones

    After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 to mostly pretty savage reviews, it's been a long road for Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, but with the star power involved it's a no-brainer that somebody picked it up, though we're not too surprised that it was the relatively downgrade shingle Maya Entertainment.

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    First Look At Old Timey Shia LaBeouf In John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County'

    At this point, we shouldn't have to explain to you why John Hillcoat's "The Wettest County" is already one of our most anticipated films of next year. We're just glad it's happening at all especially after it fell apart early last year just as lensing was about to begin. And now courtesy of fansite Shiantology (via /Film) we have concrete proof that yes, sweet Jesus, this thing is really happening.

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    Cadillac, MOFILM Team for Short Film Competition: Now Accepting Submissions; F. Gary Gray Interview

    Cadillac and MOFILM are pairing for a short film competition, inviting aspiring filmmakers to "capture the essence of the Cadillac brand — a distinct entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a fearless, adventurous personality." They are accepting submissions until April 4. Here's more info. Prizes are as follows:

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