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    Brit Marling Joins Nicholas Jarecki’s ‘Arbitrage’ With Richard Gere & Susan Sarandon

    Also Attached To Lesbian Thriller 'Breaking The Girl'Is there any actress right now hotter than Brit Marling? The darling of the Sundance and SXSW film festivals this year, Marling wrote and starred in two very well-received films "Another Earth" (picked up by Fox Searchlight) and "Sound Of My Voice" -- two genre films, with much more going on than their surface loglines suggest. And it looks like Marling is to be riding that wave of success for the next little while at least.

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    Eva Green & Jordan Scott Talk Putting The Pieces Together In 'Cracks'

    Jordan Scott Eyeing A 'Ghost Story' For Her Next FilmEXCLUSIVE: You would think that a feature film directed by the daughter of Ridley Scott and the niece of Tony Scott, starring Eva Green no less, would generate a fair amount of buzz. But, for whatever reason the movie gods have dictated, "Cracks" is only now rolling out in theaters via IFC; a long time since it premiered at TIFF way back in 2009. And that's really a shame. The film is being slept on by critics, the very same ones who usually beg and fawn for this kind of movie. Featuring an ensemble of complex female characters led by Green, the film easily conjures comparisons to "Picnic At Hanging Rock," "Heavenly Creatures" and "Lord Of The Flies." It's a crackling dark drama of the kind they just don't make very often.

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    Miami International Film Festival: Encuentros

    Diana Sanchez hails from Toronto where she worked at the Fest there, the great TIFF. She worked there as Latin American Programmer in 2002 and before that was an Assistant. She worked as a consultant for Latin American and Spanish cinema for Rotterdam Film Festival. Here in Miami she worked since 2003 as an international advisor (consultant) having come in with former Sundance Film Festival organizer Nicole Guillemet. This from 2003-2008. Now she's back with MIFF as Encuentros Director and Senior Programming Consultant.'My inspiration for Encuentros is Rotterdam Cinemart.'Diana's partner in this event is the talented and experienced Spanish Producer Elena Manrique ('Pan's Labyrinth'). Her title here at MIFF Encuentros is Head of Industry Programing. Her task here was to select and advise the projects and to share her wide business contacts and professional knowledge.

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    Contest Giveaway: 'Jane Eyre' Prize Pack

    Update: Contest is closed. Winner will be contacted via email.

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    Poster Round Up: 'On Stranger Tides,' 'Thor,' 'Your Highness,' & 'Fast Five'

    Here's another quick round up of the latest posters from a handful of movies due out in the next couple of months. Summer movie season will be here before you know it and that means the pre-summer movies will start rolling out in April. (We can't believe it either.) That means lots and lots of poster debuts for the various franchises, sequels and spinoffs coming over the next 6 months.

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    Interview With Daphne Pinkerson, Director, Triangle: Remembering The Fire

    Tonight, at 9pm EST, HBO will premiere a new doc Triangle: Remembering the Fire in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire which killed 146 people mostly all young immigrant women on March 25, 1911. The death of these young immigrants helped create new labor laws which protect the workplace even today. The film is incredibly relevant to what is going on in our country in regards to unions and workers rights.

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    Amanda Seyfried Auditioned For A Role In 'Superman' But Didn't Get The Job

    Lost Out On Lead Role In 'Sucker Punch' Due To Clash With 'Big Love' ScheduleThink back to the heady days of 2004, when you first saw Tina Fey's minor classic of the teen movie genre, "Mean Girls." You, like the rest of us, probably thought that the biggest star to graduate from that film would be its lead, Lindsay Lohan, who gave an endearing, goofy performance that suggested a long career was ahead of her. Instead, a whole bunch of drugs intervened, and Lohan is basically now unemployable, leaving her co-stars to lap her in the stardom stakes. Well, not Lacey Chabert so much, but both Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried have become some of the biggest female stars of their generation.

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    Julianne Moore Gets Villainous Opposite Jeff Bridges In 'The Seventh Son'

    Alex Pettyfer Out Of Project Formerly Known As 'The Last Apprentice'Her co-star Annette Bening may have picked up the lion's share of the awards nominations, after the decision was made to push both actresses for lead, rather than supporting, but Julianne Moore really was excellent in "The Kids Are All Right," one of the very best performances in a career that isn't exactly starving for great turns. Not that Moore's resting on her laurels; she's averaged three films a year for the last decade, and she's got the Steve Carell/Ryan Gosling comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" on the way later this year, along with the Robert De Niro drama "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," and she recently signed to play Sarah Palin in HBO's "Game Change."

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    Subtitles are Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: Why Every Good Film Should Be Released As-Is

    Should the "Critters"-like, Edgar Wright-produced English film "Attack the Block" be released in the U.S. with subtitles? This question was met with much debate late last week and through the weekend, as the film picked up an audience award at SXSW and continued to gain fans and positive reviews. Today's Film Blog Water Cooler quotes some of the points around the web and offers up my own subjective take on the issue.

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    Is 'The Wolverine' Now Delayed Until 2013?

    Did Darren Aronofsky Bail On The Film Due To Lack Of Creative Control?The wind got knocked out of the sails of the comic community in a big way late last week as it was announced that Darren Aronofsky -- seen as the savior for the on-the-ropes spinoff franchise for Wolverine -- had left the project, which was gearing up to start shooting this spring/early summer. In a joint statement with 20th Century Fox, the director cited the lengthy shoot in Japan as the reason he was bowing out with Deadline initially hinting that custody issues with Rachel Weisz over their son played a role in his exit. However, a different tune is emerging.

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