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    Poster Revealed For 'Ceremony' Starring Uma Thurman & Michael Angarano

    We love the grainy, half-blurry shot of Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano in this new poster for "Ceremony," the debut feature-length directorial debut of Max Winkler (son of Henry Winkler), as it perfectly captures the ragged heart romance that's central to the film.

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    Talking With Sundance Breakout Elizabeth Olsen

    Elizabeth Olsen has definitely been one of the biggest talking poinst at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The lead in two very well received films at the fest - Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's haunted house thriller "Silent House" and Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," a drama exploring a young woman's experiences in an abusive cult. Before last summer, the only film experience Olsen had was playing "Girl in Car" in 1994's "How the West Was Fun," a vehicle for her very famous older twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley. But the Olsen family officially has a new known name in Elizabeth.

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    David O. Russell Says He Bailed On ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Due To Budget Concerns

    One big project that many people are eager to see leap to the big screen has been moving along in fits and starts, without picking up enough steam to move forward. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has had an interesting development history so far. In late 2009, David O. Russell was brought on board to write and direct the picture, with Natalie Portman producing and set to star. Then in October last year, Russell left the picture, with Portman following suit shortly afterward (but staying on to produce). In November, Mike White filled in the empty director's chair only to vacate the position last week, just over two months after he signed on. At the time Russell left the picture, it appeared he was simply switching over to one of his own projects, the road-trip dramedy "Old St. Louis," but recently, he reveals he had some other reasons for leaving.

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    Darren Aronofsky Directs Vincent Cassel In Ad For Yves Saint Laurent's Perfume 'La Nuit de L'Homme'

    With "Black Swan" collecting four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, capping off a very successful awards season run and boosting the film's already impressive box office numbers, Darren Aronofsky isn't quite finished working with the stars on the film.

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    Great Odin's Raven! Will Ferrell To Guest In 4-Episode Arc On 'The Office'

    While it's not our long anticipated reunion between Ron Burgundy and Brick Tamland, this will definitely tide us over for now. Deadline reports that Will Ferrell will be joining "The Office" including one episode that will take place after Steve Carell's Michael Scott has left the branch.

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    Josh Duhamel Joins 'New Year's Eve'

    We're not sure what the appeal is here -- an easy paycheck for about five minutes of working or getting to rub elbows with a bunch of fellow celebs in a breezy romcom -- but it appears everyone in Hollywood is jumping out of windows to work on Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve."

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    Interview with Feo Aladag - writer and director of When We Leave

    When We Leave, Germany's entry for the Academy Awards, is written and directed by Feo Aladag. It is a powerful film that tells the story of a young Turkish German woman who leaves her unhappy and abusive marriage and how the family handles the cultural shame brought on by her stand for independence. It opens in limited release in NYC and LA on Friday, January 28.

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    Sundance Video: Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor Talk Margin Call

    Sundance Video: Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor Talk Margin Call

    Margin Call is one of several low-budget ($3.5 million), accessibly commercial smart films for adults debuting at Sundance that got made with a major cast willing to work for nothing against the promise of worthy material and a decent back end.

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    'Let Me In' Director Matt Reeves Weighs His Next Options, Hopes To Make 'The Invisible Woman' Soon

    'Cloverfield' Sequel Not Coming Anytime Soon; Filmmakers Still Trying To Find An Idea They LikeEXCLUSIVE: This time last year, we were being pretty vociferous in our opposition to Matt Reeves' "Let Me In." As an Americanized remake of a recent, widely acclaimed Swedish film, "Let The Right One In," it seemed to symbolize everything that's wrong with contemporary cinema, and we were dreading the thing. This means we've been left happily eating crow for the past few months after the film hit last fall and turned out to be terrific: deeply personal, beautifully crafted on every level and yes, superior to the original.

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    Review: 'The Rite' Is Demonically Dull

    William Friedkin pretty much ruined it for every other director after making "The Exorcist." Juggling a priest questioning his faith, a little girl possessed by the devil, pea soup, spinning heads, people falling down stairs and generally scaring the living shit out of viewers, ever since, films dabbling in the same thematic territory just haven't stacked up. More recent films like "The Last Exorcism" have tried to solve the problem by amping up the jump scares while the opposite tack taken by Paul Schrader's more cerebral approach for "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist" got him booted off the project, so full credit to director Mikael Håfström ("Derailed," "1408") for attempting something a little bit brainy. Just a shame that the wonky casting (Rutger Hauer? Alice Braga? Who allowed Colin O'Donoghue to lead a movie?) was distracting and the by-the-numbers and plodding script nearly put us to sleep.

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