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    Watch: Seth Rogen Goes Froggy Style In 2 Red Band Clips From '50/50'

    Are there laughs to be found in cancer? If there are, "50/50" is going to find them as the dramedy gears up for a release next month with two restricted clips from the movie hitting the interwebs.

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    AFI Announces Awards Dates

    For the twelfth time, the AFI Awards 2011 will honor the teams that created the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year. The winners voted on by two juries comprised of scholars, critics, film and television artists and AFI Trustees will be invited to an intimate Beverly Hills lunch on on January 13, 2012, usually held at the Four Seasons.Television Submission Deadline October 28, 2011Film Submission Deadline November 4, 2011Honorees Announced December 11, 2011AFI AWARDS 2011 January 13, 2012

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    Festival Updates: Latest NYFF, Toronto, London and Venice Adds

    The 49th New York Film Festival keeps adding to its line-up--with more venues, more is possible---from documentaries to special anniversary screenings. The 2011 NYFF will premiere the new ending to Joe Berlinger’s and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, which will premiere on HBO in 2012 (Parts 1 and 2 will be rebroadcast and available for streaming in the wake of the release from prison of the West Memphis Three). Oliver Stone will host a sneak preview of the first three installments of his ten-part documentary project for Showtime, The Untold History of the United States, which focus on the events leading up to World War II. Special anniversary screenings include the 20th anniversary of James Ivory's Howard’s End, the 10th anniversary of Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, and the 10th anniversary of Japanese animator Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning Spirited Away.

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    Pixar Geek Out: New Films, Up House Built in Utah, Alternate Titles for Toy Story

    After announcing two upcoming original projects—one envisioning a world with dinosaurs and one occurring entirely inside the human mind—Pixar’s creativity appears to be back on track, after sequels Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and the upcoming Planes and Monsters University.

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    Confessions of Conan the Barbarian Writer, Dark Knight Leaves Pittsburgh, Universal Drops Ouija

    Christopher Nolan has wrapped filming on The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh; he still has more principal photography in New York and Los Angeles. The film opens July 20, 2012.

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    Review: 'Tucker & Dale' The Hillbilly Horror Buddy Comedy You Never Knew You Wanted

    Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil,” Eli Craig's directorial debut, suffers from a concept that would work wonders in a short, but doesn’t make for a necessarily compelling feature. Written by Craig and Morgan Jurgenson, the film follows the enterprising Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and the painfully shy Dale (Tyler Labine) who are on their way to refurnish a newly purchased summer house (littered with ample evidence that hints at a formerly deadly owner). The two men could rightly be described as “hillbillies” and through a series of escalating misunderstandings, a group of teenagers led by the psychotic Chad (Jesse Moss), believes Tucker and Dale to be evil incarnate.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Meirelles' 360 To Open London Film Festival, What Will Close?

    Fernando Meirelles’ 360 will be the opening night film at the 55th BFI London Film Festival, which will be the last under the stewardship of artistic director Sandra Hebron. Meirelles has history with the LFF – The Constant Gardener opened the festival in 2005 – although many Brit pundits had been expecting Hebron to unveil a world premiere to crown her final year. But that’s never been a major motivation for the LFF’s extremely popular head when it comes to programming Europe’s largest non-competitive film festival. Although the 2009 festival opened with a splashy world premiere for The Fantastic Mr. Fox, last year’s LFF debutante was Never Let Me Go, which bowed first in Toronto. The same will go for 360.

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    First Look At ‘A Late Quartet’ With Philip Seymour Hoffman & Catherine Keener

    Believe it or not, this is a first look for a film that isn't hitting the fall festival circuit, but it's probably a safe bet to show up at Sundance in January.

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    Christian Bale Considers Spike Lee's 'Oldboy,' Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born' & New Michael Mann Film

    With an Oscar now under his belt for "The Fighter" and proving his box office chops with Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, once Christian Bale has wrapped up "The Dark Knight Rises" he's going to have his pick of the litter with Variety laying out the numerous projects that are being sent his way. The trade says Bale will make no decisions until he's done with Batman in November -- and there is absolutely no mention of the Terrence Malick project that cropped up just a few days ago -- but if anything, these projects are interesting because, for the most part, they aren't tentpole-driven fare.

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    CORMAN'S WORLD at NYFF

    Corman's World is coming to Manhattan! The film will have its NY Premiere as a special presentation at the New York Film Festival. Other docs that will be playing include Parade Lost 3: Purgatory and Crazy Horse. You can read the full announcement here. More on the film after jump.

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