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    Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For Celebrated Doc 'Tchoupitoulas'

    Where does documentary end, and reality and dreams begin? That is the question many will be asking after experiencing "Tchoupitoulas," the latest documentary from Bill and Turner Ross, the makers of the small town portrait "45365." After drawing rave reviews at SXSW where it premiered earlier this year and winning awards at the Dallas, Ashland and Hot Docs film festivals, Oscilloscope Laboratories is bringing the picture to theaters, and the first trailer will you a glimpse of the special film they have put together.

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    Details On Steve McQueen Retrospective At Art Institute Of Chicago (14 Short Films + More)

    Following up with Sergio's August post which announced Chicago's planned large-scale exhibition of British filmmaker Steve McQueen's work, set to open October 21 (this weekend), and runs through January 6, 2013.

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    Arabs in the News: 16th Annual Arab Film Festival in Four California Cities

    Making films in troubled regions like the Mid East is difficult to say the least when you have to contend with kidnappings, imprisonment and smuggling equipment across borders. The Arab Film Festival launched its 16th Annual Arab Film Festival October 11 in San Francisco and opens in L.A. Friday October 19 with Man Without a Cell Phone in its West Coast Premier. The Arab Film Festival is North America's largest and longest running exhibitor of independent Arab movies from and about the Arab World. This year’s fest of 40 films from 27 countries offers a full complement of narrative and documentary features, doc and narrative short films with National and West Coast Premieres.

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    Covert Affairs: Why 'Haywire' is the Most Sneakily Political Movie of the Year

    Read why it makes for a great double feature with the 2012 President Debates.

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    'Jack The Giant Killer' Gets A New Title & Release Date

    Do you remember that Bryan Singer has a new movie called "Jack The Giant Killer" coming out? Yeah, we don't either. So it's probably not a big deal that Warner Bros. is changing -- well, tweaking -- the title, or moving the release date (again), because it's not like many folks had marked this one down on the calendar.

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    Watch: See How Iceland Was Transformed Into Planet LV-223 In Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

    "Prometheus" is now on home video, and the conversation continues as fans debate what it's all about, whether or not the not-quite-prequel worked, and even if it ties into the "Blade Runner" universe. But no matter where most folks stand on the movie, it can be agreed that, visually, the film is a wonder. Shot digitally and presented in 3D, it's one of the few films this year that was actually immersive in the format (at least in this writer's opinion), with some special effects that were truly impressive at times. But when it came to the exteriors, Ridley Scott and co. had some help.

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi, Quvenzhané Wallis Make History At The Gotham Independent Film Awards?

    Congrats to Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi (as well the rest of the film's cast and crew - Middle Of Nowhere) for their Gotham noms in the Best Feature and Breakthrough Actor categories.

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    Get The Bare Necessities On 45 Years Of Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

    Every person between the ages of 2 and 100 has their own views on which is the greatest of the animated Disney films. One of the pioneering originals like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" or "Dumbo?" A seminal '50s-era fairy tale like "Alice In Wonderland" or "Sleeping Beauty?" Something undersung from the 1970s like "The Rescuers" or "Robin Hood?" One of the films from the early 1990s revival like "Aladdin" or "The Lion King?" Or a modern-day Pixar insta-classic like "The Incredibles" or "Up"?

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    Producers Say They Have No Plans To Make A 3D James Bond Movie, Plus New 'Skyfall' Videoblog

    3D, once vaunted as the format that would renew moviegoer attendance and buoy declining revenues, has now nearly become a dirty word. Hardly a week goes by without a movie arriving in the format, usually converted, asking audiences to pay an extra fee for underwhelming visual pizazz. So it comes as quite a nice and refreshing surprise to hear a producer take a level-headed approach and talk about 3D in terms of serving the movie, not just the bottom line. And so, for those of you wanting James Bond's martini glass to be in your face, that likely won't happen anytime soon.

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    'Misfits' Season 4 Will Air In The USA Starting Oct 28 + 'Fresh Meat' To Make USA Premiere

    The first 3 seasons of the award-winning, critically acclaimed series Misfits are all available on Hulu right now, for those (in the USA) who aren't yet caught up, as season 4 looms.

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