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    Watch: Grindhouse Style Teaser Trailer For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' With Lindsay Lohan & James Deen

    It's been hard to know what to expect from Paul Schrader's "The Canyons," a collaboration with writer Bret Easton Ellis that features the unlikely leads Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen. And certainly, this first teaser trailer (well, the first one to feature actual footage) certainly isn't what we would have predicted from the movie.

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    Fall Movie Pros & Cons: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    A week into October, and fall movie season is firmly underway. The box office received a kick-start thanks to "Hotel Transylvania," "Looper" and "Taken 2," the Oscar contenders are starting to come into place thanks to "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life Of Pi," and festival screenings at Venice, Telluride, TIFF and the NYFF have provided looks at many of the films we're going to be seeing on screens as the months get colder and the days get shorter.

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    HIFF Review: Disney's 2D & 3D Animated 'Paperman' A Romantic & Inventive Short

    This year's Hamptons International Film Festival has largely been defined by movies that make you want to cry your eyes out until they're squishy red gobs. Pictures like "Rust and Bone," "Amour" and "Silver Linings Playbook" challenge even the manliest audience members to sit there with a straight face and not be reduced to jags of blubbery weeping. But no movie at the festival has packed quite the emotional punch of the Disney Animation short film "Paperman," which, in its brief 7-minute run time, will defy even the most stoic viewer to keep a straight face. From the opening frame, the film's sweeping romanticism and groundbreaking visual style proves too much to resist. The fact that this might be the new face of traditional animation isn't something that even registers; it's that involving.

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    'Bad Teacher' TV Series Heads To CBS

    It may not have grossed quite as much as “Bridesmaids,” but “Bad Teacher” was one of the films to ride on the wave of success of recent R-rated comedies despite being little more than mediocre (see also “Horrible Bosses”) and still earn over $200m at the global box office. Those numbers aren’t to be sniffed at, and as well as boosting the careers of many of those involved with the film there have been efforts to exploit the film itself further.

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    Film Not Out Yet But Soundtrack For 'Kirikou And The Men And Women' Now Available

    As announced a year or so ago, the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format French director Michel Ocelot used for the first time on Tales of the Night (2011).

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    Love Is Explored In 8 New Posters For 'Anna Karenina'

    Scandalous love, maternal love, pure love, romantic love and more...they all swirl and pollinate Joe Wright's upcoming "Anna Karenina" and these eight new posters for the film get right to the heart of the matter.

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    New Photos Of Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren In 'Hitchcock'

    Two films enter, one film leaves! Dueling "Snow White" pictures made way for dueling Alfred Hitchock pictures in 2012 (oh, how Hollywood loves to battle with itself). And the verdict may already be in. The version focusing on the master of suspense's releationship with Tippi Hedren staring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, "The Girl" screened this weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival and our reviewer wasn't overly impressed (however some other reviews have been a bit more generous). That leaves "Hitchcock," which centers on the making of the groundbreaking psychological horror film, "Psycho." The synopsis so far is rather vague, but provides enough to keep us interested:

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    'Steel Magnolias' Is Lifetime's 3rd Most-Watched Telecast Ever, Averaging 6.5 Million Total Viewers

    I was anticipating these numbers when I asked you folks what you thought of the movie (Steel Magnolias), in an entry posted earlier today. And despite what seems to be a general disappointment in the movie (based on comments on this site, as well as on Facebook and Twitter), many did tune in to watch - 6.5 million total average, and the 3th most-watched Lifetime telecast ever!

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    Paul Dano Joins 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

    While David O. Russell's upcoming movie with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams is in the early lead for cast of the year for 2013, "Prisoners" ain't looking too shabby either. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo already on board, the long brewing movie has added another very talented name to the ensemble.

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    71 Countries Vie For 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar (Kenya Is A First-Timer)

    We've already highlighted 2 of the submissions below that fall under the African Diaspora category: Said Ould-Khelifa's Zabana! representing Algeria, and David Tosh Gitonga's Nairobi Half Life, representing Kenya.

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