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    "The World & The Industry Will Move On": Steven Soderbergh On His Retirement, 'Magic Mike' & 'Side Effects'

    For the last couple of years, Steven Soderbergh, one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the last few decades, started to talk about retirement. Initially dismissed as a joke, the ambiguity played up by the director, it's become increasingly clear that Soderbergh is serious about the proposition.

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    Yes, Support "Red Tails;" Just Don't Forget Spike Lee, AFFRM & The Black Indie Film Scene

    So here's the billion-dollar question that's been keeping me (and I'm sure several other independent filmmakers) awake at night in recent weeks: how can we replicate the same kind of nationwide enthusiasm for smaller independently financed black films as we've seen lately with the G...

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    SIMON SAYS: Top Five From the New Wave of French Horror

    If you want to see better Gallic horror movies than The Divide (opening this weekend), try these on for size.

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    Classic Comedy Toppers

    Some years ago I found a genuine vintage Sons of the Desert fez in the archives of the venerable Western Costume Company, which you can see up top. The newly-produced model from Fez-o-Rama is different, but has the approval of the international Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, also called Sons...

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    Art House Convergence Welcomes Drafthouse Cinema

    Tim League took a lifelong love of movies and built a wildly popular independent movie theater chain. This former Shell Oil engineer spoke today about creating and maintaining one of the coolest Art Houses in the world with good food, adult beverages, terrific films, Fantastic Fest and the Rolling R...

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    For Your Consideration - Rihanna In "Battleship"

    Posted without comment, other than to say, of course it's fake (below); though it's well put together (h/t Vulture; more fake "For Your Consideration" posters can be found HERE).

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    Award-Winning Cuba-Set Jazz-Infused Animated Feature "Chico & Rita" Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

    Last fall, GKIDS, a distributor of award winning animation for both adults and families, acquired US distribution rights to Chico & Rita, the critically-acclaimed animated feature from Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and renowned illustrator and designer Javier...

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    'I Can't Imagine Doing Another Action Movie:' Steven Soderbergh Discusses The Fights, Music & Influences Of 'Haywire'

    Steven Soderbergh has tried his hand in many things over the years including a relationship drama, coming-of-age tales, crime capers, retro post-war noir, Spanish-language epics, and most recently, a disaster movie. But one thing he'd never really taken on before? The action movie. There had been so...

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    Will Baz Luhrmann's 3-D 'Great Gatsby' Find New Intimacy in Film?

    When we learned that Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" was going to be done in 3-D, we weren't happy. Now, with the success of Martin Scorsese's 3-D "Hugo," it seems a 3-D "Great Gatsby" would have indeed been much safer in his hands. The New York Times now has a defense piece up for Luhrmann and th...

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    Michael Fassbender Talks The Appeal Of Steven Soderbergh & Being Taught To Fight By Gina Carano In 'Haywire'

    After a hectic 2011, one that saw the actor appear in no fewer than four high-profile films (winning him our Man of the Year accolade), Michael Fassbender is calming things down a bit for 2012. Sure, he'll likely be highly visible in the coming months, thanks to a possible Oscar nomination for his ...

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