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    Martin Scorsese Talks 3-D Cinephile Fantasy Hugo and Holograms with Paul Thomas Anderson

    At a special Paramount preview screening of Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D film Hugo yesterday, a capacity crowd avidly responded to the film’s immersive effects and masterly visual style, writes Justin Lowe, who covered a Q & A with the director and his crew and surprise moderator Paul...

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    Eastwood, DiCaprio, Hammer, Black Talk J. Edgar: DiCaprio Wanted to Gain Weight

    The crowd at the Los Angeles County Museum screening of J. Edgar rose to their feet when three tall straight guys—Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer—joined diminutive gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black onstage at the Bing for a Q and A moderated by the NYT’s Charle...

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    Weekend Box Office: Holdover Puss in Boots Holds Off Challenger Tower Heist

    Amazingly, 3-D animated family feature Puss In Boots held off challenger Tower Heist this weekend, reports Charles Lyons.

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    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

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    Film Franchises Built Around Black Characters (Survey)

    This all came to me thanks to a virtual chat I had recently with a friend about the reboot of the the Alex Cross detective thriller series, based on the novel franchise written by James Patterson, which Idris Elba was once attached to take over, only to be recently replaced with Tyler Perry. Al...

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    Watch Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Promo Shoot For Vin Diesel's New Web Series "The Ropes"

    Haven't heard much on this since the initial announcement many months ago... Vin Diesel's new web series (he's producing) with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers; something Vin himself was in a former life. Recall Zoe Saldana sign...

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    Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "The Girls Bathroom" (4 Black Girls, High School, Chit-Chat)

    Continuing to unload web series from my virtual pile... so far, we're two-for-two; the first two I featured over the last week or so were mostly well-received. Let's see if that trend continues... or not :) Today's title is called The Girls Bathroom, and it follows four teenagers - Red, ...

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    With “The Zone,” 2011 AFI Fest Honoree Joe Swanberg Wises Up: “I Want People to Like Me.”

    A lot of people are skeptical about Joe Swanberg, especially Joe Swanberg. Thirty years old and Chicago based, he’s the only filmmaker to gain serious mileage from the vaguely defined “mumblecore” movement. And he’s the first to realize that making extremely similar microbudg...

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    The Thing To Keep In Mind When You See “Tower Heist” This Weekend…

    No doubt many of you are going to see Tower Heist this weekend; but as you watch it, there's something I think that you should keep in mind. No, not that the film totally defies logic and the rules of gravity (You'll know what I mean when you see it); But the fact that the project was origin...

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    FUTURES | "Blue Meridian" Director Sofie Benoot Sends Her Camera Down the Mississippi

    Age: 26Hometown: born in Bruges, lives in Brussels, Belgium

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