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    Departing Los Angeles Film Festival Programmer Doug Jones Heads East

    Following Los Angeles Film Festival artistic director David Ansen out the door was Film Independent and LAFF programming veteran Doug Jones, who swiftly landed a new gig. He's moving to Williamstown, MA as the new executive director of the Images Cinema, a venerable downtown single-screen theater.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Heroin Bob Lives In New Trailer For ‘SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead’

    In case you’ve forgotten, or potentially not even seen it, 1998’s "SLC Punk!" told the hilarious and bitter story of two unruly punks, Stevo and Heroin Bob, trying to maintain an anarchist way of life in the cultural wasteland, of the very unpunk conservative suburbs of Salt Lake City circa 1980. An...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Nate Parker Spice Up the First Poster for Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Beyond the Lights'

    This will be Bythewood's first feature film directorial effort since 2008's 'The Secret Life of Bees.'

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  • The Playlist
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    Ed Zwick To Direct Manga Adaptation 'Soul ReViver,' Fatih Akin Drops Hrant Dink Project And More

    Hollywood's track record with mangas is decidedly mixed (actually it's not very good), but as they say, if at first you don't succeed.... And so here comes "Soul ReViver," which has Ed Zwick now attached to direct the adaptation of the work by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Starring Matt Damon Moved Up To 2015, Tim Burton's 'Peregrine' Bumped And More

    When it was announced that Ridley Scott would be directing Matt Damon in "The Martian," there was that usual caveat that comes with anything associated with the director, that plans could change or the project could wind up on the backburner. But then things got more real when producer Simon Kinberg...

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    Lionsgate Options Screen Rights to Author Jason Mott's 2nd Novel 'The Wonder of All Things'

    Congratulations to Mr Mott! It's quite something when the first 2 novels you write are optioned by major Hollywood players, and, even more impressive, months before they are published.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'Out Of Print' Reflects On The Future Of 35mm In An Increasing Digital Age

    For the cinephiles of Los Angeles, New Beverly Cinema is not just another historic movie theater but a sacred landmark that celebrates everything that is enriching about 35mm projection. The theater building which dates back to 1920 is one of the oldest revival cinemas in the nation and, since 1978,...

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  • The Playlist
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    Marvel's Kevin Feige Hopes Female Superhero Movie Comes "Sooner Rather Than Later"

    Last weekend, it wasn't the brawny heroics of Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" that topped the box office, it was the slick action of Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" that audiences overwhelmingly chose instead. The movie opened to a massive $43 million, and it was the best debut the actress has had in her ca...

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    James Franco Talks to Indiewire at NYC Premiere of 'Child of God'

    James Franco was all smiles at the New York City premiere of his latest feature to get a release, "Child of God."

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Expendables 3,' Lionsgate Sues Torrent Sites Over Movie Leak

    It looks like the biggest battle over "The Expendables 3" won't be happening with the aging action stars in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie. Instead, it will be with lawyers in courtrooms, as following the leak of the movie online, Lionsgate is basically telling torrent sites, "You better lawyer...

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