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    Columbia Law Professor Says Sundance Disney World Film 'Escape from Tomorrow' is a Cut-and-Dry Fair Use Case

    After seeing Sundance entry "Escape from Tomorrow," many were confused about how the film, which centers on a man who loses his job at Disney World and was shot covertly on the theme park's premises, could get away with using all of the images and media covered by Disney copyrights (e....

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    Magnolia Picks Up David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche,' Plus Review and Roundup

    Magnolia Pictures is a good home for David Gordon Green's low-budget Sundance entry "Prince Avalanche," a two-hander starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch shot in 16 days in Austin's fire-ravaged Bastrop State Park. The distrib has acquired North American rights and is aiming at a summer release.

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    Sundance: Magnolia Picks David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' With Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch

    When it was first announced last summer that David Gordon Green had gone ahead a shot a movie in secret with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, we didn't know what to think. A remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way" which nobody (who isn't in Iceland) had really seen anyway, the questio...

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    Watch: Ninjas Go Flying, Stuff Explodes In New 'G.I. Joe: Retalation' Spot; 4 Minutes To Screen In Front Of 'Hansel & Gretel'

    For those of you dreaming about more Channing Tatum in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," guess again. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently revealed that despite all the rumors that the movie was undergoing reshoots to beef up the role of the suddenly hot star of "The Vow," "21 Ju...

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    Mia Farrow Says She's "Retiring From Acting Indefinitelyā€¯

    Over the weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio raised some eyebrows when he told press overseas that he was planning to take a "long, long break" from acting, and focus on his environmental work. And it appears he's not the only actor who is going to take a little break.

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    Ruth Negga Is Co-Starring Alongside Brad Pitt In 'World War Z' (Did You Know?)

    This is news to me; we've seen the film's first trailer, but she definitely wasn't in it. And even more interesting is that the project isn't listed on her IMDB page.

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    'Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales' - The Secret, Never-Released Richard Pryor Movie

    I like to think that I know EVERYTHING about films, but even I have to confess that I had never heard of this film before, until recently. An unknown Richard Pryor film that most likely you, me or anyone else will ever see in their lifetime.

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    Sundance Deal: Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'Kill Your Darlings,' Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Young Allen Ginsberg

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S., Australian, New Zealand, South African, African TV and Eastern European rights to John Krokidas' debut feature "Kill Your Darlings," which stars Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg and is a dramatic competition feature at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Kathryn Bigelow Wants You to Support Women Working in National Security

    Some criticism against Kathryn Bigelow during The Hurt Locker era was lobbed against Bigelow’s statements that filmmaking for her isn’t about breaking gender roles. However, as Jessica Chastain said in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, “when you make a film that allows your char...

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    SXSW Reportedly Rejects 'The Canyons' Over "Quality Issues," Paul Schrader Has "No Qualms" That The Film Is "Very Good"

    Well, the buzz around Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" continues to swirl, and it's been not particularly good. Most of that talk comes from the New York Times Magazine extensive article on the film, which among other things included the saga of Lindsay Lohan's behaviour on the se...

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