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    Nicolas Cage Says 'I Am Wrath' With William Friedkin Is Not Happening, Reveals Dream Project With Roger Corman

    While his decision making process still remains somewhat inscrutable, the undeniably talented Nicolas Cage always defies expectation. Undoubtedly, we're excited for his pairing with David Gordon Green on the thriller "Joe," which the director told us at Sundance was "a slow-burn, ...

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    The 2013 Writers Guild Awards

    At the annual Writers Guild Award’s, women writers did well this year -- in television. Film, not so much. Lena Dunham’s Girls won best new series, one of Mad Men’s best (and controversial) episodes of last season ‘The Other Woman’ co-written by Semi Chellas picked up ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Takashi Miike's Upcoming Cop Thriller 'Wara No Tate/Straw Shield'

    The filmography of Takashi Miike is so massive it can make your head spin. The Japanese filmmaker’s most notable recent works include “13 Assassins” and “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai,” the latter premiering in Cannes just two years ago. He’s already made four fea...

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    Tina Gordon Chism's 'We The Peeples' Gets A New Title + First Look Photo

    It looks like the marketing machine has began spinning for Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples, which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.

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    Norwegian Action-Adventure 'Ragnarok' Acquired by Magnolia

    U.S. distribution rights to the Norwegian action-adventure film "Ragnarok" have been acquired by Magnolia, the company announced earlier today. The deal was concluded during the European Film Market in Berlin, and was based on a three-minute promotional video shown during the event.

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    ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ Director & Star Mike Birbiglia Writing A New Movie Based On His Stand Up Act ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’

    Last year was a big one for comedian Mike Birbiglia, who won an Audience Award at Sundance for his film “Sleepwalk With Me,” an autobiographical story starring himself and based on his stand-up comedy act by the same title that had also spawned a "This American Life" radio segm...

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    'Doctor Bello' Gets USA Theatrical Run In Exclusive Deal w/ AMC Theatres - Opens Fri. (Details)

    I saw the film at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in November, where it was the opening night film; and while I didn't love it, I appreciated the effort. Read my thoughts HERE.

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    Exclusive: Vincent Cassel Shares His Dream In Clip From 'The Monk'

    Not only can Vincent Cassel move seamlessly from blockbusters to indie films while keeping a foot firmly in foreign cinema, but he does so in a manner that's always compelling to watch. And the past few years speak to the diversity of roles he's been taking, whether playing a famed gangster ...

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    Maggie Smith on 60 Minutes

    If you are like me you are devastated that the third season of Downton Abbey is over. I don't know how I will wait at least a year until the fourth season, which they are filming now, and will air in the UK first.

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    Mia Wasikowska Says Shia LaBeouf's Stories About His Scary, Drunken, Method Acting In 'Lawless' Are "All True"

    That sound you hear? It's the price of Shia Lebeouf's production cast insurance slowly nudging upwards, as after his acid-dropping avenue for "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" led him to a better awareness of his character, his method antics while filming John Hillcoat...

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