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    New Doc: Ex-Con Detectives Fight to Exonerate Wrongfully Convicted

    Jamie Meltzer, the director of "Informant," a recent favorite doc of mine which I called "a 'Fog of War' for the age of Occupy" about anarchist turned informant Brandon Darby, has a new project, looking for funds on Kickstarter, which seems worthy of our attention. Called "Freedom Fighters," the new...

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    Tomas Alfredson's 'Brothers Lionheart' Set To Become Most Expensive Scandinavian Movie Ever, Targeted For Christmas 2014 Release

    After the release of his elegant period spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which received critical raves and solid box office, it was a big question of what Tomas Alfredson would do next. The director, who made a splash with his Swedish vampire movie "Let the Right One In," had a number of po...

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    Exclusive: Lake Bell Joining Jon Hamm & Suraj Sharma In Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm'

    The trouble with being multi-talented is that you can't be in more than one place at once. And so it is with Lake Bell. The actress has been a reliable scene-stealer over the last decade or so, but she's been mostly absent from our screens of late, having spent much of the last few years prepping he...

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    New Behind-The-Scenes Clip Shows Tantalizing First Footage From Bong Joon-ho's Post-Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer'

    The summer movie season is nearly upon us, but one of the most hotly tipped summer movies (at least for film fans of a certain ilk) still doesn't have a release date in America: Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi extravaganza "Snowpiercer." The Weinstein Company bought the domestic rights to the movie, which con...

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    Steven Soderbergh Says 'Magic Mike 2' Will Be Built From Discarded Plot Idea From First Movie, Will Reunite All Characters

    When he's not spending his newfound retirement from film dropping novella truths on Twitter and promoting “Beyond the Candelabra,” Steven Soderbergh is also lending a hand to Channing Tatum on the sequel to their hit drama “Magic Mike.” Both have obviously cut out questions of a cash-in, and in a re...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Star Wars: Episode VII' May Loosen Up On Secrecy Once Production Starts

    Patton Oswalt may have captured the hearts of many a “Star Wars” fan with his dream outline for the series' onslaught of new entries -- starting in 2015 with “Star Wars: Episode VII” -- but Kathleen Kennedy likely chuckled and kept to her airtight plan. The Lucasfilm President has been endlessly pre...

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    Zach Braff Exceeds $2 Million Goal via Kickstarter for New Feature UPDATED (VIDEO)

    "Scrubs" star Zach Braff, who hasn't directed a theatrical film since 2004's seminal indie romance "Garden State," has now raised over $1.5 million in one day on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter for his new feature film project, "Wish I Was Here." This has ignited a firestorm of protest at the ide...

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    Michael Fassbender To Play 'Macbeth' For 'Snowtown' Director Justin Kurzel

    Everyone from Sam Worthington (really) to Orson Welles has taken on "Macbeth," and the Shakespeare play that dare not say its name has been adapted countless time for the stage, television and multiplex. Well, when it comes to the cinema, (quality) movie versions have been a bit fewer and farther be...

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    Colin Firth To Lead Matthew Vaughn's Spy Blockbuster 'The Secret Service'

    As an actor, Colin Firth has proved remarkably resilient over his thirty-year career. After breaking through in 1984's "Another Country," a series of strong performances followed that never quite saw him become a huge star. But suddenly, 1995's TV version of "Pride & Prejudice" made him a heartthrob...

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    Kevin Spacey is a Hero in Hollywood -- and Silicon Valley

    Kevin Spacey is the smartest man in Hollywood because he has found a way to go beyond the traditional borders of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

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