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    Watch: Teaser For Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola's Prada Short Film Starring Lea Seydoux

    The first question that comes to mind is: how on Earth did they find time to do this? With Wes Anderson spending most of last year stumping for "Moonrise Kingdom," and now in production on "The Grand Budapest Hotel," while his frequent collaborator and pal Roman Coppola (who co-wrote 'Moonrise') als...

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    Still Waiting For The Trailer? Here's Some Bloody Claw Photos From 'The Wolverine'

    While we've talked a lot about "The Wolverine," and recently dove into the diverse array of influences James Mangold is bringing to the table, we're still yet to experience the saturated marketing that's been promised. In fact, we haven't seen a moving image from the picture yet, though a trailer is...

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    Penske's Moves: As Daily Variety Prints Last Edition, Adds Critic Foundas, Reduces Movieline

    Variety lovers are feeling mixed emotions. On the one hand, Penske Media Corp CEO Jay Penske is making changes that were long overdue. He has pulled down the firewall, modernized the website, added a troika of editors--LA Times import Claudia Eller (film), and Variety's Cynthia Littleton (TV) and An...

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    New Adaptation Of 'Count Of Monte Cristo' Coming (Still No Interest In The Real Black Count Apparently)

    Well, ok then... this is quite the coincidence because it was just last week Thursday that I posted THIS entry on Tom Reiss' novel, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, encouraging filmmakers/production companies/studios/whoever, to consider adapting the ...

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    Hugh Jackman To Star In Adaptation Of 'Tell No One' Author Harlan Coben's 'Six Years'

    Though an accomplished, best selling author with a shelf full of titles to his name, only one book by Harlan Coben has made it to the big screen -- Guillaume Canet's adaptation of "Tell No One." Not a bad start at all (though an American remake by Ben Affleck is brewing), and now another one of his ...

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    Tom Cruise May Be Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    We've been over this ground before, but we'll make it brief. Once set to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, with George Clooney attached to star, the helmer bailed on Warner Bros. "The Man From From U.N.C.L.E." in the fall of 2011, after an impasse over casting (among other things). Clooney wasn't ab...

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    Jay-Z-Free '42' Soundtrack To Be Released 4/9 - See Track List + Listen To Samples

    Jay-Z-Free '42' Soundtrack To Be Released 4/9 - See Track List + Listen To Samples

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    Harmony Korine May Direct A Southern Crime Family Tale Next; Is Developing Projects With Annapurna Pictures

    Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is a hit in limited release. In fact, the girls gone wild meets Korine's enfante terrible aesthetics flick, posted the biggest limited release of 2013 thus far — a per-theater average $90,000 making it the the 10th-highest average ever for a live-action film in li...

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    When Pam Grier Met Federico Fellini And Taught Him How To Make Fried Pigeon...

    Over the weekend, I learned that Pam Grier follows Shadow & Act! Needless to say, that made my day.

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Fights Suicide Bombers & Rocket Launching Terrorists In Red Band Clip For ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

    “Olympus Has Fallen” fails to impress yet again with an intense-looking Gerard Butler as all that stands between terrorists and the president (Aaron Eckhart). In the red band clip below, Mike Banning (Butler), a disgraced Secret Service agent, takes on the role of John McClane without much of the “Y...

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