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    Critic Roger Ebert Will Be Feted By Robert Redford at a 'Celebrate Sundance Institute' Benefit Next Year

    Roger Ebert is getting two thumbs up from the Sundance Institute. The journalist and critic will be presented with the Vanguard Leadership Award in recognition of his advocacy of indie cinema by the organization's president and founder Robert Redford.

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    John Travolta Gets In The Huddle For Vince Lombardi Biopic, Eyes 3D Remake of John Woo’s 'The Killer'

    Is John Travolta the key to getting two long-brewing projects off the ground? Maybe? At the very least he's taking a good look, and we'll let you guess which one we'd rather not see ever get made. But let's start on the football field first.

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Nature Calls' Starring Patton Oswalt & Johnny Knoxville Drops Along With New Pics

    It might be unkind to call "Nature Calls" an unfortunate-looking comedy with a cast of odds and sods actors, but sometimes you just gotta call 'em as you see 'em. And as much as we love Patton Oswalt and comedy ace-in-the-hole Rob Riggle (so good in "Step Brothers"), this picture directed by Todd Ro...

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    Academy Launches Film-to-Film Festival September 27-29 with Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

    The Academy announces the first ever Film-to-Film Festival, an event to celebrate its preservation efforts through Project Film-to-Film. The first edition will run September 27-29 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn and Linwood Dunn theaters. Project Film-to-Film launched a year ago...

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    Marlon Wayans' Found-Footage Spoof w/ Essence Atkins Acquired For January 2013 Release

    Open Road Films has announced via press release that the company has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the Essence Atkins/Marlon Wayans found-footage spoof A Haunted House (previously titled Smart Ass).

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    Internet Lobby Forms in DC: Facebook, Google, Amazon Join Up

    It was an inevitable alliance. Silicon Valley pillars will join together in Washington to form a lobbying group in order to oppose federal restrictions to their industry. A group like this is the first in the Web's history. Called 'The Internet Association,' the roster includes Facebook, Googl...

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    TONIGHT: FREE Screening Of Ed Bland’s Avant-Garde 'The Cry Of Jazz' At MoCADA, Brooklyn

    One of the 25 films to be inducted for preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (Spike Lee's Malcolm X was on the short list that year), the experimental film titled The Cry Of Jazz - a fascinating 34-minute critical analysis of Jazz music, directed by Ed B...

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    Fox Searchlight Brings 'Hitchcock' Into The Oscar Mix, Will Hit Theaters On November 23rd; New Poster Unveiled

    In terms of Oscar contenders this year, Fox Searchlight was looking a little light in the loafers. They've had an odd 2012 with excellent films like "Sound Of My Voice" and "Ruby Sparks" failing to find the audiences they deserved, while "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" mostly crushed it overseas. But o...

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    Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Closing Night Film At Chicago International Film Festival

    No doubt the inside buzz about the Denzel Washington/Rober Zemeckis drama Flight must be very strong.

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    Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' To Make World Premiere As Closing Film Of AFI Fest

    After a John Williams-drunk official trailer premiered last week, the question still remained on what exactly we were getting from "Lincoln." Even in the Google Hangout thing (which was kind of unwatchable), Steven Spielberg took great pains to point out that the trailer was a snippet and a suggesti...

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