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    Poster & Images Debut From 'Captain America' Short Film 'Agent Carter'

    The Marvel movies haven't exactly been great when it comes to giving exciting roles to female characters (and performers). Sure, there are usually female characters in these movies but they're almost always playing second (or third) banana. Even when noted feminist Joss Whedon made "The Avengers," h...

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    WATCH: 'The Canyons' Gets a Trailer, and Director Paul Schrader Gets a UCLA Retrospective

    Paul Schrader's already hotly debated new film "The Canyons" has a trailer (watch below), and in anticipation of the film's August release, the UCLA Film & Television Archive kicks off a retrospective of the director's work this weekend.

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    BAM Market in Bogota: The Reality of Distribution and Finding an Audience in No. America

    Early on this Cannes we had drinks with Paul Federbush and Laura Kim at the Grand; Ryan Werner joined us, fresh out of his long time stint at IFC Films. As you would expect, talk turned to distribution, an always exciting topic especially with them because they are at the forefront of what is happe...

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    First Trailer For Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' (Co-Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) Arrives

    First Trailer For Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' (Co-Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) Arrives

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale Turns Up The Heat

    "RELEAAAAAASSSE MEEEEEEEEEEE," Eddie Vedder bellows all over this first trailer for Scott Cooper's "Out Of The Furnace," adding a pretty dense layer of fromage to what looks like a pretty gritty little drama. Let's hope it's just a case of good movie, not so hot trailer? We'll see, but let's dive in...

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    Will 'Pacific Rim' Open Better Than Predicted? Advance Ticket Sales Up on Del Toro Tentpole

    "Pacific Rim" may open better than early tracking suggested. According to Fandango, Guillermo del Toro's kaiju-vs.-robots tentpole has nabbed 60% of the company's advance ticket sales for the weekend.

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    Ben Affleck To Star In David Fincher Thriller 'Gone Girl'; Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt Eyed For Female Lead

    Following the flop of "The Lone Ranger," we here at The Playlist have been discussing what this means for future projects on Disney's slate, and more specifically, David Fincher's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." As you might remember, Fincher's pal Brad Pitt passed on the lead role, and the other ac...

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    Kerry Washington Covers Vanity Fair

    Kerry Washington has been covering some major magazines as of late. In May, she was on the cover of Elle and now she's on this month's cover of Vanity Fair.

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    In the Works: Errol Morris to Direct Narrative Feature and Suburban Thriller 'Holland, Michigan'

    Filmmaker Errol Morris, best known for his law-changing documentary "The Thin Blue Line" and Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," has attached himself to narrative feature "Holland, Michigan." Per Deadline, the film is "a suburban thriller laced with black humor."

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    Watch: Trailer For Disney Porn/'Mary Poppins' Prequel 'Saving Mr. Banks' Starring Tom Hanks

    The talent is immense and extensive—Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson and more—the story is interesting (the true tale of Walt Disney's attempt to get "Mary Poppins" made, and it's Oscar chances solidified by having John Lee Hancock, the director ...

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