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    George Lucas Says He Hasn't Talked To J.J. Abrams About 'Episode VII' Yet: Is That A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?

    There are many, many questions regarding the continuation of the "Star Wars" series -- the first of which, "Episode VII," is now being worked on by J.J. Abrams -- but one of the most pertinent of them is the extent to which franchise granddaddy George Lucas will be involved. As the creator of the se...

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    Michael B. Jordan Steps Closer To The Edge In New Release Poster For 'Fruitvale Station'

    Michael B. Jordan Steps Closer To The Edge In New Release Poster For 'Fruitvale Station'

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    Will Movie Star James Franco Face Blowback for Seeking $500,000 in Crowdfunding to Adapt His Short Stories to Film?

    James Franco, ever the multi-tasker willing to try something new, has latched on to the crowdfunding trend. He's seeking $500,000 from backers on Indiegogo to adapt his own book of short stories, titled "Palo Alto," into a trilogy of films. It's important to note that Indiegogo allows for "flexible ...

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    Watch: 'American Psycho' Inspired Commercial For Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

    You might feel that you should be shocked that the worlds of Kanye West, “Keeping up with the Kardashians" and “American Psycho” have all managed to crash into each other and yet…here we are. Maybe you're suffering from pop culture shock and late you’ll wake up in a cold sweat and unable to cope wit...

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    Snowden or Obama -- Who Is More Credible?

    A fantastic national drama -- or, better yet, melodrama -- is being played out across every international media platform.

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    LAFF 13 - Director Brian Netto Channels 'Rosemary's Baby' & 'Paranormal Activity' w/ Debut

    From writer/director Brian Netto (above-right with his co-writer/producer Adam Schindler on the left) comes a riff on the "found-footage" horror movie, titled Delivery, his feature film debut, which is making its world premiere at the ongoing Los Angeles Film Festival.

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    LAFF: Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films Announces Greenlight of Fifth Feature, 'The Driver'

    Today at the Los Angeles Film Festival, JuntoBox Films, a collaborative film studio chaired by Forest Whitaker, announced the greenlight of the company's fifth feature film: "The Driver." Whitaker was recently named one of Indiewire's Influencers for his founding of JuntoBox and Significant Producti...

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    David Goyer Says Warner Strategy Will Go In "Opposite Direction" Of Marvel, 'Justice League' To Launch Spin-Off Films

    With its record-breaking haul over the weekend, we’re not likely going to stop hearing about the “Man Of Steel” sequel or Warner Bros’ plans for the DC cinematic universe. As part of the reboot’s victory lap, writer David S. Goyer stopped by for a chat with Empire to clarify where things stand with ...

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    2013 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards

    The 2013 grantees for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund were announced. The fund gives money to feature length projects that highlight important social issues from around the world.

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    Watch: 'Mann Made: From LA Takedown To Heat' Profiles Michael Mann On The Origins Of His Cop Classic

    With 2009's “Public Enemies” a distant misstep now, and only the pilot for the cancelled HBO series “Luck” completed since, director Michael Mann is nonetheless slowly approaching another resurgence, this time with two projects: the untitled cyber thriller with Viola Davis and Chris Hemsworth (now s...

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