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    Titmouse Releases Its First Independent Short: "The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl"

    Hollywood animation house Titmouse (Disney's Motorcity, Adult Swim's Black Dynamite) is about to publicly release their first original animated theatrical short The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl on iTunes. It's a hilarious little film, a parody of true-life nature films, exquisitely directed my ...

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    Watch: Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Bruhl Rev Their Engines In First Trailer For Ron Howard's 'Rush'

    The racing genre as a whole doesn't offer a lot to choose from, particularly when it comes to dramas that just stick to the race track and don't burn your retinas like "Speed Racer" or jack up your experience with 'splosions like the "Fast & Furious" franchise. In fact, it's been a while since we've...

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    Watch: Fantastic New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' With Michael Douglas & Matt Damon

    Steven Soderbergh has never been one to resist a challenge (ie. a 12-hour adaptation of John Barth's "The Sot-Weed Factor"), and certainly, his long-developing biopic of Liberace, "Behind the Candelabra," faced its fair share of resistance. The director has been up front about major studios turning ...

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    Roman Polanski Q & A Via Skype on 'Chinatown,' Upcoming 'Venus in Fur' and Dreyfus Affair Film

    A mini-retrospective devoted to Polanski at San Francisco's Roxie Theater yields not only a double bill of "Chinatown" and "Frantic," but a live Skyped interview with the director of both, Roman Polanski, from his now seemingly permanent place of exile, Paris. Thom Mount, the executive producer of P...

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    R.I.P. Les Blank (1935-2013): Watch His Docs 'Burden Of Dreams,' 'Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe' & More

    The myriad stories of venerable filmmaker Werner Herzog are mythic, and he's often considered a living legend. He was shot with an air rifle during an interview and brushed it off. He pulled a man out of car wreckage on a canyon road above Sunset Blvd. and it turned out to be Joaquin Phoenix. But th...

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    Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank Dies at 77

    The great documentary filmmaker Les Blank, who no doubt visited many of your theaters to show films and waft garlic through the air, passed away peacefully Sunday morning after a battle with cancer that didn't keep him from holding on. (Here's the New York Times obit.) See film clips below.

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    'The Hangover Part III' Unveils 2 New Posters, International Trailer & TV Spot

    Oh, so you didn't think that first trailer for "The Hangover Part III" was so good, huh? Well, Warner Bros. is gonna take another swing at the plate later this week when they drop a newer (and hopefully better) one, and in the lead up to that, they're sharing a bit of marketing material to build the...

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    Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster,' Eli Roth Horror 'Aftershock,' Michael Cera Indie 'Crystal Fairy' Set Summer Release Dates

    Oh, so you think you have your summer movie watching schedule all mapped out? Well, prepare to make some adjustments as the arthouse near you is changing up the game.

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    Indie Producer Raphael D. Silver Dies After Skiing Accident

    Indie producer Raphael D. Silver died March 4 in Salt Lake City, two days after a skiing accident in Deer Valley. He was 83.

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