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    Rafe Spall & More Join 'The F Word' With Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan

    Earlier this year we tipped Rafe Spall on our list of actors who are stars in the making. This summer he memorably appeared in Ridley Scott's divisive "Prometheus," and later this year you'll see him in Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi." But before the massive campaign begins fo...

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    In Theaters: Find Yourself 'Beloved' Of 'Cosmopolis' & 'ParaNorman' Or Get An 'Awakening' With 'The Expendables 2'

    Hi there! It’s a regular Halloween in August as this weekend’s new releases do much to call back the spirits of the past. These films continue franchises, hearken familiar genre themes, adapt previously published material, or just feature ghosts in plain sight. Less spooky than mirthful, these movie...

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    'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Soundtrack Features Sonic Youth, Galaxie 500, David Bowie, The Smiths & More

    Every good teen movie needs a soundtrack of great tunes to go with it. For the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," it looks like the filmmakers have to put together one helluva mixtape that will make those who came of age in the '80s and '90s swoon, and perhaps turn some yo...

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    In The Works: Pattinson Says Michôd's 'Rover' is About 'How Much Pain Can the World Take'; Hanks' 'Parkland' Looks at JFK Zapruder Film (Video)

    "Animal Kingdom" was director David Michôd's startlingly good feature debut, so his follow-up, "The Rover" is one we eagerly await. Guy Pearce (who played a cop in "Animal Kingdom") is reteaming with the director and Robert Pattinson is on board to share in the Australian desert-set Western...

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    Sidney Poitier To Be Honored w/ Lifetime Achievement Award By California African American Museum

    Living legend, and oldest Best Actor Oscar winner alive, Sidney Poitier, will honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the California African American Museum (CAAM), in a gala dinner on October 6.

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    Anthony LaPaglia Exited 'Django Unchained,' Says Production Was "Out Of Control"

    As "Django Unchained" made its way in front of cameras, Quentin Tarantino saw both the cast and script for his upcoming slavery/western/vengeance pic change as production moved along. Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to bail on his small role in the film, Kevin Costner couldn't commit to ...

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    Vin Diesel & Clark Gregg Part Of Far-Fetched Rumors To Play Vision In 'The Avengers 2'

    With "Iron Man 3" shooting, and "Thor: The Dark World" gearing up later this year, and with no new Marvel movies until 2013, geeks are in a bit of dead zone at the moment. But leave it to Vin Diesel to get nerds to push the glasses up from their nose and hit the interwebs wi...

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    Name Your Price: Pivotshare Wants to Help Put a Little Money in Indie Filmmakers' Pockets

    For filmmakers who don’t make the festival cut and/or secure any kind of distribution — theatrical, DVD, VOD or otherwise — throwing their work on YouTube for free is a last resort. New streaming start-up Pivotshare, founded by Adam Mosam, hopes to change that.

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    Sight And Sound Top 250 By The Numbers: And The Auteur With The Most Films Is...

    Who’s the greatest auteur in cinema? Is it Alfred Hitchock who stands tall with “Vertigo” as #1 in the Sight And Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films Of All Time List and has five films on the entire list (which is now 250 films long)? It is Orson Welles who has been the reigning champion with “Citizen Kane”...

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    Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

    Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's ...

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