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    TIFF Scores: Danny Elfman Takes 'Silver Linings Playbook'; Bright Eyes Players Score 'Writers'; DeVotchKa Tunes Up 'Maisie' & 'Arthur Newman' And More

    While your eyes will be dazzled next month with the staggering number of great movies unspooling at TIFF, you may want to keep your ears at attention too, because there are some rather interesting names popping up as composers and contributors of music to a variety of films.

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    Wes Anderson's Top Ten Films on Criterion

    No surprise here: Wes Anderson has good -- and fairly esoteric -- taste in movies. Check out the "Moonrise Kingdom" director's top 10 (well, top 12) picks from the Criterion Collection below, in a list that spans directors as diverse as Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel and Max Ophuls. With the exception ...

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    Doc On Gold Medalist, 17 Year Old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields, Youngest Woman To Box In Olympics

    With the 2012 Summer Olympics now officially behind us (unless you live in London anyway, where you all are probably still recovering from it all), a documentary feature film about 17 year-old Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, the youngest woman - and one of the first - to ever box in the Oly...

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    Watch: First Clip Debuts From New Pixar 'Toy Story' Short 'Partysaurus Rex'

    When "Finding Nemo" premieres theatrically in a newly 3D-ized form in September, it will come with a special treat – a brand new "Toy Story" short called "Partysaurus Rex." As we detailed last week, the plot concerns our favorite nebbish dinosaur, Tex (Wallace Shawn), who befriends Bonnie's bath toy...

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    Preview Feature Doc 'The Secret Disco Revolution' (You May Think You Know Disco, But You Don't)

    Might what we know as Disco actually contain hidden meanings, despite attempts by revisionist to re-shape it as as a misunderstood culture of protest? Through interviews with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, The Village People, Kool and the Gang and others, along with a goldmine of stock footage and...

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    Trailer - 'BMF: The Rise And Fall Of A Hip-Hop Drug Empire' (Opens In September)

    It was just over a year ago when we announced that a scripted feature film for the big screen based on the Black Mafia Family (BMF) was in development by Program Pictures, the production company behind Antoine Fuqua's in limbo Tupac Shakur biopic...

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    Shia LaBeouf's 'Charlie Countryman' Aiming For Sundance Or Berlin Premiere; Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' Starts Casting

    Since leaving his post as the leading man in Michael Bay's 'Transformers' trilogy, Shia LaBeouf has seemingly turned his back on blockbusters and made some admirable choices to work with names like Oliver Stone, John Hillcoat and Robert Redford with a teaming with the Danish king of controversy Lars...

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    Universal Sets Release Date for 'Kick Ass 2,' Bumps Back '47 Ronin,' Moves Up 'Jurassic Park 3-D'

    Universal has been moving around its release slots. We already detailed changes on the release dates for Ron Howard's Chris Hemsworth NASCAR vehicle "Rush," Tom Cruise in sci-fi epic "Oblivion," and Guillermo del Toro's horrific "Mama" here. Now the studio is giving "Kick Ass 2" a release date of Ju...

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    Exclusive Clip: Robert Rodriguez Talks The Virtues Of Digital Filmmaking In 'Side By Side'

    As filmmakers, financiers and studios continue to work together to bring movies to the multiplex, one of the more interesting discussions taking place that affects everything from budgets and scheduling to artistic approach and visual aesthetic is the decision whether or not to shoot digitally or on...

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    David Fisher's Latest, 'Six Million and One,' Acquired by Nancy Fishman Film

    Nancy Fishman Film has announced it will release David Fisher's latest documentary, "Six Million and One." Fisher's previous works include "Love Inventory" and "Mostar Round-Trip."

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