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    Watch: ILM Featurette Goes Behind-The-Scenes Of The Impressive VFX Work For 'The Avengers' Final Battle

    With Oscar voting now underway, there is no better time to remind those casting ballots -- particularly in the tech categories -- that "The Avengers" was more than just an all-star cast running around in tights. The record smashing success not only boasted the story talents of Joss Whedon,...

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    Casting Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Scoot McNairy in 'Frank'

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is onboard to star with Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank," a comedy about an aspiring musician (Gleeson) who joins an outlandish rock band toplined by Fassbender.

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson & Scoot McNairy In 'Frank'

    Well, you can put this on our list of movies we'll be keeping an eye out in 2013. A comedic rock biopic starring Michael Fassbender and two of this year's scene stealers Domnhall Gleeson ("Anna Karenina") and Scoot McNairy ("Killing Them Softly," "Argo")? Yeah, ...

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    The Indie-Film Industry's Top Ten Lists of the Best in 2012 Movies and TV

    Entertainment journalists and critics tend to monopolize the Top Ten lists each year, but just as enlightening are the reactions of those who work in the indie-film industry. This extensive Indiewire compendium is a treasure trove of quality and quirk as the industry has chosen to champion them.

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    Watch Test Footage From The Eddie Murphy 'Hong Kong Phooey' Project That Almost Happened

    The short story goes... in August 2011, Eddie Murphy teamed up with director Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2) to make a live-action version of the classic cartoon Hong Kong Phooey.

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    Shocker: Test Footage For 'Hong Kong Phooey' & 'Marvin The Martian' Movies Reveals They Would Be Terrible

    So, in the midst of awards hoopla, here's a bracing reminder of Hollywood at its worst. Studio executives around town have been busy trying to put together movies centered around two cartoon properties: "Hong Kong Phooey," based on a 1970s cartoon no one remembers with Eddie Murphy set to cash a pay...

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    The Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 2012...

    The Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 2012...

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    Watch: Billie Joe Armstrong Pitches A Death Metal-Meets-Belle & Sebastian Side-Project In 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

    It might be underwhelming a bit at the box office, but it's all about the multiples at this time of year -- think of "We Bought A Zoo," which opened to a disappointing $9 million last Christmas, only to go on to make a healthy $75 million by the time it departed from theaters. So Universal are far f...

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    Is That Alicia Keys/Lena Horne Project Finally Happening?

    Well, one thing's for sure, if it does, it'll be NOWHERE as controversial as that Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone film coming out next year.

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    Watch Common Handle A Tense Situation In New Clip From 'LUV' (Opens January 18)

    Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the dramatic competition section, stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr.

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