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    'The Master' Blu-ray To Feature 20 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes, John Huston's 'Let There Be Light,' New Short Film & More

    As Paul Thomas Anderson's latest "The Master" gears up for Oscar next month, with its leading trio of actors -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams --  all nominated, fans and newcomers alike will get a chance to revisit the film all over again as it hits DVD and...

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    Watch: U.S. Trailer For Mark Webber's 'The End Of Love' Co-Starring Shannyn Sossaman, Amanda Seyfried & More

    Mark Webber is not only a solid actor traversing both indie and mainstream worlds ("Broken Flowers," "The Hottest State," "Dear Wendy," "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), but he has also found his own voice and bloomed into a interesting writer/director in recent years. He released his debut "Explicit ...

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    Variance Picks Up North American Theatrical Rights To 'An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty'

    Music to my ears... this is great news! Hat-tip to Variance for making another bold pick-up (recall Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer last year), going where others seemingly will not; and of course congrats to Terence Nance and company.

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    Watch: 3 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

    The first word on Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” was largely positive after it debuted in Hong Kong and China last week. The film, which stars Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Chen Chang, tells the story of the famed martial arts master Ip Man who trained Bruce Lee, and is set to play ...

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    Michel Gondry's Bronx-Set Teen Tale 'The We & The I' Will Make USA Premiere At SF IndieFest

    108 Media and Paladin picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American screening debut last year (2012).

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    Contest: Win Blu-Ray Copies Of The Oscar Winning 1953 'Titanic' Starring Barbara Stanwyck

    There are few events that have captivated filmmakers more than the tragic story of the Titanic. Of course, we all know James Cameron's monumental film, but there were many iterations of the tale before that, including Jean Negulesco's 1953 classic starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb. ...

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    Women Directors and Women-Centric Films Win Big at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Women and women-centric films were big winners at the 24th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. The fest began on January 3rd and ends today. The Sapphires, about an Aboriginal girl group in the 1960s, won best feature. First time director Rama Burstein took the prize for best foreign language film fo...

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    Directors Of 'The Invisible War,' 'How To Survive A Plague' & More Get DGA Documentary Award Nominations

    So how good of an augur is the DGAs to the Oscars? Well, thus far only 2 of their nominees for Best Director landed Oscar nominations, but three of the filmmakers behind a trio of contending Best Documentary movies have been honored by their peers.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Variance Films Acquires Theatrical Rights to 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' for April Release

    Writer-director Terence Nance may just have to give back his Gotham Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.

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    Brad Bird's '1952,' 'Muppets 2' & 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Set For 2014, 'Pirates 5' Coming In 2015

    Lord have mercy. We are barely two weeks into 2013, and now we have to mark our calendars for the onslaught of blockbusters in 2014. So sit back, get out your day planner and schedule your vacations accordingly.

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