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    Watch: Isla Fisher Swims With Piranhas In Opening 4-Minutes Of 'Now You See Me' Plus Motion Poster & New Pics

    You don't see movies about magic or featuring magicians too often at the movies, and while this spring's "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" was either very magical or funny, this summer Louis Leterrier's "Now You See Me" is hoping to cast a spell. It's a summer movie without superheros or toys to bac...

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    A 'Blade' Reboot + Luke Cage & Black Panther Movies Are On Marvel's Development Slate

    Reading THIS report on The Hollywood Reporter's website titled Marvel Cliffhanger: Robert Downey Jr.'s $50 Million Sequel Showdown, I came across this in the penultimate paragraph:

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    'Cinderella' Has Found A Prince And It's Robb Stark From 'Game Of Thrones'

    With the world waiting with bated breath for this announcement (okay, not really), Disney has revealed what handsome face will take the role of the Prince in their reboot of "Cinderella." And if you watch HBO, this might be a dose of good news.

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    LGBT Film Fests Drawn Into International Political Disputes

    Two stories received over the transom today reveal the tricky international politics of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film events, and the activist beliefs they stand by. While San Francisco's venerable Frameline event is being pulled into a debate about Palestinian rights, Russian prosecut...

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    Cannes: New Pics & Trailer For Takashi Miike's Competition Contender 'Shield Of Straw'

    Over the course of his career, Takashi Miike has largely been known for his gonzo, hyper-violent yakuza flicks, candy colored and bonkers kids movies and a work ethic that outpaces James Franco. But a contender for the Palme d'Or? Indeed, back in 2011 his sleepy "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" quiet...

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    Cannes: New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur'

    We're now less than a week away from the Cannes Film Festival rolling out the red carpet, and among the heavy hitters making their way to the Croisette will be none other than Roman Polanski. He's returning with another modest, character driven, largely one location movie and something that appears ...

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    New Season Of ITVS' Futurestates Short Film Project Has Begun - Watch The Films Now

    New Season Of ITVS' Futurestates Short Film Project Has Begun - Watch The Films Now

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    Kevin Feige Says Iron Man Can Live On Without Robert Downey Jr. & Continue Like James Bond Or Batman With New Actors

    Very interesting, in light of last night’s potential negotiations impasse at Marvel Studios, are telling comments that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Big Kahuna (Marvel Head Kevin Feige) made to Entertainment Weekly in this past weekend’s cover story. In case you missed the brouhaha yesterda...

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    Are Journalism Students Wasting Their Time (and Their Parents' Money)?

    I am a proud alum of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I consider the Masters degree to be the turning point. When I got accepted to the prestigious institution, I sensed that I had turned a corner and that I could eventually go on and make a career (i.e. get paid) to write arti...

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    Navigating the Streaming Studio System, from Amazon and Netflix to Warner Archive Instant

    Viewers have more than their fair share of choices when it comes to online video content, as both Amazon and Warner Bros. have recently unveiled new streaming services to compete with on-the-rise Netflix.

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