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    Chicago Screening Of John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses' With Filmmaker In Person

    Chicago area filmgoers will have their chance to see John Akomfrah's The Nine Muses soon, when it will screens next week at the Gene Siskel Film Center, located in downtown Chicago, on Thursday Nov. 15, starting at 6PM.

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    Watch: Rare Footage Of Martin Scorsese & Michael Powell On The Set Of 'The King Of Comedy'

    The short version of the story goes like this. In 1960, Michael Powell of the famed Powell & Pressburger directorial team, struck out on his own and helmed "Peeping Tom." The result? Critics and British industry savaged the movie at the time, and he found himself essentially excommunic...

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    'This American Life' to Sell Live Show Directly to Fans as Ira Glass Continues His Expansion Beyond Radio

    Although Ira Glass has built a loyal fan base through his popular public-radio show "This American Life," earlier this year he took a step away from the airwaves to present the live "The Invisible Made Visible" stage show.

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    Watch: Nicholas Hoult Is A Morally Conflicted Zombie In Trailer For 'Warm Bodies'

    Initially slated to come at the tail end of this summer, "Warm Bodies" was moved to a release date closer to Valentine's Day presumably to play off its zombie romance center. But judging by this trailer, there might be other reasons it was shifted to an early winter bow.

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    David Yates Tackling 'Tarzan'; Hardy, Hunnam, Cavill & SkarsgÄrd in the Mix

    "Harry Potter" director David Yates will helm "Tarzan" for Warner Bros. The potential franchise is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of classic books about the Earl of Greystoke's adventures as a "white ape" in equatorial Africa. It's 100 years since the...

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    New 'Oz The Great & Powerful' Poster Apparently Created By 14-Year-Old On DeviantArt

    If the "World War Z" teaser poster was perhaps the low point of studio laziness, then this new one sheet for "Oz The Great And Powerful" is what happens when a marketing department has no idea what they're selling. Or they consult someone on DeviantArt to do some graphic design work for them. Becaus...

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    Universal Pictures International Picks Up Six Foreign Territories on Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    Universal Pictures International (UPI) has acquired distribution rights in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Scandinavia to Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," produced and financed by Red Granite Pictures and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount Pictures is the film's dom...

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    Up for Auction: Collection of 59 Stills Confirming Existence of Lost Early Hitchcock Film 'The Mountain Eagle'

    Joe Maddalena's Profiles in History will be auctioning a collection of 59 still photographs of two of Alfred Hitchcock's last silent films, "The Mountain Eagle" and "The Manxman." The collection provides irrefutable proof that "The Mountain Eagle" existed -- it has long been one of the most searched...

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    Magnet Releasing Picks Up Action Film 'Hammer of the Gods' Out of AFM for Ultra VOD Release

    Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing has acquired the U.S. rights to the action film “Hammer of the Gods,” directed by Farren Blackburn and written by Matthew Read. The genre distributor will release the film through Ultra VOD in 2013.

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