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    'The Story of Lovers Rock,' 'Return To Goree,' 'Filling The Gap' 1-Week Theatricals Start 4/19

    'The Story of Lovers Rock,' 'Return To Goree,' 'Filling The Gap' 1-Week Theatricals Start 4/19

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    No Trailers Yet, But Posters Arrive For 'R.I.P.D.' & '300: Rise Of An Empire'

    Not every movie this summer is going to a smash hit, and a couple are destined to disappoint commercially. So which one will it be? We'll leave that up to ticket buyers to decide, but we certainly will say that right now, Universal has a bit of a hill to climb with "R.I.P.D." The movie wrapped over ...

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    Zadie Smith on Granta and Women's Prize for Fiction Lists

    The truly great Zadie Smith is up for the Women's Prize for Fiction for her most recent novel, NW. Smith is also on Granta's 2013 list of the 20 most promising British authors under 40--a list that this year is primarily women and is including authors of diverse backgrounds.

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    James Ponsoldt To Direct Adaptation Of New Book By 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author, Write Musical 'Pippin'

    Five years passed between his first and second film, but now James Ponsoldt appears to be working at a prolific pace. His third film, “The Spectacular Now,” premiered at Sundance this January, which is exactly one year after his sophomore film “Smashed” made its debut in Park City. In January, he si...

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    Rupert Wyatt Going Noir With 'Night Film'

    When “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” came out in the summer of 2011, its critical and financial success surely was a surprise to many. A good portion of the credit has to go to director Rupert Wyatt who had only made one feature-length film (“The Escapist”) prior to the 'Apes' reboot. Despite the s...

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    Tom Hiddleston Takes Lead Role In 'Capa' Biopic, Gemma Arterton No Longer Involved

    In the works for a quite a few years now, you might have lost track of where we're at in terms of a biopic on war photographer Robert Capa. Way, way back in 2010, Gemma Arterton said that she was going to star in a movie to be directed by Michael Mann, but then last year at the Marrakech Internation...

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    Weinstein Company Bringing 'Pippin' To The Screen; Will 'Leading Player' Come Along For The Ride?

    Weinstein Company Bringing 'Pippin' To The Screen; Will 'Leading Player' Come Along For The Ride?

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    Watch: New Trailer For Zack Snyder & Christopher Nolan's Superman Epic 'Man Of Steel'

    Over the weekend when the "Man Of Steel" viral hit -- "revealing" Michael Shannon's General Zod threatening the Earth -- some uber nerds complained that he was speaking perfect English and didn't have a Kryptonian accent or anything, proving that people will complain about anything. But for the rest...

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    Abrams to Publish the First Official Guide to "Adventure Time"

    Check this out. The cover of Abrams official guide to the hit series Adventure Time, coming out on August 6th. "Translated from the scrolls of Ooo" by my ol' buddy Martin Olson (comedy guru and scripter of Phineas and Ferb and Rocko's Modern Life), the book is a celebration of all things "Algebraic"...

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    CinemaCon: Paramount Promos Big, Noisy Movies 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'World War Z,' 'Pain and Gain' (VIDEO)

    At CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors' convention in Las Vegas, the studios are clearly chasing huge VFX packed event movies to pull audiences into theaters. At the first studio presentation, hosted by Paramount co-chairman Rob Moore, the movies were big and noisy, amplified by some 495,000 watts of D...

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