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    Exclusive: Jon Brion Scores Pixar's 'The Blue Umbrella' Short

    While we first mentioned back in the summer of 2012 that producer and composer Jon Brion would be scoring what was then "the untitled umbrella short" for Pixar (to play ahead of this summer's "Monsters University"), it was never confirmed by the studio… until now. The short, now entitled "The Blue U...

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    Watch: Gaspar Noé Brings Back The Strobe Lights For Animal Collective's 'Applesauce'

    Gaspar Noé fans were a bit unfairly dismissive when earlier this month the director's video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' "We No Who U R" dropped. Many wanted more of the director's trademark kinetic camerawork and less wandering around the woods following a sh...

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    Vanity Fair's Hollywood Edition 'A Celebration of Friendship,' Featuring Bruce Weber's Photos of Affleck, Stone, Cooper and More

    Vanity Fair’s 19th Hollywood Portfolio, shot by Bruce Weber, includes 75+ stars, from Tom Hanks and Amy Adams to Quvenzhané Wallis and Eddie Redmayne. The cover stars Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Kung Fu Hustle' Star Stephen Chow's Latest Effort 'Journey To The West'

    It has been quite a few years since the last Stephen Chow film hit the United States (that would be the charming kids flick "CJ7"), and for those who have been missing his wackiness, here’s a little treat for you. A new English-subtitled trailer for Chow’s upcoming movie &ldquo...

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    Call For British Documentary Producers To Submit Proposals For 'Focus On Britain' Initiative

    Information some of you could use (I know we have lots of British readers) courtesy of the British Council on Film:

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    Watch: New TV Spot For ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Plus Super Bowl Teaser & Behind-The-Scenes Pics

    Much of the mystery surrounding Sam Raimi’s upcoming “Oz The Great and Powerful” seems to have dissipated. With two trailers that pretty clearly delineated the story and provided a generous glimpse at the film’s look, all that’s left is to see the darn thing! But, with ...

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    Cronenberg, Lavant and Huppert to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Body Art,' Based on DeLillo's Novel

    David Cronenberg and "Cosmopolis" novel-writer Don DeLillo are pairing up with producer Paolo Branco for another film, "Body Art."

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    Tim Blake Nelson Joins James Franco-Directed 'Bukowski' & Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

    Tim Blake Nelson has always been a talent equally as adept on-screen as he is behind the camera -- putting his stamp on such diverse films as WWII drama “The Grey Zone” and pot comedy “Leaves of Grass” -- but as his primary focus and the majority of his credits remains acting...

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    Brace Yourselves, Nicolas Winding Refn to Helm Small Screen 'Barbarella'; Bond Writers Purvis and Wade on Board UPDATE

    Update: "Skyfall" co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (they share this Bond credit with John Logan) are tapped to write Nicolas Winding Refn's TV series, "Barbarella." Pervis and Wade also penned Bond's "The World Is Not Enough," "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace" and "Die Another Day."

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    For the First Time Women are the Majority on Berlin Film Festival Competition Jury

    The 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced this year’s competition jury. In a first for the festival, women are the majority of the voting body—comprising 4 of the 7 jury members.

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