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    Watch: Annapurna Pictures Sizzle Reel Celebrates 'The Master,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Lawless' & More

    With the Oscars over, it looks like we are finally ready to stop talking about last year’s movies and keep our focus entirely on this year’s crop of films. Well, most of us are ready to do that. Annapurna Pictures has posted a nifty little sizzle reel on their site showcasing the collect...

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    Coen Brothers To Rewrite Angelina Jolie's WWII Drama 'Unbroken'

    As a director working with a studio for the first time, how do you know that everyone is fully behind you? Well, if you’re Angelina Jolie then you know you’re doing well when you land a pair of some of the greatest American writers (and directors) working today to write your script for y...

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    Fighting for a Piece of the 'Pi': The Full Story Behind Hollywood's Visual Effects Problem

    As a surprise song, the theme to "Jaws," swelled up as the cut-off music to the Visual Effects Oscar acceptance speech, "Life of Pi" VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer had just gotten to a very important issue:  VFX vendor Rhythm + Hues, who had worked on the film, has recently...

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    Sundance Hit 'The Way Way Back' Starring Steve Carell Dated For July 5th

    There were plenty of breakout hits from the 2013 Sundance Festival earlier this year, but the one bought for the most money because of its potential mainstream appeal was "The Way Way Back." Starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry and more, the film wa...

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    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Talks Inspiration, Building A Film School In Chad, Jude Law's Interest In Working w/ Him, More...

    An interview with Chadian auteur, an really the country's best-known filmmaker, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, is one that I hope I'll one day get, because I have so many questions I'd like to ask him - about his films, cinema of Chad, African cinema at-large, and more.

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    Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor

    The Affleck brothers have a lot to be excited for this week, as Casey Affleck has joined the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) as Creative Advisor, the festival recently announced. Affleck will be making an annual appearance at the festival starting with this year's iteration, which k...

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    Comedian (And Former 'The Onion' Writer) Baratunde Thurston Responds to Wallis Insult Controversy

    Comedian, satirist and author ("How To be Black") Baratunde Thurston has just publicly come out with a statement responding to The Onion's stupid and offensive tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis during last night's  Oscar boroadcast

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    '21 And Over' Soundtrack Features Dropkick Murphys, Naked & Famous, Benny Benassi & More

    Can't wait for "The Hangover III"? Does "Spring Breakers" even seem too far away? Well, you can get your boozy party on this weekend with "21 And Over," and no drunken escapade is complete without songs to go with it and the upcoming film is ready to pump up the vol...

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    Watch Trailer For Rom-Com 'Miss Dial' - Opening March 12

    Another day, another rom-com.

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    Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father In 'Star Trek'

    ...well, that certainly would've been different. Mark Wahlberg hasn't dipped his toes into the sci-fi genre much, and we'd reckon maybe that's because of the whole "Planet Of The Apes" thing. And while he's reuniting with his bud Michael Bay for "Transfomers 4,&quo...

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