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    New Digital Features for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' -- Flipbook and Essay on Single Dads in Films

    Along with the new Blu-ray and DVD release of Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Twentieth Century Fox has created a couple of interactive features to accompany the film. The first is a "Hushpuppy Digital Flipbook," and the second is the mini-essay "Single Dad...

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    Bret Easton Ellis Throws a Misogynistic Hissy Fit Because 'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Kathryn Bigelow is a Woman

    It's almost not worth mentioning, because sexism from a misogynist really doesn't deserve any attention-- but Bret Easton Ellis attempting to degrade Kathryn Bigelow and her latest directorial effort--which happens to be kicking ass on the awards circuit--is an embarassment (for him)...

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    Preview Feature Doc 'deepsouth' (On The New American South & The People Who Inhabit Its Most Quiet Corners)

    From director Lisa Biagiotti, comes a feature documentary titled deepsouth.

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    First Look: Luke Evans & Orlando Bloom In 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'

    Well, movie marketing has reached a whole new level. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" isn't even in theaters yet and we're already getting the first look at the last movie in the trilogy that doesn't come out for two years. Hooray? So here we go, take a look at Orlando Bloom reprising Legolas alo...

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    Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big with the National Board of Review

    Kathryn Bigelow is on a roll. After receiving Best Director, Best Film and Best Cinematography (for Greig Fraser) for Zero Dark Thirty from the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday, the film continues to rack up the accolades.

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    Watch: Please Stop Asking Paul Thomas Anderson If Tom Cruise Has Seen 'The Master'

    The press and publicity tour for a movie can be a grind for anybody, as actors and directors must remain fresh and upbeat, even as they must answer the same, usually mundane questions from every outlet on the planet. But again, talent are usually more than champs and good sports, and are gracious an...

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    Tom Hardy Gets An Action Franchise, Will Star in New Regency & Ubisoft's 'Splinter Cell' Adaptation [UPDATED]

    New Regency has come on board to develop the "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" with Ubisoft. Tom Hardy is set to star.

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    Contest: Win A 'Ted' Prize Pack Including A Blu-Ray, Scarf, Mini-Poster & More

    If the holiday season's wholesome, hearty and warm vibe is beginning to grate on you a little, relief is around the corner. Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut and smash hit R-rated comedy "Ted" is coming to home video next week, and Christmas will come early for a couple of lucky ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Film Society Announces 2013 FilmHouse Residencies

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the filmmakers who have been awarded the FilmHouse Residencies, to begin February 2013. The program supports independent filmmakers by making office space available free of charge for a six- or twelve-month term, allowing the directors to actively engage ...

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    Using Sundance to Shift the Narrative on Women Directors

    The happy glow has still not worn off the news that women directors have achieved gender parity in the US dramatic and documentary competitions. (But we must also remember that women are still not there in any of the other categories.) Women directors became the story. Here are some of the headli...

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