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    Tom Cruise May Be Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    We've been over this ground before, but we'll make it brief. Once set to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, with George Clooney attached to star, the helmer bailed on Warner Bros. "The Man From From U.N.C.L.E." in the fall of 2011, after an impasse over casting (among other things). Clooney wasn't ab...

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    Jay-Z-Free '42' Soundtrack To Be Released 4/9 - See Track List + Listen To Samples

    Jay-Z-Free '42' Soundtrack To Be Released 4/9 - See Track List + Listen To Samples

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    Harmony Korine May Direct A Southern Crime Family Tale Next; Is Developing Projects With Annapurna Pictures

    Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is a hit in limited release. In fact, the girls gone wild meets Korine's enfante terrible aesthetics flick, posted the biggest limited release of 2013 thus far — a per-theater average $90,000 making it the the 10th-highest average ever for a live-action film in li...

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    When Pam Grier Met Federico Fellini And Taught Him How To Make Fried Pigeon...

    Over the weekend, I learned that Pam Grier follows Shadow & Act! Needless to say, that made my day.

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Fights Suicide Bombers & Rocket Launching Terrorists In Red Band Clip For ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

    “Olympus Has Fallen” fails to impress yet again with an intense-looking Gerard Butler as all that stands between terrorists and the president (Aaron Eckhart). In the red band clip below, Mike Banning (Butler), a disgraced Secret Service agent, takes on the role of John McClane without much of the “Y...

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    Ben Affleck Adds American Revolution Tale 'Bunker Hill' To List Of Directorial Projects

    Even before he won his Oscar for Best Picture for "Argo," Ben Affleck wasn't lacking in possible directorial vehicles. Dennis Lehane adaptation "Live By Night," a Whitey Bulger biopic (that he told us is one more movie away), a remake of Guillaume Canet's "Tell No One," Stephen King adaptation "The ...

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    Follow-Up Film To Lauded Documentary 'Ballplayer: Pelotero' In The Works (Fundraising)

    And the story continues...

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    Criterion Brings 'Shoah,' Classic Silent 'Safety Last!,' Sci-Fi 'Things To Come' & More In June

    While the summer season for movie buffs generally means sitting down with a giant bucket of popcorn and preparing your eyeballs and eardrums to pushed to their human limits and then beyond, The Criterion Collection is banking that folks might want a little more substance. Okay, a lot more substance.

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    COLCOA the Long and Short(s) of it!

    Our favorite L.A. French film event is making an announcement about shorts and docs.

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    Ennio Morricone Backpedals On His Quentin Tarantino Comments, Says He Has Great Respect For The Director

    Last week, it seemed the gauntlet had been thrown down between legendary composer Ennio Morricone and genre-mashing director Quentin Tarantino. Speaking to students at Rome’s LUISS University he said among other things that Tarantino “places music in his films without coherence" and declared “I woul...

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