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    Watch: It's 'Gran Torino' Meets 'Moneyball' In Trailer For 'Trouble With The Curve'

    Ingredients: grizzled, growly Clint Eastwood + a sports movie + new fangled tech vs. old school know how + father/daughter story = one treacly movie.

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    Obit: 'Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch Wrote for Film, Theater and TV --and Streisand

    Marvin Hamlisch, a composer who moved effortlessly from movies to musical theatre to television, winning Grammys, Emmys, Oscars and a Tony award, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 6, at the age of 68 after a brief illness. Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers are the only two composers who have won all o...

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    Oscilloscope Laboratories Buys Award-Winning Doc 'Only The Young'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ debut feature documentary "Only The Young." The film premiered at the 2012 True/False Film Festival and won Best U.S. Feature at the prestigious AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documenta...

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    Reese Witherspoon Will Be 'The Beard'

    Yes, Reese Witherspoon is an Academy Award winner, but when it comes to picking comedies, good lord, she needs to fire her agent or get a second opinion. Her last four? "This Means War," "How Do You Know," "Four Christmases" and "Penelope." And now she's s...

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Score With Jessica Biel In Trailer For 'Playing For Keeps'

    On the one hand, this is directed by Gabriele Muccino, who helmed the underrated "The Pursuit of Happyness" which earned Will Smith his second Oscar nomination after "Ali." On the other hand this is directed by Gabriele Muccino who helmed the sort of ridiculous "Seven P...

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    Producers Circling Carter Paysinger's Memoirs (First Black Principal Of Beverly Hills High School)

    The book hasn't even been written yet, but film producers are already reportedly all over Carter Paysinger's proposed memoirs - a deal recently made at Simon & Schuster - which will see the first African American principal in the 80-plus year history of Beverly Hills High, tell his ...

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    Watch: New Errol Morris Short Documentary For ESPN 'Team Spirit'

    ESPN has a long history of working with talent that hasn’t necessarily set foot on a sports field, but never perhaps a filmmaker as renowned as Academy Award-winning “The Fog of War” and “Tabloid” documentarian Errol Morris. In typical Morris fashion, his ESPN short doc...

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    Joss Whedon Will Write & Direct 'The Avengers 2'

    With Disney confirming development of "The Avengers 2" shortly after its record breaking opening weekend, and with Marvel unveiling a logo at Comic-Con, all that was left to do was get writer/director Joss Whedon back on board. “I have not come to a decision on directing 'Av...

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    Exclusive: New Poster For 'Liberal Arts' Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Josh Radnor

    Being lost and adrift in your mid-30s is a familiar sensation of a certain generation, and "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor captures that with "Liberal Arts," his upcoming sophomore feature directorial effort.

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    Watch: First Trailer For New Studio Ghibli Joint 'From Up On Poppy Hill'

    It seems like just yesterday that a new Studio Ghibli movie was gracing our shores and now we have a trailer for another new Studio Ghibli joint. (We aren't complaining.) This new film, "From Up on Poppy Hill," like February's "Secret World of Arrietty," was written and conceived by Studio Ghibli's ...

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