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    New Images: Robert Redford In 'All Is Lost'; Kristen Stewart In 'Breaking Dawn 2' & The Weinstein's 'Populaire'

    Screw in your eyeballs, and take a sneak peek at some movies coming soon....and not so soon....to a theater to near you.

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    Senegalese Mati Diop’s Gothic Tale Set In Contemporary Africa ('Fire Next Time') Gets Funding Boost

    Announced last fall, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart focused on French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The prominent Swiss fest recruited African cinema pros to consult in selecting a dozen participating projects that were to be announced in May. 

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    Paramount Inks Deal With Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'

    It seems it's all about world building right now. With Marvel proving it can make a billion dollar success by tying together their superhero movies, other studios are giving it a shot. Universal will show the connective tissue between "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "The Bourne Legacy&...

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    Busy Jennifer Lawrence Balances Franchise Paydays with Indie Fare; Wanted for 'Ends of the Earth'

    With both David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (November 21) and Suzanne Bier's "Serena" (2013) in the bag, Jennifer Lawrence is a lock for two "Hunger Games" sequels (going from $500,000 to some $10-million for number two) and a reprise of her role as M...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis is the Embodiment of 'Lincoln'; Spielberg Talks Character with EW

    Who else but Daniel Day-Lewis could embody Abraham Lincoln so well? Day-Lewis is known for his startling characterizations and method process, from "My Left Foot" and "The Last of the Mohicans" to "Gangs of New York" and "There Will Be Blood," and we should ex...

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    Abu Dhabi Fest Sets Ali Al Jabri To Replace Peter Scarlet

    It is being reported that Abu Dhabi Film Festival has set Ali Al Jabri as the new festival director, replacing Peter Scarlet. Al Jabri was previous the director of the festival's Emirates Film Competition and has worked at the festival for five years. Scarlet, meanwhile, had come to the fes...

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    Posters for PT Anderson's 'The Master' Play with Perception

    Two posters for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" have recently landed. Both are brilliant. Which is your favorite? If you can't wait until September 14 for more, Beth Hanna reviewed the film at its surprise Aero Theater screening last weekend.

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    Tribeca Announces 2013 Festival Dates, Call for Submissions; New Transmedia Program

    The Tribeca Film Festival's twelfth edition will be held in New York City from April 17-28, 2013. The festival also reveals submission dates for narrative and documentary features as well as short films (below).

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    Watch: New Trailer For Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Starring Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann

    It's spinoff/sidequel week over at Universal. With "The Bourne Legacy" hitting theaters on Friday, the studio will be using the opportunity to get audiences ready for another film that will be taking some old characters, adding some new ones, and putting them in a fresh movie to create...

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    Michael Dorn Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Raise $750K For Rom-Com w/ Anne Marie Johnson

    It was in June that we announced Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine star, Michael Dorn's revelation that he's been pitching a movie centered around the character we all mostly know and love him for, Lt Commander Worf.

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