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    Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Will Feature Marvin Hamlisch's Final Score

    While "Role Models" might be the unlikeliest place to find a reference to the late Marvin Hamlisch, it speaks to the songwriter/composer/arranger's reach and admirability that his name could be dropped into a bawdy R-rated comedy. And while that reference likely flew over the heads of most who were watching that movie, cinephiles know that Hamlisch's passing this week is a great loss. The man was behind the music for some of the most important films of the last few decades, including, yes, "The Sting," but also "Sophie's Choice," "Ordinary People," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Same Time Next Year" and more. But it seems Hamlisch has one more gift...

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    Peter Scarlet Leaves and is Now Former Director of Abu Dhabi Film Festival

    Peter Scarlet leaves immediately and is replaced by Fest colleague Ali Al Jabri, who on Tuesday was announced as the new festival director. Jabri was previously the director of the festival's Emirates Film Competition, he has worked recently closely with Scarlet. Jabri will now run the festival for ...

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    Watch: Hair-Raising Trailer & Clip For Brandon Cronenberg's Freaky 'Antiviral'

    Leave it to David Cronenberg's son Brandon to deliver the body horror freak fest longtime fans of his father have been aching for. With David busy exploring coiled sexuality in "A Dangerous Method" and the decline of a young billionaire in "Cosmopolis," Brandon tackles celebr...

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    Three Female Screenwriters Considered for Fifty Shades of Grey Adaptation

    We previously reported that the producing duo from The Social Network, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti would be producing the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and we hoped that this duo would do right by women this time around in both their writing and directing choices.

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    Princess Grace Film Awards Announces 2012 Winners

    The Awards for theater, dance and choreography, and film continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during her lifetime.

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    Watch: Lena Dunham Directs & Stars In New Yorker App Promo With Jon Hamm & Alex Karpovsky

    It seems that the folks in the New Yorker's marketing department want to live in a world where hipsters walk around with a rolled up copy of the latest edition of the magazine in their back pocket. Or, better yet, on their iPhone. Two years ago they enlisted Roman Coppola to direct a short film ...

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    Exclusive: Spike Lee Explains What Happened To Mookie & Sal After The End Of 'Do The Right Thing'

    Jason Bourne might be back this weekend, but there's one return that we're a little more excited about: Spike Lee, who has a new movie in theaters for the first time since 2008's "Miracle At St. Anna." And while that picture was a sprawling, World War Two epic, his latest, "Red Hook Summer," is a re...

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    Has Ben Affleck Already Passed On The Offer To Direct 'The Justice League'?

    Gotta love them trade wars. Make sure you have an umbrella because there's a lot of pissing (on each other) going on. This afternoon Variety reported that Warner Bros. is hoping to have Ben Affleck direct "Justice League", the D.C. Universe's super-hero all-star team and the e...

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    Shia LaBeouf In Talks To Star In Lars von Trier's 2-Part Softcore Flick 'Nymphomaniac'

    And just when you thought some random Sigur Ros video would be the last time you saw young Shia LaBeouf go NSFW full-frontal... So young Shia wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to ditch the tentpoles and work on something chewier and with a bit more artistry, huh?

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    Terry Crews Says He Has Approval From Fox For A President Herbert Camacho Spin-Off

    I actually had to google the title of the movie, because I coudn't immediately remember it.

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