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    Universal Picks 2013 Release Dates for Howard Racing Pic 'Rush,' Sci-Fi Epic 'Oblivion,' Del Toro's 'Mama'

    Universal Pictures has solidified release dates on several 2013 openings including Ron Howard's latest, "Rush" (September 20), Guillermo del Toro thriller presentation "Mama" (January 18) and Tom Cruise sci-fi epic "Oblivion," which will move up from April 26 to April 19, 2013.

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    Fall Screening Schedule For 'Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years' + Home Video Release Info

    Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and last screened at the Blackstar Film Festival in Philly last week.

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    Locarno Film Festival Announces 2012 Prize Winners; 'Girl From Nowhere' Takes Golden Leopard

    The Locarno Film Festival announced the winners of its various competition sections ahead of an award ceremony at the festival's Piazza Grande tonight. The jury for the international competition, headed by Palme d'Or-winning Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, awarded the venerable Gol...

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    15 New Photos From 'The Master,' Philip Seymour Hoffman Still Insists It's Not About Scientology

    Another new deluge of photos from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" has arrived. Directed by Anderson and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, the picture is one of the most anticipated films left in the year. Said to be a riff on L. Ron Hubbard and the nascent beginning...

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    First Look: Official Images Of Formula 1 Racing Drama 'Rush' Starring Chris Hemsworth

    While we've seen paparazzi snaps on set of Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing drama "Rush" -- or rather, "epic action drama" if you go by the official synopsis -- the official website has unveiled the first official photos from the film. Written by Peter Morgan ("Hereafter," "The Queen"), "Rush" reteams ...

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    New Images from 'The Master'

    Joaquin Phoenix has posted nine new photos from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" on Facebook. Phoenix plays a struggling alcoholic who falls under the sway of a spiritual Svengali (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Here's TOH's review of the film, which played in Santa Monica la...

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    Melvin Van Peebles Will Celebrate 80th Birthday w/ Surprise-Filled Tribute At Film Forum

    The event is about a week and a half from today, August 21, so if you're in NYC, or plan to be, you're encouraged to purchase tickets now - $12.50 general. 

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    'Oblivion' Goes IMAX Exclusive On April 12th And Wide On April 19th, Ron Howard's 'Rush' Hits Sept 20th, 2013

    Only a few years ago, it seemed that you'd only get blockbuster releases between May and July, and clustered around Thanksgiving and Christmas (for more family oriented fare, at least). But any kind of release calendar ghettoization has long since fallen apart: March is now one of the key dates in t...

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    Todd Field To Co-Write Political Thriller 'As It Happens' With Joan Didion

    News about writer/director Todd Field generally comes in fits and stars, but when it does arrive, it's usually pretty exciting. Earlier this month, his long-developing "The Creed of Violence" got a big boost when Christian Bale stepped into the lead role, and now comes another intriguing project, al...

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    Jesse Eisenberg Replacing Paul Dano In Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves,' Dakota Fanning Also In Talks

    Even after the back-to-back successes of "Zombieland" and "The Social Network," it was never quite clear if Jesse Eisenberg would be able to maintain a lasting stardom. He's an immensely talented actor, but also one who's been strongly associated with a certain kind of role, one that, like Michael C...

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