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    Deadlines Approaching for 2013 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

    Deadlines to submit entries to the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition are coming up: the regular deadline is Wednesday, April 10, and the final deadline is Wednesday, May 1.

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    The Cagey 'Elysium' Reveals A First Look At Alice Braga; More Sneak Peeks Arriving Soon

    After the fantastically inventive "District 9," director Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" should be one of the most anticipated sci-films of 2013. And it is in many quarters, including ours -- see our Most Anticipated Films of 2013 list -- but it's clear that the momentum for the film has cooled, and the ...

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    Watch: Tony Stark Challenges Mandarin In Clip From 'Iron Man 3' Plus New TV Spot

    You guys, Tony Stark is mad. It may be "Iron Man 3," but the mega-rich, technology aided superhero still taunts like he's a kid out on the schoolyard, and in the first clip from the movie, he tries to get under the skin of Mandarin rather ineffectively.

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    'Snowpiercer' Cast Get Passports In New First Look Images From Bong Joon-ho's Upcoming Sci-Fi Flick

    In a few short weeks, the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their slate for 2013, and while speculation continues to swirl about which movies will make the trip to the south of France, one of the highly touted titles is Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer." It's certainly been engaged in a slow-build marketi...

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    Michael Pena Joins David O. Russell's Abscam Movie; Robert De Niro Reportedly Also On Board

    Who does David O. Russell think he is? Woody Allen? Okay, we kid, but the number of name-brand stars he's lining up for his still (aggravatingly) untitled Abscam drama is reaching epic proportions. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Ni...

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    In the Works: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev Teaming for HBO's 'Gorbachev'

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev will be collaborating on HBO film "Gorbachev," chronicling the last years before the Soviet Union's fall. Hanks and DiCaprio will both be taking on executive producing roles.

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    Weekly Update April 5: Women-Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update April 5: Women-Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Siskel and Ebert: Screen Fighting Men

    Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were journalists, film reviewers, TV personalities and friends. They disliked each other and loved each other. They needled each other on the air and put on a great show, but it was always in the service of film criticism and education, a means of exciting viewers and dra...

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    Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Age of Miracles

    Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct the adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's bestseller (and one of my favorite books of last year) Age of Miracles.

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    Exclusive Photos: On Set With 'The Iceman' Stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans

    After landing on an impressive trio of festival lineups last fall at Venice, Telluride and Toronto, Ariel Vromen's based-on-a-true-story hitman thriller/Michael Shannon vehicle "The Iceman" is being prepped by distributor Millennium Entertainment for a release early next month, and we have an exclus...

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