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    Linklater, Hawke and Delpy Return to Sony with "Before Midnight'

    John Sloss did the right thing. The Cinetic Media chief was pacing the second floor of Zoom in Park City Monday night as his annual Sundance Film Festival party raged around him. He was weighing the offers that had come pouring in for "Before Midnight," the third film in Richard Linklater's trilogy ...

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    'Star Trek' Guru J.J. Abrams Directing 'Star Wars' Ignites Reaction: Why He Can Do Both

    Emotions are running high with the news that J.J. Abrams will direct the newest installment of "Star Wars," due in theaters in 2015. Below, a roundup from the web, including Abrams' past words about his reservations to direct the storied franchise, rumors of other directors, a selectio...

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    What Did They Do To Mila Kunis? 4 Character Posters For 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    So, in just over a month "Oz The Great And Powerful" will wave a magic wand and drop into theaters, and mostly, Disney is hoping this doesn't "John Carter" on them. But they have a few things that will likely prevent that from happening. First, it's riffing on a belo...

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    JFK Assassination Pic 'Parkland' Begins Lensing in Austin with Giamatti, Thornton, Weaver, Harden, Strong, Haley and Hanks

    JFK assassination film "Parkland," adapted from author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy," has begun shooting in Austin, Texas. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Jeremy S...

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    First Trailer For Michel Gondry's Parisian Tale 'Mood Indigo' (Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga Co-Star)

    Here's the first trailer for Michel Gondry's whimsical Parisian romance Mood Indigo, which stars Romain Duris (L'Auberge Espagnole) and Audrey Tautou (Amelie, Dirty Pretty Things) starring as Colin and Chloe, a wealthy couple that endure hardship when she falls i...

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    Sexist Movie Poster of the Day: Movie 43

    Another day, another objectification of women's bodies, this time in the form of Movie 43's poster, showing a barely clad woman for some ridiculous reason. Marketing? It's a pretty lazy, boring move. Is it that hard to come up with a new and original idea that doesn't have to do...

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    'Dreamgirls' Will Receive A Special Showcase Celebration At The Oscars

    Announced this morning, the Oscars event will include a special celebration of movie musicals released in the last ten years.

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    Weinstein Co. Begins Production on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel in May

    The Weinstein Company will reportedly start production in May on a sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Lee is not returning to helm the film; directing reins will instead go to veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu.

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    Leonard Maltin to Host 3-D Creative Arts Awards, Ang Lee Honored with Creative Achievement Award for 'Life of Pi'

    Renowned critic, author and film historian Leonard Maltin will host the International 3-D Society's fourth annual 3-D Creative Arts Awards on February 6.

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    Check Into 'The Shining' Documentary 'Room 237' On March 29th

    Premiering last year at the Sundance Film Festival, and making its way around the world with stops in Cannes, Moscow, Locarno, Deauville, Austin and more, the obsessive documentary “Room 237” finally has an official North American release date. So put your “Apollo 11” sweater...

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