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    Bette Midler Appears on Broadway as 'Sue Mengers' in New One-Character Show

    For the first time in 30 years, Bette Midler will appear on Broadway in the new one-character show "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers." The acid-tongued super-agent, who died in 2011 at age 79, spearheaded the careers of Barbra Streisand, Cher, Farrah Fawcett and Faye Dunaway, to name a few...

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    Watch: Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga Are Ghost Hunters In New Trailer For 'The Conjuring'

    The last time I wrote about "The Conjuring," some commenters gave me flack for suggesting the first teaser trailer relied to heavily on loud noises and jump scares. Well, what will they have to say about this?

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    McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Pitt, Ejiofor and Fassbender, Gets Oscar-Friendly 2013 Release Date

    Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble picking up Steve McQueen's Toronto 2010 entry "Shame," starring Michael Fassbender as a tormented sex addict, which hit theaters in 2011. Fans of McQueen's work (which also includes 2008's "Hunger") have been chomping at the bit for his next film. Searchlight is gi...

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    Slamdance Co-Founder's Ensemble Comedy 'Between Us' Acquired by Monterey Media

    "Between Us," the upcoming fourth feature from writer-director, and Slamdance Film Festival co-founder, Dan Mirvish has been picked up by distributor Monterey Media, who have acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the film.

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    Jimmy Jean-Louis Is A Bad-Ass In Teaser For Terminator-Like Thriller 'Ogou, Le Revenant'

    This came to me without much further information, so I can't tell you a lot about it, other than that it's a teaser seemingly shot to raise money for the full-length version of the film, which stars Jimmy Jean-Louis, and is directed by Bruno Mourral.

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    Susanne Bier To Direct Adaptation Of Helen Schulman's Best-Selling 'This Beautiful Life'

    We always like when a director changes course, tackles different kinds of material and stays unpredictable, and Susanne Bier is doing just that. This helmer's Italian romantic trifle, "Love Is All You Need," heads to theaters later this month, she's got the Depression era drama "Serena" starring Jen...

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    'Finding Nemo' Sequel Titled 'Finding Dory' Set For November 25, 2015; Early Plot Details Revealed

    So yeah, we've said it before, and we'll say it again: merchandising, licensing, blah blah blah...it's the monetary lifeblood of major studios and places like Pixar aren't immune (please see "Cars" and the spinoff "Planes," as well the continuing "Toy Story" shorts). There's shit to sell, and that m...

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    'Borat' Co-Writer Dan Mazer's 'I Give it a Year' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

    Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer has found a home at Magnolia Pictures for his feature film directorial debut, "I Give it a Year."

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    Cinedigm Announces Multi-Platform DOCURAMA, Simultaneous Screening Series and Streaming Service for Acclaimed Documentaries

    Cinedigm announced today it will be elevating its Docurama Films independent label into a multi-platform 'DOCURAMA" brand with a series of national theatrical screening events and a streaming network service. For almost 15 years, Docurama Films has presented acclaimed documentaries, including Kirby ...

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    Watch: Marvel Phase Two Preview Teaser & 'Iron Man 3' TV Spot; 'The Avengers 2' Set To Shoot Early 2014

    Lots of little Marvel bits and bobs have emerged from the nerd Easter basket over the past day or two, so we've rounded them all up in one convenient spot for your edification. This is all pretty minor stuff, but nonetheless, Marvel-heads will probably want to give it a whirl.

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