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    The Hollywood Education of Ben Affleck, from 'Chasing Amy,' 'Armageddon' and 'Shakespeare' to his Second Act and 'Argo' [VIDEO]

    Before accepting the Santa Barbara Modern Master Award from childhood pal Matt Damon, "Argo" helmer and star Ben Affleck, 40, with graceful help from master interviewer Leonard Maltin, showed his mettle as charming raconteur and ace impressionist. These skills have served "Argo" well in its surging ...

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    Hugh Laurie Heads To 'Tomorrowland' As The Villain

    While we're probably not going to know what exactly writer Damon Lindelof and director Brad Bird have cooking up with the mysterious "Tomorrowland" until they're good and ready to lift the curtain, there are already some pretty elaborate theories floating out there. But one thing we do know is that ...

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    Relativity Nabs U.S. Rights To 'District 13' Remake 'Brick Mansions' With Paul Walker

    There was a time when "A Luc Besson Film" meant something. Now it's just shorthand for low-to-mid budget actioners, cranked out, packaged and set upon a marketplace that somehow eats up the high calorie filler. Seriously people, "Taken 2" was awful, yet it was a smash hit. Anyway, it looks like that...

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    Rachel Feldman to Direct Lilly Ledbetter Biopic

    Lilly Ledbetter has chosen Rachel Feldman to direct a biopic based on her life and her fight for equal pay for women.

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    In The Works: Narrative Feature About 'El Bulli' and World Famous Chef Ferran Adrià

    Vendome Pictures will produce and finance "El Bulli," a fictionalized feature based on the the world famous chef Ferran Adrià and his restaurant, elBulli. While no director is currently attached, the script is already written. It comes from David Wilson, who was inspired by Lisa Abend’s book "The So...

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    'Many Worlds' Changes Interactive Cinema By Reading Audiences' Emotional and Physical Responses

    Imagine a film that changes according to your emotional arousal without you consciously realizing it. Plymouth University Music Research Fellow Alexis Kirke's latest project "Many Worlds" is a 15 minute short that innovates the realm of interactive cinema like never before.

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    Oscilloscope Is Hot For Sexy Student-Teacher Drama 'A Teacher'

    Fresh off its Sundance premiere last month, Hannah Fidell's feature debut "A Teacher" has been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories for North American distribution. The film next plays at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival (March 8-16) in the Festival Favorites category. O-scope plans a theatrical, v...

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    Survive Hard: All The Times John McClane Should Have Died In The ‘Die Hard’ Series

    In 1988, when the first "Die Hard" was released, Bruce Willis' everyday action hero John McClane was something of an anomaly. This was the era of the invincible action superstar – people like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, who would waltz through action movies ...

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    Don Cheadle Is All Suited Up And Read For Action In Character Poster For 'Iron Man 3'

    Posted to Twitter a little bit ago from the Marvel account... hopefully he gets to do a lot more than he did in the last one.

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    Bill Clinton to Present Film Society's Chaplin Award to Barbra Streisand

    Earlier today the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that former President Bill Clinton will present the 40th Annual Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand. The Gala will feature a series of film and interview clips from notable guests there to honor Streisand's legend...

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