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    Watch: Sizzle Reel For Stanley Kubrick & Nicolas Winding Refn Cinematographer Larry Smith As He Plans Directorial Debut

    There a few people who boast working with both Stanley Kubrick and Nicolas Winding Refn, and one of them is cinematographer Larry Smith. Starting his career as the chief electrician on "Barry Lyndon," and then a gaffer on "The Shining," Smith became a cameraman on "Eyes Wide...

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    A Poet of Cinema: Jerry Schatzberg

    The films of Jerry Schatzberg, particularly the key works he directed in the 1970s, have been undervalued in the eyes of many critics who, in their survey of American cinema have elevated other directors to iconic status. (He is not alone – Michael Ritchie is another director richly deser...

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    3 Unused Posters For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Nope, you didn't wake up this morning in last June. With Christopher Nolan's epic finale "The Dark Knight Rises" hitting home video in a couple of weeks, the film will be doing a final victory lap before it enters the awards season fray, and a few interesting curious unused items h...

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    Brad Bird Has Other Plans, Colin Trevorrow's "Mythology" Tease & 6 Things Learned About 'Star Wars 7' This Week

    "Star Wars" can sadly bring out the worst in people. The rumor mill has been foaming like a rabid dog this week – the obsessed fanbase so eager and desperate for details they will take the tiniest of morsels of information and eviscerate, expound, exaggerate and speculate over them endlessly and rel...

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    Watch: Terrence Malick Dances To Country Western Music Just Like Regular People

    Press shy, mercurial and often leaving his actors a bit baffled (just ask Ben Affleck, Richard Gere or Christopher Plummer), it's often hard to get a read on just who Terrence Malick is. Eccentric genius? Reclusive philosopher? Well, while that is open for speculation, the oddball facts about Ma...

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    Listen: Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool" From The 'This Is 40' Soundtrack; Paul Rudd Hearts Ween In New Poster

    It's already been revealed that the soundtrack for Judd Apatow's "This is 40" -- his sort-of-sequel to "Knocked Up" -- will feature another choice selections of cuts, including songs by Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Avett Brothers, Loudon Wainwright and more. But even mo...

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    Scoot McNairy Joins ‘The Rover’ With Robert Pattinson & 'Frank' With Michael Fassbender

    Since finally starting to gain a bit of wider attention in 2010’s “Monsters,” Scoot McNairy has had a fantastic 2012, with roles in “Killing Them Softly” and “Argo.” He’s got a lot of promising projects lined up, too. There’s Steve McQueen’...

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    Watch Trailer For 'Now You See Me' With Morgan Freeman

    Here's the just-released trailer for the upcoming film, Now You See Me, scheduled to come out in June 2013.

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    Watch Film Festival Short Film Favorite 'Maffe Tiga' Online Now

    We covered filmmaker Mohamed Dione's short film Maffe Tiga - starring Dione and Marie Josephine Zoumanigui - exactly a year ago, last November, and since then, it's been screened at several film festivals around the world.

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