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    Trailer - 'The Project' Tackles Puntland Maritime Force's Fight Against Somali Piracy

    File this one under the broad category titled "the business of war."

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    Cannes Directors' Fortnight Lineup Unveiled, Includes New Films by Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "Holy Mountain" director Alejandro Jodorowsky will reemerge after over twenty years' absence to present his latest film "The Dance of Reality" on the Croisette at this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight. The famed Chilean-French surrealist filmmaker hasn't directed a feature since 1990's "The Rainbo...

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    John Woo's WWII Epic 'Flying Tigers' To Arrive As Feature Film & Extended, 6-Hour Miniseries

    John Woo ("Face/Off," "Mission: Impossible II") might have long ago left Hollywood in the dust, but his recent projects have been more epic in scope than any of the films he’s made in the past. His last solo directorial effort, "Red Cliff," had an $80 million budget, and the Chinese version was 280...

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    'The Attack' Takes Three Prizes at 17th Annual COL-COA French Film Festival

    On Monday Night, City of Lights, City of Angels -- the annual French film festival in Hollywood -- concluded by awarding Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's Tel Aviv-set thriller "The Attack" with three top prizes including the Audience Award and the Special Critics' Prize.

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    Todd Phillips Insists 'The Hangover Part II' Is Better Than The Original 'The Hangover'

    This seems to be the week for filmmakers to make assessments on their past work. Yesterday, Michael Bay apologized for "Armageddon," revealing that the studio took the movie out of his hands and if he had his way, he would've completely reshot the final third. And today, Todd Phillips comes out swin...

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    Marc Forster Compares 'World War Z' Reshoots To Buying A Persian Rug

    Listen, we get it. After the ton of not-so-hot press last year during the troubled production of "World War Z," the game plan now for director Marc Forster, star Brad Pitt and everyone else involved is to play it cool, brush it off, move on and try and make sure the summer tentpole makes some money....

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    Naomi Watts Joins 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray, Chris O’Dowd & Melissa McCarthy

    After earning a second Oscar nomination for her tortured performance in “The Impossible,” and having recently finished production on her portrayal of Princess Diana (“Diana”), Naomi Watts could certainly use a change of pace from such heavy-handed material. In fact, looking at her filmography from t...

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    Watch: Music Is The Healing Power In Michael Cera-Directed Short 'Brazzaville Teen-ager' Starring Charles Grodin & Jack O'Connell

    It's fitting that Michael Cera's cameo in the upcoming comedy “This Is The End” plays on the actor's trademarked screen persona, because the past few years have been a slow turn for him towards the daring, unique and offbeat. “Youth In Revolt” started it, Sebastian Silva's recent Sundance entries “M...

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    NYC Event Alert: The Ins & Outs of Film Festival PR Panel On 4/24

    If you are in New York, check out Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein moderating a panel on film festival PR tomorrow, Wednesday (4/24) at Merrill Lynch (601 Lexington Avenue, 47th Floor) at 6:30pm. You can get tickets here. Be sure to use the discount code WIH-PR.

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    Details Revealed About Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Follow-Up With Greta Gerwig, Also Has Animated Movie In Development

    Even after the quick and quiet production of his Greta Gerwig-starring dramedy “Frances Ha,” it's unlikely that director Noah Baumbach is taking on a new, J.J. Abrams level of secrecy to his projects. However, his latest film still does seem to mark a new chapter in the filmmaker's career, with its...

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