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    Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg & Tom Hooper But Not Quentin Tarantino

    Last year, Steven Spielberg may have missed out for "War Horse," but this year his colleagues are making sure he's honored for his much better-received "Lincoln." The Director's Guild Award nominations have arrived this afternoon, two days before the Academy unveils their Oscar nominations, and gene...

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    Seven New Images From Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great & Powerful'

    When the trailer for Sam Raimi’s next film, the prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” “Oz: The Great and Powerful” hit last year the reaction was decidedly mixed. It all looked a little too much like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” from a visual standpoint, and the casting jarred a little too. James Fra...

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    First Looks At Liam Neeson In 'Non-Stop' & Halle Berry In 'The Call,' Plus Images From 'Mama' & 'Grown Ups 2'

    Liam Neeson might be dismissive of the idea of a third "Taken" movie, but that doesn't mean that the Irish actor is done with ass-kicking. 2013 sees Neeson reteam with his "Unknown" director Jaume Collet-Serra for "Non-Stop," an airborne thriller which sees Neeson play an air marshall who receives a...

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    French Distributor Haut et Court Picks Up 'Metro Manila' Ahead of Sundance Premiere

    Haut et Court has taken the French distribution rights to Sean Ellis' thriller "Metro Manila" a couple weeks before the film's debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It centers on a destitute countryman in the Philippines who is sucked into a dangerous crime ring when he moves to the country's bu...

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    Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal Defend Film at NY Film Critics Circle Award Ceremony

    Over the last several weeks the steady drumbeat against Zero Dark Thirty has grown louder and louder.  There's been the discussion that Boal was a bully and Bigelow defered to him on the set and there is a Senate committee looking into how they got the information that made up the screenpla...

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    Andrew Dosunmu Talks 'Mother Of George' Ahead Of Its Sundance Premiere

    Andrew Dosunmu Talks 'Mother Of George' Ahead Of Its Sundance Premiere

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'

    In its sixth collaboration with Woody Allen, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to his latest film "Blue Jasmine," which marks the New York auteur's return to his native environs. The distributor also released "To Rome with Love" and Allen's best-performing film to date, O...

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    Danny Glover Exec Produced Acclaimed Doc 'The House I Live In' To Be Released On VOD 1/15

    From acclaimed director Eugene Jarecki, and executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend and Russell Simmons comes the riveting new documentary, The House I Live In.

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    Woody Allen's Latest Is Titled 'Blue Jasmine,' Film Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics

    As day follows night, 2013 will bring another Woody Allen-directed film with an all-star cast. And barely a week into the new year, word is firming up on the director's latest. We knew already that the film, the first by the filmmaker to be mostly set in San Francisco, stars Cate Blanchett along...

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    Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Grabbed By Sony Pictures Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics is staying in the Woody Allen game. The specialty distributor has acquired North American rights to its sixth Allen film, “Blue Jasmine,” which stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Mic...

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