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    'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter and Former AMPAS President Frank Pierson Dies at 87

    Writer-director Frank Pierson died Monday at the age of 87, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to winning an Oscar for his “Dog Day Afternoon” screenplay, Pierson was very active in the industry, with stints as president of the Writers Guild of America, West, president of t...

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    Will a Sundance Director's Mother Be the Next Vice President of the United States?

    Last week at the Green Party's 2012 National Convention, Cheri Honkala, the founder of the local Pennsylvania group Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, was announced as presidential candidate Jill Stein's running mate in the 2012 election...

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    Watch Cory Hardrict In Trailer For Apocalyptic Thriller 'The Day'

    He's also husband to actress Tia Mowry, for those who didn't know.

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    Watch: International Trailer For Quentin Dupieux's Oddball 'Wrong'

    Quentin Dupieux earned accolades and praise for his decidedly weird "Rubber" a couple of years back, a bizarre tale about a serial killer that also happens to be a tire. The undoubtedly original film earned the director a new base of fans, as well as encouraging him to be even weirder his ...

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    Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador' Gets New Trailer, Poster

    I've yet to see this yet, but reviews I've read since its Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, have been decidedly mixed.

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    Watch: Emmanuel Lubezki Directed Samsung Ad Starring David Beckham

    Well, the Olympics kick off this Friday and you know what that means...nope, not the finest display of atheletic talent from around the world (okay, there's some of that too) but a relentless barrage of advertising as these sacred games provide the springboard for everyone to hawk their wares at...

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    Director Philip Kaufman Has No Films in National Film Registry: Submit Faves to Film Registration Board by September 15

    Believe it or not, you can nominate films to the Film Registration Board for preservation in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry; they actually pay attention. Shockingly, Philip Kaufman is among the filmmakers with no films on the list.

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    Chris Brown, Laz Alonso Dance Drama 'Planet B-Boy' Gets New Title, Trailer, Release Date

    Trailer for a dance drama called Battle of the Year: The Dream Team, which stars Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, and Josh Peck.

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    Warner Bros. To Remove Scene & Undergo Reshoots On 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

    With the saga of James Holmes and the awful Aurora, Colorado shooting at the end of last week only just beginning, as the young man had his first court date today -- televised, of course -- it seems Warner Bros. has made a decision regarding "Gangster Squad." As you might recall, the studio quickly ...

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    Jeremy Irvine To Star Opposite Robert Duvall In 'A Night In Old Mexico' From 'Lonesome Dove' Scribe Bill Wittliff

    You always hear about projects that take years to come to fruition but what makes this one a bit more special is the fact the actor staying loyal through the years is 81 years old and in the twilight years of his career. Robert Duvall hasn't been shy to namedrop "Lonesome Dove" as the ...

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