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    'Kon-Tiki' to Hit Theaters in English-Language Version, Riding Tide of Scandinavian Film Popularity

    With Norway's Oscar-nominated "Kon-Tiki" hitting theaters on April 19, the Weinstein Company is opting to release the film's English-language version stateside, to maximize interest and attempt to elevate the film from the subtitled ghetto that keeps most foreign titles' box office in check. As poin...

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    'Carmen Jones' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD (But You're Going To Have To Wait A While)

    There are people who love (and I mean LOVE) Carmen Jones, 20th Century Fox's 1954 film with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Bellafonte (with Pearl Bailey and a very very young Diahann Carroll as well) and directed by the great Otto Preminger

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    'Monster House' Helmer Gil Kenan To Direct 'Poltergeist' Remake

    So this whole "Poltergeist" remake has been brewing for a while now, and last we heard things were potentially promising as it looked like Sam Raimi was kicking the tires on the project as something he might direct. Well, he's still producing, but the man they've selected for the job to take on one ...

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    Edward Norton Flies To Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Comedy 'Birdman'

    We don't always see Edward Norton exercise his comedy chops, but he's definitely got 'em. From last year's "Moonrise Kingdom" to the underseen "Leaves Of Grass" to the underrated "Everyone Says I Love You", even to his directorial effort "Keeping The Faith," the actor has got a funny bone. And lucky...

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    Trailer For Civil War-Set Bounty Hunter Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Making its world premiere at this year's SXSW film festival this month is the Civil War drama The Retrieval (adding it to our list of "slavery/Civil War" films list - see Tambay's post from earlier this month HERE).

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    Cate Blanchett Doesn't Look Too Happy In First Pic From Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'

    Forget J.J. Abrams, forget Christopher Nolan...no one knows secrecy like Woody Allen. The prolific filmmaker continues his one-movie-per-year work schedule this summer with the release of "Blue Jasmine," and what do we know about it? Nothing really except that it finds the filmmaker back on American...

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    'Trance' Soundtrack Features Unkle, Moby, Rosario Dawson, Emeli Sandé & Underworld's Rick Smith And More

    After the almost universal acclaim that greeted his Olympic opening ceremony, it seems Danny Boyle is teaming up again with singer Emeli Sandé and frequent collaborator Rick Smith, who also directed the music for the London 2012 extravaganza. The “Trance” soundtrack will mark the seventh time the Os...

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    New Clip From Psychological Thriller 'Desordres' (Isaach De Bankolé, Sonia Rolland Star)

    The psychological thriller is titled Désordres (Chaos), and it stars Isaach De Bankolé and French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent and his wife Marie, who have just moved from Paris (with their son) to a farm near a small town in the south of France, looking forward to...

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    New Photos, 3 Clips & Video Diary From 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish

    With 3 new clips available ahead of its release, buzz is steadily building for "The Girl," the first feature in over a decade from NY based writer-director David Riker. Riker's previous work "The City (La Ciudad)," a quartet of neo-realist vignettes detailing the experiences of Latin American immigr...

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    Definitive Documentary 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Will World Premiere At Tribeca

    What has been dubbed a definitive documentary on the man's life, the upcoming Richard Pryor feature documentary, directed by Marina Zenovich (known mostly for directing the multiple award-winning 2008 documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired), will make its world premiere at the Trib...

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