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    First-Time Feature Screenwriter Stephen Fingleton's Dystopian Drama 'The Survivalist' Tops UK's 2013 Brit List

    The 2013 Brit List, the Black List of the UK, has sent out its annual round-up of the 15 best unproduced screenplays in Britain. Stephen Fingleton's "The Survivalist," a dystopian drama set in a bleak future where an isolated farmer teams with a woman and her 17-year-old daughter, has made the top o...

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    David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Adds 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston

    Okay...we're totally stoked for David O. Russell's Abscam movie, but can we a title already? That little issue aside, the already stacked cast just keeps piling on the talent (and anticipation).

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    Preview Documentary 'Finding Hillywood' (Spotlight On Fledgling Rwandan Film Industry)

    Preview Documentary 'Finding Hillywood' (Spotlight On Fledgling Rwandan Film Industry)

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    Exclusive: Trailer For 'Wish You Were Here' Starring Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer

    With a membership that includes Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Michôd, Spencer Susser and more, it's safe to say that the Blue Tongue Films collective isn't lacking in talent. And while the name Kieran Darcy-Smith might not be the most familiar of the group, he more than matches the talent his ...

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    Following Ratings Hits 'The Bible' and 'Killing Lincoln', Nat Geo Scoops Up Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

    The New Testament is trending. Following on the heels of the History Channel's mighty ratings hit "The Bible," which attracted 12 million viewers over its first two Sunday airings, the National Geographic Channel is again partnering with Ridley Scott and Bill O'Reilly for the TV personality-author's...

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    'Ender's Game' Teaser Poster Strikes Wrong Note

    I've been excited about new sci-fi epic "Ender's Game" (November 1) not because I'm a fan of the original Nebula and Hugo-winning 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, but because Roberto Orci, who wrote the two recent "Star Trek" movies with partner Alex Kurtzman, is producing.

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    March Madness on XFINITY On Demand™

    With March Madness in full swing, XFINITY on Demand is featuring films that will prepare you for the occasion. "Blue Chips," “Space Jam,” and "Radio" are available. Haven’t seen them, or want to watch them again? Check out the descriptions below and tune in.

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    Watch: Penn Badgley Sings "Once I Was" In Clip From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

    While the official, estate-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" continues to percolate without much movement ("West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg took over from Jake Scott last fall), the other movie about the late singer is on its way. And now you can judge for yourself if Penn Badgley ...

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    Ryan Gosling Explains How Christina Hendricks' Death In 'Drive' Inspired 'How To Catch A Monster' Plus New 'Pines' Poster

    This spring, Ryan Gosling will be doing the unthinkable -- putting his pretty face behind the camera, instead of in front of it. The actor is dipping his toes into the always tricky waters of a directorial debut with "How To A Catch A Monster," a project he also wrote. Thus far, the plot details hav...

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    Get Ready For A (Slightly) Longer Season: Next Year's Oscars Scheduled For March 2, 2014

    It's hard to believe, but just about a month ago we were still in the the wake of the Oscars. We analyzed the Seth MacFarlane hosted ceremonies, and didn't waste any time making some early, what-the-hell-why-not predictions for the contenders next year in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor,...

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