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    Watch: “We Saw Your Junk” Song Responds To Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Tune "We Saw Your Boobs"

    God bless the internet and modern technology, or pehaps take it as a sign as to how much of a misfire the Oscars were on Sunday, but in less than 48 hours we're already seeing improvements to the show. This morning, a much, much better video montage tribute to the James Bond franchise arriv...

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    The Weinstein Company Revives Antoine Fuqua's New-Look 'Southpaw' - Could Shoot This Year

    The Weinstein Company has reportedly picked up Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama Southpaw, which was to star starring Eminem, last we wrote about it.

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    Seth MacFarlane Says He Won't Host The Oscars Again, 5 Suggestions For Who Could Replace Him

    While you can continue to debate the merits of Sunday night's Oscars hosted by Seth MacFarlane (as we have already done), the bottom line is the Academy got what they wanted by hiring the edgy, younger skewing, "Family Guy" creator. The ratings for the show were up in 2013 with 40...

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    Variety Drops Paywall, Kicks Gray Upstairs, Adds Eller for Editorial Troika

    The Variety shoe has finally dropped as media mogul Jay Penske has tapped the L.A. Times' Claudia Eller and Variety staff editors Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein as the new editors-in-chief of Variety, charged with leading the 100-year-old trade through its next non-print evolution.

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    Drafthouse Films Nabs 'A Band Called Death,' Documentary on Lost and Reborn '70s Punk Group

    Drafthouse Films has taken North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary "A Band Called Death," chronicling the rise to cult stardom of '70s African-American proto-punk trio Death almost 30 years after the release of their forgotten demo tape. The film will screen at SXSW (Marc...

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    Drafthouse Acquires 'A Band Called Death' (Doc On 1st Black Punk Band) For Summer Release

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to the rockumentary A Band Called Death, directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino.

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    Coen Brothers Rewriting 'Unbroken' for Angelina Jolie to Direct at Universal, Based on True Story of Olympian POW Louis Zamperini

    UPDATE: Universal, Walden Media and Angelina Jolie have tapped Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite "Unbroken." Jolie will direct the project, which is an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's book about Louis Zamperini, a 1936 Olympian runner who became a prisoner of war during WWII...

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    Drafthouse Films Picks Up SXSW Punk Doc 'A Band Called Death'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's rock documentary "A Band Called Death" ahead of its screening at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival in the 24 Beats Per Second category. The film world premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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    Women-Directed Films Announced for 42nd New Directors/New Films Series

    The 42nd New Directors/New Films has announced their lineup. Co-hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art the series takes place from March 20-31.

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    "Capturing the Friedmans" Filmmakers Reveal New Evidence to Overturn Subject's Conviction

    A decade after "Capturing the Friedmans" was nominated for an Academy Award, the fiilmmakers are now working to overturn the alleged wrongful conviction of Jesse Friedman, one of the main subjects of the controversial film, who served nearly 14 years in prison. Next Tuesday, on March 5t...

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