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    Watch: 2 Clips From ‘Killer Joe’ Showcase Twisted Tone, Better Look At Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple’s Characters

    In a film as filled to the brim with deliciously nasty characters and dialogue as “Killer Joe,” it’s been frustrating to see it marketed down through snatches of seemingly generic action beats and lines in the trailer. Luckily though, two new clips have appeared to give a better sense of the film’s ...

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    Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

    The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of t...

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    Exclusive: Zeitgeist Films Acquires Gay Jewish Comedy 'Let My People Go!'

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired the French, gay, Jewish comedy "Let My People Go!," directed by newcomer Mikael Buch and starring Pedro Almodovar veteran Carmen Maura. The company nabbed the film at the Berlin Film Market from Les Films du Losange.

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    William Sadler Joins 'Machete Kills,' Avellan Twins To Return Too

    Even if you’re not a fan of Robert Rodriguez’s footloose and fancy-free style of maverick filmmaking, you have to respect the fact that he certainly knows how to round up an impressive cast with each passing project. While he usually peppers films from “Spy Kids” to “Sin City” and beyond with deligh...

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    'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

    Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast...

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    6 Computers, 8 Keyboards & Months Of Work - RZA Talks Scoring 'Man With The Iron Fists'

    As we wait in anticipation for the trailer for RZA's directorial debut - The Man With The Iron Fists - to be unveiled later today, a few words about the film's soundtrack, courtesy of a Variety profile on the film's score, posted earlier this morning.

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    Sexism Watch: Another Movie List Leaves Off Women

    So tired of reading these lists that don't include any women.  This time it is AMC's film site which offers up a list of the 50 top directors of all time.

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    Watch: Music Video For 1st Single From 'Sparkle' Soundtrack Feat. Starring Cast

    The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 17, but before that, on July 31, Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for purchase from RCA Records.

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    'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco To Direct Thriller 'The Harbor'; Also Remaking Japanese Noir 'Intimidation'

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and though we haven't read it, we're going to assume that JP O'Donnell's "Deadly Codes" isn't exactly a literary masterwork. But clearly, "Crash" writer Bobby Moresco has seen something movie-worthy in the material...

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    Why Indie Film Isn't Like the Porn Industry: The Top 5 Fallacies

    Parallels between the porn industry and indie film are widespread on the Internet; the story makes for easy link-bait, and there are several points of contact that appear obvious. Recently, on the Raindance website, for instance, an article called "Porn: 6 Lessons from Filmmakers" has d...

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