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    European Distributor Says 'Cloud Atlas' Was Too Intellectual For American Audiences

    To say that "Cloud Atlas" has been polarizing is an understatement. Critics seemed to either love it or loathe it, and even among The Playlist staff, some found it to be brilliant, and others a mess. This writer was certainly in the latter camp, but no matter what bloggers, fans or critics thought, ...

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    Lineup, Dates For 2012 Afrika Eye Film Festival In Bristol, UK ('La Pirogue' Opens)

    The 2012 installment of the Afrika Eye Film Festival in Bristol, UK, launches on Friday, November 9th, and will include in its lineup of film screenings, talks, and more, a celebration of 50 years of Jamaican independence.

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    Watch: 5 Minute Excerpt From Lynne Ramsay's Olympic Short 'The Swimmer' Plus Synopsis For 'Jane Got A Gun'

    Though fans waited a far too long nine years for Lynne Ramsay to follow up "Morvern Callar," she more than met expectations (and surpassed them) when she dropped "We Need To Talk About Kevin" last year. And she shows no sign of letting that long of a span go by between films...

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    Jill Scott Lands Roles In Fox's 'Fringe' And Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

    We're late on reporting this, but better late than never.

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    Morgan Freeman & Clive Owen Are 'The Last Knights'

    Well, here's a pairing of actors in a genre movie that we weren't expecting at all. And not only that, it's going to start shooting very soon...

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    Whistler Film Festival Announces 2012 Film Lineup; 'Still' Starring James Cromwell To Open

    The Whistler Film Festival has announced its slate of films for their 2012 edition, which runs from November 28th to December 2nd. Programmers narrowed down over 800 submissions to 76, offering 42 features and 34 shorts from throughout Canada, but also extending to the United States, China, Japan, t...

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    Off Topic- The New New York City Normal Post Sandy

    I just want to thank people for all their concern in the wake of Sandy.  I am fine.  I am lucky.  My neighborhood escaped with relatively little damage.

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    Harrison Ford & Zac Efron Join Rob Reiner's Thriller 'You Belong To Me'

    While Zac Efron's post-"High School Musical" career choices haven't been spot on (we hope we never see Hip Hop Efron again), you can't fault him in his desire to change up expectations. And frankly, if his name is helping movies by Lee Daniels ("The Paperboy") and Ram...

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    Watch Colombian Short Film 'In Your Hands' (Surrounded By Violence, What Do You Do?)

    From director Lucas Nieto comes the below new short film, made in conjunction with the Why Poverty initiative (which we've highlighted on this blog recently), titled In Your Hands; the film examines the poverty-inspired gang violence in the Cali, Colombia district of Aguablanca, and the cho...

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    NYC Movie Theaters Still Battered by Sandy, But 'Anna Karenina,' 'Iron Fists' + More Events Still On

    Well, James Bond could best Goldfinger and Le Chiffre, but not Hurricane Sandy. The latest high-profile New York City event to be affected by the storm this week and its resultant power outage is the Tribeca Film Institute’s annual fall benefit and fundraiser, which this year includes a special s...

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