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    Rachel Weisz Joins David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' With Robert Pattinson & Viggo Mortensen

    Brewing since 2006, not much has really been known about David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars." In May he described it as, "very extreme. It's not obviously a very big commercial movie, and even as an independent film it's difficult. 'Maps to the Stars' is completely different [from 'Cosmopolis'], b...

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    'Hobbit' to Play in 48 FPS on 450 Screens--For Starters

    Finally, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will screen in its original 48 FPS version in only about 450 of its approximate 4,000 release locations on December 14. That was not the original plan. Warner Bros. distribution president Dan Fellman tells TOH! that the majority of the hig...

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    Michael Bay Says "Internet Chatter" Helping Him With Story Ideas For 'Transformers 4,' Mark Wahlberg Back In?

    In a world where "Twilight" fan fiction becomes "Fifty Shades Of Grey" which in turn had Hollywood all hot and bothered to pick up the rights, we suppose we shouldn't be surprised. But using geek ideas to help brainstorm an upcoming tentpole doesn't sound like a good idea...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says 'Ted' Is "Great," Do You Want To See Him Direct A Full On Comedy?

    Probably the oddest nugget of auteur/comedy movie trivia to come along since it was revealed that Terrence Malick is a "Zoolander" fan, "The Master" helmer Paul Thomas Anderson reveals he's partial to a bawdy good romp from time to time. And hell, maybe one day he'll just...

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    Milestone Raising $50K via Kickstarter for Academy's Restoration of Shirley Clarke's Seminal LGBT Doc 'Portrait of Jason'

    Independent distribution company Milestone has launched a Kickstarter campaign to aid the Academy Film Archive's costly restoration of filmmaker Shirley Clarke's seminal 1967 documentary "Portrait of Jason," one of the first openly frank LGBT films in existence.

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    Mila Kunis to Executive Produce Feminist TV Drama for The CW

    Mila Kunis will be executive producing a drama for The CW on feminism!  The headline from the Hollywood Reporter "Mila Kunis to Exec Produce Women's Lib Drama for CW" piqued our interest since most TV shows are not so blatantly feminist.

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    First Look: Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch & Stephen Dorff In 'The Motel Life'

    Nope, the festival season isn't over yet. The Rome Film Festival gets underway this weekend, and our Jessica Kiang will be on the ground fueled on espressos and cinemas to bring us coverage. But before that, we've got a few sneaks at some of the movies coming up, and the first is from "...

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    Timely Feature Doc 'Fear of A Black Republican' Now Available On DVD, VOD

    Some new info on this documentary film I first profiled last year, directed by Kevin J. Williams, and titled Fear of A Black Republican. The film asks why there aren't many Black Republicans, and how that fact influences/affects the current 2-party political system in the USA.

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    Watch: New TV Spots For 'Les Miserables,' 'This Is 40,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Okay, now that the small matter of electing a new leader of the free world is over and done with, we can get back to focusing on movies again. Hurray! And handily, we’ve got three new TV spots for some of the most anticipated films on the winter calendar.

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    Epic Meryl Streep and Judi Dench Showdown Follows after British Independent Film Awards Nominations

    As awards season continues to heat up, the British Independent Film Awards just announced their nominees. While the women centric results from the European Film Awards were dire to say the least, women are faring better here.

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