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    BBC Adapting Tolstoy 'War and Peace' Mini-Series, Slated for 2015

    The BBC has commissioned a six part mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"...

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    Watch: Ben Affleck's Directorial Debut 'I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Ηung Ηer On A Μeathook & Νow I Have A Three-Picture Deal With Disney' [Short Film]

    This isn't quite fair -- it's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. No one's amateur/college-made first directorial effort is good. Hell, no one's independently-funded first effort is generally very good (see PTA's "Cigarettes & Coffee" or what's left of Quentin...

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    'Be Seen: Black People In The Media' Event At NYU, Friday, Feb 22. FREE & Open To Public

    An event I'll be a panelist on, taking place this Friday, February 22, at 6pm, at NYU, in NYC.

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    Exclusive: Red Band Trailer For Horror Triptych 'Sanitarium' Starring Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund & More

    Horror films have recently found a new way to scare, by delivering bite-sized servings of terror. Recent successes like "V/H/S" and "The ABCs Of Death" have shown filmmakers getting creative within a smaller format, and the upcoming "Sanitarium" promises genre fans anot...

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    Casting Call: Award-Winning Filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk Seeks Actors For New Feature 'Blackbird'

    Casting Call: Award-Winning Filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk Seeks Actors For New Feature 'Blackbird'

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    'Spring Breakers' Soundtrack Includes New Songs By Skrillex, Cliff Martinez, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane & More

    By the look of its teaser material, the spring break of the upcoming “Spring Breakers” was set to be a rowdy one with or without Skrillex. Nevertheless, the filmmakers got him on board, along with a host of other talent to provide the bass drops for Harmony Korine's upcoming movie.

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    Kevin Smith Now Considering Turning 'Clerks' Into A Book Instead Of Another Movie

    Decisiveness, it seems, hasn’t been high on Kevin Smith’s New Year agenda. First, the third installment of his cult franchise, "Clerks," was going to be a feature film, then a 6-monther on Broadway, then - nope, actually – an online serial (all of this following his annou...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Award Winning Biopic 'Violeta Went To Heaven'

    While we all know the big titles that emerge out of the Sundance Film Festival every year, it's easy to forget there are smaller gems as well, which are not only worth tracking down but that also have earned their fair share of acclaim. In 2012, "Violeta Went To Heaven" won the Wo...

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    Watch: Trailer For End Of The World Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Starring Julia Stiles & David Cross

    Though human civilization keeps sailing past its supposed end-dates, the apocalypse is still a source of fascination for many of us, and for filmmakers in particular. While this year will see the serious and big-budget take on the end with the Brad Pitt-starring zombie tentpole “World War Z,&r...

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    Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian Gets An 'Iron Man 3' Poster

    After a pretty rough second installment, there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about "Iron Man 3." There's the presence of veteran action writer/director Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon," "The Last Boy Scout," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") getting behind the ca...

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