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    Watch: 'Uncle Boonme' Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Short Film 'Cactus River'

    While his next full length still seems to be a bit of a way off, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul -- best known for "Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall Past Lives," "Syndromes and a Century" and "Tropical Malady" -- continues to work at a feverish pace, delivering numerous s...

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    The Black List Launches Paid Service For All Screenwriters (Amateur Or Professional)

    For the uninitiated... started in 2004, The Black List is an annual list of Hollywood's highest profile unproduced screenplays. Essentially, the most liked scripts each year that, for whatever reason, haven't yet been produced, compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, ...

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    NYCC: Emmy Rossum Talks The Making Of 'Beautiful Creatures' & Getting Flashed By Emma Thompson

    Having dabbled in films both large and small, moving between television and film, Emmy Rossum has earned her place as an intriguing young actress who greatly enhances the material around her. The next logical step would be for her to finally play the villain, and in “Beautiful Creatures” she plays R...

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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Has Big Opening Weekend

    Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere opened with the top per screen average this past weekend.  As Indiewire reports, opening on just 6 screens, the film made $78,030—about $13,005 per theater.  Taken 2, which was at the top of the box office with $22 million had less than half the...

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    'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Feels The 'Need For Speed'

    "Need For Speed" seems to be coming at the meeting place of two different trends in Hollywood: the racing movie and the video game adaptation. With the "Fast & Furious" franchise still going as strong as ever, it seems everyone in Hollywood is chasing a racing flick or project. And after considering...

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    NYCC: James Wan Developing & Considering Directing 'Insidious 2,' Talks The True Story Of 'The Conjuring'

    James Wan is having a moment right now. The director behind “Saw” and “Insidious” just had the release date for his next picture, “The Conjuring,” moved from early winter 2013 right into blockbuster season. But even he didn’t expect the audacious release date change, a recent shift that puts the fil...

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    AFI Fest 2012 Announces World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts -- 'Amour,' 'Pieta,' 'Beyond the Hills' & More

    AFI Fest (November 1-8) has announced the final portion of its lineup, including World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Short Film programs. 12 Foreign-Language Oscar entries are in the mix, most notably Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Amour," Kim Ki-duk's Golden Lion winner "Pieta," Denmark's...

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    IFC Midnight Acquires Screamfest Premiere 'Would You Rather' Starring Brittany Snow (Video)

    IFC Midnight has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, the UK, France and Germany to director David Guy Levy’s thriller “Would You Rather,” which had its U.S. premiere Sunday at Screamfest in Los Angeles.

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    Watch: Martin Scorsese's Cameo In Bertrand Tavernier's 'Round Midnight'

    Here's a bit of an '80s rewind for you to start your week. While Martin Scorsese is no stranger to popping up in the front of the camera from time to time, the appearances are usually brief, but here's a look at something a little meatier. The director took a very small part in Bertrand Tavernier's ...

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    Jodie Foster to Direct 'Money Monster'

    As we previously reported, Jodie Foster will be directing and executive producing, Angie’s Body, a new series for Showtime. According to The Playlist reports that Foster has also recently signed on to direct the feature, Money Monster, a financial drama.

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