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    'Django Unchained' Pulled From Chinese Theaters After One Day

    After opening yesterday in movie theaters across China, Django Unchained was pulled from theaters today, although no official explanation has been given yet.

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    Discuss: Can Special Effects Still Impress? ILM Creative Director Dennis Muren Says They “Aren't Special Anymore”

    The name may be unfamiliar, but ILM Creative Director Dennis Muren's contributions to film certainly aren't. Initially hired by George Lucas on “Star Wars,” the man has nabbed eight Oscars for his visual effects work to date, and more importantly, he shepherded ILM's transition from practical models...

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    Watch Chiwetel Court Thandie In First Footage From Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

    I'm glad I decided to watch this interview with award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who's been on press junket duties lately as her new novel (her third), titled Americanah, will land on Stateside shores on May 14, 2013, published by Knopf. Although it's already been released (or...

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    Hailee Steinfeld Saddles Up Again For 'The Homesman' With Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & More

    Funny that with a cast that already includes the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, and Tim Blake Nelson, it took adding Hailee Steinfeld to really set the tone for this project. Jones’ self-directed “The Homesman,” about an outlaw (Jones again) who teams up with a s...

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    Strand Releasing Acquires Matt Porterfield's Acclaimed Sundance Drama 'I Used to Be Darker'

    Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Matt Porterfield's "I Used to Be Darker," which premiered at Sundance this year before playing at Berlin and winning Best Narrative Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival. The deal was negotiated between Strand Releasing's Jon Gerrans and t...

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    Watch: Steve Coogan Talks Striptease In First Clip From Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love'

    Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the latest from the prolific Michael Winterbottom didn't exactly win our man on the ground over (he called it "a shallow misfire"), but a swinging, Steve Coogan-starring trip into smut is still something many will be curious about. And this first ...

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    Exclusive: Poster For 'The Moment' Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh

    We haven't seen much of Jennifer Jason Leigh on the big screen in the past few years. Her most recent outing was in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" and since then she's largely laid low, appearing only on the small screen in "Weeds" and "Revenge." In January she made a splash at Sundance with parts in t...

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    Pamela Paul Named Editor of The New York Times Book Review

    Pamela Paul has been named the the new editor of the The New York Times Book Review section succeeding Sam Tanenhaus. She is the 20th book review editor and only second female after Rebecca Sinkler who ran the section from 1989-1995.

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    Sony Feeling The 'Fury,' Picks Up Brad Pitt WWII Movie For Fall 2014 Release

    It was only last week that Brad Pitt was confirmed to lead David Ayer’s WWII tank movie “Fury,” but it looks like the A-list star was all the distributors needed to pick up the movie because it now has a home and a release date all set.

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    Watch: First Clip & New Images From 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson & Many More

    For a while there it seemed we kept talking about "The To Do List," and then there was a red band trailer last summer. And then? Not so much. But with the movie finally set to arrive this summer the pre-release goodies are starting to roll out with the first clip and two new images.

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