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    'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers Fight Fox for $10 Million in Royalties

    A battle over $10 million in ancillary revenue is being waged right now between Fox and the producers of “Napoleon Dynamite.” At issue before a trial judge are varying interpretations of how and where “net profits” is defined in the contract and which royalty rate should be a...

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    Reese Witherspoon To Star In 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus' Directed By Commercials Helmer Bryan Buckley

    If that bit of Reese Witherspoon news is old, forgive us, because the last time we paid attention to the big screen adaptation of this book/punch line was waaaaay back in 2010 when Summit picked up the rights and then we forgot about it. But even though no one gave a shit about "What To Ex...

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    Watch: Boobs, Bros & Bud In Red Band Featurette For 'Ted' With Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis

    There hasn't quite been a full-on raunchy comedy this summer ("That's My Boy" is mostly just kind of mega-stupid), so just in case you're missing your fill of sex jokes, drugs and a little bit of nudity as well, not to worry as "Ted" arrives next week.

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    Tonight: Indiewire's Free Screening of the 'Margaret' Extended Cut With Kenneth Lonergan and Cast

    Box office be damned: After its long-delayed theatrical release, Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," has found a loyal, if not rabid, fanbase. That's why the Blu-ray package includes a DVD that features an 186-minute extended cut, which is due for release tomorrow, July 10. Thanks ...

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    Gravitas Ventures Picks Up SXSW Raucous Rom-Com '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired Jordan Roberts' SXSW romantic comedy "3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom," starring up-and-comers Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd and Lizzie Caplan, plus Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman.

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    Gravitas and Variance Team to Release SXSW Comedy '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' in the Fall

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to the romantic comedy “3,2,1… Frankie go Boom,” written and directed by Jordan Roberts (“Around the Bend”). The SXSW Film Festival selection will open on VOD platforms in September, followed by a theatrical release in October...

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    It's Happening: 'Jurassic Park 4' Gets 'Planet of the Apes' Writers; Who Will Direct the Spielbergian Franchise Reboot?

    The wheels are turning for "Jurassic Park"'s fourth installment at Universal. While Steven Spielberg will produce (with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall), he won't be directing. It's been eleven years since "Jurassic Park III" and having a new director at the helm to reinvigorate the beloved but ...

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    Watch: Hilarity & Heartbreak Collide In Charming Trailer For 'Celeste & Jesse Forever'

    Oh boy, for anyone who has been through a breakup where you still remain friends (raises hand), the trailer for "Celeste & Jesse Forever" will resonate loud and clear. But even if not, it promises a fresh take on the relationship rom-com.

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    Watch: Red Band Clip From Oliver Stone's 'Savages' With Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro & Salma Hayek

    There are no superheroes, no toy brands, no gross-out comedy and no spandex in Oliver Stone's summer thriller "Savages." But perhaps that's what makes it such an interesting prospect, and while we'll find out how it all plays in just a couple of weeks, a generous red band clip ...

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    Woody Allen Talks The Inspiration Of Italian Cinema For 'To Rome With Love'

    “With Woody Allen, you have someone who is responsible for more memorable moments than anyone who’s ever been involved in films,” says Alec Baldwin, one of the stars of “To Rome With Love,” who joined various cast members and the director in New York City to talk with press with about the film. The ...

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