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    No Surprise - MPAA Gives Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' An 'R' Rating

    But of course! If the MPAA had rated it PG13, or anything other than an "R," I'd be very concerned.

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    Disney Shuts Down LucasArts and Star Wars 1313, Lays Off 150 Employees

    After buying Lucasfilm 154 days ago, Disney has closed LucasArts, laying off 150 employees. This is on the heels of cancelling The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network and laying off animators at Lucasfilm. This means we will not be seeing the darker and edgier next-gen shooter game, Sta...

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    'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Joins Adaptation Of Children's Classic 'Swallows & Amazons'

    Yep "Downton Abbey" fans, Dan Stevens is gone and he ain't coming back. The actor who exited the hit show with great fanfare at the end of last year, has landed pretty nice on his feet in Hollywood with roles in the upcoming Julian Assange flick "The Fifth Estate," and the Liam Neeson thriller "A Wa...

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    Lois Smith and Frances Sternhagen to Receive Obie Lifetime Achievement Award

    Lois Smith and Frances Sternhagen are set to share this year's Obie Lifetime Achievement Award. While it's an award both certainly deserve, they should each have their own.

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    Nicole Kidman Loves Lamp, Making Cameo Appearance In 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

    Nicole Kidman doesn't do comedies very often (besides "Stoker" ZING!), but maybe she should, because she can be quite funny. Say what you will about the otherwise horrid "Just Go With It," but Kidman is pretty spot on beside a surprisingly hilarious Dave Matthews. Really. But all of this is just pre...

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    Kino Lorber Signs Multi-Year Deal with International Indie Distributor Artsploitation Films

    Kino Lorber has signed a multi-year agreement with Artsploitation Films to become the exclusive home entertainment distributor of Artsploitation's label in the U.S. and Canada. Kino Lorber will handle distribution of all films currently in Artsploitation's catalog, as well as new releases, on Blu-Ra...

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    Paul Feig Lines Up New Action Comedy To Direct & Demian Bichir To Make Directorial Debut

    While “Bridesmaids” launched the career of Melissa McCarthy into an onslaught of projects with varying results, the film's director, Paul Feig, certainly took his time in deciding a follow-up. However, in the end it wasn't a wild shift, as he collaborated again with McCarthy for the upcoming buddy c...

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    Regal Cinemas Picks Up CNN Film's 'Girl Rising' For 1-Week Theatrical (10 Girls, 10 Countries)

    Announced last fall, CNN created CNN Films to secure feature-length documentaries to air on CNN and CNN International, alongside theatrical distribution.

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    Jane Nebel Henson - Major Influence on The Muppets - Has Died

    Jane Nebel Henson, ex-wife of Jim Henson, passed away after a long struggle with cancer. She was 78.

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    Listen: Stream M83's Complete Soundtrack To 'Oblivion'

    Even though it's Thursday, the weekend still feels far away, and you might need something to power you through to the end of the week. Well, how about a full album's worth of music by M83? Yeah, we thought that might help.

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