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    New Screen Editor Wendy Mitchell Talks Future Challenges for the Venerable Brit Trade

    Sure enough, Brit entertainment trade Screen International went in-house and promoted Head of Content Wendy Mitchell to succeed Mike Goodridge as editor. Mitchell, who started at the trade publication as a UK reporter in 2005, is Screen's first woman editor, and will run both monthly print magazine ...

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    New Posters For 'V/H/S,' 'Ruby Sparks,' 'Why Stop Now' & 'Deadfall'

    There is no one who would disagree with the notion that the age of great film posters is long behind us -- instead we are left with orange-blue monstrosities with floating heads. That’s not to say there isn’t an inspired choice every now and then, as is the case with the first official p...

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    'Sparkle' Website Updates w/ Whitney Houston Tribute, Video, Pics (See Several Of Them)

    We're just about 2 months away from the theatrical release of Sparkle (August 17); looking at what black films we can expect from Hollywood studios specifically, this has to be one of 2012's highlights; not that there are many to choose from anyway.

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    Disney's Cutting Edge Short 'Paperman' To Debut In Front of 'Wreck-It Ralph' This November

    Well, time to get even more excited about “Wreck-It Ralph,” the video game-themed animated feature from Walt Disney that’s slated to open this Thanksgiving. Disney has just announced that “Paperman,” a next-level animated short that combines traditional hand-drawn animation with computer imagery, wi...

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    Marina Abramović Talks 'The Artist is Present,' Her Thoughts On Censorship, Art & More

    You don’t get much more intense than the work of Marina Abramović. Born in Belgrade, the performance artist’s work ranges from replicating a recorded 5-finger fillet game to laying abeyant while participants chose an object to use on her (offerings included honey, scissors, and a gun) -- and it’s th...

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    Maroon 5 Singer Adam Levine Joins 'Once' Director John Carney's 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

    Just in time to celebrate this weekend's nostalgia-soaked ensemble mess, “Rock of Ages,” another recent bit of musical casting shows Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine eager to get his acting career started, with the director of 2006's smash hit “Once” attempting to steer hi...

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    'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' Video Game Headed To The Big Screen

    As we’ve said before, successful videogames do not always make for a great movie – or even a watchable one. But that doesn't mean the genre isn't moving full steam ahead. A trailer for the fifth installment in the video game adaptation series “Resident Evil” just drop...

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    Martin Scorsese To Present Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' For U.S. Release

    Daniel Espinosa’s “Snabba Cash” (or “Easy Money” as it’s called in English-speaking territories) was released almost two and a half years ago in its native Sweden, but it will finally get its U.S. release on the July 27th. Snapped up by The Weinstein Company after...

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    Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric Set To Star In Arnaud Desplechin’s Latest Drama ‘Jimmy Picard'

    In what could be seen as a sort of seasonal and spiritual companion piece to Olivier Assayas’ 2008 film “Summer Hours,” director Arnaud Desplechin’s film “A Christmas Tale” quietly dazzled with its warm infusion of family dynamics and melancholic themes of aging a...

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