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    Tom Or Angelina? 'All You Need Is Kill' Set To Open Opposite 'Maleficent' On March 14, 2014

    You would think that given the release calendar for 2014 is still pretty wide open, studios wouldn't be crowding their major tentpoles close together, but already, March of that year is looking like it's going to be a wrestling match of competing films. And showdowns don't get much bigge...

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    'Paranormal Activity 4' Invites Fan Participation

    When found-footage movie "Paranormal Activity" premiered in 2009, Paramount digital marketing started engaging with movie fans in a direct way. They encouraged viewers to create their own spoofs and renditions of the D-I-Y film.

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    China and Uruguay Pick Contenders for Foreign Language Oscars

    On the eve of the Academy's October 1 foreign film submission deadline, both China and Uruguay selected films to vie for a Best Foreign Language nomination.

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    Russian Film Critics Protest Iranian Film Week

    In Moscow, tomorrow night (October 1), several prominent Russian film critics will picket the opening night of a film series of Iranian movies, co-sponsored by Russian and Iranian Ministries of Culture. Five films will be shown. The guest of honor, according to a press release, is the infamous di...

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    Selick Talks with Laika Break Down UPDATE

    Henry Selick is apparently in discussions with Laika to finance his stop-motion feature recently shut down by Disney (with newly appointed chairman Alan Horn deciding to take a $50 million write off reportedly because the tone was too dark and the production was moving far too slowly)...

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    NYFF: Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma & Yann Martel Discuss The Necessity Of Faith In Making 'Life Of Pi'

    As the opening night film for the New York Film Festival, all eyes were on “Life of Pi,” the big-budget studio adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-seller from A-List director Ang Lee. And while some were focused on the spectacle of the film, from the enormous cost and logistical issues of filming to th...

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    Johnny Depp Won't Be In Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' After All

    Jude Law, Bill Murray, Angela Lansbury? Yep. Johnny Depp? It looks like he won't be checking into "The Grand Budapest Hotel" after all.

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    Victoria Mahoney's Acclaimed Drama 'Yelling To The Sky' Expected To Be Released By End Of 2012

    News that I think will thrill a lot of you, who've emailed me over the last 8 months or so, asking when Victoria Mahoney's impressive feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky (which I saw at the Gen Art Film Festival last year) will be commercially released.

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    Trailer For Faith-Driven Indie Drama 'King's Faith' (Co-Starring Lynn Whitfield, James McDaniel)

    Here's the first trailer for King's Faith, directed by Nicholas DiBella, and produced by Mark Costello and Marc Wax.

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    RZA Is Making An 'Iron Fist' Animated Short w/ 'Afro Samurai' Creator, Ahead Of Feature Release

    The rapper turned actor/director's feature film directorial debut, and one of the projects that made it on my fall 2012 list of films to see, The Man With The Iron Fists, will see a USA theatrical release on November 2.

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