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    Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rose Kuo Restructures, Adds Jones and Koehler as Programmers

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center executive director Rose Kuo has finally announced a new programming structure, as the opening of the New York Film Festival looms, as well as the year-end departure of 25-year program director and NYFF selection committee head Richard Pena.

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    Amy Berg Takes Over Jeff Buckley Film 'Mystery White Boy,' Reeve Carney May Be Out

    At one point this summer, the officially-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" was supposed to be shooting with "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney in the lead and Jake Scott directing, with Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby, Harry Treadaway and Patri...

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    TIFF Deal Update: Magnolia Buys 'No Place on Earth,' IFC Nabs Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    There's usually a deal in the offing when you see a street huddle after a screening of a Toronto title with advance buzz. Yesterday I saw Eamonn Bowles and his Magnolia team in a circle, heads bowed, intensely debating the merits of something they were thinking of buying. Lo and behold, the next day...

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    It Looks Like Morgan Creek's Tupac Biopic Is Still Very Much Alive... (Details)

    Earlier this morning, I posted an entry in rememberance of Tupac Shakur's 1996 death (he died on this day, September 13, 1996, at a Las Vegas hospital, at age 25, 6 days after being fatally shot in a driveby shooting that remains unsolved).

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    Watch: Maggie Grace Does A Rooftop Chase In Clip From 'Taken 2'

    Advice to bad guys: don't underestimate Kim Mills. While you might think her father Bryan Mills is the only one with a special set of skills, that shit is genetic, dog, and it looks like Kim can pretty much do a standing leap from rooftop to rooftop. Welcome to "Taken 2: Tooked In Istanbul" where lo...

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    Wrekin Hill Acquires Kate Bosworth Drama 'While We Were Here'

    Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired the romantic drama “While We Were Here,” the sophomore effort of writer-director Kat Coiro. The film marks the reunion of Coiro and Kate Bosworth, who starred in Coiro's debut film “L!fe Happens.”

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    First Image Of Kenneth Branagh Making Evil Plans On His Cell Phone As The Villain In 'Jack Ryan'

    So, this is the bad guy in "Jack Ryan"? A businessman? We guess if he needs to do some evil, there's probably an app for that... on his now old and thus completely obsolete iPhone 4. Maybe he's calling on one of his minions to get in line to buy the new one.

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    Urbanworld 2012 Preview: 'The Triptych' (Doc Series Profiling Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne)

    I wouldn't necessarily call this Terence Nance's *next* film, or his follow-up to his feature film debut, An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty; but if you've seen that film, and dug it, then I think you'll probably dig this series as well.

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    DVD and On Demand Round Up- September 13

    This week there is an overwhelming amount of women-centric and created films released on DVD and On Demand. Here’s a round-up of your options to check out over the weekend.

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    Watch: Unofficial Trailer & New Images From 'The Details' With Tobey Maguire & Elizabeth Banks

    There are two kinds of Sundance films. There are those that earn instant buzz, get picked up, continue on the festival circuit and become a success. And there are the movies that get a lot of heat at Park City or feature some big stars, get bought up and then sit on the shelf or underperform. Unfort...

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