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    26 of 84 Films in the Hamptons International Film Festival Are Directed by Women

    Last week the 20th edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival announced their line-up. The festival will run from October 4 – 8. With a slate of 84 films announced thus far, 26 are directed by women (this doesn’t include shorts). And in their Golden Starfish Award Competition...

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    'Storage 24' With Noel Clarke Coming Out On Blu-Ray In The U.K.

    Noel Clarke must be the hardest working unknown in the film business. In the last 2 to 3 years the guy has been on a rabid tear either acting, writing, producing and directing films with no let up. And he has another four projects already in post-production

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    Elizabeth Banks vs. Nikki Finke: 'Ugly or Pretty Has Nothing to Do with Funny'

    Actress/comedian Elizabeth Banks ("30 Rock," "The Hunger Games") has blogged in response to Nikki Finke's comment at the Emmys that "beautiful actresses are not funny," with a post entitled "Ugly or pretty has nothing to do with funny." Finke made her comment about women in comedy in her "Live-Snark...

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    Magnolia Pictures Nabs US Rights to Malick’s 'To the Wonder' for 2013 Release

    One of the luckiest things that ever happened to Terrence Malick was Fox Searchlight falling in love with his labor of love "The Tree of Life." Who else would have lavished so much care and attention on a film that topped out at $13.3 million domestic?

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    Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Goes To Entertainment One, Not IFC Films; 2013 Release Planned

    Well, whatever was going on during the negotiations with IFC Films, it appears Brian De Palma's latest won't be landing the arthouse veterans. But instead, the movie will hit screens with another distributor who is continuing to make a stronger stamp on the theatrical marketplace.

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    Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder' Finally Lands With Magnolia Pictures

    In the second high-profile acquisition of the day, Magnolia Pictures announced Friday morning that it has secured U.S. rights to Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder.” Also Friday, Entertainment One nailed down North American rights to Brian De Palma’s “Passion,” anot...

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    Terrence Malick Goes VOD? Magnolia Pictures Picks Up ‘To The Wonder’ For 2013 Release

    So, will Terrence Malick fans not in major markets have to watch the director's latest on VOD? That will be the big question as Magnolia Pictures have picked up the U.S. rights to "To the Wonder."

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    Ben Kingsley Circling 'Mary Mother Of Christ' With Julia Ormond, But Didn't Peter O'Toole Retire?

    With Mel Gibson having only slightly fallen in the ranks of public perception since his $600 million-grossing “Passion of the Christ,” it's only natural that when stirrings of a quasi-prequel to the Jim Caviezel-starring film began this year at Cannes -- who else -- but the director of 3D cave thril...

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    Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Finds a Home With Entertainment One for Its North American Release

    Entertainment One has acquired all North American rights to Brian De Palma’s “Passion,” which has been a draw for several potential distributors since it had its world premiere in competition at the Venice International Film Festival. The Canada-based company plans an early 2013 re...

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    Artwork & Extras Confirmed For North American Blu-ray Release Of 'Prometheus,' Will Come In 2 Different Editions

    Whether you loved the film, hated it or found yourself somewhere in the middle, there's no doubt that people are still talking about Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi with "Prometheus." And even months before the home video release, fans were digging for info on what deleted scenes would be included, ...

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