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    ‘Y: The Last Man’ Adaptation To Be Helmed By Commercials Director Dan Trachtenberg

    It seemed, for a while at least, as if “Y: The Last Man,” the mind-blowing comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, was going to have as painfully protracted a lurch towards the big screen as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen.” It has had several sets of creative teams on the adapt...

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    Ellen Page To Star In Apocalyptic 'Into The Forest'

    Ellen Page has been keeping it pretty low key lately. Since "Inception" in 2010, she's only had a couple of other feature films, James Gunn's low-fi "Super" and last summer's Woody Allen jaunt "To Rome With Love," but fans will be seeing more of her in 2013....

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    First Look At Oscar Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Well, you don't put food on the table with Oscar movies and arthouse fare. We love Philip Seymour Hoffman, and he's great in "The Master" and deserving of his Oscar nomination this morning, but we totally understand why the dude wants to hang around in the districts. It's good ...

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    Composer Alexandre Desplat Talks Scoring 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Working With Terrence Malick, Wes Anderson & More

    Few film composers had a more amazing 2012 than Alexandre Desplat. The French composer, who rose to prominence based on his lush, nearly operatic score to Jonathan Glazer's woefully underrated supernatural melodrama "Birth," had an unparalleled 2012 which included scores to (deep breath) Wes Anderso...

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    2013 BAFTA Nominees Include Kathryn Bigelow, Judi Dench, Lynne Ramsay

    On the heels of learning that 4 out of the 5 nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award are women, comes the full list of the 2013 BAFTA awards nominees. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Zero Dark Thirty are there for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture, as is Jessica Chastain for Best...

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    Aaron Johnson Offered Lead In 'Godzilla'

    So, the Oscar nominations is old news -- hey, that's just how this crazy news cycle thing works -- so we can get back to what Hollywood does best. Offer stories! Woo! So with "Godzilla" set to start shooting in March, they need to find someone to star. They tried Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ...

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    UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Archive Presents: African Film Festival 2013

    Taking place at UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Archive, at 2575 Bancroft Way, from Wednesday, January 23rd through Tuesday, February 5th.

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    ABFF Launches Comedy Wings Competition To Discover Next Great Comedian

    Submissions are now open for the American Black Film Festival's Comedy Wings Compeition; Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2013, so you've got a couple of months.

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    Exclusive: Jason Schwartzman Writing Music For Roman Coppola's 'Bugsy Malone'-Styled Musical For Kids

    Jason Schwartzman has already collaborated with his cousin Roman Coppola several times, more recently in the upcoming comedy “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” But while Schwartzman plays supporting roles in Coppola's latest feature-length film as well as his previous one, “CQ,” the ac...

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    Global Lens: Touring Exhibit Of Cinema From Countries w/ Developing Film Communities (NYC)

    MoMA and the Global Film Initiative (GFI) present Global Lens, an annual touring exhibition conceived by GFI to encourage filmmaking in countries with developing film communities.

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