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    R.I.P. David R. Ellis (1952-2013)

    Hey may not have been nominated for any Oscars, but stuntman turned filmmaker David R. Ellis had more modest goals. His filmography suggests a director that was aiming for mainstream kudos despite what the critical world might have to say, but unfortunately, his career behind the camera was cut shor...

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    EW Launches CapeTown for Comic-Con Culture Enthusiast, All Things Superhero, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

    EW announces Capetown, a new site dedicated to Hollywood and "Comic-Con culture," a place for all things superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and horror on film, TV, gaming, comic and novel platforms. The site launches today and in the first week will showcase interviews with Robert Downey Jr...

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    Connie Nielsen Joins Kevin Costner In McG's Untitled Thriller With Amber Heard & Hailee Steinfeld

    McG is like a classic timex watch. He takes a lickin', but keeps on tickin'. "This Means War" was routinely included in Worst Of 2012 lists (including ours), "Terminator Salvation" took a beating in 2009, and the rest of his career hasn't fared much better outsid...

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    Warner Bros Create Pixar-Style Brain Trust For Animated Films, Includes Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller And More

    This was bound to happen, we're mostly just surprised it didn't happen sooner. You would think that with Pixar's long-standing track record of proving that originality, high standards and creative vision can produce results that please both audiences and critics, rival studios would copy...

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    Preview 'American Ubuntu' (FBI Agent, His Estranged Daughter & Her Black Panther Stepfather Clash Post-9/11)

    From Oakland-based filmmaker Lenore Norrgard comes the feature-length film, American Ubuntu (Ubuntu meaning "Because we are, I am" in Zulu; or I'm sure you're familiar with the old sayin, it takes a village...).

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    Ben Mendelsohn Joining Boden/Fleck's 'Mississippi Grind' With Jake Gyllenhaal

    We always like it when actors we like join projects by directors we like, so this kind of news makes us happy. Over the summer, it was revealed that Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking pair behind "Half Nelson" and "Sugar," had lined up their next project. "Mississippi...

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    Exclusive: David O. Russell Talks 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29' Playing On SundanceNOW’s Doc Club In January

    As you may know by now, we're fans of SundanceNow's Doc Club. Curated by documentary guru Thom Powers, Doc Club has just launched its January lineup, called "Found Footage,” showcasing eight films that make memorable use of, yep, you guessed it, found footage film (check out the f...

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    RZA's 'Man With The Iron Fist' Coming Out On DVD In Feb.

    So admittedly The Man with the Iron Fist didn't make much of a box office impact when it came out this past fall. But, at least, it established RZA as a film director and, as we have reported here, he's currently attached to direct a few films currently in develeopment.

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'InAPPropriate Comedy' Directed By The Slap Chop Guy & Starring Adrien Brody & Lindsay Lohan

    Back in October we put together a feature entitled Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Career Direction. And among them was Adrien Brody, who seems to have no discerning standard for choosing projects, just as quick to do a Woody Allen movie as....well, this. Vince Offer, the guy who cre...

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    Is Jessica Chastain Joining Or Replacing Michelle Williams In Liv Ullman's 'Miss Julie'?

    Last summer, cinephiles got a bit of a surprise when Ingmar Bergman's muse Liv Ullmann revealed that she was preparing to shoot her next directorial project, "Miss Julie," this year in Ireland, and that Michelle Williams was reportedly attached. The movie is an adaptation of August Strindberg's clas...

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