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    IFC Center Goes 'On the Road' With Director Walter Salles (Plus, Hopper, Ford, Antonioni, Wenders & Kiarostami)

    With the long-awaited Walter Salles-directed adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" coming out in select cities Dec. 21, the IFC Center in New York is looking to build anticipation with a week-long road movie retrospective selected by Salles. Which makes sense, since IFC Films acqu...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Teams With Denzel Washington For 'The Equalizer,' 'Only God Forgives' Hits May 23rd

    We can't quite say we saw this coming. As Nicolas Winding Refn puts the finishing touches to his "Drive" follow-up, "Only God Forgives," many had assumed that he would move on to his "Logan's Run" remake with BFF Ryan Gosling. But the actor recently departed the project, and one perhaps suspects tha...

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    Zoe Saldana & Sister Cisley Saldana Option Mystery Thriller 'Hell Or High Water'

    Via their production company Saldana Productions, Zoe Saldana and her sister Cisley Saldana, have teamed up with Jane Startz Productions and Aida Bernal’s Spellbound Entertainment to bring the mystery/thriller novel Hell Or High Water (the debut novel from Joy Castro) to the scr...

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    Issaka Sawadogo ('The Invader') Tackles Immigration & Romance In The Netherlands In 'The New World'

    The name Issaka Sawadogo may not immediately sound familiar to you, but his face and the last film he starred in, which got lots of pub on this site, probably will, since your reactions to it were mostly, strongly negative.

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch Includes Sundance and Foreign Oscar Entry Helmers

    Variety has announced its annual pre-Sundance 10 Directors to Watch list. The indie world is already familiar with jack-of-all-trades David Lowery, whose Casey Affleck-Rooney Mara starrer "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" will debut in competition at Sundance in January, while "Pit Stop," which he co-wrote...

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    ln Theaters: Will You Be 'Playing For Keeps' With Shirtless Gerard Butler Or Rolling In 'Hyde Park' With Bill Murray?

    It's kind of a weird weekend at the movies, with no major release except for shirtless, hunky Gerard Butler learning about love, life and soccer or something in "Playing For Keeps." Meanwhile, arthouses get the fading Oscar chances of "Hyde Park On Hudson" starring the always awesome Bill Murray. Ch...

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    Zemeckis to Warm Up 'Death Becomes Her' at Bravo. Why?

    NBCUniversal cable channel Bravo is set to remake Bob Zemeckis's 1992 Universal film "Death Becomes Her" as a one-hour TV movie. I am mystified as to why. Zemeckis, whose new deal is at Universal, will exec produce the drama along with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine for producer Universal Cable Prods....

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    I Dreamed A Featurette: 4 Videos Take A Look At Production & Costume Design, Makeup & More Of 'Les Misérables'

    Well, the first reviews for "Les Misérables" hit the web yesterday and they were mixed, with some calling it "stirring and striking" and others "a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea." As for us, we were somewhere in between saying, "the initial grandeur begins to curdle into something histrio...

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