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    'Red Dawn' To Premiere & Close Fantastic Fest, Plus Three New Images Of The Cast

    "Red Dawn," the 1984 John Milius film, is a '80s cold-war classic. Not because it's amazing (it's a fun teen actioner), but because of the nostalgia factor involved. And hell, arriving in the heart of the tense Regan/Gorbachev years, it spoke to a lot of us growing up...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Silent TIFF Pic Fairytale 'Blancanieves'

    If the "The Artist" proved anything last year, it's that silent cinema is hardly a dead format. Still a place where great storytelling and expressive visuals combine for a memorable moviegoing experience, for those looking for another modern take on the genre, TIFF has a treat in store with Spain's ...

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    Women Directors Are Way More Successful in the Indie World

    As we embark on the fall festival season, Dr. Martha M. Lauzen has published another one of her vitally important studies tracking the progress of women working behind the scenes on movies.  In “Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representations on Festival Films,” Lauzen, directo...

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    Ed Burns' 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas' Follows 'Newlyweds' to Tribeca Film

    Tribeca Film acquired North American rights to Ed Burns' "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," prior to its Toronto debut on September 9. Writer-director and star Burns is joined in the film by Connie Britton and Michael McGlone -- both of whom also starred with him in his debut "The...

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    56th BFI London Film Festival Unveils 225-Film Lineup ('Free Angela,' 'Beasts' Make The Cut)

    We'll be scrubbing the entire lineup of films to highlight any films of specific interest to this blog; some you're already familiar with, like Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild - both making their ...

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    TTFF '12 Preview - Cuban Doc 'Motherland or Death' Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

    A documentary that we profiled last year, but haven't heard much about since then. Although it continues to travel internationally, winning accolades along the way...

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    Mae Whitman, Nick Kroll & More Added Added To Jason Reitman's TIFF 'American Beauty' Live Reading

    Jason Reitman, director of "Up in the Air" and last year's unfairly overlooked "Young Adult," is doing another one of his "Live Readings" of a famous movie script, and this time it's the Oscar-winning "American Beauty" at the Toronto International Film Festival. Courtesy of his Twitter, he's been sl...

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    Exclusive: Wayne White Talks Smashing Pumpkins Video "Tonight Tonight" In Clip From 'Beauty Is Embarrassing'

    Breaking out as the designer and puppeteer on the groundbreaking TV show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” the career of artist Wayne White has been anything but predictable. But it's his unique spirit coupled with an aritistic oeuvre distinctly his own that has made him not only a success, but the subject of ...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Cut The Marketing For 'The Master' Himself, Talks Working With Harvey Weinstein

    At times it seemed like it would never happen, but "The Master" is almost (finally) here. Paul Thomas Anderson's long-in-the-works pseudo-Scientology story, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joquain Phoenix, is set to hit theaters in limited release on September 14th (following a string of secret...

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    Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

    File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

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