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    Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy & 'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery Join Liam Neeson In 'Non-Stop'

    While we wait for Fox to convince Liam Neeson to return for "Taken 3," that they clearly want, for those of you looking for more low-rent, insipid action from the actor, he's got "Non-Stop" coming. It's just too bad he's bringing some other actors who deserve better down with him.

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    New On DVD - Andrew Dosunmu's 'Restless City'

    As Tambay last week told us it would be, Andrew Dosunmu's quietly haunting film, Restless City, is finally available for purchase on DVD.

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    Bryan Cranston Talks Supporting Ben Affleck In 'Argo'; Says He Has No Idea How 'Breaking Bad' Will End

    Last night at Peggy Siegal's "Argo" soiree in Manhattan, celebs and news luminaries were out in full force to celebrate director Ben Affleck's latest, a politically intriguing thriller and Hollywood satire based on true life events in the late '70s that were only declassified by the CIA 15 years ago...

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    Maysles Cinema's 4th Annual 'Congo In Harlem' Film Series Returns Starting This Friday, 10/12

    Congo in Harlem 4 is the fourth annual series of Congo-related films and events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem (NYC), October 12 to 21.

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    Good Evening: First Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Starring Anthony Hopkins Arrives

    Hurried into the the fall awards season race and set to open the AFI Fest next month -- does Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" about the legendary director (played by Anthony Hopkins) and the love for his wife (Helen Mirren), set against the backdrop of the making of "Psycho" have what it takes? Well, t...

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    Watch: Pixar's 'Toy Story' Short 'Partysaurus Rex'

    Well here's a rare treat from the usually money hungry Disney/Pixar. While we would have fully expected the short "Partysaurus Rex" -- which unspooled in front of screenings for "Finding Nemo 3D" -- to only be available in the eventual home video release for the converted mov...

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    'Magic Mike' and 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Available on VOD Before DVD

    The studios are messing around with once-rigid ancillary windows. The trend to push movies to earlier video-on-demand releases is manifested by two dramatically different films this week: Timur Bakmembetov's twisted history action flick, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and Steven Soderbergh's sex...

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    'Keep Indie Visible' Campaign Launches To Help Keep Art House Cinemas Alive

    The "Keep Indie Visible" program is launching a new campaign to help independent theaters successfully transition to (read: survive) the industry-wide move to digital projection. By the end of 2013, Hollywood will only distribute films in specific digital formats -- but the staggering cost for state...

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    Ben Affleck Says 'Whitey Bulger' Project With Matt Damon One More Picture Away; Talks Anxieties Of Making 'Argo'

    "I thought if I could just execute this, even in the most straight down the middle way, I have the possibility of creating a movie that's really unique," Ben Affleck told us last night at the star-studded and swanky Peggy Siegal party for Warner Bros.' "Argo." "With really strong creative partners, ...

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    Anne Hathaway to Star in Mindy Kaling's The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie

    Mindy Kaling’s Black List script The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie now has Anne Hathaway attached to star. Co-written with Kaling’s former The Office co-worker Brent Forrester, Gillespie follows a woman whose debilitating low self-esteem leads her to date a string of terrible loser...

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