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    What Is De Niro Thinking? Goes Against Stallone in 'Grudge Match'

    Yet another example of Hollywood's current thinking is the depressing prospect of Warner Bros. chasing the trendy boomer demo by casting Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull") and Sylvester Stallone ("Rocky") as two aging boxers in "Grudge Match."

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    Watch: 5 Clips From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law

    Oh hey, there you are "Anna Karenina." Since unspooling overseas at the tail end of the summer, and hitting TIFF for its North American bow, word has been very, very quiet on Joe Wright's latest effort. And it's a real shame because the movie is both spectacular and moving, doing j...

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    Phase 4 Picks Up 'Precious' Producer Siegel-Magness' Directorial Debut, 'Long Time Gone' with Virginia Madsen

    Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to "Long Time Gone," the directorial debut of "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria.

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    Phase 4 Films Acquires 'Precious' Producer's Directorial Debut 'Long Time Gone'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to “Long Time Gone,” the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated “Precious” producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The specialty distributor plans a day-and-date release in theatres and on VOD and digital platforms in the spring.

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    "You're Sexy": Illicit Lovers List Out Their Top 10s In Exclusive Clip From '28 Hotel Rooms'

    Unfolding as a collage of moments—some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly— "28 Hotel Rooms" is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person. Starring Chris Messina (m...

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    In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New 'Star Wars' Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

    One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, director...

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    Factory 25 to Release Caveh Zahedi's Controversial Doc 'The Sheik and I'

    Factory 25 has acquired world rights for Caveh Zahedi's incendiary documentary "The Sheik and I," the Brooklyn-based indie label announced Tuesday. The film, which premiered earlier this year at SXSW, is set for theatrical release in New York on December 7, and Factory 25 will partner ...

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    Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Midnight Audience Award Winner 'Citadel'

    Sometimes the most frightening thing in the world isn't ghouls and goblins, it's the dangers lurking just outside your door. And for SXSW audiences this year, they felt that chill right up their collective spine as they voted Ciarán Foy's psychological horror picture "Ci...

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    8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

    If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby ...

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    'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis To Make Directorial Debut With 'Me Him Her'

    Max Landis is one of the most promising rising stars in Hollywood right now, and thankfully that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the 27 year-old trading on his father’s name. Landis got himself a whole heap of positive attention thanks to his brilliant script for this year&rsquo...

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