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    Filming Begins for MacLaine and Plummer's 'Elsa & Fred' Remake: Cast Includes Brolin, Harden, Noth & Gilman

    Joining the cast of Michael Radford's remake of "Elsa & Fred," starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, are Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Jared Gilman, James Brolin, George Segal, Wendell Pierce, Reg Rogers, and Erika Alexander. The film just kicked off production in New Orleans.

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    Rats Are A Lot Smarter Than You Guys: Exclusive Clip From AFI Audience Award-Winning Doc 'Only The Young'

    Screenwriters, actors and directors all do their best to try and capture the teenage experience, but it's a difficult one to replicate with any degree of authenticity. Teens can be both open and mercurial, stubborn and vulnerable and sometimes just a complete mystery, and their feelings and actions ...

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    Ellison Siblings Team Annapurna & Skydance for 'Terminator' Revamp

    Megan Ellison has enlisted her brother, David Ellison, to be her financial and creative partner on her new vision for "The Terminator" franchise. Ellison pledged over $20 million for the rights to the franchise 18 months ago, promising to finish the cyborg's storyline via a new series of films.

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    New On Blu-ray, DVD, VOD: 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild,' 'Thunderstruck,' 'Hermano'

    Some DVDs and/or Blu-rays for you to pick up (purchase or rent) this week - especially if you haven't seen them, and are interested in doing so.

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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Zou Bisou Bisou! Best Pop Culture Quotes from 2012 [Videos]

    "Argo fuck yourself," and other soundbites from the year, are compiled in Vulture's 2012's Most Memorable Pop Culture Quotes. Also included are Lena Dunham's shakey assertion in "Girls" that she's "at least a voice of a generation," and Megan Draper's "Zou bisou bisou" crooning from "Mad Men."

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    Watch: The Year In Film 2012 In 7 Minutes

    Have you started making your New Year's Eve plans? It's only 27 days away, as the clock keeps ticking down on 2012. Cahiers Du Cinema, Sight & Sound and John Waters have already dropped their top ten lists, the New York Film Critics Circle handed out the first batch of awards, and even though there ...

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    New Three-Screen Indie-Film Theater MIST Harlem Opens in NYC With 'Otelo Burning' and 'The Loneliest Planet'

    For all the dire talk about whether arthouse theaters can survive all the shifts in the industry and the dreaded conversion to digital projection, there sure are a lot of indie cinemas opening.

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    Exhibitors Give the Movie Experience A Facelift: ShowEast 2012

    Exhibitors face growing challenges over the next decade, and will have to try innovative solutions to overcome them. The ShowEast schedule was filled with ideas to lure back patrons to theater seats. Variety compiled the top five expert opinions, from tech providers to exhibitors, to test how they g...

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    Exclusive: Matt Damon Says 'The Bourne Legacy' Makes It Hard For Him To Re-Enter The Franchise

    Last time Matt Damon, star of the original 'Bourne' trilogy, was out doing press, he said he hadn't seen "The Bourne Legacy," this past summer's extensive reboot of the franchise that placed Jeremy Renner at the center of the action. The film upped the franchise's scien...

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