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    Is Beyonce Off The 'A Star Is Born' Project?

    Is Bey Bey off the long-in-gestation A Star Is Born remake project? Maybe, according to director Clint Eastwood.

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    Is Elle Fanning Entering The Oscar Race? A24 Picks Up Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Plus New Pic From The Film

    Is director Sally Potter finally having her moment? While "Orlando" put her on the arthouse map in 1992, the ensuing years haven't been easy -- Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Focus Features could not help "The Man Who Cried" earn more than $1.7 mil...

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    Penny Marshall Directing A Dennis Rodman Documentary + Effa Manley Project In Development

    Lately, she has been working on a documentary about the basketball player Dennis Rodman, some of which she has been shooting via Skype. That came up because a) Ms. Marshall is a big sports fan. ("You can yell and scream at a game and no one's taking you away in a white coat.") And...

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    'Big Easy Express' Doing Theatrical On Demand and Theatrical Distribution Through Gathr, Who Else Is Taking the TOD Plunge?

    After becoming the first film to do a worldwide release on iTunes, Emmett Malloy's "Big Easy Express," which won the Headliner Audience Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival, will head to theaters soon, thanks to a deal with theatrical and theatrical on demand distributor Gathr.

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    Exclusive: Clip From Sexy Noir Thriller 'The Unlikely Girl'

    With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto trifecta of film festivals over, but New York and London gearing up, fall is the time when the very best cinema has to offer gets rolled out. But among all the buzzworthy titles reaching for Oscar gold, there are plenty more films just looking to find an audien...

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    Trailer For 'We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists' (Opens In NYC & LA In October)

    When I read about radical movements like these, one of the first things I think about is how much involvement there is from people of color, especially black people, since that's the group we're most interested in here. I watch the trailer below for this upcoming new documentary, and it...

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    Will Nostalgia, 3D Surcharges & Live-Action/CGI Rule Again? News 'Smurfs 2' Poster & Image Of The Naughties

    "I guarantee, if you’re a Smurf fan and you see this movie, you’ll see the Smurfs that you grew up with and you’ll see The Smurfs movie that you want," "The Smurfs" auteur Raja Gosnell ("Big Momma's House," "Scooby-Doo," "Beverly Hi...

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    Watch: Barbra Streisand Can't Believe She's Spending A Week With Seth Rogen In 'The Guilt Trip' Clip

    Right now, The Playlist team is at a divide with "The Guilt Trip." Half of us think it will be a movie to avoid this upcoming holiday season, while the other half see lots of comic potential in the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. And at least for this writer, this first clip places me in...

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    Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' to Get an Awards-Qualifying 2012 Release Through Newcomer A24

    Brand new distributor A24 has jumped on its second acquisition, Sally Potter’s period coming-of-age drama “Ginger & Rosa,” which had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month before showing at Toronto as well. In a bold gambit, the company plans to re...

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    Call Tilda Swinton Ishmael on 'Moby Dick' Big Read Site

    The Moby Dick Big Read site calls the Herman Melville classic "the great unread American novel." To rectify this, the site has gathered a group of participants, ranging from famous to unknown, to each read and record one of the 135 chapters from the whaling tome. First up: Tilda Swinton.

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