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    'Arbitrage' Marks New Trend of Releasing Pay-Per-View Earnings

    Richard Gere's Bernie Madoff-esque thriller "Arbitrage" reportedly now holds the record for combined sales for a movie released concurrently in theaters and VOD, grossing more than $7.3 million on the big screen and about $11 million on small screens. It also marks a slowly increa...

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    'Skyfall' Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe Joins Terrence Malick's Untitled, Music World Film

    According to THR, the folks who represent "Skyfall" Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe are determined not to let her career fall into the rut of so many who came before, those who featured alongside 007, only to be forgotten. But if you're looking for expsoure, we'd second gu...

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    Saoirse Ronan Joins Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' with Fiennes, Norton, Wilson, Brody & Law

    Saoirse Ronan will play the female lead in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." She joins a group of Anderson regulars, including Edward Norton ("Moonrise Kingdom"), Owen Wilson ("The Royal Tenanbaums," "The Darjeeling Limited") and Adrien Brody ("Darjeeling") as well as first timers Jude Law ...

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    Robert Townsend, Isiah Thomas Open Casting For Basketball Players For Roles In 'Playin’ For Love'

    Robert Townsend and Isiah Thomas Hold Auditions for Basketball Players in Community Film Initiative that Promotes Non-Violence

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    Saoirse Ronan Takes The Female Lead In Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" has mostly been developing under cover of night, but yesterday the director himself spoke up about the movie. He revealed that it takes place 85 years in the past and is inspired by the films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, which sounds just fine to us. And ...

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    Kylie Minogue & Gemma Arterton Are 'Walking On Sunshine' For Musical Comedy

    It has been an interesting, arthouse-driven year for both pop star Kylie Minogue and actress Gemma Arterton. The former features in the lesbian werewolf drama "Jack and Diane" (opening today) and in one of the most talked about movies of the year, Leos Carax's "Holy Motors." As for Arterton, she's b...

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    Preview Stark 'Living/Building' (A Thorough Look At Technological Change In A Remote Part Of Chad)

    A feature documentary titled, Living/Building, that's been buzzed about a bit this year, on the international film circuit, from 20-year-old French director Clemence Ancelin, making her feature film debut.

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    AFM: 'Hot Flashes' 'Bridesmaids' Of a Certain Age?

    The older demo is starting to look appealing. "The Hot Flashes," starring Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim, screens at AFM on November 3. The film seems to be aiming for a middle-aged "Bridesmaids" vibe, and follows a group of five Texan women who start ...

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    Matthew Cherry's Family Drama 'The Last Fall' Extended An Additional Week At Rave, LA

    Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, began its theatrical run exactly a week ago, Friday, October 26th, in Los Angeles, at the Rave Cinemas in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw plaza.

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    Watch Guggenheim fellow Yoruba Richen's Short Doc On The Black Vote For Gay Marriage

    A short doc from filmmaker Yoruba Richen - a name we've mentioned quite often on this site; most recently, she was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her upcoming new documentary, The New Black, which explores "the complicated histories of the African Ame...

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