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    Ralph Fiennes Books Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' While Angela Lansbury Checks Out

    Some people were a little bummed when they learned that Johnny Depp actually wasn't going to be in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Some folks were relieved. But we think everyone will agree that this next bit of casting is pretty damn awesome.

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    'The Couple' The Movie Is Coming As Kickstarter Campaign Ends, Raising 30% More Than Goal

    The toughest stage in the production is now behind them (granted every stage presents its own set of challenges; but I think we can agree that raising necessary funds/financing is often the hurdle that most are never able to get over).

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    Powerful Short Film 'Karim' Available For Download On The Shorts Movie Channel

    Well over a year ago, back on May 2011, I profiled the powerful and dramatic short film titled Karim, written and directed by L.A. based filmmaker Carl Seaton, a Chicago native, who was inspired to make the film after being profoundly affected by the violent summer in his hometown the previous year....

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    Beyonce Knowles Drops Out Of 'A Star Is Born' Remake; Esperanza Spalding May Replace

    This will likely be music to the ears of many of you, if your reactions to the news that she was to star in Clint Eastwood's remake, are any indication.

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    Figures: 'Taken 2' Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen Says Fox Wants A 'Taken 3'

    Well, that was fast. Last week, while speaking to the press, actor turned action star Liam Neeson (essentially) said thanks but no thanks to the possibility of a "Taken 3" film. Then "Taken 2" was released on Friday and came up with a impressive $50 million in its openi...

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    RZA Will Next Direct Adaptation Of Graphic Novel 'Happy!' w/ Reggie Hudlin Producing

    Recall July's announcement that Reginald Hudlin and RZA had reached an agreement that would see them working together on a series of projects, with specific interest in producing a series of comic-related projects, some likely to be directed by RZA himself, who's making his directorial ...

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    Sundance Institute Announces Paul Federbush, International Director, Feature Film Program

    Sundance Institute has hired Paul Federbush to become International Director, Feature Film Program (FFP), a highly sought-after job which Alesia Weston left open when she left in May to become Executive Director of the Jerusalem Film Centre and Fesival. Federbush began September 24 and is reporting ...

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    Kelly Marcel Writing Fifty Shades of Grey Screenplay

    As we previously reported, 3 female screenwriters, Karen Croner, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel were in talks to adapt Fifty Shades of Grey.  The golden ticket goes to Kelly Marcel for the coveted gig.

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    Doc NYC Returns For 3rd Year, November 8 - 15 (Kicks Off Opening Night w/ 'Venus & Serena')

    Several titles we've already covered, and more that we haven't; so expect some individual highlights to come.

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    Philadelphia Film Society Rescues Historical ROXY Theater, Begins Raising Funds for Renovations and Upgrades

    Score one for the good guys. Instead of disappearing like so many other great old theaters in recent years, the ROXY in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square has been saved, at least temporarily, by the Philadelphia Film Society. With a long-term lease secured and renovations in mind, the PFS will...

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