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    Christopher McQuarrie Says He Was In "Director Jail For 12 Years"; Talks Casting Tom Cruise & Werner Herzog In 'Jack Reacher'

    Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has an Academy Award for writing "The Usual Suspects" and he’s kind of become Tom Cruise’s go-to scribe having penned “Valkyrie,” this week’s upcoming “Jack Reacher” and even tweaking several scripts that Cruise considered starring in (but not before McQuarrie tail...

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    Martha Nelson: First Woman Named as Editor in Chief for Time

    Martha Nelson has just been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Time magazine. Nelson, will be the first woman to hold the post in the 70 plus years that the weekly has existed.

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    25 Films Added to National Film Registry, Including 'Matrix,' 'Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'A League of Their Own'

    Twenty-five films are selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry was established in 1989 to highlight the need for US film heritage preservation.

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    I Believe In Fitness: Michael Bay Is Back With First Trailer For 'Pain And Gain' With Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson

    After three straight "Transformers" movies, we kind of forgot that Michael Bay movies used to be fun. Testosterone fueled fun, sure, but fun nonetheless. But he's taken a break from making robots go boom to make his "indie" movie, and goddamn, if this trailer for "Pain And Gain" isn't a steroid boos...

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    Top Ten Lists of 2012: An Updated Guide to the Favorite Films of the Year

    In December, critics and film writers look back at the year's best and worst movies, performances, breakouts, trends...We'll keep adding more updates to these 2012 lists.

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    Zimbabwean Kudzanai Chiurai Tackles Civil War In Africa On Film, Via The Last Supper

    Interesting looking (and sounding) short film here, scheduled to screen at the Sundance Film Festival next month, in the Shorts Competition section.

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    Ben Affleck Gets Out Of 'Focus' With Kristen Stewart, Eyeing Senate Run?

    With an Oscar-contending feature film making the rounds with "Argo," the press obligations that come with it, not to mention the many projects vying for his attention as an actor and director that are too numerous to name here, Ben Affleck is busy. And dude has got to sleep sometime, and it looks li...

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    Indiewire @ Hulu: End Times & New Beginnings

    Indiewire @ Hulu: End Times & New Beginnings

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    Watch: Trailer For James Franco's Co-Directed Sundance Film 'Interior. Leather Bar.' Inspired By 'Cruising'

    Guys, sit down, because we're not sure you're going to be able to handle this. James Franco has made an art project. No, seriously. But kidding aside, it still seems like not a film festival can go by without Franco showing up with cannisters under his arm, and indeed, he'll be at the Su...

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    Updated: Does Luke Skywalker Build A New Jedi Knight Academy In Star Wars 'Episode VII'? Nope

    While it won't arrive in theaters until 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is still easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the decade by apostle-like fans. There's been talk that Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia will all return in one form or another. And did plot details just lea...

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