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    Film Industry's Gender Inequality Targeted by Sundance Institute and Women In Film's Research

    The results of a first-of-its-kind study on gender disparity in independent film, conducted by the Sundance Institite and Women In Film Los Angeles, were shared today with a group of industry leaders at the Park City festival.

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    First Official Look At Jim Carrey & Aaron Taylor-Johnson In 'Kick-Ass 2'

    It seemed like it was talked about forever and destined never to be made, but that all changed last year, and now we’re mere months away from “Kick-Ass 2” hitting theaters. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as the eponymous not-so-super superhero, as well as Chloe Moretz and Christopher...

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    Casting Watch: Gambon and Molina On Board for Ira Sachs' 'Love Is Strange'

    Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina are set to star in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange." The film centers on a gay couple, Ben (Gambon) and George (Molina), who have a City Hall wedding in Manhattan after 28 years together.

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    We Don't Care How Rich You Are: Chilling First Trailer For 'The East' With Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard

    Cults, rituals and underground movements were explored in Zal Batmanglij's unjustly overlooked "Sound Of My Voice," and this year he returns to the Sundance Film Festival with collaborator Brit Marling for "The East," another picture exploring those similar themes. And follow...

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    Watch: New Red Band Preview For Anthology Comedy 'Movie 43'

    You might think that a saucy, raunchy, R-rated comedy featuring a smattering of talent like Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Common, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear, John...

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    'Fruitvale' At Center Of 7-Figure Bidding War; Buyers Call It 2013's 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    After what I heard and read was a strong debut at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, Ryan Coogler's feature film debut Fruitvale, which stars Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz, is said to now be in the middle of what looks li...

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    Weekend Recap: Abrams May Direct Lance Armstrong Biopic, Sundance News, 'Lovelace' and 'Stoker' Clips, 'Les Mis' Cast to Perform at Oscars and More

    The best of the weekend, including Sundance news, in-the-works updates, clips and more!

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    R.I.P. Director Michael Winner (1935-2013)

    Sad news arrived today with the announcement that filmmaker and writer Michael Winner has passed away at the age of 77. The director was best known for his work on the "Death Wish" series, helming the first three movies in the vigilante series, as well as other films including actioner "The Mechani...

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    Sundance: IFC Films Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Look of Love'

    IFC Films has taken North American rights from Studio Canal to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton.

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    Listen: Preview Marco Beltrami's 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Score Plus Go Big Or Go Home With New Promo

    While "A Good Day To Die Hard" marks the return of the R-rating to the series, in an otherwise pretty generic looking movie thus far, some of the elements from its predecessor "Live Free Or Die Hard" are also carrying over. Of course, there's Bruce Willis, but also returning ...

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