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    A Feminist Action Movie? With "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow Goes For Gender (not Geo) Politics

    After months of speculation and undue politicization, the first reviews of "Zero Dark Thirty" are in, and Katheryn Bigelow's thriller is being hailed as another tense success following the filmmaker's previous Oscar-winner "The Hurt Locker." But like Bigelow's Iraq war suspenser, I am skeptical of t...

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    Piracy Funds Movies? Megaupload Shutdown May Have Hurt Box Office Revenues

    While the home theatre experience rapidly approaches a point preferable for many to the average cinema outing, the MPAA has had to work overtime in order to keep alternative options (namely illegal file-sharing) suppressed and theatre numbers up. The group struck a seemingly massive victory in Janua...

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    Robert De Niro Says Al Pacino To Play Hoffa In 'Paint Houses'; Martin Scorsese Eyes Directing Garth Brooks Special

    Though they haven't worked together as actor and director since 1995's "Casino," the past couple of years has seen a project brewing that would reunite Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. "I Heard You Paint Houses" -- also known as "The Irishman" -- has been in ...

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    Ben Mendelsohn Reteams With Ryan Gosling For 'How To Catch A Monster'

    Thanks to his chilling turn in 2010’s “Animal Kingdom,” Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn landed on the radar of some talented folks and as a result has appeared in films like “The Dark Knight Rises,” the upcoming Andrew Dominik-helmed “Killing Them Softly” and next year’s “The Place Beyond the Pines....

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    Zack Snyder Says 'Man Of Steel' Will Keep Things "On Course" For 'Justice League'

    Such are the days we live in that Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" is still half a year away from hitting theaters, and questions are already being asked about a sequel and how it may or may not tie into Warner Bros. plans for "Justice League." Actually, the latter question has b...

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    Producer Rick McCallum Has Quietly Retired From Lucasfilm

    Chances are if the recent shifts in Lucasfilm's administration prove a final blow to George Lucas' overall involvement, it is producer Rick McCallum that has primed that impression for years now. Since the “Star Wars” Special Editions onward, McCallum has slowly grown into the co...

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    'Les Miserables' Screens, EW's Interview with Hathaway and Jackman [Video]

    Reviews are embargoed for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables," but some tweets have hit the internet, promising some spectacular performances and indicating a likelihood of audience tears. IndieWire has gathered several tweets, including our own, here.

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    Weekend Recap: First Looks, Reviews, The Painter Behind 'Life of Pi,' Latest Moves from Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristen Stewart, and Richard Gere

    This first look at Richard Ayoade's "The Double" shows Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor in period costume for this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about a minor government clerk who becomes aware of a doppelganger, who begins to displace him among his friends and acquaintances. Mia Wasikowska and ...

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    Jessica Chastain Centers In New 'Zero Dark Thirty' Images & TV Spot; Filmmakers Could Make A Prequel Hunt Movie

    In the opening moments of the thriller-cum-action drama "Zero Dark Thirty," the picture displays text onscreen that reads, “based on firsthand accounts of actual events.” “I don’t want to play fast and loose with history,” Mark Boal, the screenwriter o...

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    Watch: Darren Aronofsky's 1994 Short Film 'No Time'

    Last week, director Darren Aronofsky officially wrapped what is easily the largest production of his career, "Noah." And with the film not due until March 28, 2014, so begins a long fifteen month wait for the movie. So what can we do until then? How about taking a quick trip back in t...

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