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    Look Out! Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Arrives On May 16, 2014 In 3D

    Well, "Godzilla" is coming and it's going to be big. Warner Bros. already surprised nerds this summer at Comic-Con when they dropped an unnanounced teaser trailer during their Hall H presentation that blew the roof off. Not much has been heard since, but now the wheels are firmly being...

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    Michel Hazanavicius In Talks To Direct Tom Hanks, Maybe Natalie Portman In 'In The Garden Of Beasts'

    An hour or so ago, most of the moviegoing world had their eyes on the trailer premiere for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," tipped by many to lead to Oscars for both the director and its star, Daniel Day-Lewis. And yet at the same time, last year's Best Director Academy Award winner, and one of only fi...

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    Daniel Day Lewis Works To Abolish Slavery & Unite Country In First Full Trailer For 'Lincoln'

    Not much needs to said here, really. It's a Steven Spielberg historical epic drama (this time centered on Abraham Lincoln), Daniel Day Lewis stars as the title character, and he's joined by Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and several other revered acting talents l...

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    Watch: First Full Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' With Daniel Day-Lewis

    It's been the best part of a decade since Steven Spielberg announced he wanted to tackle a biopic of Abraham Lincoln. The director optioned the rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln" before the book was published in 2005, and soon set his "Munich" ...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rose Kuo Restructures, Adds Jones and Koehler as Programmers

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center executive director Rose Kuo has finally announced a new programming structure, as the opening of the New York Film Festival looms, as well as the year-end departure of 25-year program director and NYFF selection committee head Richard Pena.

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    Amy Berg Takes Over Jeff Buckley Film 'Mystery White Boy,' Reeve Carney May Be Out

    At one point this summer, the officially-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" was supposed to be shooting with "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney in the lead and Jake Scott directing, with Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby, Harry Treadaway and Patri...

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    TIFF Deal Update: Magnolia Buys 'No Place on Earth,' IFC Nabs Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    There's usually a deal in the offing when you see a street huddle after a screening of a Toronto title with advance buzz. Yesterday I saw Eamonn Bowles and his Magnolia team in a circle, heads bowed, intensely debating the merits of something they were thinking of buying. Lo and behold, the next day...

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    It Looks Like Morgan Creek's Tupac Biopic Is Still Very Much Alive... (Details)

    Earlier this morning, I posted an entry in rememberance of Tupac Shakur's 1996 death (he died on this day, September 13, 1996, at a Las Vegas hospital, at age 25, 6 days after being fatally shot in a driveby shooting that remains unsolved).

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    Watch: Maggie Grace Does A Rooftop Chase In Clip From 'Taken 2'

    Advice to bad guys: don't underestimate Kim Mills. While you might think her father Bryan Mills is the only one with a special set of skills, that shit is genetic, dog, and it looks like Kim can pretty much do a standing leap from rooftop to rooftop. Welcome to "Taken 2: Tooked In Istanbul" where lo...

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    Wrekin Hill Acquires Kate Bosworth Drama 'While We Were Here'

    Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired the romantic drama “While We Were Here,” the sophomore effort of writer-director Kat Coiro. The film marks the reunion of Coiro and Kate Bosworth, who starred in Coiro's debut film “L!fe Happens.”

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