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    Harvey Weinstein & Megan Ellison Make Nice, The Weinstein Company Picks Up Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

    In Vanity Fair's recent and pretty juicy profile of up-and-coming movie producer Megan Ellison, they made it clear that she fell out with Harvey Weinstein over the lower-than-expected returns for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." The veteran head of The Weinstein Company reporte...

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    Film Life Launches 'ABFF Movie Review' - Weekly Critique Of Hollywood Releases

    It's all in the press release below...

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    'Fire In The Blood' (Exposé On The West's Blocking Of Aids Drugs From Reaching Africa) Gets UK Theatrical

    It made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, competing in the World Cinema Documentary category, and now it's heading to theaters, but only in select UK and Irish cinemas at the moment.

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    John Hughes Project 'The Grigsbys Go Broke' Being Revived At Paramount, Because It Worked Out So Well For 'Drillbit Taylor'

    John Hughes left us way too soon a few years ago at the age of 59. The once prolific writer/director created some of the most memorable films of the ‘80s and then suddenly retreated from the public eye in 1994. His untimely death put to rest the hope that he would one day return to the directo...

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    Exclusive: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Playroom' With John Hawkes & Molly Parker In 7 Minute Featurette

    While he may have missed out on an Academy Award nomination for yet another great performance in "The Sessions," fans of actor John Hawkes don't have to wait long to see him again on the big screen. Once again changing gears, the actor stars alongside the underrated Molly Parker in the...

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    Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick Take on New Roles at NBC

    Bonnie Hammer will be taking on running the full NBCU’s cable portfolio. Hammer, who previously oversaw USA Network, Syfy, E!, G4, Cloo, Chiller, Universal HD, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios, will now also be overseeing Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Sprout and TV One. All these will...

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    Ralph Fiennes & Mads Mikkelsen Lining Up 'Our Kind Of Traitor,' 'Tinker Tailor' Sequel 'Smiley's People' May Shoot Next Year

    Some very good news for fans of John Le Carré or just smart spy films in general that don't end with the hero booby trapping his house in an overly elaborate and kind of stupid plan to capture an international criminal: two books by the master of the genre are on their way to the big scre...

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    'Doctor Bello' Will See USA Theatrical Run In Exclusive Deal w/ AMC Theatres (Details)

    I saw the film at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in November, where it was the opening night film; and while I didn't love it, I appreciated the effort. Read my thoughts HERE.

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    'Portal' & 'Half-Life' Movies May Come To The Big Screen Via J.J. Abrams

    J.J. Abrams has been on an absolute tear the past few years, tipping his glass to Ridley Scott's widespread work ethic as he taps franchise after franchise with his “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” involvement alongside numerous biopics and pilots. And while those projects may...

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    True/False Film Festival Awards True/Life Prize to Tim Hetherington Doc; Names Winner of True Vision Award

    Today, the True/False Film Festival announced that Sebastian Junger's "Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life & Time of Tim Hetherington" will receive the 2013 True Life Fund award.

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