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    Provocative Documentary 'The Act of Killing' Grabbed by Drafthouse Films for 2013 Awards Run

    Drafthouse Films has acquired U.S. rights to the provocative documentary “The Act Of Killing,” directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. With the crowded late-fall release schedule and an overabundance of strong docs in 2012, Drafthouse plans to hold “Killing” for a 30-market theatrica...

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    Exclusive: Listen To The Soundtrack For 'A Late Quartet' Featuring The Score By Angelo Badalamenti

    For this writer, one of the underappreciated gems at this year's TIFF was undoubtedly Yaron Zilberman's feature debut "A Late Quartet." The finely tuned drama focuses on a world reknowned string quartet (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken and Mark Ivanir) about to enter the...

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    Watch: More Minions In First Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

    After somewhat oddly announcing "Despicable Me 2" by having the minions "sing" The Beach Boys earlier this year, Universal has returned with the first official trailer for the sequel to their hit 2010 movie. And they are keeping those yellow creatures -- arguably, the key to the success of the whole...

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    Annapurna Pictures Is Poised To Relaunch The 'Terminator' Franchise, But Can They Rescue A Damaged Brand?

    Annapurna Pictures is having an interesting year. While they’ve backed some of the most exciting films of 2012 from some of our best auteurs (with tremendous casts to boot) -- Paul Thomas Anderson’s "The Master," Andrew Dominik’s "Killing Them Softly," John Hillcoat’s "Lawless" and coming up, Kathry...

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    Brazil's 9th Annual Amazonas Film Festival Announces Line-up

    We'll return with individual post highlights from the festival; in the meantime, here's everything and the kitchen sink, via press release, if you can't wait...

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    Watch: NYC's Transit Authority Filmmaker Documents Sandy's Disastrous Effects (VIDEO)

    New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority knows that New Yorkers love to complain about anything -- but perhaps most of all the city's robust 24/7 transportation system. In an effort to counter the negativity, the MTA brought on a full-time filmmaker to document all the work that they do...

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    New Zealand Really Likes 'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson Cameos In Air New Zealand Safety Vid & Gollum Gets Airport Sculpture

    Holy Middle Earth! It's safe to say that New Zealand and Peter Jackson are in the midst of love affair, with the director bringing shine and interest to the country thanks to shooting his "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy in the country, utilizing their pristine natural settings. And while t...

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    'Diversity: Rise' - Feature Film Based On UK Street Dance Troupe Greenlit

    Youth dance movies are apparently an international ox office goldmine. Who knew?

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    The Refreshing Honesty of Melissa Leo

    I find Melissa Leo to be one of the most interesting actors around.  Two years ago she got a lot of shit for creating her own "For Your Consideration" ads for her role in The Fighter when she thought she wasn't get enough attention.  The ads and the aftermath helped elevate h...

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    John Cusack To Star In Stephen King's 'Cell' & Financial World Drama 'Due Process'

    We recently put John Cusack on our list of actors who should fire their agent, but in his case, his career stall has been hampered simply by an inability to pick good projects. Maybe he got our memo or had a wake up call, because the actor is headed into two films that are certainly the most promisi...

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