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    'Oversimplification of Her Beauty' Acquired By Cinema Guild; Jay-Z Signs Up As Exec Producer

    Winner of the Gotham award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You - Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty - will continue to claim that title, because, while it's now been acquired by a distribution company, the deal is specifically f...

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    Watch: Paul Rudd Uses Viagra In Red Band Trailer For 'This Is 40' Plus Two New Featurettes

    The red band trailer usually delivers nudity, foul language and all kinds of other stuff they can't show general audiences without some concerned parent gasping at the horror of it all. This one for "This Is 40" has none of those which leaves us asking why it was designated with that t...

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    Zero Dark Thirty and Emmanuelle Riva Win Big with Critics Over the Weekend

    The year end awards keep rolling in. The Boston Film Critics, New York Film Critics Online and Los Angeles Film Critics all announced their winners over the weekend.

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    Matt Damon Says He Asked Jonah Nolan To Try And Crack The Story For Another 'Bourne'

    Not to rehash every nitty gritty detail in the failed attempt at a fourth Jason Bourne movie starring Matt Damon, and a third directed by Paul Greengrass, but 'Bourne 4' seems to have had a lot of people try and fail to crack the story (maybe because it was more or less resolved with "T...

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    Weekend Recap: 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel, Heroine Complex Short Films, Depp's Don Quixote, What's Next for Refn, Cuaron and Abrams

    Disney is making moves to follow up "Alice in Wonderland" with a sequel. The 3-D 2010 Tim Burton film, featuring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, grossed $1 billion worldwide. Variety reports that Disney has brought back scriptwriter Linda Woolverton, who also wrote "Beau...

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    Gangbangs, Candle Wax & Cocaine: 5 Jessica Biel Performances From Her Indie Resume

    Jessica Biel has been playing both sides of the Hollywood coin for most of her career, alternating between wide releases and specialty fare. She was at it again this past weekend with two movies in theaters: new release "Playing for Keeps" from FilmDistrict and holdover "Hitchcock&rdq...

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    Exclusive: First Listen To Alexandre Desplat's Score For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    If there's one movie that seemingly everyone is talking about, it's "Zero Dark Thirty." "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow's harrowing account of the ten-year chase for Osama Bin Laden. The film is quickly accumulating a number of significant critics' prizes, topping many year-end lists and gene...

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    Watch Doc 'Breaking The Taboo' (On USA's Failed War On Drugs) Narrated by Morgan Freeman

    Courtesy of Sundog Pictures, a Morgan Freeman-narrated feature documentary titled Breaking the Taboo, which follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States-led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the "biggest failure of global...

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    Cinema Guild Acquires DVD and VOD Rights for Terence Nance's Gotham Winner 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty'

    The Cinema Guild has picked up U.S. home video, digital and non-theatrical distribution rights for Terence Nance's recent Gotham Award-winner "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." The filmmakers will release the film theatrically in 2013, followed by a DVD and VOD release via Cinema G...

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    Grand Finale – Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase

    We close out the inaugural season of the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase with a Grand Finale round that starts today.  In this finale, the winners of the previous 5 qualifying rounds (see photo above) will compete for a $4,000 cash prize.     You will ...

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