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    Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

    Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's ...

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    Sight and Sound Magazine Expands List of Top Films of All Time to 250 and Just Seven Women Directors Make It

    It's not enough that we had to deal with the first reveal from Sight and Sound Magazine a couple of weeks ago when only one woman made their top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, now they have expanded the list to 250 and just 7 women make it to this full list.

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    Watch: Penelope Cruz Is Super Mario In New Ad For Nintendo 3DS; Bennett Miller Directed M&Ms Commercial

    Well, here are two talents lending their skills to two products in a couple of surprising ads. Video games and chocolate candy will never be the same.

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    Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 25-Film DVD & Blu-Ray Set, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'Bourne'

    As Universal's centennial celebration continues, the studio announces the release of the "100th Anniversary Collection" on Blu-ray and DVD. The 25-film box set includes...

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    Adam McKay Says 'The Boys' Is Back On At Paramount

    Despite a successful run over at Columbia directing "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys," that wasn't enough for Sony to get on board for Adam McKay's adaptation of the comic book "The Boys." The studio ax...

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    New York Film Festival Includes Seven Women Directed Films in Its Lineup

    With one fell swoop the team of men and women who program the New York Film Festival stuck a pin in the eye of the dudes at Cannes by programming seven, yes seven films directed by women at the upcoming New York Film Festival. That's almost 22%. The total amount of films being screened in 32, ...

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    Robert Pattinson Says David Michôd's 'The Rover' Is Like An Existential Western

    To say that Robert Pattinson has been filling his post-"Twilight" calendar with ambitious films would be an understatement. This weekend brings his trippy David Cronenberg odyssey "Cosmopolis," and over the past few weeks and months, the actor has signed on to a handful of interesting films, includi...

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    California Assembly Votes to Extend $100 Million in Tax Credits for Two Years

    The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to extend the state’s $100 million in annual tax credits for local film and TV production for another two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Senate is expected to act on the bill next week.

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    Pierre Morel To Direct Pierre Morel-Esque 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

    While his sister Megan has become something of a saviour for auteurs like John Hillcoat and Paul Thomas Anderson, David Ellison is the flipside to that coin with major stakes in tentpoles like last year’s rousing success, “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol,” and his Skydance Productions is enter...

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