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    Tobey Maguire And 'Ice Age' Director Chris Wedge Team On 'Cardboard'

    According to a Variety report, former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire is teaming with Fox Animation, WedgeWorks and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel to bring TenNapel's "Cardboard" graphic novel to the big screen, with WedgeWorks' Chris Wedge producing and directing. Maguire's production shingle Material Pic...

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    Al Pacino To Play Legendary/Disgraced Football Coach Joe Paterno

    According to an exclusive Deadline report, ICM Partners will start shopping around a project, starting next week, to which Al Pacino is attached to play late, controversial Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The project is based on Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski's biography, "Paterno," ...

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    Toronto 2012: Billy Bob Thornton Drama 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Goes to Anchor Bay

    The Billy Bob Thornton-directed period drama "Jayne Mansfield's Car" will be distributed by Anchor Bay Films in North America and the U.K.  The announcement came in advance of the film's North American premiere September 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Dire...

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    New In USA Theaters: 'Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution' (Historical Fashion Showdown)

    A film that's also opening this weekend, that we missed in our weekly compilation of noteworthy new films you should see in theaters...

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    J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Sequel Apparently Entitled 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    As ever, the CIA-like secrecy around J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company has proved remarkably resilient against leaks during, and after, production of "Star Trek 2." We can be pretty sure that it'll involve spaceships. We know that most of the original cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Sal...

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    TIFF Review: 'The Place Beyond The Pines' A Searing Tale Of Fathers, Sons & The Legacy Of Sins

    Of all the films arriving at TIFF this year, few are premiering under such an air of mystery as Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." With only a couple of official images, but no posters or trailers, the tone and scope of the movie remained under wraps. Following "Blue...

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    New NSFW Clip From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Announces Alamo Drafthouse Screening In Austin Next Week

    A scientology audit? Not quite. More like a Rorschach-like free-association test where Freddie Quell (played by Joaquin Phoenix) gives off his impressions of ink blots and reveals his strange and idiosyncratic character. It's another exclusive (and somewhat NSFW) clip from Paul Thomas ...

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    When Are Films Political? Angola's The Great Klapy

    I am a devoted fan of Zézé Gamboa, the director from Angola whose film The Hero, which premiered in Sundance in 2004, gave me a view of Africa, and particularly of Angola, which filled me with love and wishes for its well being. Since then I have stayed in touch with his producer F...

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    New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

    A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

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    Watch: Clips From TIFF Entries 'A Late Quartet,' 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower,' 'Arthur Newman' And 'Jackie'

    With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing up north, clips are being dropped left and right for a bunch of films that are playing there. Just today we got brand new clips from highly anticipated literary adaptation "The Perks of Being a Wallflower;" drama "A Late Quartet" with Philip...

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