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    Zemeckis to Warm Up 'Death Becomes Her' at Bravo. Why?

    NBCUniversal cable channel Bravo is set to remake Bob Zemeckis's 1992 Universal film "Death Becomes Her" as a one-hour TV movie. I am mystified as to why. Zemeckis, whose new deal is at Universal, will exec produce the drama along with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine for producer Universal Cable Prods....

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    I Dreamed A Featurette: 4 Videos Take A Look At Production & Costume Design, Makeup & More Of 'Les Misérables'

    Well, the first reviews for "Les Misérables" hit the web yesterday and they were mixed, with some calling it "stirring and striking" and others "a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea." As for us, we were somewhere in between saying, "the initial grandeur begins to curdle into something histrio...

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    Creative England Dev. Funding Preview: 'Paa Joe: Dead Not Buried' (Ghana's Fantasy Coffins)

    This is very intriguing and awesome, in a morose kind of way, given the kind of work the man does for a living. He makes coffins, but "fantasy coffins" as they're called. And what I find awesome about this is just how fantastical his creations are. They are works of art, even thou...

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    PR News: Longtime MRC Stalwart Blumberg Moves to Sunshine Sachs

    Year in year out, press agents can make my life easy or difficult. Michele Robertson and long-time lieutenant Brooke Blumberg at LA boutique PR firm MRC, who work with Warner Bros., among other clients, have long been a pleasure to work with. Blumberg is now moving on to bigger NY/LA PR firm Sunshin...

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    Earth Is A Memory For Tom Cruise In First Poster For 'Oblivion'

    We're going to be seeing a lot of Tom Cruise in the next five months. Of course, in a couple of weeks he hits theaters around the world as the knee-cap smashing, ex-military investigator "Jack Reacher," and then after that, he'll just do a little something known as saving Earth.

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    Next For Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films: Kenyan Dramas 'Something Necessary' & 'Veve'

    If you didn't already know, when he's not busy adapting what has been deemed unadaptable, while working with the Wachowski siblings on Cloud Atlas, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) is producing Kenyan films via his alternative film production company, One Fine Day Fi...

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    Kevin Smith Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be A 6-Hour Mini-Series Now, Teases 'Clerks 3'

    So, something must've happened in the past seven days or so, because when we talked to Kevin Smith last week, he was pretty certain his long-gestating hockey movie "Hit Somebody" was going to be standalone movie after being considered as a two-parter. "It's tough to get one ho...

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    New 'Hobbit' Images from 'Desolation of Smaug' & 'There and Back Again'

    Check out these new images for the second and third installments in the epic "Hobbit" franchise, "The Desolation of Smaug" (above) and "There and Back Again," set to hit theaters on December 13, 2013, and July 18, 2014. There's a hill of gold and more Orlando Bloom in store...

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    Watch: Bill Murray Gets Kidnapped In Great Entrance On 'Late Show With David Letterman'

    When we grow up, we want to be Bill Murray. The actor's greatest role in the last part of his career has been playing himself, a Hollywood celebrity who refuses to play by anyone's rules but his own, whether it's refusing to have an agent or making impromptu appearances at random karoke ...

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    Rotterdam Bright Future Preview: 'Corta' (On The African Craft Of Harvesting Sugarcane In Colombia)

    From the looks of the teaser below, as well as the description of the film, it's probably safe to say that it's more of a visual mood piece that would likely be better appreciated in a museum that in a movie theater.

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