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    Cannes Has Begun

    Moonrise Kingdom will show tonight thus kicking off the festival! The floor of the market looks quite empty though the registration lines yesterday were winding around the corner like I had never seen before. People are looking forward to Carlos Reyadas' new film Post Tenebras Lux. He, btw,...

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    Chris Pine To Co-Write & Star In Comedy 'Mantivities'

    Even while actor Chris Pine floats around space thanks to the production of helmer J.J. Abrams' “Star Trek 2,” it would look as if he’s lining up his next projects once he returns from the Enterprise deck. One option could be that he takes the role of the Tom Clancy-created cha...

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    'Weekend' Gets the Criterion Stamp of Approval

    Like us, you've probably been wondering why Andrew Haigh's award-winning bittersweet gay love story "Weekend," hasn't come out for purchase on DVD/Blu-ray yet, given that it came out theatrically last September. Well we now have an answer, and we couldn't be happier for Haigh, a relative newcomer wi...

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    Cannes By Numbers

    Aside from the Rights Roundup and the U.S. Distributors A - Z (Both are on your right in my Blog Roll), here are some more Numbers. Why are numbers so reassuring to us?

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    Alec Baldwin & James Toback Team Up For Secret Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned'

    Cannes. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes. CANNES! Okay, now that I’ve gently eased you into it, here's some news from everyone’s favourite film festival - you know, the one that kicked off today. This piece of news comes from Cannes, and is about a film that’s being made at Cannes, which is ab...

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    Music Box Films Picks Up Rights to SXSW 2012 Drama 'Starlet'

    Music Box Films has acquired all North American rights to Sean Baker’s “Starlet,” which had its premiere in competition at the SXSW Film Festival in March. The indie distributor plans a fall theatrical release.

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    First Poster And Images Debut For Nic Cage Thriller 'Stolen' (Not Pictured: A Bunch Of Screaming)

    While a definitive release date has yet to be locked down, a poster and a collection of stills has debuted for the new Nicolas Cage thriller "Stolen" (formerly "Medallion," which made it sound like a negligible Jackie Chan movie), with the appropriately Nic Cage-y tagline: "12 hours. $10 million. 1 ...

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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon & Sam Claflin Lead Promising Cast For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle'

    Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen dared to tackle race and slavery with their latest projects, "Django Unchained" and "Twelve Years A Slave," and it looks like they've now paved the way for other filmmakers to follow suit. One such example is British helmer Amma Asante...

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    Greg Mottola To Adapt Jeffrey Eugenides' 'The Marriage Plot' For Scott Rudin & Sony

    What's writer-director Greg Mottola been up to lately? After a trifecta of films in "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul," the writer-director was noted to be adapting Leanne Shaption's 'Important Artifacts' for Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, before tur...

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    A Beautiful Friendship: 'Casablanca' Screens on Facebook

    Worlds collide for this confusing and spectacular event: "Casablanca" will screen on Facebook Wednesday night at 7PM ET/ PT. Fans of romantic comedy or romance in general can watch a free screening of the timeless love story and comment in real time on the film's Facebook page. We'll take it!

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