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    Watch: Michael Haneke Calls 'Downfall' "Repulsive & Dumb" & Explains His Issues With 'Schindler's List'

    The Oscar season is in full effect, with all kinds of talent out and about, talking to press, and stumping for their films. And as Joaquin Phoenix has learned, if you're not careful, fiery comments can come back to haunt you. Michael Haneke recently sat in on a discussion panel at THR with filmm...

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    Hollywood Comes Calling for Nate Silver -- Future Box Office Guru?

    Following Nate Silver's impressively accurate predictions of the voting outcome in all 50 states for the November 6 election, the NY Times blogger has been approached by Hollywood...

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    Exclusive: Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey Hopes To Return For 'Avengers 2' (Plus His Thoughts On 'Godzilla')

    We just got off the phone with Seamus McGarvey, the genius cinematographer behind everything from "We Need To Talk About Kevin" to "The Avengers," to discuss this week's brilliant "Anna Karenina." Of course, we had to ask if McGarvey would be back for "The Avengers 2," which will see original writer...

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    Matthew Cherry's Family Drama 'The Last Fall' Heading To DVD, VOD January 15, 2013

    Continuing its grassroots limited threatical USA run, Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, will be heading to home video - DVD and on VOD on January 15, 2013.

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    Me Alexander Skarsgård, You Jane: 'True Blood' Star Frontrunner For 'Tarzan' Role, Samuel L. Jackson Also Eyed

    ...and one week after a shortlist for "Tarzan" that included "Man of Steel" lead Henry Cavill, "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy emerged, Warner Bros. and David Yates seem to have found their man.

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    Indie Dramedy 'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Gets A New Release Trailer

    Indie Dramedy 'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Gets A New Release Trailer

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    Sexism Watch: Popular Media is Dominated By Men

    As consumers of media we know that things are biased.  That's why it is so important that we have data to backup what we are seeing and feeling.  And it's great that we have people like Geena Davis who are willing to stand up and say, yes, things are biased and they must change.

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    ADIFF 2012 Preview: Curaçao-Set Little League Baseball Drama 'Boys Of Summer'

    ADIFF 2012 Preview: Curaçao-Set Little League Baseball Drama 'Boys Of Summer'

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    For 1st Time Ever, August Wilson Estate Grants Rights to Record American Century Cycle Plays

    This is good; any attempts to introduce August Wilson's to audiences is great; it all helps keep his work and memory alive; and all under Ruben Santiago-Hudson's watch in this case. He's serving as Artistic Director of the venture.

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    Robert De Niro Reflects on 40 Years of Acting, Says 'You Gotta Be Part Gangster'

    Robert De Niro recently sat down with NY Times critic A.O. Scott for an interview covering the actor's substantial body of work over the past 40 years, his thoughts on the difficulty of getting movies made and the perceived hurdles of personal filmmaking...

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