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    "Capturing the Friedmans" Filmmakers Reveal New Evidence to Overturn Subject's Conviction

    A decade after "Capturing the Friedmans" was nominated for an Academy Award, the fiilmmakers are now working to overturn the alleged wrongful conviction of Jesse Friedman, one of the main subjects of the controversial film, who served nearly 14 years in prison. Next Tuesday, on March 5t...

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    Box Office Results For Carl Franklin's 'Bless Me Ultima' (Opened on 263 Screens Last Friday)

    Director Carl Franklin's latest work (his first theatrically-released feature film in a decade) Bless Me, Ultima, opened last Friday.

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    Watch: 'To Be Loved & Understood,' A 10 Minute Documentary About Patton Oswalt

    If you enjoy getting insight into the life of a comic, or if you simply love Patton Oswalt, then you should check out "To Be Loved & Understood," a 10-minute documentary by filmmaker Julien Nitzberg. This mini-doc is part of a web series called “Rituals” that’s hosted...

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    Lee Daniels Says He's Developing A Post-Slavery Black Western...

    Our friends at The Root interviewed director Lee Daniels a few days before Sunday's Oscar ceremony, and in that interview they talked specifically about Django Unchained (Daniels had been silent on the film, and shares his thoughts on it w/ The Root; in short, he hated it), Spike Lee (notably th...

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    'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Director Niels Arden Oplev To Reportedly Helm 'Flatliners' Remake

    Well, here's a remake we forgot about. Way back in the summer of 2011, Sony tapped "Source Code" writer Ben Ripley to pen their remake of the 1990 horror flick "Flatliners," which the studio has been developing since as far back as 2008 when it was conceived as a TV series, w...

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    Melissa McCarthy Wins the Box Office Again

    After Melissa McCarthy’s latest movie, Identity Thief, opened to a $36.6 million weekend and currently holds the biggest film opening of 2013, it slipped last weekend to number two.

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    Horror Short Competition Launched - Win $10,000 + Feature Deal

    The UK-based competition is called Short Cuts to Hell, and it's been launched by UK organizations FrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with the Horror Channel, and will see one filmmaker win £6,666 (about $10,000) and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under th...

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From 'The Sweeney' Introduced By Ray Winstone

    While on this side of the ocean "The Sweeney" may not be a familiar title, in the UK it's something of a touchstone. The British crime series only ran for four seasons during the 1970s, but it was enough to make a tremendous creative and cultural impact, serving as inspiration for recent show "Life ...

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    See 'Spring Breakers' Before Everyone Else in Queens

    New York's Museum of the Moving Image is preparing a full retrospective of the films of controversial independent director Harmony Korine, running from March 8-22.

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    Watch: This Is What The Oscar Tribute Should've Been; Film Student Celebrates 50 Years Of Bond In 4 Minutes

    We've already run down our highlights and low points from Sunday night's Oscar ceremonies, but one thing we failed to mention was what a colossal missed opportunity the tribute to 50 years of Bond was. Highly publicized before the broadcast, the segment flopped, presenting a poorly cobbled-t...

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