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    'Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Features Covers Of Madonna, Salt N' Pepa, The Bangles & More

    As serious-minded cinephiles who couldn't be persuaded to sit through an episode of "Glee" if the lives of their loved ones were at stake, there is absolutely no way that we kind of secretly want to see "Pitch Perfect." No, sir. Not us. We certainly weren't pleasantly sur...

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    Cee Lo Green to Star in Scripted Comedy for NBC

    When it rains, it pours. Just today we posted about Cee-Lo Green's voice role as Murray the Mummy in the upcoming animated film Hotel Transylvania. The singer/record producer can also currently be seen as a judge on NBC's music competition The Voice as well as in the feature film Sparkle.

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    'Kung Fu Panda' Director John Stevenson To Direct 'Gnomeo & Juliet' Sequel (Wait For It) 'Sherlock Gnomes'

    Last year's "Gnomeo & Juliet," which had a long and tortuous production history, even for the admittedly even-more-arduous standards of animation, turned out to be a surprise box office hit, taking in almost $100 million at the domestic box office (with another $95 million overseas). William Shakesp...

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    Exclusive Media Launches New U.S. Distribution Arm Exclusive Releasing as Toronto Fest Starts

    The acquisitions derby of the Toronto International Film Festival just gained another player. On Thursday, Exclusive Media launched Exclusive Releasing, a U.S. distribution company that plans to release three or four films per year, mostly acquisitions.

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    Must Watch Of The Day: Vintage Promotional Film For 'Blade Runner'

    Well this is certainly unexpected. Spurred on by an online discussion of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and the critical response it was met with some thirty-years-ago this summer, someone unearthed YouTube footage of a promotional film that was produced by M.K. Productions prior to th...

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    The Academy Names All Male Recipient List for the Governors Awards

    Yesterday, the Academy named their 2012 recipients of the Governors Awards.

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    MacArthur Foundation Open Call for up to $200,000 in Documentary Funding (Deadline Imminent)

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is currently accepting proposals for documentary film and transmedia projects. Filmmakers interested in applying have until tomorrow, September 7 to submit. So get to it!

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    Watch: Trailer For Nick Cassavetes' TIFF Entry 'Yellow,' With Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta & Gena Rowlands

    After starting production in the fall of 2010, Nick Cassavetes’ ensemble film “Yellow” now has a teaser online in advance of its TIFF premiere. The film, written by Cassavetes and lead Heather Wahlquist, follows “a youth substitute teacher (Wahlquist), who hallucinates her wa...

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    Tobey Maguire Cut From Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi,' Replaced With Rising Star Rafe Spall

    "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire has a pretty great working relationship with director Ang Lee – he caught his big break in Lee’s tremendous 1997 outing “The Ice Storm,” and, to a lesser degree, gave a fine performance in the filmmaker’s underrated Civil War-set 1999 film “Ride With The Devil” (which...

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    Watch: Trailer For Feel-Good Brit Drama 'Song For Marion' With Terence Stamp & Gemma Arterton

    Well, depending on your disposition (and the amount of chemicals you've ingested today), you'll either find the trailer for "Song for Marion" to be hopelessly charming or an absolute disaster that makes you want to cover yourself in bread crumbs and be slowly devoured by a flock of hungry seagulls. ...

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