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    Ed Burns' 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas' Follows 'Newlyweds' to Tribeca Film

    Tribeca Film acquired North American rights to Ed Burns' "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," prior to its Toronto debut on September 9. Writer-director and star Burns is joined in the film by Connie Britton and Michael McGlone -- both of whom also starred with him in his debut "The...

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    56th BFI London Film Festival Unveils 225-Film Lineup ('Free Angela,' 'Beasts' Make The Cut)

    We'll be scrubbing the entire lineup of films to highlight any films of specific interest to this blog; some you're already familiar with, like Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild - both making their ...

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    TTFF '12 Preview - Cuban Doc 'Motherland or Death' Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

    A documentary that we profiled last year, but haven't heard much about since then. Although it continues to travel internationally, winning accolades along the way...

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    Mae Whitman, Nick Kroll & More Added Added To Jason Reitman's TIFF 'American Beauty' Live Reading

    Jason Reitman, director of "Up in the Air" and last year's unfairly overlooked "Young Adult," is doing another one of his "Live Readings" of a famous movie script, and this time it's the Oscar-winning "American Beauty" at the Toronto International Film Festival. Courtesy of his Twitter, he's been sl...

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    Exclusive: Wayne White Talks Smashing Pumpkins Video "Tonight Tonight" In Clip From 'Beauty Is Embarrassing'

    Breaking out as the designer and puppeteer on the groundbreaking TV show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” the career of artist Wayne White has been anything but predictable. But it's his unique spirit coupled with an aritistic oeuvre distinctly his own that has made him not only a success, but the subject of ...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Cut The Marketing For 'The Master' Himself, Talks Working With Harvey Weinstein

    At times it seemed like it would never happen, but "The Master" is almost (finally) here. Paul Thomas Anderson's long-in-the-works pseudo-Scientology story, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joquain Phoenix, is set to hit theaters in limited release on September 14th (following a string of secret...

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    Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

    File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

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    Watch: Trailer For Barry Levinson's Horror Flick 'The Bay' Will Give You The Heebie Jeebies

    Whoa. We were expecting the Barry Levinson-directed found footage eco-horror flick "The Bay," produced by the "Paranormal Activity" team of Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, to be something of a mild curiosity. After all, the 70-year-old director of "Diner" (which Vanity Fair recently prof...

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    Watch: 3 New Clips From Sundance Favorite 'Smashed' Will Leave You Choked Up

    Yesterday we brought you a new clip from "Smashed," an addiction comedy/drama starring Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Sony Pictures Classics has unviled three more, which shows even more of the cast and a much better understand of what the tone of this movie is going to be. After watching t...

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    Watch: Liam Neeson Comes For You On The Internet In New 'Taken 2' Trailer

    "Taken" was an unexpected hit when it was released in 2008, turning formerly serious actor Liam Neeson into an unlikely action icon and legitimizing (to a degree, at least), French filmmaker Luc Besson's place as a kind of Euro-trash Roger Corman. Well, a sequel has finally been shaped, all these ye...

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