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    Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Robopocalypse' Author Daniel H. Wilson's 'Amped'

    What happens when Steven Spielberg wants to make a movie out of your book? The rest of Hollywood comes calling for the rest of your works, and that's certainly true for Daniel H. Wilson. With Spielbergo shooting his "Robopocalypse" next year, the writer is seeing another one of his nea...

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    Preview 'The Meeting' (Cinema Of The Absurd, Courtesy Of Nollywood)

    There's an absurdity to this that made me laugh almost throughout as I watched the trailer. But a good kind of absurdity, as in, it's intentional, meant to poke fun at bureaucratic red-tape - in Nigeria specifically, although this could be in many other parts of the world.

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    'World War Z' Teaser Poster Succeeds At Making Audiences Think Brad Pitt Is Starring In A Zorro Movie

    So, your major tentpole is in trouble and has been the subject of bad press for months. Mainstream audiences -- if they've heard about it -- only know, at most, that it stars Brad Pitt, has zombies and might be a bit of mess. Otherwise, they have no idea what a "World War Z" is. So wha...

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    Preview Dramas 'Xingu' (Historical, Indigenous Brazil) & 'Rat Fever' (Bohemian Brazil Today)

    Two intriguing-looking upcoming Brazilian films I'd like to draw your attention to.

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    What Is De Niro Thinking? Goes Against Stallone in 'Grudge Match'

    Yet another example of Hollywood's current thinking is the depressing prospect of Warner Bros. chasing the trendy boomer demo by casting Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull") and Sylvester Stallone ("Rocky") as two aging boxers in "Grudge Match."

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    Watch: 5 Clips From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law

    Oh hey, there you are "Anna Karenina." Since unspooling overseas at the tail end of the summer, and hitting TIFF for its North American bow, word has been very, very quiet on Joe Wright's latest effort. And it's a real shame because the movie is both spectacular and moving, doing j...

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    Phase 4 Picks Up 'Precious' Producer Siegel-Magness' Directorial Debut, 'Long Time Gone' with Virginia Madsen

    Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to "Long Time Gone," the directorial debut of "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria.

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    Phase 4 Films Acquires 'Precious' Producer's Directorial Debut 'Long Time Gone'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to “Long Time Gone,” the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated “Precious” producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The specialty distributor plans a day-and-date release in theatres and on VOD and digital platforms in the spring.

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    "You're Sexy": Illicit Lovers List Out Their Top 10s In Exclusive Clip From '28 Hotel Rooms'

    Unfolding as a collage of moments—some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly— "28 Hotel Rooms" is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person. Starring Chris Messina (m...

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    In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New 'Star Wars' Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

    One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, director...

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