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    World Premiere Of Spielberg's 'Lincoln' To World Premiere As AFI Fest Closing Night Film

    Details in just-recieved press release... David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben, and a host of other black actors in peripheral roles, given the story that's told in the film co-star.

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    Polanski Directing 'Venus in Fur' in France This November, Latest Doc Unspools at NYFF

    Roman Polanski will direct "Venus in Fur," an adaptation of the play by David Ivs. The erotic black comedy was a Broadway success, earning a Tony nomination for Best Play and a win for actress Nina Arianda (who subsequently scored the role of Janis Joplin in Sean Durkin's upcoming biopic)...

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    Warner Bros. Dates 'The Great Gatsby' For May 2013 Release

    Breaking: Well, guess that means it's for certain not an Oscar picture. After being taken off the Christmas 2012 slate, Warner Bros. has dated Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby" for a May 10, 2013 release. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and...

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    New Featurettes Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Les Miserables' & 'Skyfall'

    You might think that with the Venice/Telluride/TIFF trifecta finished with, the year in movies is pretty much done. But with three months and change to go, there are still some very big and exciting movies to come, bringing lots of spectacle with them.

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    Robin Swicord Replaces Frank Pierson, Joins Few Women on Academy's Board of Governors

    The Academy's Board of Governors has elected screenwriter Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Little Women" ) to replace the late Frank Pierson and represent the Writers Branch along with Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will serve until the next election, which is in Ju...

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    'The Flamingo Kid' Getting A Remake Courtesy Of Brett Ratner

    While never approaching the realm of a genre classic, even the most ardent detractor of Brett Ratner had to be surprised by 2011's “Tower Heist,” his most competent and enjoyable film since “Rush Hour 2.” Alan Arkin and the return of Eddie Murphy, Actor, helped that film greatly. But meanwhile, Ratn...

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    Naomie Harris Talks About Her Multi-Layered Kick-Ass Character In 'Skyfall'

    To be frank, if it weren't for Naomie Harris' involvement in this, I probably wouldn't be much interested in seeing it. I'm ready for another 007 redo; or maybe just an very long break away from the franchise entirely.

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    First Look: Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen Make The Ultimate Hook-Up In 'Scary Movie 5'

    Oh hey, check it out, a first look at the early contender for worst film of 2013. I mean... it's a first look photo of perennial arrestee Lindsay Lohan and human punchline Charlie Sheen, the ultimate Hollywood hookup, in their "outrageous, sexy and hilarious opening scene" in the ...

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    4 New Images From 'Seven Psychopaths'; Martin McDonagh Wants To Do A Musical With Tom Waits

    How meta is too meta for a movie? "I don't know, you search that line without ‑‑ you know, there aren't any rules or boundaries. You push it as far as you can go. You know when it's smug," director Martin McDonagh said in an interview about his latest black comedy "Seven P...

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    Roman Polanski Will Next Direct an Adaptation of David Ives' Broadway Success 'Venus in Fur'

    Roman Polanski announced Thursday that before making his planned Drefyus affair drama “D.,” he will direct an independently financed French-language adaptation of the David Ives play “Venus in Fur.” He has set Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel to star and plans a November p...

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