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    Alamo Drafthouse and Academy Announce Day-Long Saul Bass Tribute, Featuring 'Phase IV' with Long-Lost Ending

    The Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with the Academy for a day-long Saul Bass tribute on December 1. The program features the legendary title sequence designer's rarely seen short films and a pristine restoration of Bass' sole directorial effort, sci-fi gem "Phase IV."

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    Nicole Beharie Directed By Kahlil Joseph, In A Film Shot By Malik Sayeed & Scored By Flying Lotus

    Those 4 names attached to any project, on any given day should immediately excite - even if it's what's essentially a 12-minute ad for the companies that sponsored it.

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    TorinFilmLab 2012 Project Highlights: Egyptian Ahmed Maher's 'In Which Land You Die'

    One of a handful of upcoming projects selected for the TorinFilmLab (a year-round, international lab that supports emerging talents from all over the world, working on their first and second feature films, through training, development and funding) is Egyptian filmmaker Ahmed Maher's In Whi...

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    Dominic West Says The Original Marketing Plan For 'John Carter' Was Way Better Than What Was Eventually Used

    As 2012 draws to a close and the year in movies gets reduced to a bunch of lists, when folks look back on the flops, Disney's "John Carter" will be at the top of the pile next to "Battleship." The studio's long-in-the works sci-fi adventure completely missed with audiences, divided critics, and was ...

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    Commentary: Romanian Cinema Is In Grave Danger -- And Here's Why You Should Care

    The title of the Palme d’Or-winning 2007 Romanian film “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” from director Cristian Mungiu, refers to the length of a terminated pregnancy. But in recent months it has taken on the significance of a countdown.

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    New On DVD/Blu-ray: 'Sparkle' Revisited + Will Smith's 'MIB3'

    New On DVD/Blu-ray: 'Sparkle' Revisited + Will Smith's 'MIB3'

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    Protect The Homeland Or Go After Bin Laden: Blistering First Clip From 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    The hunt for Osama Bin Laden might seem like a straightforward operation on paper, but juggling politics, changes in chains of command and a focus from international threats to homegrown efforts turned that job into a decade-long task. But as Kathryn Bigelow's based-on-fact account "Zero Dark Thirty...

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    Which Stars Need a Tarantino-Style Comeback?

    Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style.

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    Guy Pearce & Rosamund Pike Head To 'Violet Town'

    Whatever Guy Pearce does, we're going to sit up and pay attention. Over the past year and a half or so, the actor has played a charming cad in Todd Haynes' breathtaking "Mildred Pierce," tried on his action hero pants for "Lockout," popped up in "Prometheus" and sneered his way through "Lawless." He...

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