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    Rachel McAdams Gets Wet In First Look At 'About Time'

    Romantic comedy, time travel and Rachel McAdams -- they will all blend together in "About Time," with the first image arriving today.

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    Obviously: Jason Schwartzman Books A Room At 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Look at them in that picture -- they were both once so young.... It was on the set of "Rushmore" where Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman first crossed paths, and like many who come into the orbit of the director, they hit it off and continued to collaborate further, spending time togther on "Hotel ...

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    Rumor: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Tops Contenders For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

    The usual caveats are in place -- take it with a grain of salt, don't have heart palpitations and just chill. It's a rumor, but nontheless an intriguing one, so here we are, so let's toss the old ball around and see what to make of it.

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    FIRST LOOK: 'Les Miserables' Poster Roundup: Hathaway, Seyfried, Jackman and Crowe

    Two more doe-eyed character posters have been added to the growing "Les Mis" artwork, this time featuring Amanda Seyfried as a grown-up Cosette and Anne Hathaway as a pre-shaved-head Fantine. (Someone needs to let us in on this French Revolution skin regimen.) Full roundup of character posters, incl...

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    Dennie Gordon Begins Production on 'My Lucky Star'; First American Woman to Direct Chinese-Market Film

    Director Dennie Gordon has begun production on the Chinese-language film "My Lucky Star," the prequel to 2009's blockbuster "Sophie's Revenge." International star Zhang Ziyi will reprise her role as Sophie, a glamorous globe-trotter caught up in a crime caper.

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    Film Based On Huey Newton's Flight To Cuba, Courtesy Of 'Easy Rider' Producer, Being Shopped

    Well, it won't be a Huey P. Newton biopic... but still an interesting story I'd watch realized on screen.

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    50 New Cloud Atlas Photos Confirms The Cast Wears A Lot Of Silly Looking Make-Up

    "Cloud Atlas" features many things -- narratives, characters, special effects...but it also has a lot of makeup. A lot. With the extended principal cast -- Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, and Bae Doona -- playing multiple roles in a tale th...

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    'Mary Poppins' Origin Story 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Shooting with Hanks as Disney, Joins Backstage Hollywood Trend

    Production on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," yet another behind-the-scenes Hollywood movie (see "Hitchcock," "The Girl," "My Week with Marilyn"), was well under way in Los Angeles last week when the news broke that scribe Kelly Marcel landed the coveted gig to adapt E.L. James erotic bestseller "Fifty...

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    Introducing Criticwire 2.0: The Network for Film Critics and the Readers Who Love Them

    Earlier this year, we unveiled the Criticwire blog to combat the notion that great film criticism has fallen into decline. Editor Matt Singer rounded up new reviews of films released on VOD, theaters and at festivals, engaged with thinkpieces and discovered fresh approaches to the craft. Now we're r...

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    Kunjanimation 2012 - South Africa’s Only Animation Festival - Unveils Dates, Lineup

    Animation South Africa, The French-South African Seasons Project, the NFVF and Wesgro will launch Kunjanimation 2012 - South Africa’s only national event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of animation.

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