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    New Character Posters For 'Les Misérables' & 'Gangster Squad' Take You Back In Time

    The question this winter will be -- how far back in time do you want to go? The mid-1800s Europe (with a bit of song to go with it?) or California in the '40s and '50s? And which stars do you want to hang out with? Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway or Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Sto...

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    In the Works: Scott's 'Blade Runner' Sequel "happening," Affleck Returns to Lehane to 'Live by Night'

    Ridley Scott will be reportedly revisiting "Blade Runner," while Ben Affleck is in talks to return to Lehane material.

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    Cohen Media Group Acquires U.S. Rights for Spanish Oscar Entry 'Blancanieves'

    Cohen Media Group has picked up Pablo Berger's Snow White-turned-1920s matador tale "Blancanieves" for distribution. The film is Spain's official entry for the 2013 Oscars.

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    As Tyler Perry Plays Action Hero In 'Alex Cross,' How Might The Box Office (His Core Fans) React?

    You know, now that I think about it, if my mother were still alive today (she died almost exactly 10 years ago after battling cancer for 2 years)... if she were still alive today, I actually think she'd love Tyler Perry movies, despite the fact that I'm certainly not a fan, as I'm s...

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    Exclusive: Jacques Audiard Says English-Language Western Might Be Next, Wants James Murphy To Write Songs For Musical Project

    The emergence of French filmmaker Jacques Audiard on the world scene has been one of the great cinematic pleasures of the last decade or so. Although he's been in the business for years (winning the Cesar for best debut for 1994's "See How They Fall"), it was 2005's excellent "The Beat That My Heart...

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    Jordan Scott Replaces Her Father Ridley As Director Of 'Gucci,' Penélope Cruz To Star

    At the beginning of the year we broke down the myriad of projects that Ridley Scott was attached to (he's added a few more since then as well), and the bottom line is, the 75-year-old director just isn't going to get to them all. But filmmaking runs in the Scott family, and Ridley's daughter, Jordan...

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    Preview Feature Doc - 'Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal'

    Featuring contributions from the likes of Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Dick Gregory, Peter Coyote, Ruby Dee, M-1, Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Goodman, and many others, the new feature documentary, Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, ...

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    New Poster For 'The World's End' Promises Total Annihilation; Picture Nabs October 25, 2013 Release Date

    It has been five (far too long) years since Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost all got together and delivered the excellent "Hot Fuzz." But patience will be rewarded in 2013 when the trio reunite for the final film in their Cornetto Trilogy, and they're taking the world with ...

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    'Seven Psychopaths' Soundtrack Features Hank Williams, The Walkmen, Deer Tick & More

    Featuring a meta-narrative, big laughs, a bit of blood and lot of sharp edged one liners, "Seven Psychopaths" lands in theaters this weekend, bringing with it a huge cast to play along in the surreal world crafted by Martin McDonagh. Also reaching for your attention will be a soundtrack th...

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    As If!: The A.V. Club's Top 50 Films of the 90's has No Women Directors

    The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher and the Coen Brothers appear, several, multiple times. What was unexpected was the complete lack of women directors, no black directors and very fe...

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