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    If 'Skyfall' Reaches $1 Billion, Who Makes How Much?

    With an $88.4 million domestic haul on its opening weekend and a $428.7 million international haul thus far, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" could be the first Bond film to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide. Who will benefit the most from this skyfall of success?

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    ADIFF 2012 Preview: Doc 'RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria' Explores Igbo Identity & Roots in Judaism

    Continuing with pre-festival highlights of films scheduled to screen at the upcoming African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 11... Here's another title that I&#...

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    5 Biggest Box-Office Bombs of the Year; Lots of 'Dredd' and No 'Big Miracle,' Especially for 'Oogieloves'

    While "Skyfall" is topping the charts and "Breaking Dawn Part 2" looks poised to have box office teeth, 2012 had its share of financial bombs. "The Oogieloves" got no love, Oogie or otherwise, at the box office. The Wachowski-Tykwer magical mystery tour "Cloud Atlas" couldn't float...

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    Antonia Thomas Co-Stars in Film Version Of Musical 'Sunshine On Leith'

    British actress Antonia Thomas will co-star in the film adaptation of the musical Sunshine On Leith, which is inspired by, and features the music of Scottish duo The Proclaimers' album of the same name.

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    Get Schooled: Bloody NSFW Red Band Trailer For 'The ABCs Of Death'

    Halloween may be behind us, and we're cetainly in the thick of Serious Movie season, but for those of you out there looking for some thrillers this winter, just sit tight, because it won't be too long. The horror omnibus "ABCs Of Death" is on the way, and get to excitement brewing ...

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    Magnolia Pictures Acquires North American Rights To Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm's feature film, A Hijacking, which was first profiled on this site over the summer, for a mid-2013 release.

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    First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct

    Forget vampires and zombies...the hottest new trend? Presidents. Okay, so it's not quite a full-on phenomenon yet, but clearly we're in a bit of moment where the nation's founders are getting their due on the big screen. Of course, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is now speech...

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    Producer Dolly Hall and Filmmaker Michael Walker Launch Fog Cutter Films; 'Jenny Speck' to Shoot Next Year

    While gearing up for the release of the Parker Posey starring indie comedy "Price Check" this week, filmmaker Michael Walker also celebrates the forming of a new production company with producer collaborator Dolly Hall. The new banner, dubbed Fog Cutter Films, has begun casting and will st...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Eyed To Play Tarzan's Sidekick In Big Screen Adaptation Of Burroughs' Novel

    It looks like Mr Hustle & Flow, Craig Brewer is no longer attached to write and direct this, as was announced late last year. I was actually kind of curious to see how he would approach to material, given some of his comments about it around the same time - like the fact that it was a "...

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    VFX Wiz Tim Miller To Helm Adaptation Of Joe Haldeman's 'Seasons'

    Think you were disappointed with how “Green Lantern” turned out? Well then spare a thought for poor Tim Miller. Martin Campbell’s clusterfuck of a superhero movie was such a disappointment both critically and commercially that Fox were left in an almost impossible situation when it...

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