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    Fox Searchlight Will Release 'Baggage Claim' On October 25,2013

    Fox Searchlight just announced, via Twitter, that playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, will open in theaters on October 25, 2013.

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    Lionsgate Brings in John Sacchi to Head Micro-Budget Feature Division; Aims for Genre Projects Under $2.5 Million

    Lionsgate is bringing in production executive John Sacchi to head a micro-budget feature film division within the company. The operation will aim for horror and comedy pictures under $2.5 million, and is inspired by the successful Paramount Insurge, which was created in the wake of the "Paranormal A...

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    Ron Howard To Direct J.J. Abrams Produced Supernatural Drama 'All I’ve Got'

    As a director, J.J. Abrams has already proven his bonafides with two franchise bearing his stamp -- "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" -- and shown that he can also deliver original blockbuster material ("Super 8") to equal success. And as a producer, his stature gro...

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    Cover Revealed For Octavia Spencer's 1st Novel - 'Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective'

    The cover for Octavia Spencer's upcoming first novel has surfaced, and is embedded below, as the award-winning actress expands her name brand, from actress, to author.

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    Russell Crowe Says We'll See Krypton & Superman Is "Super Sonic" In 'Man Of Steel'

    Of all the blockbusters coming up in 2013, at this stage perhaps the only one to match “Star Trek Into Darkness” in the anticipation stakes is Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” Any time we get to see a new Superman movie on the big screen that’s likely to be the case,...

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    What To Make Of The Trailer For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' ('Bikinis & Big Booties, Y'all')

    I don't know folks, but watching this, I felt uneasy about what I was seeing and hearing.

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    A24 Acquires Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring,' Sets Release Date for June 2013

    A24 has picked up Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," with plans to release the film theatrically in June. "The Bling Ring" stars Emma Watson and newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julian and Taissa Farmiga (Vera's younger sister) as a group of restless teens who loot the homes of celebri...

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    Kathryn Bigelow Issues Statement On Torture In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Talks Topic With David Letterman, Peter Travers & Much More

    Now that “Zero Dark Thirty” has gone into wide release, moviegoers finally have the opportunity to understand the film’s awards season buzz, the subsequent debates stemming from its measured depiction of U.S.-led torture, and lastly, just how egregiously wrong-headed those argument...

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    Lucy Alibar and Doris Kearns Goodwin Nominated for USC Scripter Award

    USC announced their 2013 Scripter award nominees this week. The Scripter award celebrates both the screenwriter and the author of the original text that the film was adapted from. This year, due to a tie, there are six nominees instead of the usual five. Two of the nominees are women.

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    Watch: 'The Jon Brion Show' Pilot Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson Featuring Elliott Smith & Brad Mehldau

    As fans of Paul Thomas Anderson already know, the early part of his career found him in fruitful collaboration with producer/musician/genius Jon Brion, who scored the director's first four films. And while Brion is very well regarded as a producer (working with Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Of Montre...

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