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    Cinedigm Names Tom Hassell V-P of Theatrical Distribution

    Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. has named veteran Tom Hassell Vice-President of Theatrical Distribution. He'll handle all aspects of theatrical distribution for the indie distributor.

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    Watch: Weird Trailer & Trippy Poster For Quentin Dupieux's 'Wrong'

    So a movie about a guy who loses his dog who gets help from someone named Master Chang played by William Fichnter? Yep, that sounds about right for Quentin Dupieux. The director who broke out with his deliriously odd tire killer movie "Rubber" returns with "Wrong." And for anyone...

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    Bill Pullman Says 'Independence Day 2' Could Possibly Happen Without Will Smith

    We're nine days into 2013, so might as well put in the annual "Independence Day" sequel rumors. For the past few years, a followup to the blockbuster July 4th hit has been talked about, without anything concrete ever actually happening. Roland Emmerich has long said he would be game, b...

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    Christopher Tolkien Trashes Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings,' Says Films Lack "Beauty And Seriousness" Of The Books

    The Tokien Estate hasn't been too fond of Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" films. They've been ever wary of the multiplex spectacle approach to the source material, at one time suing New Line over royalties, but they've also generally stayed out of the media spotlight, p...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Signs 1970s Rock Doc 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me' for Summer Release

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to the music documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.” The specialty distributor, which acquired and released “Marley” last spring, plans an early summer theatrical release.

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    Who’s Your Favorite Kardashian? Find Out The Answer In Another 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

    Who’s your favorite Kardashian? That’s the question that drives yet another deleted scene from “This Is 40,” which features Maude Apatow’s Sadie having a conversation with love interest Joseph (played by Ryan Lee of "Super 8" fame) on her (KERCHING!)...

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    Ang Lee Now Reading Script For 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie, Says "It Just Feels Right To Me"

    One could make the case that Ang Lee is a somewhat underappreciated director, simply because his film choices make him a bit of a chameleon. Where other filmmakers tend to stake their claim to a particular milieu, and don't deviate from it too much, Lee has tried it all. From a gay romance, a Ci...

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    Rough Cut Of 'The Grandmaster' Ran 4 Hours, First Review Says It Has "Gorgeous" Martial Arts Sequences

    For fans of a certain genre of cinema, Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” (the director’s first feature since 2007’s “My Blueberry Nights”) may be one of the most anticipated films of the year. The auteur’s long-gestating biopic of Wing Chun pioneer Ip M...

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    David O. Russell on What Bradley Cooper Whispers at the End of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    The inaudible whisper has become an indie film convention, most notably seen (and not heard) at the end of Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," and most recently in one of the final scenes of David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."

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    Exclusive: Edgy, Unnerving Red Band Trailer For Slamdance Entry 'The Dirties'

    Throught the years, the Sundance Film Festival and its more irreverant cousin, the Slamdance Film Festival have played host to no shortage of films about adolescents and high school. But we're willing to bet there are few as potentially eye-opening as "The Dirties." Set to premiere at ...

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