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    First Trailer For Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" Surfaces

    Well, here we go again; you know the deal... we've been here before, so I'm not even going to bother with any commentary. Just the facts...

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    James Van Der Beek Joins Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'; Gattlin Griffith Lands Role Of Young Child

    Could this mark the final stage of a comeback for James Van Der Beek? The "Dawson's Creek" star hasn't quite matched the post-show success of Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson or even Katie Holmes, but 2012 seems to be a bit of a turning point. He's a regular on the new ABC ser...

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    Focus World & Tugg Team for 'Extraterrestrial' Theatrical and VOD Release

    Focus Features' VOD label Focus World is partnering with Tugg to release Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" in theaters and through VOD beginning June 15. "Extraterrestrial" is set to play theaters in Brooklyn, Seattle, North Hollywood, and Texas' Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, and will expand to where...

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    Exclusive: Bennett Miller & Francis Lawrence In The Mix To Direct 'Catching Fire'

    Well, the hunt is now on for a director to take the helm of "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire," and before the end of last week a crop of names on Lionsgate's wishlist appeared that included David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. We...

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    Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Characters Reveal Themselves in Multi-Site Scavenger Hunt

    One recent marketing trend involves luring potential moviegoers into engaging with your product via interactive engagement. Call it marketing via scavenger hunt.

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    Ralph Macchio To Play Screenwriter Joe Stefano In 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

    It's not easy being a child star of the '80s. Few have made it into adulthood without drugs, audience disinterest or mismanagement sidelining their careers or halting any momentum they might've had. And in some cases, you turn into the pod person that was formerly Kirk Cameron. But for R...

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    Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Starring Jimmy Jean-Louis Premieres In Haiti (Pics)

    Still no word on what the international release expectations are for Philippe Niang's Toussaint L'Ouverture (starring Jimmy Jean-Louis title character).

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    Disney Plans Feature Length Adaptation Of Beloved Theme Park Attraction 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride'

    Disney, always on the look out for a synergistic property that uses cross promotion to advance sales in multiple platforms, is planning an adaptation of the beloved theme park attraction Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. The ride, which currently resides in Fantasyland in Disneyland (the Walt Disney World count...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Scoops Up Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Before Cannes

    Sony Pictures Classics, which released Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning and Oscar-nominated "White Ribbon," has acquired all North American rights to Films Du Losange's "Amour."

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    Strand Buys Baseball Doc "Ballplayer: Pelotero"

    Strand Releasing has acquired US theatrical and VOD rights to baseball documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jon Paley. It's the story of two young Dominican Republican baseball players (aka peloteros) as they work to be signed by a professional ...

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