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    569 Films In Competition For 2012 Student Academy Awards (Is Yours One Of Them?)

    Announced earlier today, a total of 569 entries from 30 countries across the globe are in competition for the 2012 Student Academy Awards, now in its 39th year.

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    Watch: 'The Dictator' Meets An Educated Woman In First Clip From The Film

    This summer Sacha Baron Cohen heads back to theaters with another new character, outrageous accent and bad haircut, but can he bring the laughs? We'll see soon with "The Dictator."

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    Watch: 2 Short Films Directed By Gia Coppola (With Some Appearances By Aubrey Plaza & Ray Liotta)

    Say what you will about the well-heeled Coppola clan, none of them are resting on their laurels. And while she hasn't made a feature splash like Francis, Sofia or Roman, so far Gia Coppola has been getting a plethora of experience under her belt with short films, and the past few weeks have...

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    Sundance Artist Services Program Expands Self-Distribution Platforms

    Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, iTunes, SundanceNow, YouTube, Netflix. These platforms are available now for the Sundance Institute Artist Services program, launched in January 2011. Now Sundance is expanding the self-distribution program, which is open to Sundance-affiliated indie filmmakers, to four n...

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    'Django Unchained' Update, Casting, Poster, Release Plans: Is Tarantino's Taboo-Buster a Holiday Movie?

    Well, the official stateside poster for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is out, and I like it. Why? In a simple, Saul Bass way, it tells you what the movie is about--slavery in the ante-bellum South. And it plays on the title.

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    David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu On The 'Catching Fire' Director Wishlist

    ....and here we go. With Gary Ross exiting "The Hunger Games" franchise last week, it hasn't taken long for Lionsgate to drum up a wishlist of folks they want to direct the sequel "Catching Fire," and according to 24 Frames, some of the big names leaping off the page include ...

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    Review: 'Suing The Devil' A Genuine Career Low For Malcolm McDowell

    The spirit of Tommy Wiseau is alive and well in the new, Malcolm McDowell-produced faith-centric indie “Suing The Devil." There’s no way to sugarcoat the fact that McDowell, who stars as the titular Beelzebub, has over the course of his storied career, gone from working with Stanley...

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    Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Casting Carousel Continues + Thoughts On Diversifying Cast

    The casting carousel continues in the "who will play the villain" sweepstakes for Spike Lee's take of Oldboy.

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    Brad Pitt & Javier Bardem Join Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'; Angelina Jolie Eyeing Female Lead

    Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are going to be in the same movie. Day-um.

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    Even Jason Statham Has His Limits, Turns Down 'Fast Six'

    Way back last fall, right around the time there was rumors that Paramount wanted him for their inevitable "Transformers" sequel(s), it was revealed that Jason Statham was the latest piece of man meat being sought to join the sweaty, armpit-stained cast of "Fast Six." But for fans...

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