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    Marque Richardson Joins Cast Of Amazon Studios' Musical Comedy Pilot 'Browsers'

    In case you haven't heard... Amazon.com, the online retailer, is in the content creation space now; actually, they've been at it for a little bit, creating Amazon Studios in 2010, for that purpose.

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    Campbell Scott To Direct & Star In Adaptation Of Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer'

    Actor-turned-indie filmmaker Campbell Scott has signed on to direct and star in an upcoming adaptation of the 1977 novel “A Book of Common Prayer” by Joan Didion. The story centers on two women in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. One woman married into a powerful poli...

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    Sorry Collectors, eBay Won't Be Selling Those Discontinued 'Django Unchained' Toys

    News regarding the “Django Unchained” character dolls just won’t go away, though you can bet The Weinstein Company most definitely wants it to. After they announced earlier this week that they would discontinue the "Django Unchained" figurines after numerous protests, eBay has now announced they hav...

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    Award Winning Producer Paul Mezey Joins Cinereach Team

    Cinereach is an innovative new force for good works in the independent film community.

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    Reese Witherspoon To Tell 'The Good Lie' With 'Monsieur Lazhar' Director Philippe Falardeau

    South Korean filmmakers Kim Ji-woon and Park Chan-wook are some of the latest foreign filmmakers that have moved into English-language filmmaking – to mixed results – and now Canadian “Monsieur Lazhar” helmer Philippe Falardeau is set to join them with a major star of his own. Variety is reporting t...

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    Sundance: IFC Picks Up 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' Magnolia Loads 'S-VHS' & More

    The Sundance Film Festival says farewell today as the 2013 shindig comes to a close, but deals are still being made, and one of the most hotly buzzed movies of the past week has found a home.

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    Watch: Gorgeous First Trailer For Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou & Omar Sy

    While he was responsible for one of the best films of the '00s with "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," it's been a while since we really fell for something by Michel Gondry. Follow-up "The Science Of Sleep" had its charms, as did documentary "The Thorn In The Heart," but his major films like "...

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    Watch: Jim Sturgess Is Mixed Up In Another Sci-Fi Romance In New Trailer For 'Upside Down' With Kirsten Dunst

    It's coming on three years now since shooting began on "Upside Down," but the movie is finally making its way to theaters, and it's been spruced up with a 3D conversion. But one can't help but wonder if the timing on this just isn't that ideal. Why?

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    Northwestern U Screening 'Native Son' w/ Richard Wright In Feb (A Magnificent Failure You Must See)

    I first wrote about this 1951 film version of Richard Wright's classic and incendiary novel Native Son, with Wright himself as the lead, over a year and half ago, thinking that I would never have to write about it again.

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    Kate Winslet Joins Young Adult Adaptation 'Divergent' Alongside Shailene Woodley

    While she did star in the then-biggest movie of all time, in "Titanic," Kate Winslet has, before and since, stayed away from franchise territory. The closest she's ever come to a tentpole was probably Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," or maybe the Aardman animation "Flushed Away," but in general, she...

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