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    Homeland Security Interrogates and Harasses Oscar-Nominee Laura Poitras During Making of New Doc

    Laura Poitras, the Oscar-nominated director of "My Country, My Country" and "The Oath," has suffered extreme harrassment at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Customs and Border Control (CBC) while making a new film on America's "War on Ter...

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    Greta Gerwig Says Her Secret Project Is "A Love Story About Girls"

    After flirting with mainstream in 2011 in movies like "No Strings Attached" and "Arthur," in 2012 Greta Gerwig is reaffirming her indie darling status. With Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress" now in theaters, Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love," and r...

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    Van Sant and Damon Attack Fracking with "The Promised Land"

    I normally wouldn't write a post on a production announcement, but this one is making major political waves in the mediasphere: Turns out Gus van Sant and Matt Damon's new film "The Promised Land," is being dubbed an "anti-fracking movie," and will likely bring the con...

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    Morgan Spurlock To Shoot First Non-Documentary, Narrative Feature This Summer

    Making his name on concept heavy, quasi-reality show style documentaries, Morgan Spurlock has been eyeing making a narrative feature for a few years now. It's something he's brought up in numerous interviews as something he'd like to do, and it looks like the puzzle pieces are falling in...

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    New Pics From 'Total Recall,' 'Premium Rush' & 'Men In Black 3'

    As you come down from your chocolate bunny high from Easter this weekend, here are some images from some upcoming films to distract your sugar fueled eyeballs.

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    Preview "The Unforgiving Minute" - Short Film Directed By Octavia Spencer & Narrated By Viola Davis

    I had no idea Octavia Spencer's life as an entertainer also extended to work behind the camera - specifically directing; or maybe I just haven't been paying attention.

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    The Mix: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Gets Fully Expected PG-13 Rating; Katy Perry Was Eyeing A Role In 'The Help' & More

    Better batten down the hatches! "The Dark Knight Rises" has now landed an official rating and it's not that shocking, fully expected PG-13. The MPAA warns viewers the movie contains "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." In other news, the sky is blue and grass in ...

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    Mike Wallace Obits (Video)

    When someone like Mike Wallace dies, you feel the loss. That's because the CBS "60 Minutes" newsman, who died at 93 after a long illness, fearlessly practiced a level of rigorous stand-up journalism that rarely exists anymore.

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    French Film Heritage Goes Digital

    The French state has has lauched a great digitization and conservation project for short and feature films made before 2000 with €400m granted for six years. The European Commission gave its go-ahead to the project, that will focus especially on films with limited commercial prospects. Impressive c...

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    Universal Hopes For 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Sequel & New Animated Version Of 'The Cat In The Hat'

    Remember last fall when Ron Meyer, the president & COO of Universal Pictures, said, "We make a lot of shitty movies. Every one of them breaks my heart"? Well, in the timeliest of fashion, six months later, Meyer has attempted to clarify what he actually meant, which is that yes, someti...

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