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    Toronto 2012: Monday Morning Acquisitions Update -- What's Happened, What's to Come

    In the days before the festival kicked off, many involved in the Toronto market predicted a very active acquisitions scene. So far that's been playing itself out, even if the buys have been mostly smaller grabs for low-hanging fruit, with more than a dozen deals being nailed down for films both ...

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    Tony Leung And J-Horror Master Kiyoshi Kurosawa Team For Upcoming Japanese-Chinese Period Drama '1905'

    It wasn't that long ago we were questioning what had become of J-Horror legend and all-round genre blending/bending Kiyoshi Kurosawa after his 2008 family drama "Tokyo Sonata." Things turned around fairly quickly with his latest 4.5 hour drama "Penance" premiering at Venice merely days ago (even tho...

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    First Look At Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Broken City'

    Ever since he stopped being Marky Mark and became a proper actor, Mark Wahlberg has always seemed at his most comfortable on the big screen as part of a strong ensemble cast (a la breakout "Boogie Nights") or stealing scenes as a supporting player. Be it in the likes of “Planet of the Apes,” “The It...

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    Preview 'Negrita' (Documentary on Afro Latina Identity in the U.S.)

    NEGRITA, a forthcoming documentary from director/producer Magdalena Albizu, will look deeper into the experience of Afro Latinas in the United States.

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    'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino To Tackle 'L.A. Confidential' Prequel 'The Big Nowhere'

    James Ellroy is pretty much the finest American crime novelist working, whose muscular, spare novels have long since made him countless fans not just among fans of the genre, but also more literary-minded readers. But in terms of screen adaptations, things have been more mixed. There was of course, ...

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    Military Thriller 'Allegiance' (Bow Wow, Malik Yoba) Acquired For USA Theatrical Release

    It's worth noting that XLrator Media also acquired rights to, and released Mario Van Peebles' We The Party, as well as 96 Minutes, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

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    Ulrich Seidl’s Polarizing 'Paradise' Trilogy Acquired By Strand For USA Release (Other Territories)

    A quick recap... Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise franchise of films, which follows 3 individual though interconnected stories of 3 women in love in 3 different locations, and is now being released as three separate feature films, instead of 1 - Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith ...

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    New Image Of Ben Affleck & Olga Kurylenko In Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

    Even though the film actually premiered a week ago, and is unveiled in Toronto today, most of the world has only seen a single glimpse of Terrence Malick's latest "To The Wonder." An image, released soon after the start of filming in early 2011, of Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. And despite our att...

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    James Cameron Says 'Avatar 4' Would Be A Prequel; 'Battle Angel' To Follow In 4-5 Years

    This Tuesday, one of the biggest movies of all time, “Titanic,” is finally heading to blu-ray and James Cameron is hitting the press circuit for the second time this year and he’s sounding off on Kate Winslet’s complicated relationship with the blockbuster film, as well as what’s in store after “Ava...

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    David O. Russell May Re-Team With Bradley Cooper Once More On 'American Sniper'

    After the overwhelming success of "The Fighter," it looked the bromance between David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg that began with "Three Kings" and was followed up with "I Heart Huckabees" was as strong as ever, with the two immediately planning to reunite for an adaptation of "The Silver Linings P...

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