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    Joe Dante Talks Making 'The Hole' & Updates Status On Future Films 'Monster Love,' 'Paris, I'll Kill You' & More

    It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a feature film by director Joe Dante, but he certainly hasn't been forgotten. The cult around his films from "Gremlins" to “Explorers” or even 1993’s criminally marginalized “Matinee” (featuring one of John Goodman’s best performances to date), continues to loom lar...

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    Wright's 'World's End' Goes Into Production, with Pegg, Frost, Freeman & Considine Heading Cast

    Edgar Wright's "The World's End," his next team-up with co-writer Simon Pegg and the third installment in the loose trilogy with "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," has gone into production. All the Wright usuals are onboard, with Nick Frost, Martin Freeman (soon to be known to the world as Bilbo Ba...

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    Garfield & Webb Back for 'Spider-Man' Sequel, Set for May 2014

    Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb will return for Columbia Pictures' next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," while Emma Stone is currently in talks. The script for the sequel is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek") and Jeff Pi...

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    Marc Webb Confirmed To Direct 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (Andrew Garfield Will Return Too, Duh)

    There were rumblings all summer that Marc Webb wouldn't return to direct the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" for a variety of reasons ranging from the reportedly slightly troubled post-production, which saw a lot of material get snipped, to contractual obligations at Fox getting in ...

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    She's My Friend With A Capital F: Watch The New 'Silver Linings Playbook' Trailer

    David O. Russell has come a long way. "I Heart Huckabees" wasn't much of a hit in 2004, and its difficult production (culminating in a notorious viral video with Lily Tomlin) went widely public. His following picture, "Nailed," still remains on a shelf (it was abandoned when ...

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    Brit Marling & Wes Bentley Join Terrence Malick-Produced Lincoln Biopic 'The Green Blade Rises'

    It seems the Terrence Malick news train just can't be stopped today. Following reports that "Badlands" is headed to The Criterion Collection and "To The Wonder" has finally been picked up for U.S. distribution by Magnolia, now a movie that the very busy auteur is producing ha...

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    Twitter Loves 'Life of Pi'; Reactions From the New York Film Festival

    The general verdict is in for Ang Lee's anticipated 3D epic "Life of Pi," and so far, so good. Indiewire's own Eric Kohn called the film adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved novel "Lee's best spectacle since 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,'" while a slew of other folks weighed in on the film via Twit...

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    NYFF Press Conference: Ang Lee Talks Logistics and Spirituality Behind 'Life of Pi'

    At the "Life of Pi" post-screening press conference, Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, producer Elizabeth Gabler and novelist Yann Martel answered questions which focused primarily on the logistical challenges of a production that, according to Lee, involved participants from 23 countries, a year of pre-...

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    Natalie Portman Circling Former Darren Aronofsky Project 'Jackie'

    Can Natalie Portman get screenwriter Noah Oppenheim's "Jackie" moving again? The Jackie Onassis project certainly hasn't been lacking in top-tier talent trying to bring it to life. Way back in 2010, it was reported that Steven Spielberg was shopping the film as something ...

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    Author David Mitchell on 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation Process -- "surreal," "primal" & "ingenious"

    In the current NY Times Magazine, "Cloud Atlas" author David Mitchell provides his perspective on the production process of the Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's wild cinematic event, which spans continents, eras and every possible iteration of Tom Hanks' facial hair, and recently premiered at Toronto. H...

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