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    'Tokyo Sonata' & 'Pulse' Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa Returns With Sci-Fi Drama 'The Day Of The Real, Perfect Plesiosaur'

    Ask and you shall receive? Something like that anyway....It was just last month that we openly wondered about what was going on with Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who featured on our What Ever Happened To These 5 Foreign-Language Filmmakers? list, and lo and behold, he's back with a new feature.

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    Haunting, Painterly 'Detropia' Gets A New Theatrical Trailer & Release Date

    This incredibly moving, beautiful piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually expe...

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    Preview Relationship Dramedy 'Playing Warriors' (A Zimbabwean ‘Sex and the City’)

    I guess I can understand the need to make these quick comparisons that immediately give the audience an easy mental snapshot of what to expect from the film, but I'm really not a fan of reductive descriptions like "Zimbabwean 'Sex And The City;" however, that's how it...

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    Watch: International Trailer For Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon & More

    Despite boasting a strong ensemble cast including Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Frances O'Connor, Ray Stevenson, Kevin Bacon (with an amazing hairpiece) and Robert Patrick, with writer/director Billy Bob Thornton also featuring, and slotting a premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this y...

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    QED Int'l Financing Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, John Turturro Comedy 'Fading Gigolo'

    How’s this for an eclectic cast? Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber and Vanessa Paradis are set to star in the comedy “Fading Gigolo,” which John Turturro has written and will direct and star in. QED International has just come aboard to produce and finance th...

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    Rodney Evans' 'Brother To Brother' 1 of 10 Indies Available Today Via Sundance VOD Program

    If you haven't seen Rodney Evans' critically-acclaimed 2004 drama Brother To Brother, which features some early outstanding work by Anthony Mackie, now you have a variety of viewing options to choose from, as the film is one of 10 indies that are now available via Sundance Institute's Ar...

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    Sundance Institute Adds 10 Titles to Artists Services Program, Fellows Self-Distribute Online

    The Sundance Institute announces today that 10 additional titles are now available on the Artists Services access to distribution program, which makes films from previous Sundance festivals available for rent, download and streaming on various digital platforms and storefronts (iTunes, Amazon, Sunda...

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    Lisa Cholodenko And Kathleen Kennedy Elected to Academy's Board of Governors

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected new members to the board of governors. There are two new members, director Lisa Cholodenko and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy has previously been on the board and Cholodenko is a first time board member elected to the r...

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    Preview Doc 'Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People'

    A documentary project from Thomas Allen Harris that's more than worthy of yor support.

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    Do You Want To See Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts Put On The Iron Man Suit?

    Well, we suppose it's not as out there as Mickey Rourke playing Ivan Vanko, or a talking raccoon and superhero tree in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," but it is still an idea that is enough to give one pause. Marvel has been thinking about strapping Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts into T...

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