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    Weekly Wrap: SXSW, Box Office, Interviews, and Previews

    Wondering what to watch on the big screen this weekend? Our Weekend Preview highlights "21 Jump Street," "Footnote," "Kid with a Bike" and "Detachment." For next weekend's box office, get ready for "The Hunger Games" -- early reviews praising Je...

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    'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Remake Swiss Drama 'Vitus' As 'How To Disappear Completely'

    Well, this is something of a left turn. Comedy director Will Gluck, who's had two straight big hits in "Easy A" ($75 million worldwide) and "Friends With Benefits" ($150 million), is set to take on slightly heavier material with "How To Disappear Completely". The dr...

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    See Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party" 2 Weeks Before Official Release

    It opens April 6th in limited release, but if you live in Los Angeles, or will be there on that day, you can see the film 2 weeks early, on March 22nd at 7PM at The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street.

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    Shocking! Sequel To "21 Jump Street" Is Already In The Works

    No surprise I guess...

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    Pay Attention, Gerard Butler Is Trying To Let You Know That 'Olympus Has Fallen,' Plus Photos From 'Of Men And Mavericks'

    It's taken a while, but Gerard Butler is finally going to answer his calling as an action star. The genre-hopping tough guy found success with a couple of romantic comedies, but his Oscar bid for "Machine Gun Preacher" fell short, so he's redoubling his efforts to become an A-List ...

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    Jonah Hill And Michael Bacall Scripting A Return Visit To '21 Jump Street'

    Early results are looking good -- "21 Jump Street" is poised for a $30 million plus debut, unprecedented for a non-summer R-rated film (read our highly positive review here). Action comedies are a tough sell, but Sony handled this one masterfully, finding a way to guide an older brand name...

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    'Prometheus' Has Landed: Thrilling, Super-Intense Full Trailer Arrives For Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Epic

    Of all the summer movies due this year, none, even "The Dark Knight Rises," carry the weight of expectations from cinephiles as "Prometheus." Given that it's the first science-fiction movie in thirty years from Ridley Scott, the man whose previous entries in the genre, "...

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    Preview "The Black Moses" - Feature Doc On L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister Of The Bahamas

    From filmmaker Travolta Cooper comes a documentary titled The Black Moses - no, not a film about Isaac Hayes, nor Harriet Tubman, nor Marcus Garvey, but on the life and times of L.O. Pindling (Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling), the first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

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    'Alice Creed' Director J. Blakeson To Helm Black List Script 'The Imitation Game' For Warner Bros.

    Well, here's a name we're glad to hear is back on the radar. J. Blakeson may not be instantly familiar, but he's the man who made some nice waves with his crackling debut feature, "The Disapperance of Alice Creed," a whipsmart and nervy little thriller that put him on the map (...

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    Elizabeth Olsen Looks To The Future, Talks 'Kill Your Darlings,' 'Thérèse Raquin' & 'Very Good Girls'

    After a breakout year in 2011 courtesy of "Martha Marcy May Marlene," up-and-coming actress Elizabeth Olsen is planning for 2012 to be a "year of firsts": "my first time portraying a real-life person," "my first period piece," and "for the first time in m...

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