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    Everyone's Gone Mad In First Full Trailer For Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy'

    A veteran industry writer recently told me that he's thinking of penning an essay comparing Lee Daniels to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Food for thought... I'm looking forward to reading that piece.

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    Watch: 'Citizen Kane,' 'Tokyo Story,' 'Pierrot Le Fou', 'Sunrise' & More From Sight & Sound's Top 50 Of All Time

    Well, Sight & Sound drop their once-a-decade list of the Top 50 Greatest Movies Of All Time, and taking Orson Welles' long-standing position at the top of the heap with "Citizen Kane" was Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." Beyond the top ten are a lot movies that don't get into the conversation with the ...

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    'Vertigo' Tops New Sight and Sound Top 50 List; '2001: A Space Odyssey' Most Recent in Top Ten

    Sight and Sound has posted the results of its latest Top 50 Films of All Time poll, voted on by more global film critics than ever before. (The full story is in the September issue.) "846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors have voted – and the 50-year reign of Kane is o...

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    'Prometheus' Sequel Expected In 2014 Or 2015; 'Ted 2' & Another 'American Pie' Film Could Be In The Works

    Franchises. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. And if you're Hollywood, you just can't live without them, period. The Hollywood Reporter has done a quick rundown of would-be series likely to spawn sequels in their latest issue, and if you've been following the box-office numbers, none of t...

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    Watch Ving Rhames Kill Some Bad Guys In Clip & Trailer For 'Soldiers Of Fortune' (Opens Friday)

    Ving Rhames joins Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Colm Meaney, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell, in this actioner titled Soldiers Of Fortune, which will see a combo nationwide theatrical and video-on-demand release this Friday, August 3, 2012, in the USA.

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    River Phoenix's Final Film 'Dark Blood,' Shelved for 19 Years, Finished for Dutch Festival Debut

    When actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993, the film he was currently shooting, Dutch director George Sluizer's "Dark Blood," was seemingly put on permanent hold. Now, 19 years after he began the project, 80-year-old Sluizer has finished the film and it will premiere at the Netherlands...

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    'Vertigo' Replaces 'Citizen Kane' On Sight & Sound Greatest Of All Time List

    There are film enthusiasts, cinema lovers and movie fans, and then there are those that read Sight & Sound. The most vaunted publication devoted to all things movies has drafted their once-a-decade list that determines what is the Greatest Movie Of All Time, and Orson Welles has to move over for ano...

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    'Battleship' Sinks Universal Profits By Over $80 Million

    While studios have been moving toward a model where instead of investing a handful of different movies and a variety of budgets and expectations, they put all their money into a few make-or-break movies per year, the risk of that approach is beginning to be more than apparent. Disney is still wiping...

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    New Academy President Hawk Koch Takes Leave of Absence from Running Producers Guild of America

    As expected, for the moment Hawk Koch can't run the Producer's Guild of America and the Acdemy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at the same time. The PGA sent out a statement:

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    Watch: 'Paranormal Activity 4' Trailers Answers Question 'What If Chatroulette Was Haunted?'

    Horror is often one of the most profitable of genres: cheap to make, rarely reliant on names, and always popular on home video. And as such, once you've got a good thing going, the instinct is to milk it into the ground. Which is how we ended up with a dozen Jason movies, ten "Halloween"s and seven ...

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