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    'The Hobbit' US Premiere to Benefit AFI with Gala Event

    The US premiere of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of the forthcoming trilogy, will benefit the American Film Institute with a gala event on December 6 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Benefit tickets and packages are available here (beware, they star...

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    3 More Great Posters For 'Killing Them Softly'

    Credit where credit is due: The Weinstein Company is certainly making a push for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" that will hopefully result in a solid reception for the film at the box office (and with awards-type folks). And unlike the baffling and dull infographic road they went down with "...

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    Allen Hughes' 1st Film Since 'Book Of Eli' ('Broken City') Gets A 'Power'-Full Trailer, Poster

    Here's your first look (trailer, poster) for Allen Hughes' first directorial effort since The Book Of Eli in 2010 - the crime thriller Broken City, which already stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright and oth...

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    Are the 6 New 'Killing Them Softly' Posters Among the Best of the Year? We Think So.

    The Weinstein Company has released no less than six (!) posters for their timely Brad Pitt vehicle (and hopeful awards contender) "Killing Them Softly." And by all accounts, all six of them are among the best promo images of the year.

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    BUFF 2012 Preview: 'Woolwich Boys' (British Crime Drama On Nigerian '419' Fraud Scam)

    You may recall UK-based filmmkaker Anthony Abuah's submission to the S&A What's Your Story? feature, in which he discussed being fiercely independent in making of his feature film, Woolwich Boys - a film that will next screen at the 2012 British Ur...

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    '60 Minutes' to Profile 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez on October 7

    CBS's "60 Minutes" will spotlight artist and musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez and director Malik Bendjelloul’s acclaimed documentary, "Searching for Sugar Man," this Sunday, October 7.

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    'Lincoln' To Get (Not So) Secret Screening At New York Film Festival On Monday

    Well, the cat is now out of the bag. The Twittersphere has been speculating for the past day or so about what the New York Film Festival had up their sleeve for their secret screening on Monday. Last year it was a work-in-progress look at Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," and this year too, organizers were ...

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    9th Cordoba (Spain) African Film Fest Reveals Lineup (94 Films From 28 African, Middle East Countries)

    The Cordoba African Film Festival (also known as FCAT Cordoba) celebrates its 9th edition from October 13 to 20, 2012.

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    And the Award for Best 'Words with Friends' Celebrity Player Goes to Edward Norton

    Edward Norton has nabbed the title as winner of the first-ever "Words with Friends" Celebrity Challenge, defeating Kristen Bell and Sophia Bush on his way to word domination and winning more than $132K for his charity, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. "Anyone who knows me know I love words,...

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    Buzz McCallister From 'Home Alone' Is The Villain In Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Listen, we know it's reductive to diminish an actor to a role he played over twenty years ago (holy fuck, it's been that long? -- we're feeling old...) but if we had said "Devin Ratray" your eyes would have glazed over, and you would have clicked on to something. But yes, Buzz McCallister himself fr...

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