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    Zombies In Africa Feature ("The Dead") Posts Impressive Box Office; Did You See It?

    It's been on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD for a few months now; It's been on my cue, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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    Carl Franklin Signs Up To Direct Cop Thriller "City Of Night"

    This comes on the heels of my Carl Franklin piece titled Trying To Understand Carl Franklin's Absence From Movie Theaters In 8 Years..., which was posted in mid-April.

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    Babes & Bikinis: More Pics From Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

    So what exactly is Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" going to be? With a star-driven and somewhat random cast including James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and more, it seems like the wildly singular director is aiming for the mainstream. But then again, one can...

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    FilmFunds Brings Filmmakers & Financiers Together, Names Jason Scoggins New CEO

    Following in the footsteps of online film services such as Amazon Studios and Kickstarter, filmmaker platform FilmFunds is moving to expand its reach.

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    Los Angeles Film Fest Announces Panels & Conversations, Keynote Speaker Chris McGurk

    The Los Angeles Film Festival (June 14-24), which will open with Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" and close with Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," has booked Cinedigm's Chairman and CEO Chris McGurk as its keynote speaker. The LAFF also reveals its schedule of Coffee Talks, Poolside Rants, Spotligh...

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    Exclusive: David Cronenberg Talks 'Maps To The Stars,' Hopes Viggo Mortensen Will Join Robert Pattinson In Cast

    Having just made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, David Cronenberg's striking and claustrophobic "Cosmopolis" is riding a wave of buzz. While reviews of the provocative picture have been mixed, champions of the film -- including our own A-grade review from the Croisette -- describe the effort ...

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    Moving, Painterly "Detropia" To Open Theatrically In September (With Your Help) + A Sneak Peek

    This haunting 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 experience a similar fat...

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    Cannes Good-Buys? Should Indie filmmakers be worried about distribution landscape

    File this post under the politics of filmmaking (not film and politics). Looking at the acquisition landscape after Cannes got me thinking: Should filmmakers be worried? Cannes is never the business hotbed that is Sundance, but this year's number of purchases seemed to be muted. Even IFC Film...

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    Contest Giveaway: Win Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus' On DVD Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain & More

    Shakespeare has been no stranger to big screen adaptations, but few has been as forward-thinking or creative as Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus." Not only did the actor/director choose a lesser-known play to tackle, but he gave it a contemporary setting and rounded up a strong cast -- Gerar...

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    Cinedigm's Chris McGurk to Give LAFF's Keynote Address

    The Los Angeles Film Festival today announced that Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Festival.

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