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    Watch: Grindhouse Style Teaser Trailer For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' With Lindsay Lohan & James Deen

    It's been hard to know what to expect from Paul Schrader's "The Canyons," a collaboration with writer Bret Easton Ellis that features the unlikely leads Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen. And certainly, this first teaser trailer (well, the first one to feature actual footage) ...

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    DCTV to Build Documentary-Only Movie Theater in Lower Manhattan

    Documentary film lovers rejoice: Downtown Community Television Center has plans to build a 73-seat docs-only movie theater inside the organization’s headquarters at Lafayette and White Street in Lower Manhattan. Supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, construction is sch...

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    Film Not Out Yet But Soundtrack For 'Kirikou And The Men And Women' Now Available

    As announced a year or so ago, the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format F...

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    Love Is Explored In 8 New Posters For 'Anna Karenina'

    Scandalous love, maternal love, pure love, romantic love and more...they all swirl and pollinate Joe Wright's upcoming "Anna Karenina" and these eight new posters for the film get right to the heart of the matter.

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    New Photos Of Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren In 'Hitchcock'

    Two films enter, one film leaves! Dueling "Snow White" pictures made way for dueling Alfred Hitchock pictures in 2012 (oh, how Hollywood loves to battle with itself). And the verdict may already be in. The version focusing on the master of suspense's releationship with Tippi Hedren sta...

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    Paul Dano Joins 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

    While David O. Russell's upcoming movie with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams is in the early lead for cast of the year for 2013, "Prisoners" ain't looking too shabby either. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo already on board, the long br...

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    71 Countries Vie For 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar (Kenya Is A First-Timer)

    We've already highlighted 2 of the submissions below that fall under the African Diaspora category: Said Ould-Khelifa's Zabana! representing Algeria, and David Tosh Gitonga's Nairobi Half Life, representing Kenya.

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    Front Runners of 71 Vying for Foreign Oscar, Arcane Rules

    Many of the films listed below have played film festivals and gained stateside distribution, but the voting rules for the Academy's foreign films require that Academy members, who come from all branches of the Academy, see a certain number of films--only in theaters. No screeners allowed.

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    Tell Your Mom: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Movie Finds A Writer In Kelly Marcel

    There's a reason we put Kelly Marcel on our On The Rise feature for screenwriters this spring. The scribe was due to break out in a big way, and indeed she has, nabbing one of the most high-profile book adaptations kicking around Hollywood.

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    Disney Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to Write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Adaptation

    Moving from "Mary Poppins" to erotic fiction overnight, screenwriter Kelly Marcel has been hired to write the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal and Focus Features have the rights to all three books. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti ("A Social Network") are produ...

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