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    Director Jose Padilha Says 'RoboCop' Reboot Is "Hell"

    With Hugh Laurie dropping out of the villain role in the "RoboCop" remake last week, was it actually a sign of a troubled production? Because according to director Jose Padilha's pal Fernando Meirelles, working on the flim is "hell."

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    Locarno Film Festival Artistic Director Olivier Père Leaves Post After Three Years

    Locarno Interntional Film Festival artistic director Olivier Père is leaving his post after three years in the position, festival organizers announced Monday. He will take on the role of general director of Arte France Cinema.

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    Preview - 'Là-bas: A Criminal Education' (A Working Peace Disrupted By A Massacre Of Immigrants)

    After it premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival last fall, it opened in Italy in March of this year, and also screened in the UK at the Italian Film Festival in London; I only just learned that it screened right here in NYC in June, at the Open Roads: New Italian Cinema series...

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    Principal Photography Underway On 'David Is Dying' Director's Next In 'Sex & Race' Trilogy

    With Stephen Lloyd Jackson's last film, the acclaimed award-winning 2011 drama David Is Dying, behind him, the British writer/director is moving ahead with his next feature, said to be part of his "Sex And Race" trilogy of films, titled Sable Fable.

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    Casting Notice For Nina Simone Project Reveals More About What To Expect...

    Seeking—Young Nina Simone: girl, 8-11, African-American, must look like a young Nina, talented, able to play the piano with ease, grace, and guts, a tough cookie who has something to show the world.

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    Watch: Second Teaser For HBO's 'The Girl' Sees Hitchcock Play Villain To Tippi Hedren's Victim

    Following the first limerick-driven glimpse last week of HBO's Alfred Hitchcock/Tippi Hedren dramatization, “The Girl” -- promising a mysterious and even mannered look into the director (Toby Jones) and star's (Sienna Miller) tumultuous relationship -- a second teaser trailer has...

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    David Fincher Says He's Still Figuring Out 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel; Reveals Other Directors On 'House Of Cards'

    With Sony confirming last week that "The Girl Who Played With Fire" would not be hitting screens in 2013 (hardly a shock considering no casting or greenlight or any other movement had happened on "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" followup), speculation brewed as to whether or not...

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    Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen & More Will Romp In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'; Shooting Starts This Week

    While Lars Von Trier is no stranger to attracting Hollywood types to his movies, particularly with his films "Dogville" and "Manderlay," you might think his upcoming, sex-driven "The Nymphomaniac" might be the kind of project agents keep away from their talent. Guess ag...

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    Steven Spielberg Eyes Osama Bin Laden Killing Memoir 'No Easy Day' For Movie Treatment

    It would appear that the domain of rival movies isn't just limited to fairy tale blockbusters like "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White White And The Huntsman." One of the most compelling moments in recent American history -- the killing of Osama Bin Laden -- is already taking a c...

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    Would 'Sparkle' Have Done Better If It Was Released Earlier?

    It's no secret that the new remake of Sparkle is a box office disappointment, falling far short of what was hoped for at the box office.

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