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    Theaters Won't Charge Extra To Watch 'The Hobbit' In 48fps

    No matter where you stand on the issue of director Peter Jackson shooting his now three-part adaptation of "The Hobbit" in 48 frames per second — twice the standard film speed — at least it won't cost any extra to watch it that way. At least, not any more than what you'...

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    'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Won't Arrive Earlier Than 2014; David Fincher Still Not Confirmed

    Wondering what's going on with the followup to Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel ($30 million copies sold worldwide) that grossed $232 million worldwide, but only $102 million domestically in its 2011 iteration as directed by David Fincher...

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    First Official & Bloody Look At Chloe Moretz & Julianne Moore In Kimberly Peirce's 'Carrie' Remake

    It would seem that, for whatever reason, folks are more curious than wary about Kimberly Peirce's remake of Brian De Palma's classic adaptation of Stephen King's "Carrie." Whatever the outcome may be, we're guessing that curiosity will continue to win out with the arrival of the impressive first off...

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    Snag the Vote! SnagFilms Launches Free Online Documentary Film Festival to Prime Voters on the Big Issues

    View before you vote. SnagFilms hopes to help Americans educate themselves on the biggest issues facing the candidates and their constituents, so they've launched a comprehensive online film festival of documentaries that can be streamed for free through Election Day.

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    SnagFilms Launches Online Film Fest 'Snag the Vote 2012'

    What better time than presidential election season for online indie distributor SnagFilms to launch "Snag the Vote 2012," a free online film festival running through Election Day? The fest will feature more than 100 documentaries highlighting ten key issues defining the 2012 presidential e...

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    Preview Indie Dramedy 'Faisal Goes West' (Sudanese Man Working On A Texas Chicken Farm)

    Recently completed, and prepping to begin its film festival travels is director Bentley Brown's Faisal Goes West - an indie comedy/drama about a Sudanese man working in a Texas chicken farm; essentially, telling a larger story about how he and his family adjust to life in the USA.

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    Pearl Cleage, Ayoka Chenzira Talk Their New Partnership That Will Bring Cleage's Novels To Screen

    On Monday, we announced the exciting news that filmmaker and professor Ayoka Chenzira had partnered with acclaimed best-selling author Pearl Cleage to bring her novels to the screen, in what has been dubbed The Pearl Cleage Film Project (www.pearlcleagefilmproject.com).

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    Nina Simone's Daughter Opens Up Even More About Biopic, Answers Questions That Fill Gaps

    Nina Simone's Daughter Opens Up Even More About Biopic, Answers Questions That Fill Gaps

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    Media: Movie Columnist Patrick Goldstein Leaves the LAT After 12 Years

    Patrick Goldstein is leaving the LA Times after reportedly taking a buyout. After twelve years, his last column ran Wednesday. I'm sorry to see him go. But I have a confession to make. I had stopped reading Goldstein every week. I wasn't avoiding him. There was a time when I read the weekly The Big ...

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    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Will Play Algrim The Strong/Kurse In 'Thor: The Dark World'

    While his lengthy, syllable-heavy name likely means he one tossed around the household with ease anytime soon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is likely too busy impressing the hell out of audiences to care. Perhaps best known for playing Adebisi on "Oz" and Mr. Eko on "Lost," the actor is now gearing up t...

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