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    SnagFilms Takes 'The House I Live In,' 'Beware Mr. Baker' & Six Dream Team Docs

    SnagFilms is set to distribute Eugene Jarecki's Sundance winner "The House I Live in" (Grand Jury Award) and Jay Bulger's SXSW winner "Beware of Mr. Baker" (Grandy Jury Award). "The House I Live In" exposes what's wrong with America's war on drugs, while...

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    Kevin Costner Confirmed For Jack Ryan Reboot, Eyeing Spinoff 'Without Remorse' With Studio Also Seeking Tom Hardy

    Well, well, look who's primed for a big screen comeback? With the mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" bringing in massive ratings and critical acclaim, and a role in the upcoming "Man Of Steel," it seems studios are ready to be back in business with the man who was once a no...

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    As Vampire Super-Soldier Comic 'Bloodstrike' Heads To Big Screen, Who Should Play Chapel?

    More comic book adaptation mania... here's another, titled Bloodstrike, a 1993 publication from Rob Liefeld (creator of Deadpool, Cable and X-Force) who launched Image Comics in 1992, with the debut of the popular Youngblood franchise, which has gone on to sell 70 million copies worldwide. ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Halon Partners with Minimo Vfx on New Previs Process

    Previs boutique Halon Entertainment ("The Hunger Games," "Prometheus," "Life of Pi") has formed a partnership with Minimo Vfx of Barcelona that will usher in a new "build it once" philosophy for CG creatures during pre-production. This will avoid the duplication of making them again later on during ...

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    Warner Bros. Passes On Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' & 'The Imitation Game'

    It's back to square one for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's ambitious adaptation of "The Dark Tower." Even with Russell Crowe eyeing to take over the lead, and a reduced budget, it seems it wasn't enough for Warner Bros. to pull the trigger on the project, leaving the future of i...

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    Todd Phillips Replaces Martin Scorsese As Director Of 'The Gambler'

    It appears director Todd Phillips is about to get serious for the first time after he's done with his upcoming comedy trilogy. In a surprise announcement, and what will be the first dramatic feature-length effort of his career, THR is reporting that Phillips is taking over "The Gambler"...

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    Psychological Thriller 'Desordres' ('Chaos') Gets A Trailer (Isaach De Bankolé, Sonia Rolland Star)

    Here's your first look at a psychological thriller we've been following since last fall - Désordres (Chaos), starring Isaach De Bankolé and French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent, and his wife Marie who have ju...

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    "I Lost My Ship": Watch Another New Clip From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    After screenings in Santa Monica, Chicago and New York City, now it's San Francisco's turn to experience Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." And with it comes yet another clip from the film.

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    Watch: Haunting, Moving Trailer For 'The Impossible' With Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts

    We've seen a few Spanish language spots for Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible" but none have landed with quite the impact (forgive the pun) for the latest domestic spot, one that makes a serious case that we could be looking at an Oscar contender here. Certainly, Summit hopes s...

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    Preview 'No No: A Dockumentary' (Legend Of Dock Ellis, LSD No-Hitters, Hair Curlers & Beaning Batters)

    I believe it was 3 years ago that we featured a short film based on this very subject - Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No, which was based on a colorful recording by former baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, describing how he pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of LSD. Ellis, for his p...

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