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    SXSW 2012 Unveils Early Slate (Marley Documentary & Wumni Mosaku Horror Title Make The Cut)

    Yes, I'll be doing lots of traveling this first 3 months of the year, from one festival to the next; Sundance this month, Pan African next month, and SXSW in March.

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    Mark Wahlberg Talks "First Choice" Casting & Giovanni Ribisi Reveals What Docs Helped Him Prep For 'Contraband'

    Whenever Mark Wahlberg is a producer on a film he's starring in, he sits down with the director and the casting director (usually Sheila Jaffe) and comes up with a wish list of who he'd like to be in the cast -- "Contraband" is the first time he got "our first choice for most ...

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    2010 Drama "Black Butterfly" About Teen Athlete's Life Struggles After Rape Finally Coming To DVD 3/12

    Here's a film we first profiled waaay back in late 2009/early 2010. Mark Harris' Black Butterfly, which was scheduled to screen in Chicago at the time of that first post.

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    Batman & Bane Battle In 5 New Pics From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Oh, was Christian Bale giving you blue steel in his Batman gear on the cover of EW's 2012 preview issue not enough for you? Well, screw in your eyeballs because there are a few more glimpses behind the curtain of "The Dark Knight Rises" to sate your appetite. For now.

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    Academy Officially Announces New Documentary and Short Film Rules

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officially announced their anticipated rule changes today. The New York Times broke the story this weekend that the Best Documentary process would be receiving an overhaul, which will require all films to get an LA Times or NY Times review in order t...

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    What Kind Of Bird Are You? Trailer For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Is Here (And It's Great)

    Wes Anderson has a style and cinematic voice that is so distinct, you know it almost immediately after seeing a single frame. And while his ongoing explorations of his obsessions have led to disappointments like "The Darjeeling Limited," his return to live action filmmaking following the c...

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    Creative Capital Announces Film/Video and Visual Arts Grants

    Today, Creative Capital announced its 2012 grant recipients. The grantees will receive up to $50,000 in direct funding and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

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    Joss Whedon's 'Cabin In The Woods' The Opening Film For SXSW; Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Will Also Premiere

    Sundance isn't even here yet and already we're smelling the BBQ of Austin. The SXSW Film Festival is just a couple of months away, and to get your appetite (for movies) stirring, organizers have announced the first batch of films making their way to Texas.

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    Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Will Be Set 15-20 Years In The Future, Center On Man Vs. Machine War

    Now that the dust has settled on the hectic holiday movie-going season, we can look back at the successes and failures, and honor the films that made it out alive (and with respectable box office grosses). Among those titles were two hotly anticipated projects from the bearded one himself, Steven Sp...

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    Wrekin Hill Acquires Raunchy Brit Hit 'The Inbetweeners'; MTV Adapting Original TV Series for US

    Wrekin Hill has acquired US rights to Brit hit "The Inbetweeners," (it's brought in over $70 million in the UK) from director Ben Palmer and writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. À la "American Pie," "The Inbetweeners" follows hormones-controlled loser friends trying to find their way through life....

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