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    With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download

    If you haven't already stopped by Kickstarter's Year in Review page on their website, it's high time you did so. The company's strategy for presenting their data and their projects in interesting ways (exhibit A, B, C) is unrivaled and on full display on this page.

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    Prescreen Streams Indie Films, Sundance Trailers

    As Sundance approaches, the films that don’t score breakout status may not have to fade into obscurity. After attending Sundance 2010, former Groupon executive Shawn Bercuson realized that most of the films would never be seen again. He launched Prescreen.com, a movie marketing and distributio...

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    Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Hedlund; Watch Him Sing

    Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy") has joined the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," adding to an already stellar cast of Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Like Mulligan and Timberlake, Hedlund can sing (he was probably the best part of "C...

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    Watch: Seth Rogen Talks About The Time He Peed In Tom Cruise's Driveway

    What do you do if you're about to go the house of the world's biggest movie star, but you really have to pee? If you're Seth Rogen, you reach for the nearest Snapple bottle.

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    Studio Ghibli Retrospective to Play in L.A., from 'My Neighbor Totoro' to 'Spirited Away'

    Starting on January 26, LA's Egyptian and Aero Theatres will present a 20-year retro of films by Japan's Studio Ghibli, building on the success of a previous festival that played in New York in late 2011. 14 Ghibli films will screen, among them Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Awa...

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    "Viva Riva!" Star Hoji Fortuna Will Be Sent On A Mission In Indie Action/Thriller "Marked Man"

    Viva Riva! star Hoji Fortuna will assume one of the lead roles in an upcoming indie feature film titled Marked Man (www.markedman2012.com).

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    Universal Digs Into Archives to Celebrate 100 Years of Movie History Throughout 2012

    Universal Pictures is planning a yearlong centennial celebration to celebrate 100 years of the studio's history and legacy. The celebration aims to engage with a wide range of audiences, and it will include the restoration of thirteen titles, including "To Kill a Mockingbird," "All Quiet on the West...

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    Exclusive: Cameron Crowe Says Jónsi Scoring His Next Film As Well

    Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's recent effort "We Bought A Zoo."

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    GoDigital Buys Might Entertainment; Expanded Digital and VOD Distributor To Seek Product at Sundance

    Three-year-old digital distributor GoDigital has recapitalized and acquired video-on-demand rival Might Entertainment and its library, for a combined catalogue of over 1000 titles.

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    Universal Will Restore 13 Films for its Centennial, Including 2 Versions of "Dracula" and 3 Spielberg Titles

    Universal Pictures wants you to celebrate its 100th birthday by buying lots of shiny discs filled with pristine restorations of their classic films.

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