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    Watch All 5 Focus Features Africa First Shorts Vol 2 Films Right Now!

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    Studios Rethink Tentpole Strategy Amid Reshoots and Postponements, from 'World War Z' to '47 Ronin'

    Is Hollywood ready to change its tentpole strategy? I'm hearing that yes, studio heads are realizing that placing too many big bets on too few potential tentpoles--which when they work, do return the most money--is a foolish strategy. The conventional wisdom was always that you spread your risk over...

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    7 Posters For 'Seven Psychopaths'

    Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish. With a movie featuring all of those names, that alone would get any sane person excited for a film. Now add that it's coming from Martin McDonagh, the writer/director behind "...

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    FilmBuff and Red Productions Partner to Release Murder-Mystery Comedy 'Searching For Sonny'

    FilmBuff has partnered with Red Prods. for the digital release of Andrew Disney's directorial debut, "Searching For Sonny." The film stars Jason Dohring, MInka Kelly (of "Friday Night Lights" and "The Roomate" fame), Michael Hogan ("Battlestar Galactica&qu...

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    Preview 'The Harvard Fellow' (1 Year Immersed In The Study Of Hip-Hop At An Ivy League School)

    Preview 'The Harvard Fellow' (1 Year Immersed In The Study Of Hip-Hop At An Ivy League School)

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    Queen Concert Pic 'Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest '86,' from Freddie Mercury's Last Tour, Will Rock the Big Screen

    Screenvision will be bringing Queen to the big screen with "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest '86," a concert doc with footage originally filmed 26 years ago at their gigantic show in Hungary. This show was part of the famous Magic Tour, the last tour for the band with late lead singer Fred...

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    Kristen Stewart Not Dropped From 'Huntsman' Sequel Plans; Does Anybody Want To See Part 2?

    It's the story that won't end. Last night, the Twittersphere erupted when reports went around that Universal was considering a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel focused on Chris Hemsworth (which was kind of old news), with THR throwing fuel on the tire fire by adding that Kristen Stewart wouldn't...

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    '50 Shades of Grey' Ignites Publishing Craze, E.L. James Likes Shailene Woodley for Anastasia Steele

    20-year-old Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") has reportedly "caught the eye" of "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James as a possible candidate for the role of Anastasia Steele. Landing such a franchise would be the Holy Grail for most actors, but going nude in an S & M flick might give some pause...

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    TIFF Scores: Danny Elfman Takes 'Silver Linings Playbook'; Bright Eyes Players Score 'Writers'; DeVotchKa Tunes Up 'Maisie' & 'Arthur Newman' And More

    While your eyes will be dazzled next month with the staggering number of great movies unspooling at TIFF, you may want to keep your ears at attention too, because there are some rather interesting names popping up as composers and contributors of music to a variety of films.

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    Wes Anderson's Top Ten Films on Criterion

    No surprise here: Wes Anderson has good -- and fairly esoteric -- taste in movies. Check out the "Moonrise Kingdom" director's top 10 (well, top 12) picks from the Criterion Collection below, in a list that spans directors as diverse as Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel and Max Ophuls. With the exception ...

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