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    LA Times Adds Three Writers to Entertainment Staff

    As the Los Angeles Times and its readership continue to shrink, and owner Tribune Company pulls out of bankruptcy, the paper has consistently pushed to bolster its editorial ranks in its most lucrative section in a company town. Thus Arts & Entertainment Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan has a...

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    Lee Daniels Has Found His MLK For 'The Butler' And It's 'Lafayette Reynolds'

    Given the wealth of actors whose names have been announced as cast members in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio The Butler, there has been plenty of speculation about which of those actors will play Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Sundance Cinemas' Indie-Film Chain Set to Open New Theater in Hollywood

    Sundance Cinemas will open its newest location August 31 at the refurbished Sunset 5 theater in West Hollywood, and the new experience seems designed for the true indie film fan.

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    Is the Best Picture Race Over Already? Harvey Sends 'The Master' to Venice

    Speculation about Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly awaited drama “The Master” has included much educated guessing about the best time to release what surely will be a major awards contender. When the Weinstein Co. suddenly notched a Sept. 14 date for the film to open in theaters last...

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  • The Playlist
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    Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Will Play The Venice Film Festival & TIFF After All

    Initially accidentally announced and then quickly retracted from last week's unveiling of the Venice Film Festival lineup, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is now officially headed to the Lido, and probably Toronto too. The news comes on the heels of the recent release date swit...

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    RIP Renowned Film Essayist Chris Marker; Watch His Anti-Colonial Piece 'Statues Also Die'

    “A curious spirit, a tireless filmmaker, a poet in love with cats, a video director, a secretive character, an immense talent... We are Chris Marker’s orphans.”

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    Trailer Watch: Cloud Atlas - Co-Directed by Lana Wachowski

    The Wachowskis are an incredibly successful writing/directing duo best known for the Matrix Trilogy.  They are also known for the cult classic Bound and for writing V for Vendetta.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Jackson Confirms 'The Hobbit: Part 3' For Summer 2014 Release

    Get your wallets out kids, because after hints at Comic-Con and reports emerging last week that serious talks were underway between Peter Jackson and Warner Bros., it looks like Middle Earth is going to be up on the big screen for the next three years. That's right, "The Hobbit: S...

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  • The Playlist
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    'Madagascar' Director Tom McGrath Signs Lease For Ben Stiller's 'Rentaghost'

    With the disappointing box office showing of “The Watch” this weekend, Ben Stiller is likely hoping that the tried-and-true hands that helped make the “Madagascar” films such rousing successes will work his magic for the actor's next film, the big-screen adaptation of lat...

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    'Rush Hour 4' In The Works With Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan, Will Be "Gritty"

    You might think that with "Rush Hour 3" making less domestically than the first "Rush Hour" film, and barely passing it worldwide, that any chance at a "Rush Hour 4" would be off the table. But while Chris Tucker once commanded a huge salary -- taking $20 million for &q...

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