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    Hannah Murray Replaces Elle Fanning In 'God Help The Girl'; Emily Browning Joins The Film

    It was perhaps inevitable that Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian was going to move into filmmaking. For anyone who has followed the band over the years, you know that each album has usually arrived with an extensive story build around it, with appropriately theatrical artwork to go with it. We...

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    The Telluride Film Festival Debuts Poster Art from Dave Eggers for 39th Edition

    The Telluride Film Festival chose Dave Eggers as the poster artist for their 39th edition. The writer-editor-publisher-philanthropist will attend the festival (running August 31-September 3), where a reception will be held in his honor...

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    Music Box Films Bringing 'The Man From Beijing' and 'Snowman's Land' to American Audiences

    Music Box Films has acquired two German films slated for an American debut this fall: "The Man From Beijing" starring Michael Nyqvist ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" film series), and the comedic thriller "Snowman's Land." "The Man From Beijng" will be ...

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    Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador' Acquired For USA Theatrical, VOD, Digital Release

    I've yet to see this yet, but reviews I've read since its Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, have been decidedly mixed. I missed its Sundance screening, and hope I'll get to see it with today's news that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Drafthouse Films has acqu...

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    Drafthouse Films Picks Up Provocative Sundance Doc 'The Ambassador'

    Drafthouse Films, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's distribution arm, announced today that they have acquired Mads Brügger's Sundance hit "The Ambassador," the follow-up to his Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "The Red Chapel." Drafthouse will release the film theatricallly ...

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    Kenny Leon Planning 'Fatal Attraction' Broadway Adaptation (With An All-Black Cast?)

    Lately, announcements of new Broadway shows centered on stories about black people, are usually accompanied with the words "directed by Kenny Leon," who seems to have emerged as the go-to black director for black shows on Broadway.

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    Remembering Ernest Borgnine: The Unconventional Oscar-Winning Star of 'Marty' Dies at 96

    Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning turn as the lonely butcher title character in "Marty," died July 8 at age 96. A selection of what the web is saying below...

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    Bikin' Ain't Easy: New Pics From 'Premium Rush' With Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Michael Shannon

    Basically, for the rest of the summer, there's "The Dark Knight Rises" and then, Everything Else. Christopher Nolan's superhero flick will pretty much tower over and dominate the rest of the competition as the blockbuster season winds down, but one movie is hoping that if you like ...

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    Casting Watch: Hopkins Boards 'Noah,' Hoffman for 'Catching Fire' Game Maker & Fassbender's 'Assassin's Creed'

    It's nice to start Monday off with news that a handful of our favorite actors have been cast in exciting new projects, including Anthony Hopkins in "Noah," Michael Fassbender in "Assassin's Creed" and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Catching Fire"...

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    Sarah Polley Talks The Complicated Characters Of 'Take This Waltz,' Magical Creatures & Memories Of "Video Killed The Radio Star"

    Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley’s sophomore directorial effort, “Take This Waltz” has captivated the Playlist staff-- whether we love it or find it frustrating, it's a unique film that stirs many reactions and it's that quality, in addition to some stunning cinematography and great performances that...

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