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    Watch: Alice Eve, Brian Geraghty & Josh Peck Get Stuck In First Trailer For 'ATM'

    If you're looking to make your first film, a single-location thriller seems to be a pretty good way of doing it; a small cast, a manageable shoot, and a simple canvas on which to show off your direction (indeed, not so long ago, we ran a list of some of the best of the genre). That's the app...

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    Dane DeHann & Michael Pitt Were Finalists To Play Tetsuo In 'Akira'; '300: Battle Of Artemisia' Also Under Scrutiny At WB

    It’s looking more and more dire for the creatively bankrupt producers behind Warner Bros.’ big-budget American version of “Akira.” Yesterday brought word that the studio was shutting down production offices, and now Deadline reports that this orphans two actors who were ...

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    New Pics From 'The Hobbit,' 'Prometheus' & 'Snow White & The Huntsman'

    Screw in your eyeballs folks. While the end of 2011 meant lots of best-of-the-year lists, 2012 ushers in "most anticipated" rundowns (including our own) and over at USA Today, they've dropped a dozen movies they've highlighted on their calendar along with a few new stills to go wit...

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    4 Ways to Keep the Indie Film Biz Thriving

    As part of Variety's celebration of Sony Pictures Classics' 20 year anniversary, I spoke to co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard ("Steady as she grows") after their best year in a decade (driven by their release of "Midnight in Paris.") But for the purposes o...

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    First Look At Jeremy Renner As Aaron Cross In 'The Bourne Legacy'

    We were excited when Jeremy Renner landed a role in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" because we figured it would be his first big prime tentpole, in a movie that would let him show off both his acting chops and action adventure skills. Well, that's only have true. We should hav...

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    Watch 9-Minute Preview Of Feature Doc "Nothing Like Chocolate" (World, Meet Your Chocolate)

    Contained within are familiar tales of worldwide exploration and exploitation of so-called 3rd world countries and marginalized groups by global industrial powers, all in the name of profit.

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    Joel Edgerton Locked For Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden'; Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez & Mark Strong Also Join

    Well, here's a piece of good news. Attached way back last spring for Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming untitled Seal Team 6 movie (aka "Kill Bin Laden"), we began to get worried about Joel Edgerton's involvement when the project began further casting this fall -- adding Jason Clarke -- and his name remaine...

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    New Clip, Trailer, Poster & Pic From Teen Superhero Film 'Chronicle' Continues To Intrigue

    Hitting theaters in just under a month, not much is known about "Chronicle." The film's pretty nifty trailer took the web by surprise last fall, promising something much more involving than the found-footage-superhero-movie logline that was being thrown around suggested. The film ta...

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    Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

    Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

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    See Oliver Stone's 'Savages' On September 28th & Then Go To The Bookstore And Read The Prequel 'The Kings Of Cool'

    Yes, Oliver Stone's forthcoming thriller "Savages" is one of our most anticipated movies of the year, and it looks like there is going to be even more story to devour come September. 

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