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    Anderson's 'The Master' Showcased in Alamo Drafthouse Amazing Alamoscope 70mm Series

    Alamo Drafthouse announces their new and ongoing programming series "Presented in Amazing Alamoscope: 70mm at the Ritz." Among the titles are Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (starting September 21)...

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    Movies We 'Like': New Feature Tracks Recent Films' Facebook Page Likes

    Movies with Butter has launched a new feature called the "Popcorn Index," tracking and ranking how many "likes" a recent film's official Facebook page receives. The charts are sorted in a variety of ways, including daily likes, total likes, etc. So which films do we like the most?

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    Team America: Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Remake Lands With Flag-Waving Fury

    America, fuck yeah! Are you wearing your stars-and-stripes underoos? If so, then get ready for a healthy dose of patriotism the only way Hollywood knows how -- by remaking a movie and blowing shit up real good.

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    E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

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    'Frankenweenie' Soundtrack Features New Song By Karen O Along With Tunes From Robert Smith, Winona Ryder, Passion Pit & More

    While she has definitely earned her stripes as the frontwoman for the acclaimed rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has also been making some impressive steps in the movie soundtrack world. She memorably contributed a brace of music to Spike Jonze's excellent "Where The Wild Things Are,"...

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    3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

    Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

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    The LA Times Talks to Three Women Directors - Where is the Female Equivalent of Woody Allen?

    Check out the LA Times piece on Ava DuVernay, Jullie Delpy and Leslye Headland.  While things still suck for women directors, it kind of feels like the conversation is shifting.  Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I am forever hopeful.  I will be interested to see the statistics at ...

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    In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    -Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...

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    Hailee Steinfeld To Star In Black List Thriller 'Dead Of Winter'

    Music video director Anthony Mandler will be making his feature film debut, one way or another. The helmer, who has worked with folks like Rihanna, Drake, Usher, Jay-Z, The Killers, John Legend, T.I., One Republic and Muse has already lined up two movie gigs: "Die In A Gunfight" with Zac E...

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    Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Together...In New Images From 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

    So, in addition to serving as the final chapter in "The Twilight Saga," will 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' also be a scrapbook to Robsten, one of the great cinema romances of our time? Certainly, the picture of them gazing lovingly at each other in this batch of new images from the sequel...

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