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    'The Human Fly' Headed To The Big Screen

    While Marvel continues to dominate the comic book movie world both in terms of bringing the characters to life and reaping some serious financial rewards ("The Avengers" crossed $600 million domestic this week), it pays to remember that there are many characters the studio doesn't have...

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    Lineup For 13th Edition Of Latinbeat Revealed (The Best Contemporary Cinema From Latin America)

    We'll take a much closer look at this list and highlight individual films... but in the meantime, here's the press release with everything in it (note the above photo is from Eduardo Coutinho's Songs/As Cançoes):

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    Jennifer Lopez's 'Carmen Sandiego' Gets Writer Darren Lemke for Globe-Hopping Adaptation

    The script for Jennifer Lopez's big screen adaptation of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" will be written by Darren Lemke...

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    Alex Kurtzman Wants To Do For 'Van Helsing' What Christopher Nolan Did For Batman

    We’re not sure that author Bram Stoker would’ve ever imagined that the characters in his beloved novel “Dracula” would one day be considered multi-billion dollar franchise properties. Though it doesn’t just stop at the titular character – played most famously by the one and only Bela Lugosi – but al...

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    No "Tarnation" Effect: Why Did Jonathan Caouette's Watershed Film Not Create a Cinematic Revolution?

    In 2004, Jonathan Caouette's "Tarnation" shook up the independent film world—thanks not just to its iMovie-made ingenuity, but also for its groundbreaking psychotronic storytelling style. As J. Hoberman wrote in his Village Voice review at the time, "Jonathan Caouette's precocious memoir-cum-psychod...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Mike Birbiglia's 'Sleepwalk With Me' Co-Starring Lauren Ambrose

    Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January and going on to play SXSW in March, Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me" has slowly been building up some strong word of mouth. And in fact, just last week the film opened the BAMcinemafest in New York City to sold out crowds. At the end of the sum...

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    New Pics Of Andre 3000, Hayley Atwell As Hendrix & Linda Keith In Scene From 'All Is By My Side'

    Yes, another set of pics from Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix project. Don't worry, we won't post them all, but I thought these were particularly crips and clear (unlike past sets) and they show him along with his co-star Hayley Atwell. 

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    Watch: New, Hugely Impressive U.K. Trailer For Rian Johnson's 'Looper' With Bruce Willis & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Now that we're midway through the summer season, we're sort of champing at the bit for the arrival of the fall: "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Bourne Legacy" aside, there's not a lot in the coming months that's really floating our boat, unless something like "Total Recall" or "The Watch" proves to...

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    Exclusive: Meet Taylor Kitsch's Chon Character In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

    Featuring a massive ensemble including Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir, Oliver Stone's upcoming "Savages," based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel, is bringing a lot of talent and a crackling story to th...

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    The Post-Katrina Politics of "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

    Now that "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is far from the protective, progressive bubble of Sundance and venturing out into the wide, wide world of mainstream movie theaters this week, the fantastical movie is encountering increasing questions about what it says and shows about post-Katrin...

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