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    Did "Dark Knight Rises" Spark Mass Killings in Colorado?

    Of course, the title above is a provocation, and "The Dark Knight Rises" itself had nothing to do with the masked gunman in Colorado who took the film's midnight screening as an opportunity for mass slaughter, reportedly leaving 12 people dead and 50 wounded, according to police and local media. But...

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    Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth For 'Robopocalypse'

    Steven Spielberg is known for working efficiently, but every man has his limits. Originally slated to be relaesed next July, 20th Century Fox wisely realised that with the director busy on "Lincoln," there was no way that could happen and pushed the release date one more year. But make no ...

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    197 Newly Digitized Films From The Archives Now Available For Viewing Online Via The Black Film Center

    News you can most certainly use from the Black Film Center/Archive (the above photo is from In The Rapture):

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    "The Slender Thread" and "Up Tight!" Coming Out On Blu-ray DVD In October

    They keep saying that the DVD format is on its last legs and yet they still keep coming out with very interesting and worthwhile releases and especially older catalog studio titles (most of which are new to DVD) and for which there is still obviously a significant demand for.

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    Call For Filmmaker Submissions For BronzeLens 2012 (Deadline Imminent)

    More from the black film festival frontier... for all you filmmakers:

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    'Metropolis,' 'The General,' 'The Blue Angel' & More From Kino Lorber Now Free on Hulu

    As of Thursday, fans of Kino Lorber’s eclectic catalog can now watch its movies and shorts for free on Hulu.

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    Watch: Astonishing First Full Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    Does the overt happiness from the first two teaser trailers make you feel shame? Do the films of Paul Thomas Anderson make you unduly excited? Do you enjoy the performances of Joaquin Phoenix beyond all reasonable health? Does Philip Seymour Hoffman make your pupils dilate? Do you get o...

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    'The Double Life of Zhane Rain' (Drama Centered On Deaf Character Of African Descent Made By Deaf Filmmaker)

    A fundraising campaign from my inbox... I figured I'd let her tell her own story, with everything else you need to know underneath:

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    More Chinese Independent Film Available in the U.S. as Icarus Films Acquires Rights to dGenerate Films Catalog

    The news has lately been full of deals that will bring more American movies to China, one of the fastest-growing entertainment markets. But a new collaboration between Icarus Films and dGenerate Films promises to make more independent Chinese films available to American audiences.

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    Claire Denis To Shoot New Feature 'The Bastards' Next Month, Vincent Lindon & Chiara Mastroianni To Star

    When the members of The Playlist like to get our foreign film art house mojo working, there are few filmmakers as consistently rewarding as Claire Denis. As we outlined in our retrospective a couple years back, her body of work is impressive, with a number of distinct, individual films that are...

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