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    Seminal Film Critic Andrew Sarris Dies at 83

    Andrew Sarris, the famed critic responsible for introducing the auteur theory to America, died this morning in New York. The news of his passing was confirmed by his longtime wife and fellow critic Molly Haskell in The New York Times today. He was 83. The cause was complications from a fall, th...

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    RIP Influential Film Critic Andrew Sarris (Revisit His 'Mildly Unpleasant Encounter' w/ Spike Lee + Black Cinema Thoughts)

    I was on a program one time with Spike Lee, and we got into it. I said he has a problem. Very often right in the middle of a movie he's making he tries to make an aesthetic statement. There's a kind of pretentiousness in what he does sometimes. I think the best film by an African-Americ...

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    Amber Heard Has 'Paranoia'; Kit Harington Adds Voice To 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' & Frank Grillo Joins 'Mary And Martha'

    Amber Heard is in talks to join the thriller “Paranoia” as the female lead opposite everyone’s second favourite Hemsworth (well, except for Miley Cyrus we guess), Liam. The prolific director of “Killers,” “The Ugly Truth,” “Monster-in-Law” and &l...

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    Glitzy First Poster & Trailer Unveiled For 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson & Jude Law

    It was just yesterday we were talking about Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," wondering if it would be hitting the Venice Film Festival in advance of its fall release, and lo and behold, it seems the marketing campaign for the movie is beginning to roll out.

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    Kenneth Branagh Working On A '60s Belfast-Set Semi-Autobiographical Drama

    While "Thor" will move on without him, Brit multi-hyphenate Sir Kenneth Branagh (yep, he was knighted this week) has certainly been kicking around plenty of other directorial efforts, including an adaptation of Henning Mankell's "Italian Shoes" with Anthony Hopkins and D...

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    Warner Bros. Bringing Epic 'Cloud Atlas' to US Theaters October 26

    Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski's "Cloud Atlas" will land in US theaters October 26. Warner Bros. acquired the US, UK, France, Spain, Australia and Japan rights to the 2 hour and 44-minute film after the studio budgeted it at an unaffordable $170 million and passed on it...

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    New Set Of Character Posters From 'Frankenweenie' Premiere; Pixar Debuts New 'Cars Toon' Short

    Disney has unveiled a series of character for this Halloween's "Frankenweenie," a black-and-white stop motion feature from Tim Burton and Disney that was based on a short film of his that got him fired from the studio back in the mid-eighties (seriously). The posters and characters look appropriatel...

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    In the Works: Bert, Ernie & Elmo Heading to the Big Screen with Fox-Acquired 'Sesame Street' Project

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the rights to PBS' beloved educational children's show "Sesame Street," now in its 43rd year. Longtime "Sesame" writer Joey Mazzarino is set to pen a script bringing the show's characters to the big screen...

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    F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His NWA Biopic (Details)

    Yes, it really is happening folks, with F. Gary Gray directing - the NWA biopic project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that just may be on its way to becoming realized.

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    Michonne Will Make Her Action Figure Debut At Comic-Con

    Michonne Will Make Her Action Figure Debut At Comic-Con

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