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    Watch: New 'The Avengers' TV Spot Pulls Aliens Out Of The "Nondescript Monsters" Folder

    Loki and his army are coming for "The Avengers" in the mega superhero smashup movie from Marvel. And so what is he bringing from the universe beyond ours? What strange creatures will face our heroes as they defend Earth?

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    Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda,&...

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: The Best News, Reviews and Features

    The drama surrounding "Bully" wasn't the only thing Indiewire covered this week. Also this week: Clive Owen talked about playing protective fathers and Ernest Hemingway; the San Franciso Film Fesitval revealed their full lineup; Tribeca announced their closing (and very non-indie) fil...

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    5 New Pics Of Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'People Like Us'

    After delivering emotion-deadening blockbusters like "Transfomers" and "Cowboys & Aliens," can producers and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do nuanced dramedy? That's the question at the center of "People Like Us," Kurtzman's directorial debut that h...

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    Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

    It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno ...

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    Casting Watch: Mia Wasikowska Set to Play 'Madame Bovary,' Paul Giamatti In Talks to Co-Star

    Mia Wasikowska is officially attached to star in Occupant Entertainment's adaptation of ''Madame Bovary" as Emma Bovary, Gustave Flaubert's ever-hopeful passion-seeker perpetually bound to the banalities of domestic life. Paul Giamatti is circling a key role, with Sophie Barthes ("Cold Souls," which...

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    Cities/Theaters Revealed For Theatrical Debut Of Tragedy-To-Triumph Drama "Life, Love, Soul"

    It premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall (when we first profiled it), and will have its theatrical premiere on April 13th in select markets - specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York. And I've now got the exact theaters in thos...

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    Disney's 2012-14 ABC DGA Directing Program Finalists Announced (Karamuu Kush, Tina Mabry, Others Make The Cut)

    I once applied to this program years ago, but didn't get selected; I haven't applied since, mostly because of this whol blogging thing that's taken over my life in recent years :)

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    Watch: Teaser For The Animated 'Foosball' From ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Director Juan Jose Campanella

    Back in 2010 it was reported that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the breathless, Academy Award-winning whodunit “Secret In Their Eyes,” would next set his sights on an animated project called “Metegol” (aka “Foosball”). Well, today a brief teaser has appeared (via Animatie) and it seems charming ...

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    Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of 'Madame Bovary'; Paul Giamatti Also Eyeing Role

    Oh boy, another musty dusty literary adaptation? Even with our girl Mia Wasikowska (who is in danger to becoming the young go-to girl for period movies with "Jane Eyre" and "Albert Nobbs" under her belt), we can't say we're overly excited. Though, this film could turn out...

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