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    John Lasseter Reveals New Details About Pete Docter's New Film

    If you're tired of the recent rash of Pixar sequels (because, really, who hasn't been longing to find out about Mike and Sully's monstrous college adventures?), then you're very much in luck. Not only is next summer's "Brave" an all new property, part loving homage to C...

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    David Fincher Says He Wouldn't Have Shown 'Dragon Tattoo' To NYFCC, Sides With Scott Rudin Over New Yorker Embargo Controversy

    It seems everyone has an opinion about the Scott Rudin vs. David Denby fiasco, in which the critic for the New Yorker knowingly broke the December 13th review embargo for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" for a variety of reasons and rationalizations he flaccidly tried to explain. But of a...

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    Von Trier Prosecutor Talks to THR: Cannes Gaffe Charges Dropped

    The Hollywood Reporter spoke exclusively to Jean-Michel Cailleau, Grasse's public prosecutor, who says "the case has been officially closed," meaning von Trier will not be charged for his infamous statements at the Cannes Film Festival during a press conference for his film "Melancholia."

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    Global Film Initiative Announces Selections for Global Lens

    The Global Film Initiative today announced the ten films from all over the world that will be showcased during the ninth season of its Global Lens film series.

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    IN THE WORKS: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Christ the Lord, Shyamalan's 1000 A.E. with Smith, Kravitz & Okonedo

    Director Bruce Beresford ("Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," "Driving Miss Daisy") will direct "Taliesin," about one dramatic event in the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Writer Nicholas Meyer centers the script on the events surrounding the home the architect...

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    Steven Spielberg Admits That He Softened Lesbian Sex In "The Color Purple"

    And this should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's read Alice Walker's original novel... but just in case you haven't... Mr Speilberg says, "yeah, I toned things down, now what?"

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    In The Land of Blood & Lawsuits: Jolie, GK Films and FilmDistrict Sued Over Film's Similarities to Croatian Book

    Angelina Jolie (along with GK Films, FilmDistrict and Scout Film) is being sued. Croatian journalist James Braddock alleges that her film, "In The Land of Blood and Honey," has similarities with his 2007 book, "The Soul Shattering." For two years beginning in 2008, he states that...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Lorax' Plants A Seed, Hopes To Grow Into Box Office Success

    You already know that the road of Dr. Seuss projects to the big screen is littered with carcasses ("The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and "Cat In The Hat" in particular) but on the animated front, things have fared a bit better. "Horton Hears A Who" was respectful in its ...

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    Diablo Cody Talks the Inspiration for 'Young Adult,' Working With Jason Reitman & Preparing For 'Lamb Of God'

    Writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman are quite the pair. After teaming on the beloved small-scale dramatic comedy (or comedic drama?) "Juno," which won the first-time writer Cody an Academy Award, they collaborated on teen horror romp "Jennifer's Body," a Cody script that Reitman produced. ...

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    Halle Berry Will Play "A Jewish Woman In The 1930s" & "An Old Tribal Woman" In Wachowski/Tykwer "Cloud Atlas" Adaptation

    Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming, highly anticipated film, from a profile in yesterday's New York Times...

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