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    Sony Pictures Classics Sets December 19 Date for Cannes Winner "Amour," Signals Oscar Chase

    The big question coming out of Cannes is whether Sony Pictures Classics can push Michael's Haneke's somber end-of-life Palme d'Or winner "Amour" all the way to major category Oscar nominations beyond best foreign film.

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    Kevin Feige Says 'Thor 2' Villain Won't Be Thanos & 'Iron Man 3' Will Contain "Biggest Spectacle Yet"

    Normally, the window for open discussion on a film's ending is debatable, with some camps saying 6 months while others go for 5 years, but considering in the time it just took to blink “The Avengers” has made another cool million, we feel pretty confident in exploring its mid-credits...

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    Lucius Fox Returns In New TV Spot For "The Dark Knight Rises"

    Wait, Morgan Freeman is in The Dark Knight Rises? Really? Why, I had no idea.

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    Watch Now - French Slavery/Time Travel Comedy "Case D├ępart"

    It's been a long while since we last wrote anything about this flick...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Will Make Your Holiday Season Depressing On December 19th

    Michael Haneke has never exactly been Mr. Happy Fun Time, and while his latest, the Palme d'Or winning "Amour," has been his most widely embraced film to date, make no mistake, it's basically two hours of watching a woman die. So happy holidays, Sony Pictures Classics is bringing i...

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    Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn & Leslie Mann Join Adam Shankman's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    For the most part, Adam Shankman has been known for big screen spectacle, bringing to multiplexes the likes of "Bedtime Stories," "Hairspray" and this summer's '80s musical "Rock Of Ages." But the helmer is looking to shift gears a bit as earlier this year he si...

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    Screenplay From Late 'Hangin' With the Homeboys' Filmmaker Joseph B. Vasquez Goes Into Production

    Despite having passed away far too young in 1995, promising writer-director Joseph B. Vasquez is getting another film before cameras. The late filmmaker’s screenplay, “The House That Jack Built,” has just begun production in New York under the direction of Henry Barrial, whose &ldq...

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    Tom Cruise Action Vehicle 'One Shot' Retitled To Franchise Ready 'Jack Reacher'

    While the debate will continue to swirl about how 5' 7" Tom Cruise will portray the much taller, bulkier Jack Reacher as described in the books by Lee Child remains to be seen, from day one Paramount has viewed "One Shot" as the start of a potential series of films. And now with a...

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    Zombies In Africa Feature ("The Dead") Posts Impressive Box Office; Did You See It?

    It's been on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD for a few months now; It's been on my cue, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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    Carl Franklin Signs Up To Direct Cop Thriller "City Of Night"

    This comes on the heels of my Carl Franklin piece titled Trying To Understand Carl Franklin's Absence From Movie Theaters In 8 Years..., which was posted in mid-April.

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