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    Michael Bay On 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' Alien Controversy: "Fans Need To Take A Breath, And Chill"

    Hell hath no fury like a fanbase scorned. From Bryan Singer's "X-Men" abandoning their traditional yellow spandex to Jennifer Lawrence being too blonde and pale to play Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," internet fandom is not one to lay down silently when a filmmaker ti...

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    Jason Statham & Jennifer Lopez's 'Parker' Bumped To January 25, 2013

    You know, this was going to be a snarkier post but then we dug up this set photo of Jason Statham wearing a goddamn cowboy hat, and "Parker" is now our most anticipated movie of 2013. Jason Statham has done a lot things in his career -- most of them variations on the same theme -- but we h...

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    Watch: New Clips From 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Hungry Games'

    With (mostly) positive word running rampant for “The Hunger Games” all throughout the Twittersphere and reviews flooding in daily (including our own, which called it “thoughtful, thrilling populist entertainment that genuinely deserves to be a franchise”) it’s a wonder ...

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    'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank To Direct Adaptation Of 'The Red Star'

    As most of us know by now, the January release of “Chronicle” marked one of those rare moments when critical and commercial success combines for a genre picture of that ilk. While a sequel has already been announced with original screenwriter Max Landis at work once again, director Josh ...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Turn Up the Heat on PBS; More from the Trenches

    Don't piss off documentary filmmakers. They are an activist bunch, by nature, and when they feel wronged, they band together and fight back. As Kartemquin Films' Tim Horsburgh told me, while I was researching this recent Indiewire article (The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disas...

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    Another Blow For Paramount's Chris Pine-Starring Jack Ryan Revival As Director Jack Bender Bails On The Project

    Barely two weeks ago we asked the question, "Does anyone actually want to see another Jack Ryan movie?" The Tom Clancy-created spy franchise has lasted four installments across three leading men, with "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear And Present Danger" and "The Sum Of All Fears,"...

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    New Images From Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love'; Full Soundtrack Details Unveiled

    With a new geographically-specific title and a summer release just announced, Woody Allen's latest Euro-flavored venture, "To Rome With Love," is just around the corner. Looking to replicate the success of "Midnight In Paris," a career-best box office hit ...

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    Cinefondation Atelier at the Cannes Film Festival

    Fifteen feature film projects from 14 countries have been selected for the 8th Cinéfondation Atelier at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival (from May 16 to 27). Created in 2005 to help emerging and confirmed filmmakers to complete financing for their film (115 directors have benefitted so fa...

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    Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart Teaming For A Cop Comedy At Paramount

    There is nothing Hollywood likes more than to piggyback off a good idea, so we probably should have seen this coming. Hot off the success of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's "21 Jump Street" this weekend, another cop comedy is coming down the pike, this time starring two veterans of the...

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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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