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    Barbra Streisand Returns to Directing with Cate Blanchett & Colin Firth in 'Skinny and Cat'

    Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett are set to star in Barbra Streisand's "Skinny and Cat," her return to directing after sixteen years ("The Mirror Has Two Faces" was in 1996, "Prince of Tides" in 1991 and "Yentl" in 1983). The epic love story...

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    Check Out Adrian Tomine's Beautiful Illustration Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' For The New Yorker

    If you're of a certain age and temperament, you know exactly who Adrian Tomine is. The cartoonist is probably best known for "Optic Nerve," his series of comics published by Drawn & Quarterly that ran in the late '90s and was compiled into "32 Stories," which every co...

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    Exuberant Musical 'Leave It On The Floor' On DVD 8/14, Digital Platforms 7/24

    And speaking of Paris Is Burning (see 2 posts below)... another press release from my inbox...

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    Brie Larson & Miles Teller Join 'The Spectacular Now' With 'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley

    The name Brie Larson may not be one that’s readily on the tip of the average cinema-goer’s tongue, but she may just have a face that many are starting to remember. With impressive and fairly memorable roles in the likes of “Rampart,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” ...

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    Matthew Cherry's 'The Last Fall' Picked Up By Bob Johnson's Newly-Acquired Image Entertainment

    Announced at the American Black Film Festival, where the film is scheduled to screen, Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, has been acquired by Image Entertainment (which you may recall was bought earlier this year by Bob Johnson) in a deal that includes all North American rig...

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    Noomi Rapace & Colin Farrell Thriller 'Dead Man Down' To Hit Theaters On April 5, 2013

    Well, this will be an interesting little experiment. While both have been part of hit films, neither Noomi Rapace or Colin Farrell are necessarily marquee names. Sure, Rapace was part of the successful Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and is currently starring in "...

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    1991 Sundance Film Fest Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Paris Is Burning' Added to Sundance Collection

    Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today that Paris is Burning, by director Jennie Livingston, has been added to The Sundance Collection at UCLA, 21 years after its premiere at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. The negative and other key film elements from the film are now safely...

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    American Cinematheque Announces Aero Theatre's Digital Upgrades, Summer Series of Classics & Restorations

    The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre announces its new upgrade, which includes state-of-the-art high performance digital projection and sound at its 435-seat Santa Monica venue.

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    Color In Your Very Own Bill Murray in 'Thrill Murray' Coloring Book

    "Smudge between the lines, fill the sexy man up."

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    'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers Fight Fox for $10 Million in Royalties

    A battle over $10 million in ancillary revenue is being waged right now between Fox and the producers of “Napoleon Dynamite.” At issue before a trial judge are varying interpretations of how and where “net profits” is defined in the contract and which royalty rate should be a...

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