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    Mike Newell Out, 'The Muppets' Helmer James Bobin In To Direct WWII Spy Flick 'Agent Zigzag'

    Let's get this out of the way first and let's not be super alarmist about it (aka don't panic Miss Piggy and Kermit fans). There's nothing super concrete that says "The Muppets" sequel has been delayed, scrapped, etc. However, in a new Variety report about "The Muppets...

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    First Reviews For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Spin A (Mostly) Positive Web

    Even though the film doesn't begin hitting theaters internationally until next weekend, U.K. critics have put on their monocles and taken out their quill and dropped the first reviews for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot. And, somewhat surprisingly, it's getting some most...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Ava DuVernay's Award-Winning "Middle Of Nowhere" + LAFF Gala & NABJ Info

    To be presented as 1 of only 4 gala screening events at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year (headed by Stephanie Allain), Ava DuVernay's lauded sophomore feature film effort, Middle Of Nowhere, will screen tomorrow night at LA Live's Regal Cinemas 800-seat auditorium! 

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited' For Summer 2013 Release

    Sony Pictures Classics and Pedro Almodóvar are cinematic peanut butter and jelly, a union that is never wrong and has been fruitful for many, many years. So no duh, the arthouse shingle has once again teamed up with the helmer to distribute his next film, "I'm So Excited." No wo...

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    Alice Walker Denies Israeli Publisher Permission To Translate 'The Color Purple' (Cite's Spielberg's Film)

    News you can use on an otherwise slow day here at Shadow & Act HQ...

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    Watch The New 'The Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot, Or Better Yet, Just Make Your Own Damn Trailer

    The Marketing Rises. In case you missed it, this morning brought with it a brand new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" with more epic looking stuff to stoke the flames of anticipation. But what if you wanted to bring some of the BRAAAHM yourself?

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    Academy Announces Summer Long 'Last 70mm Film Festival'

    As the film industry prepares to say good-bye--despite the efforts of celluloid holdout Christoher Nolan-- not only to Kodak but to film stock itself, the Academy is celebrating 70mm films all summer long with "The Last 70mm Film Festival." It will kick off at its Samuel Goldwyn Theater in...

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    Academy Hires Jasmine Madatian To Supervise Publicity

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing in publicity veteran Jasmine Madatian to replace Leslie Unger, who oversaw the massive media coverage of the Oscars until her resignation last November. What you need in that job is a powerfully organized and experienced traffic cop. Mad...

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    Sam Mendes To Direct 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' Stage Musical, Opens In London June 2013

    Roald Dahl’s books have all slowly but surely been adapted (in some form or another) over the years. On the big screen, the most recent attempt to adapt Dahl’s work was Wes Anderson’s (in this writer’s opinion) abominable attempt to turn one of the author’s finest child...

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    Ciné Institute - A Film School Grows In Haiti And Is Seeking Faculty For 2012-13 Year

    Ciné Institute provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production support that began as a film festival in Jacmel.

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