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    First Look At Greta Gerwig & Joel Kinnaman In 'Lola Versus'

    Greta Gerwig and Joel Kinnaman -- two actors who have been working mostly in indie/foreign fare to date -- are making big strides toward more mainstream recognition. The former already did the WB comedy "Arthur" last year with Russell Brand, and later this year, she'll feature in Woody...

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    Music Box Will Release Sundance HBO Doc 'Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present'

    The rule changes for documentaries to qualify for next year's Academy Awards require a multi-city theatrical run and a review in The NY Times. In an interview, HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins told me that going forward, HBO will now choose a far smaller number of films to qualify for the Os...

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    Lee & Pantenburg Present 'Film Studies in Motion - A Web Series in 7 Episodes,' Leading up to Oberhausen Fest Panel

    Beginning today, Kevin B. Lee and Volker Pantenburg are presenting weekly selections of analytical video essays from the web. The series, "Film Studies in Motion - A Web Series in 7 Episodes," is in preparation of their presentation "Whatever happened to Bildungsauftrag? - Teaching ci...

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    Music Box Takes US Rights To 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present'

    Music Box Films has acquired US rights to Matthew Akers' 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.'

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    SXSW '12: Richard Linklater & Randall Poster Talk Inspirations, Soundtracks & The Songs That Got Away

    Yesterday at the SXSW Film Festival, we sat in on a panel consisting, mostly, of a laid back conversation between filmmaker Richard Linkleter (whose new film, "Bernie," played) and legendary music supervisor Randall Poster (he has two movies in the theaters right now, "Friends with Kids" and "The Vo...

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    Trailer Watch: Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' Offers Kooky, Soapy '70s Fun

    Less than two months before its May 11 release date, Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" finally has its first official trailer.

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    Disney to Bring 'Pocahontas,' 'Evita,' 'The Color of Money' and 30 Other Films to Blu-Ray

    Throughout 2012, the Walt Disney Studios plans to add more than 30 popular and iconic films to its ever-expanding Blu-ray library. Each released edition will be digitally remastered, giving viewers high definition picture and sound quality.

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    So 'Mortal Instruments' With Lily Collins Happening After All, 'Karate Kid' Helmer Harald Zwart To Direct

    It seems that more projects coming back to life. With "The Dark Tower" and "Arthur and Lancelot" headed to the big screen once again thanks to Warner Bros. earlier this week, another project thought left for dead last month is now back, alive and kicking.

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    'Welcome To People' Is Now 'People Like Us'; Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde-Led Thriller Retitled 'Deadfall'

    Alex Kurtzman is best known as one half of the blockbuster-scripting duo with Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek"), but last year, he ventured out solo making his directorial debut with a family dramedy known as "Welcome To People." Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michel...

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    Why George Clooney Got Arrested

    Using your celebrity to raise awareness of an issue is one thing. Getting arrested for that purpose is another. That's what George Clooney, Liberal humanitarian activist, was willing to do Friday.

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