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    'Act of Valor' Co-Director Mike McCoy To Tackle Post-Apocalyptic Pic 'God's Gulch' With Subtlety, Real-Life Survivors

    No matter the criticisms of American jingoism or just sub-Greengrass, “gritty” filmmaking, the Navy SEAL showcase “Act of Valor” has nonetheless proven a formidable attraction for mainstream audiences and military enthusiasts alike. Coming off its second weekend of release, w...

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    Watch: Trailer For Nanni Moretti's 'We Have A Pope'

    Having previously won the Palme d'Or for "The Son's Room" in 2001, expectations were likely riding a little too high when festival regular Nanni Moretti returned to the Croisette last year to premiere "We Have a Pope" (aka "Habemus Papam"). Perhaps put off by th...

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    IFC Midnight Grabs 'Grabbers'

    IFC Midnight has acquired the North and Latin American rights to Jon Wright's monster comedy "Grabbers."

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    Drunken Irish Alien Flick 'Grabbers' Goes to IFC Midnight

    IFC Midnight is taking Jon Wright's "Grabbers" for North and Latin American distribution. The film, which debuted at Sundance, stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, and Bronagh Gallagher. IFC Films/Sundance Selects' Jonathan Sehring calls the...

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    Watch: New Clips From '21 Jump Street,' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' & Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

    Some more peeks at a few movies headed your way, so let's just dive in...

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    Lance Reddick Forms Production Company; 1st Film Completed; Anthony Hemingway Directing next

    I think I speak for the rest of the S&A crew when I say that we're fans of Lance Reddick's work; most will likely remember him from his role in HBO's hit series The Wire, or maybe most recently, from Fringe.

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    'Trollhunter' Director Andre Øvredal To Make Hollywood Debut With 'Carpe Demon: Adventures Of A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom'

    With international genre cinema currently in a very healthy state, Hollywood executives are spoiled for choices when it comes to finding foreign filmmakers to bring something fresh to U.S. studio fare. Indeed, stick your head in a multiplex these days and it's hard to find a movie that isn't...

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    "Marley" (The Definitive Doc On The Life Of Bob Marley) To Premiere In Kingston, Jamaica In FREE Public Screening

    I suppose it's only right that Marley, the "definitive" documentary on the life of reggae superstar Bob Marley, will make its non-festival general release world premiere at Emancipation Park, in Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday, April 19 (a day before Magnolia Pictures will rel...

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    Watch: Dakota Fanning Has Short Hair, A British Accent & A Terminal Disease In Trailer For 'Now Is Good'

    Well, it didn't take long for a remake of Gus Van Sant's "Restless" to get off the ground. Okay, so it's not officially a remake but with a short-haired young protagonist battling a terminal disease with an indie rock soundtrack (yep, that's The Flaming Lips' "Do Y...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes Ponsoldt's 'Smashed,' Starring Winstead, Paul & Oscar-Winner Spencer

    Sony Pictures Classics has taken worldwide rights for James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" after its Sundance debut. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul Paul and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer lead a sprawling cast including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place.

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