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    'Animal House' Being Turned Into A Broadway Musical With Songs By The Barenaked Ladies

    Following Barry Levinson's "Diner" and more recently, Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" in their transition from celluloid to the Broadway stage, comes the most unlikeliest candidate yet: John Landis' "Animal House" starring John Belushi.

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    Universal Scares 'Ouija' Back To Life For 2013 Release, But As A Cheapie $5 Million Movie Instead Of $100 Million Blockbuster

    With studios no longer willing to take expensive bets, the name of the game these days has been Return On Investment. Universal spent most of the last year dumping a number of expensive projects, and severing their relationship with Hasbro which spawned the $200 million soggy blockbuster "Battl...

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    The Long Gestation of Cannes-Bound 'On the Road,' From Coppola to Salles

    After 44 years, possibly the longest gestation period in cinema history, the film version of Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel "On the Road" is finally hitting the big screen. Francis Ford Coppola, then a rising director-screenwriter still in his 20s, bought the film rights to it back in 1968...

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    Cinedigm and New Video Partner for Sundance Winner 'The Invisible War'

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video have partnered up to distribute Kirby Dick's "The Invisible War" -- this year's winner of the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance -- for North America. The film will hit select theaters this summer. This marks the first buy under the new partnership...

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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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