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    Giovanni Ribisi Says Josh Brolin Is A "Berserker" In 'Gangster Squad'; Reveals In The Works Skateboarding Documentary

    Giovanni Ribisi's been playing a string of less-than-savory guys in his films of late -- the corporate shill Selfridge in "Avatar," the Hitler-loving drunk Moburg in "The Rum Diary," and the violent drug-smuggler Briggs in this week's "Contraband." So is it any wonder that Ribisi would want to explo...

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    Watch: Gina Carano & Channing Tatum Battle In First 5 Minutes From Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

    While Steven Soderbergh still managed to assemble a great cast for his upcoming "Haywire," word around the campfire is that some actors actually turned down the film, not exactly cool with the idea of letting a woman beat them up on screen. Their loss. Turning MMA star Gina Carano into an ...

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    Watch: 7 Minutes From The George Lucas Produced WWII Film 'Red Tails'; George Lucas Says Black Cinema Riding On Its Success

    In the works for decades, the George Lucas-produced WWII film "Red Tails," about the famed Tuskegee Airmen, first started filming way back in 2009. And there is a lot riding on this movie, including no less the fate of financing for movies centered around or featuring black actors in the l...

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    Parker Posey Hosting Sundance Awards Ceremony; Jurors Revealed

    The Sundance Institute reveals the jury members of the six juries that will be granting prizes at the 2012 festival. The awards ceremony January 28 will be hosted by Parker Posey and live streamed here. Short film awards will be announced January 24 at a separate ceremony.

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    Global Film Initiative Accepting Applications For Winter 2012 Production Grants Program; Deadline Imminent!

    Late on this, but better late than never... you've got 6 days, so get on it!

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    Distributors Bring the Drama at the New York Film Critics Dinner

    Last night as the New York Film Critics doled out their prizes at their annual awards gala -- now in its 77th year -- the mood was predictably relaxed onstage (the winners were announced last month). The vibe in the audience was another matter. The word from the rumor mill goes something like t...

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    First Look At Agyness Deyn & Richard Coyle In Brit Remake Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Pusher'

    Are you a fan of "Drive"? Well, if you are, and you haven't yet tracked down Nicolas Winding Refn's crackling debut "Pusher" (or its two sequels), then you probably should. At least before the remake hits.

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    With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download

    If you haven't already stopped by Kickstarter's Year in Review page on their website, it's high time you did so. The company's strategy for presenting their data and their projects in interesting ways (exhibit A, B, C) is unrivaled and on full display on this page.

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    Prescreen Streams Indie Films, Sundance Trailers

    As Sundance approaches, the films that don’t score breakout status may not have to fade into obscurity. After attending Sundance 2010, former Groupon executive Shawn Bercuson realized that most of the films would never be seen again. He launched Prescreen.com, a movie marketing and distributio...

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    Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Hedlund; Watch Him Sing

    Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy") has joined the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," adding to an already stellar cast of Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Like Mulligan and Timberlake, Hedlund can sing (he was probably the best part of "C...

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