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    Iran's Hardliners Shutter Filmmakers' Guild

    At a time when Iranian cinema is once again being heralded for its artistry and universal appeal -- with the release of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" and expatriate Rafi Pitts' "The Hunter" -- the country's Culture Ministry is taking a controversial move in closi...

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    Sequel To Ray Winstone TV Revival 'The Sweeney' Already In The Works Before First Film Is Released

    In Hollywood, barely anything is greenlit without the prospect of a sequel already percolating in the minds of studio executives (you can be sure that somewhere, there's a serviette with plot outlines for "We Bought A Zoo Too," "J. Edgars" and "My Week With Marilyn: Toky...

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    Matthew Fox Goes Back To An Island, Starring In Post-WW2 Japan-Set Drama 'Emperor'

    You know what's interesting about Matthew Fox? That he's actually managing to carve out a fairly interesting post-"Lost" career. Breaking out of a global TV smash like that sci-fi series isn't the easiest thing in the world, as David Duchovny's film career will attest to, b...

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    Peter Parker Loves The Ramones In New Pics From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    Peter Parker: Student, photographer, superhero, punk rocker. While Tobey Maguire's incarnation of Peter Parker was more likely to listen to Death Cab For Cutie and cry himself to sleep, it looks like Marc Webb's upgraded take on the character has a pair of Doc Martens in his closet next to h...

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    Benoit Jacquot's 'Farewell My Queen' Starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette to Open Berlin Festival

    The period drama "Farewell My Queen" starring Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), Lea Seydoux ("Midnight in Paris") and Virginie Ledoyen ("Army of Crime") will open the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 9. The film, directed by Benoit...

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    Martin Scorsese to Receive BAFTA's Highest Honor

    Martin Scorsese -- fresh of directing the critical hit "Hugo" and the release of Edward Yang's 4 hour epic "Brighter Summer Day," which he helped preserve -- will be honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' highest honor, the BAFTA fellowship on February 12.

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    Watch: Linda Cardellini Loses Her Grip In Trailer For 'Return' Also Starring Michael Shannon & John Slattery

    It's somewhat odd that of all the "Freaks And Geeks" crew, the two leads, Linda Cardellini and John Francis Daley, haven't been able to capitalize on the cult show's success on the same level its supporting players such as James Franco, Seth Rogen or Jason Segel have. Dale...

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    First Look At Diane Kruger As Marie Antoinette In Berlin Film Festival Opener 'Farewell, My Queen'

    Just when you thought you had a moment, it's all starting up again. A fresh movie year is ahead of us with major festivals at Sundance, SXSW and Cannes set to get the ball rolling in the first half of the year, and next month Berlin lays out their annual red carpet. This morning, organizers have...

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    Guess They Saw 'Trespass': Joel Schumacher Replaced By 'Machinist' Director Brad Anderson On 'The Hive'

    Hot off the heels of delivering one of 2011's biggest turkeys, the almost-direct-to-video Nicolas Cage/Nicole Kidman home invasion thriller "Trespass," Joel Schumacher has been removed from the Troika Pictures' thriller "The Hive" and replaced by "The Machinist"...

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    Adam Goldberg Is Harry Reems, Harold Perrineau Is Sammy Davis Jr. & Sasha Grey Joins Other Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno'

    If 2012 is the battle of the Snow White movies, it looks like 2013 may be the smuttier war between porn biopics of the infamous Linda Lovelace. Hot on the heels of "Lovelace" shoring up their cast with Demi Moore and Adam Brody, "Inferno" has fired back with casting of its own.

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