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    YouTube/Ridley Scott/Venice Film Fest Partner On $500,000 Global Short Film Competition

    This morning YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. 

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    'Before The Devil Knows You're Dead' Scribe Kelly Masterson To Rewrite Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer'

    Somewhat underrated at the time, it's sad that it took the death of Sidney Lumet last year to cause his final film, "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead," to be re-appreciated. A seedy little Greek tragedy of a crime movie, with impeccable performances across the board, and shot lik...

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    'Underworld: Awakening' Taking Up Screens Prevented Steven Soderbergh From Prepping IMAX Version Of 'Haywire'

    You might not remember, but back when Steven Soderbergh's virus thriller "Contagion" hit theaters last fall, it also landed on over 250 IMAX screens. While the director has dabbled in many genres and styles over the years, we would've thought IMAX might prove to be more of a gimmick than an aestheti...

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    Concept Art From M. Night Shyamalan's ‘After Earth’ Features A Picture Of Wong Kar-Wai's 'In the Mood for Love'

    Well, say what you will about M. Night Shyamalan, but his films -- even at their worst -- have always looked pretty damn good (the exception being the abysmal "The Last Airbender"). Shyamalan has alwasy had a knank for picking great cinematographers to work with on his films including Tak ...

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    Sylvester Stallone Confirms 'The Expendables 2' Will Be PG-13

    "The Expendables 2" is coming, and this time....bring the kids! Yesterday, word started being kicked around that the upcoming beefcake sequel was possibly going to be given a safe and friendly PG-13 rating due to the whims of the sensitive Chuck Norris, who apparently doesn't like cuss...

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    Universal Pick Up Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon Drama; 'The Invasion' Scribe David Kajganich To Rewrite Ben Affleck's 'The Stand'

    No matter what they do, the fates of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will always be tied together. Having arrived as hot new things at the same time thanks to writing and starring in "Good Will Hunting" together, and cemented as a partnership thanks to joint appearances in various Kevin Smith f...

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    Kodak Files for Chapter 11, But the Party Goes On

    Very early on January 19 -- the opening day of  the 2012 Sundance Film Festival -- Kodak announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (Details are available at Kodaktransforms.com.) Nonetheless, Kodak still plans to hold its annual Sundance party next week. Kodak's bankruptcy...

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    Scott Free, YouTube & Emirates Announce 'Your Film Festival'

    YouTube, Scott Free and Emirates want to find the world's best storytellers and they're doing it through Your Film Festival.

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    Strand Takes US Rights To 'Oslo, August 31st'

    Strand Releasing has taken all US rights to Joachim Trier's "Oslo, August 31st," which debuted to strong reviews at the Cannes Film Festival last year and will soon screen in the Spotlight section of the 2012 Sundnace Film Festival.

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    Denzel Washington's "Safe House" Gets "R" Rating

    Well that's a relief!

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