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    'A Separation,' 'Pina,' 'In Darkness,' 'Footnote' & 5 More Survive To The Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist

    ...and then there were nine. After sixty-three submissions, we're down to the last batch hoping to make it the final five when the Oscar nominations are announced next Tuesday. The process is an odd one, with L.A.-based Academy members voting in the top six, and three more films added by the bra...

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    Liv Tyler To Star In Ti West's Sci-Fi Project 'The Side Effect'

    Title confusion! Nope, this isn't Steven Soderbergh's upcoming thriller, "Side Effects" (plural), but instead, it's the next effort from Ti West, "The Side Effect" (singular). Stay with us.

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    Adopt Films and GoDigital Sign Distribution Deal; Kicking off with 'Ballad of Genesis'

    Indie distributor Adopt Films and GoDigital announce a multi-year distribution deal which foresees releasing six to eight titles per year. First up is Marie Losier's "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye," which opens theatrical March 8 and on demand via GoDigital. Likely to follow is A...

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    Soderbergh Confirms Backers for 'Side Effects," Lands Distributor

    Between toying with the idea of retiring to become a painter and reaffirming himself as a polymath filmmaker, prolific Steven Soderbergh knows how to keep his schedule full. Annapurna Pictures and Open Road Films will partner to produce "Side Effects," one of several upcoming Soderbergh projects.

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    Open Road Will Distribute Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' in the US

    Open Road films is teaming up with Annapurna Pictures to distribute Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" in the US (within the first half of 2013). Annapurna is financing and producing with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs and scripter Scott Z. Burns, and casting announcements are ...

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    Kristen Wiig Finally Weighs In, Says She's "Not Planning" Another 'Bridesmaids' Movie

    So far, we've heard from Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Judd Apatow and Paul Feig regarding the rumored plans Universal has for making a "Bridesmaids" sequel whether or not star, co-writer and co-creator Kristen Wiig comes back on board. Generally, the...

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    This Year's Foreign Oscar Snubs: "Separation" In; "Bala" Out

    Oh, why do I even still bother? Predictably disappointing, but still somewhat grating, the Academy Awards have announced their short-list for the Best Foreign Language Film of the year, and the resulting 9 films aren't going to surprise anyone--except for the few noteworthy omissions that sho...

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    Sundance's Distribution Contingency Plan Announces First Set of Films

    Thanks to a deal between New Video and Sundance Institute's Artist Services program, Sundance filmmakers may be able to rest easier this coming week.  It was announced that thirteen titles from the Sundance archive have signed deals with New Video to be available on digital distribution pla...

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    Rising Stars Tahar Rahim & Lea Seydoux To Star In Nuclear-Powered Romantic Drama 'Grand Central'

    Two of our favorite breakouts of international cinema of the last few years have been Tahar Rahim and Lea Seydoux. The former made a scorching debut in Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," followed up swiftly with "The Eagle" and "Black Gold," while the latter won a C&eac...

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    Does Digital Spell the End of the Art House?

    I did not attend Art House Convergence, the annual event in Park City, Utah that precedes Sundance and gathers together the leading lights of community theaters and small art house venues around the country. But it seems as if a post I wrote last week, Indie Theaters Left in the Dark by 3D Boom, set...

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