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    Chris Evans Has Great Taste, In Talks To Star In Bong Joon-Ho's Sci-Fi 'Snow Piercer'

    Even though he's now a bona-fide A-lister thanks to the success of "Captain America: The First Avenger," we're not sure people give Chris Evans enough credit. He's consistently been the best thing in crummy movies from "Fantastic Four" and "The Losers" to &q...

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    "The Strange Thing About the Johnsons" Actress (Daniele Watts) Joins Cast Of "Django Unchained"

    Been a little while it seems since we posted any casting notices for Django Unchained; I guess the main black characters are already in the bag - Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson - and much of the rest of the casting that's been announced over the last sveral months, we do...

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    20th Century Fox Want 'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank To Helm Reboot Of 'Fantastic Four'

    Marvel's plan to dominate the comic book movie world has one major problem; rights to some of their key properties were sold back in the 1990s to other studios -- Fox taking crown jewels like "X-Men," "Daredevil" and "The Fantastic Four," with Sony landing perhaps the best known character, "Spider-M...

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    Spike Lee Says He Financed "Red Hook Summer" Himself + Has No Distributor Yet + Plot Spoiler & More...

    Some bits and pieces of info worth sharing that I came across while reading THIS New York Times Sundance 2012 profile - specifically about veteran filmmakers like Spike Lee and Stephen Frears debuting their films at the festival, competiting with filmmakers much younger for eyeballs and distrib...

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    SnagFilms Acquires Worldwide Theatrical, TV, Digital Rights To Artist Winfred Rembert Doc (Dates, Clips)

    It screened just 2 days ago here in NYC at the Maysles Cinema, but I missed it; couldn't make it.

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    Lionsgate Acquires Summit for $412.5 million UPDATED

    Hollywood insiders have been speculating about just how the long-simmering Lionsgate/Summit merger will close. The problem? While Summit had every reason to cash out at the height of their value before the "Twilight" franchise comes to an end in November with "Breaking Dawn- Part Two"...

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    'Harold & Maude' Leads Criterion's April Slate Of New Releases

    April come she will, and for Criterion, that means finally getting Hal Ashby's sophomore film into the collection.

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    Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

    Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the pa...

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    "The Mountaintop" Closes In A Week! Last Chance To See It! (Broadway)

    If you haven't seen it yet, and you've wanted to, you should know that Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, will close on January 22, just over a week from today - not a lot of time left, so get moving!

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    Judd Apatow, Paul Feig & The Final Word On The Much-Discussed 'Bridesmaids' Sequel: We'll Do A Sequel If & When A Worthy Idea Surfaces

    God, the "Bridesmaids" sequel conversation has to stop. It all started when Universal said they'd consider making a sequel with or without lead actress Kristen Wiig (who wrote the script with her pal Annie Mumolo). Of course they would: the hilarious and successful comedy became t...

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