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    Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor Talk African Tribal Dancing, Mimicking Pink Floyd & Making 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance'

    Coming from the grimier, gonzo world of "Crank," it was something of a surprise to see directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor take the helm of Sony blockbuster "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." While the first film was a $228 million hit, Sony definitely wanted to take ...

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    Dallas International Film Fest Announces 15 Titles: 'Darling Companion,' 'LUV,' 'Brooklyn Brothers'; Animation Honors for Glen Keane

    The Dallas International Film Festival announced its first fifteen films for the 2012 festival, which runs April 12-22. At this sixth edition of the festival (which will showcase nearly 180 films), Narrative Feature and Documentary competition films will compete for $10,000 cash prizes, while Enviro...

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    OCCUPY THE CINEMAS Day of Action: March 2, 2012

    Hey you, film-lovers, filmmakers and film fans:   Are you ready to make a statement about the movies you want?   Are you ready to take a stand and tell the powers that be that you want a free Internet and more fair copyright provisions?   Are you ready to join the Occupy ...

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    Hugh Grant Says He Does "A Lot Of Killing And Raping" In 'Cloud Atlas'

    There is no doubt that the upcoming big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" is ambitious. Directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the sprawling time-spanning tale finds the directors each helming their own segements of the film, leading different units and working wi...

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    Dwayne Johnson Says 'Fast Six' Shoots In May, But Won't Be Made Back-To-Back With 'Fast Seven'

    Does your franchise need a boost of charisma and talent? Hire Dwayne Johnson. The wrestler-turned-action hero made his presence known in last year's "Fast Five," which also turned out to be the biggest (and most enjoyable, by most accounts) entry in the series, spawning talk that Unive...

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    Kinshasa-Set Meditative "White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy" Now In Pre-Production (Watch Trailer)

    Intriguing new documentary in pre-production from Belgian/Brit Kristof Bilsen - a Congo (DRC)-set documentary feature titled White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy (not to be confused with the 2011 Djimon Hounsou thriller Elephant White).

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    Oscar Isaac To Star In Jaume Collet-Serra-Produced Thriller 'Inertia'

    Jaume Collet-Serra must not be reeling from Warner Bros. shutting down his live-action remake of “Akira” back in January, as it was revealed recently that he’s already on to something else, potentially lining up Russell Crowe for his Dracula reimagining, “Harker,” ...

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    James Franco's 'Child Of God' Will Hit Film Festivals This Year, Aiming For 2013 Release

    As you know, James Franco is currently in the midst of shooting "Child of God," an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's grim novel about about a violent man living on the edges of society, and dabbling in all kinds of unsavory activities (necrophilia, pedophilia among them). And while at an...

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    Forest Whitaker To Play Desmond Tutu In "The Archbishop And The Antichrist"

    I'm looking forward to reading the reactions to this piece of news, given recent debates/discussions...

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    Critics and Audiences: Do Your Homework on "Thin Ice"

    The reviews are starting to come in on "Thin Ice," the Wisconsin-set comic crime caper that originally screened at Sundance under the name "The Convincer" and was then re-edited and re-scored without the participation of its director Jill Sprecher. And so far, it's only Time ...

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