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    Lionsgate Wants To Keep 'Twilight' Franchise Going After 5th Film

    $412.5 million. That's how much Lionsgate just paid to acquire Summit in a deal that closed this week. Summit have made a name for themselves thanks to the massive global box office of the "Twilight" series of the films, and other the years, stamped themselves as players than...

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    First Look: Six Images from The Dark Knight Rises, Out of the Batcave, Onto the Blogs

    Christian Bale, in full Batman getup, dominated Entertainment Weekly's 2012 Preview issue yesterday, as part of the release of six new images from the highly-anticipating completion to the Batman trilogy.

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    Quentin Tarantino Gives 'Drive,' 'Rampart' & 'Meek's Cutoff' Slots On His Worst & "Nice Try" 2011 Film Lists

    Is Quentin Tarantino turning into a crank? Or Armond White? The director has dropped his best of list for 2011, and let's just put it this way: Paul W.S. Anderson's ridiculous and dumb "The Three Musketeers" made the top 11, while movies like "Drive," "Rampart" ...

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    Poster Round-Up: '21 Jump Street,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'John Dies At The End,' 'Detachment' & 'The Words'

    Another week into 2012, another cavalcade of posters hitting the web for a handful of new releases. First up is a new poster for Jonah Hill's '80s cop reboot, "21 Jump Street." The film isn't out until March but word out of a test screening last week was very strong, indicating...

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    Agustí Villaronga, Director Of Spanish Oscar Contender 'Black Bread,' Talks Influences & Chasing Authenticity

    Many were surprised when Spain selected the then-unheard of Catalan language film "Black Bread," over Pedro Almodóvar's insane thriller "The Skin I Live In," as their entry for this year's Oscars. But the film was a big critical success in its native land, winning ...

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    Akosua Adoma's "Black Sunshine" (On Promiscuous Ghanaian Hairdresser) Gets Financing Boost

    Congrats to Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma, whose feature-length experimental film about a promiscuous Ghanaian hairdresser, was one of 23 filmmakers to be selected to receive a Creative Capital 2012 grant in Film/Video.

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    Quentin Tarantino’s Official Top Eleven of 2011

    Here is Quentin Tarantino’s official Top Eleven of 2011, per the Tarantino Archives. I am happy to see that Tarantino shares my love of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," as a script and as a movie. I love it that "The Artist" ties with another Weinstein Co. film, "Our ...

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    Documentaries Inspired by MLK Jr: Indiewire @ Hulu

    Martin Luther King, Jr Day is Monday, so Indiewire's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page offers the story of his assassination, a number of profiles of African-American activists, personalities, and communities, and a portrait of South Africa's symbol of resistance against institutiona...

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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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