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    SBIFF '12: 'Samsara' Producer Mark Magidson Talks Logistical Agony, Visual Ecstasy & Nuances of Non-Verbal Storytelling

    "Samsara," the latest film from "Baraka" and "Chronos" filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson had its U.S. premiere last week at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (it previously screened at TIFF last year). The companion piece to 1992's "Baraka," which has since become a cult hit for it...

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    Johnny Depp To Produce Film Based On Upcoming Memoir Damien Echols Of The West Memphis Three

    The West Memphis Three are now officially a trend. With the trio of wrongly convicted boys now free (though still yet to be fully exonerated for the crimes they were accused of), it seems there's going to be no slowdown of documentaries and feature films about them. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinof...

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    Sundance Midnight Pic 'Excision' Goes to Anchor Bay Entertainment

    "Excision," the gory shock-horror film that sent Sundance audiences home with a fake bloody tampon, has been acquired for North American release by Anchor Bay Entertainment. "Excision" played in Sundance's Park City at Midnight section and stars AnnaLynne McCord, Tracy Lords ...

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    Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Gets An Official 2012 Release Date

    Summit Entertainment announced today that it will open Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross flick on October 26, 2012 - the 4th Tyler Perry movie of the year!

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    Sharpen Your Claws: 'The Wolverine' Will Hit Theaters On July 26, 2013

    Stalled by a natural disaster, a director leaving and then a busy schedule, for a moment the future looked grim for "The Wolverine." But comic fans needn't fear -- a release date has been set.

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    Trailer For UK Urban Thriller "Payback Season" Surfaces (Opens March 9)

    Directed by Danny Donnelly, the short story goes...

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    Neko Case Confirms Appearance On 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack; Listen To Fucked Up's 'Year Of The Tiger' Featuring Jim Jarmusch

    While "Hunger Games" fans implore anyone who'll listen that it's totally different from the "Twilight" franchise, they can't deny that Lionsgate is following the Summit playbook. The marketing rollout is pretty much targeting the exact same demographic in almost the s...

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    Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Ex-Lovers for Focus/Working Title Thriller; Plus What's Next for Each

    As we announced last week, Focus Features and Working Title have paired Eric Bana ("Hanna," "Munich") and Rebecca Hall ("The Town," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") for an untitled thriller. If you've missed Bana and Hall, rest assured they both have a few proj...

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    David Seidler Adapting Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades,' Film will Feature Tchaikovsky's Opera

    David Seidler, who wrote the Oscar-winning script for "The King's Speech," is adapting Alexander Pushkin's Russian short story, "Queen of Spades." The project, which has directer Pavel Lungin ("Tsar") attached, will be shopped at Berlin's European Film Market by the Russian Cinema Fund...

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    Wolfe Releasing Acquires Sundance Film Festival's NEXT Selection "Mosquita y Mari"

    Wolfe Releasing has acquired Aurora Guerrero's debut feature "Mosquita y Mari," which was well-received last month in the NEXT sectionat the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a sensitive coming-of-age story about the relationship between two young Latina women in Los Angeles.

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