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    WB Want Joaquin Phoenix For 'Batman Vs. Superman' Villain, Actor Also Up For Gus Van Sant's 'Sea Of Trees'

    Casting a superhero movie isn't just about finding the right person for the role (though that is a big part of it). It involves finding an actor or actress who will be fine with a production (and post-production) schedule that will run months upon months long, who will tolerate acting against green ...

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    Que(e)ries: 10 Highlights From a Landmark Year For LGBT People and the Movies

    10 highlights from a landmark year for LGBT people and the movies.

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    Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black To Present 'Milk' at Russian LGBT Film Festival

    Writer Dustin Lance Black, director Gus Van Sant and producer Bruce Cohen will present their LGBT rights biopic "Milk" at the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This news comes after a very challenging year for both LGBT people in Russia and Side by Side itself.

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts

    This Friday will see the VOD release of Paul Schrader's much talked about "The Canyons," a film both inspired by and conceived for the post-theatrical era (though it will receive a limited theatrical run starting out in NYC and Toronto). The film, which revolves around a toxic producer (adult star J...

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    5 Great Modern Shakespeare Takes In Honor Of Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Since "King John" became the first Shakespearean film adaptation in 1899, there have been many directors eager to take a crack at interpreting the Bard's words for a new generation. While some films were made by Shakespearean fundamentalists (see Kenneth Branagh's fine body of work), many adaptation...

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    Gus Van Sant Makes a Bid for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with Steamy Alex Pettyfer Sex Scene

    Most of the steamy buzz surrounding the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains cloaked in rumor. But we do know that the film will likely be rated NC-17 and that Gus van Sant has just shot a sex scene with "Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer in a bid for the director'...

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    Gus Van Sant Shoots Test Sex Scene With Alex Pettyfer In Bid To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

    Listen, we didn't like typing out that headline anymore than you liked reading it, but it seems the erotic drama train that is "Fifty Shades Of Grey" is going to keep right on rolling. As you know, Universal paid a staggering $3 million for the rights to the book last year, but so far, development h...

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    Review: Earnest & Well-Intentioned ‘Promised Land’ Doesn’t Quite Convince

    If the narrative of the modern-day salesman in fiction is that of a man who believes in his business but finds his faith shaken once the white lies of his trade begin to grow, a man who loses his moral compass and finds himself along the way, then “Promised Land" doesn’t stray far from that mold. An...

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    Gus Van Sant Talks Taking Over 'Promised Land' From Matt Damon, The Film's "Spy Scene" & Much More

    Gus Van Sant has always been a director who is hard to pin down, veering from insanely small-scale, personal works like "Elephant" and "Paranoid Park" to larger scale entertainments like "Finding Forrester" and his admirable-if-unsuccessful "Psycho" remake. This week, his charming eco-drama "Promise...

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