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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Rian Johnson Cites 'Twelve O’Clock High' & 'Letter Never Sent' Among Inspirations For 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

    While J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode 7" doesn't have a formal, non-generic title yet, the spotlight now turns to Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode 8." With the filmmaker tapped to write and direct that installment and to write the treatment for "Star Wars: Episode 9," he's diving deep in...

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    10 Indie Directors Who Might Be The Next Generation Of Blockbuster Filmmakers

    Back in March, we unveiled a list of one-time indie directors who suddenly made the jump to hyperspace with blockbuster projects, and their associated blockbuster budgets. That piece noted that this was “a trend that’s become increasingly prevalent over the last decade or so” and sketched out some o...

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    Mindless Wanderings (...Or Stuff That Happened While You Were Glued To The Nigeria/Bosnia-Herzegovena Match)

    In this week's Mindless Wanderings those meddling kids are back, the Martin Luther King Jr drama "Selma" lands a Christmas release date, "The Homesman" finds a ummm home and much more...

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    Here's Why Rian Johnson Is The Right Person to Direct 'Star Wars' 8 and 9

    Here's why Rian Johnson is the right person to direct "Star Wars" 8 and 9.

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    Rian Johnson in Talks to Write and Direct Next Two 'Star Wars' Flicks

    Congrats to Rian Johnson of "Looper" fame, who is "in talks," report Deadline and Variety, to take on a massive new job: writing and directing the next two follow-ups to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is currently in production in London.

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    Hell Yes: Rian Johnson Lines Up 'Star Wars: Episode 8' And 'Star Wars: Episode 9'

    Let's say you're Disney. And let's say you buy Lucasfilm for a few truckloads of money, knowing that you've just purchased "Star Wars," one of the biggest franchises of all time. How big? The merchandise alone generated $3 billion dollars in 2011. And that was without any movies in theaters. Now, th...

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    Watch: 8-Minute Supercut Celebrates The Evolution Of The Dolly Zoom

    While contemporary directors have no shortage of visual tricks and effects to use when putting their movies together, one of the oldest in the book requires nothing more than a camera and a set of wheels. You may not know it by name, but the dolly zoom is an effect that keeps the subject of the shot...

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    10 'Directors to Watch' According to iTunes

    Check out iTunes' list of "Directors to Watch" from their iTunes Essentials list of Independent Films.

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    Recap: Harrowing 'Breaking Bad' Season 5, Episode 14 'Ozymandias'

    "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" goes the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and not only does it serve as the title of this week's episode, it also was the foundation of one of the more tantalizing teasers that was released before the start of the final s...

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