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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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    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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    In a Breathtaking, Brutal Episode, 'Breaking Bad' Reveals Walt at His Most Monstrous

    Check out our recap/review of "Ozymandias," the September 15th, 2013 episode of "Breaking Bad."

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Premiere, Nussbaum TV Game, Johnson Directs 'Breaking Bad'

    The season premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" was as lush and well-acted -- and as weirdly uncompelling -- as ever. Perhaps we've watched too many period gangster dramas, at this point, to be easily enthralled by a show that takes a staunchly traditionalist approach to the genre.

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    10 Filmmakers' Top 10 Films Lists: Scorsese, Kubrick, Allen, Tarantino, Nolan and More

    Flavorwire has compiled 10 filmmakers' Top 10 Films lists. Included are Martin Scorsese (who lists Powell and Pressburger's "The Red Shoes" and Renoir's "The River," among others ), Stanley Kubrick (who singles out Chaplin's "City Lights" and Antonioni's "La notte"), and Woody Allen (a fan of Bergma...

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    'Looper' Director Rian Johnson Is Working On A Cyberpunk-y Sci-Fi Script For His Next Film

    American writer/director Rian Johnson has never repeated himself. His debut, "Brick," is a film noir-y crime drama that featured one of the early turning-point Joseph Gordon-Levitt performances that proved the young actor was much more than just a TV child star trying to break into movies. His sopho...

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