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    HBO Day at TCA: 'Seduced and Abandoned,' Spike Lee & Mike Tyson, Larry David's 'Clear History'

    The buzzing environs of the Television Critics Association (TCA) conference on Thursday provided an eerie and apt setting for filmmaker James Toback to proclaim an epitaph for the moviegoing experience as we knew it: “We’re kidding ourselves if we think theatrical movies are part of the future,” h...

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    In the Works: HBO Announces Upcoming Doc On Proposition 8 Supreme Court Case, Slated for 2014

    HBO Documentary Films announced today that the network is currently in production on a film about the historic 2013 supreme court case -- over five years in the making -- that overturned proposition 8, anticipating a 2014 debut.

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    Spike Lee Shoots Stage Show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' for HBO

    Spike Lee has been shooting docs as well as features for some time, so it's no surprise that the filmmaker should take his latest joint, stage show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to HBO Films, where he made his acclaimed doc series "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" in 2006. Lee will s...

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    WATCH: Featurette on Soderbergh's Cannes-Bound 'Behind the Candelabra,' Starring Douglas and Damon

    To prep you for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO just released a fantastic 12-minute short movie about the making of the feature. More than getting into the nitty-gritty of the production, these clips cover much of Liberace's biography, psychology, exuberance, and ch...

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    When Are Films Political? When They Involve Lebanon and Israel

    One of the most interesting U.S. Distributors these days is Cohen Media Group. Its films are daring and interesting, ranging from documentaries like Chasing Madoff and Frozen River to multi-award winning Spanish film Blancanieves. Later this month it will release the daring film The Attack based on...

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    Steve Carell & James Gandolfini's 'The Bone Men' Becomes 'Bone Wars,' Heads To HBO

    Even though the result of their first collaboration, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," wasn't so incredible, it seems the unlikely pairing of gritty character actor James Gandolfini and comic lead Steve Carell will continue beyond the magician comedy. Last fall, it was reported the duo were putting...

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    In the Works: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev Teaming for HBO's 'Gorbachev'

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev will be collaborating on HBO film "Gorbachev," chronicling the last years before the Soviet Union's fall. Hanks and DiCaprio will both be taking on executive producing roles.

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    Trailer Watch: Phillip Noyce's Malaria Drama 'Mary and Martha,' Starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn UPDATE

    UPDATE: A new teaser trailer has landed for Australian director Phillip Noyce's "Mary and Martha," starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn as mothers who form a bond over the loss of their sons to malaria. Watch below.

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    Sundance: HBO Documentary Films Acquires US TV Rights to 'Pussy Riot -- A Punk Prayer'

    HBO Documentary Films has picked up US television rights to "Pussy Riot -- A Punk Prayer" at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, had its world premiere in Park City on January 18.

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened,' HBO's Masterpiece of Heartbreak

    "Enlightened" opens with Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) gag-sobbing in a bathroom stall, mascara streaking down her cheeks in mournful black rivulets. Like the rest of Season 1 of HBO's masterpiece, which returns for Season 2 on Sunday at 9:30, it isn't all that funny. But to call "Enlightened" simply a ...

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