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    Neill Blomkamp Says There Were Too Many Cooks In The 'Halo' Kitchen, Talks Sequels & Franchises

    Sony Pictures are finally on the promotional path for "Elysium," the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi film, written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind "District 9." Like his Peter Jackson-produced debut, which was set in a post-apocalyptic future in Johannesburg, dealing with issues like...

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    VFX Winner Rhythm & Hues Files for Bankruptcy, Underscores Sector's Economic Woes

    The fragile economics of the visual effects industry was front and center at last week's Visual Effects Society awards. And even the well-respected company, Rhythm & Hues, that spearheaded and supervised the extraordinary visual effects in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" --which won best live action feature ...

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    Sony Boasts Biggest Year Ever in 2012

    2012 was Sony Pictures Entertainment's biggest year ever. The studio's films generated $4.440 billion worldwide. The studio hit all time highs with $1.768 billion in domestic ticket sales and $2.672 billion internationally. The studio ended the year as the top-ranked studio in both domestic and worl...

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    "The Future of Film" Emerging Industry Strategy from a Variety of Monetization Experts

    I had a chance to attend the "Future of Film Summit" in Beverly Hills produced by Variety and DigitalMediaWire. The ambitious one-day event focused on "the current state of the industry, and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years."

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    'Skyfall' is Biggest Film in UK History, Eclipsing 'Avatar'

    "Skyfall" is now the UK's biggest film in history, eclipsing "Avatar"'s £94 million with £94.27 million in 40 days (particularly staggering given James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster got to that haul after 11 months, and with increased 3-D ticket prices).

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    Adam Sandler Will Torture Us With The Comedy Western 'Ridiculous 6' Next

    Given that these days, Adam Sandler movies are generally vehicles by which he can get a paid vacation somewhere fun, where he can hang with his buddies ("Just Go With It," two "Grown Ups" movies), it looks like the actor is ready for some wide open spaces and saddle sores.

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    Watch: Suspenseful Trailer for Osama Bin Laden Hunt 'Zero Dark Thirty' (Video)

    Sony's hunt-for-Osama-Bin-Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" may be an odd bet for a holiday-season movie, but this new trailer plays well on viewers' curiosity about the plot that brought the terrorist leader down and the Oscar-winning woman, Kathryn Bigelow, who directed the movie...

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    First Clip from Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' is Endearingly Gothic Family Comedy

    Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming 3-D animated comedy, "Hotel Transylvania," aims to make the vampire world charming. Adam Sandler voices Dracula, the father of a young teenage vampire, Selena Gomez. Dracula is the proprietor of the Hotel Translyvania, a swanky "five-stake" resort getaway for all ...

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    Moving on from 'House of Cards,' Will Fincher Return to Salander and Play 'with Fire'?

    David Fincher's upcoming film slate has been shifting over the last week, and some are speculating that it may be moving in the direction of Lisbeth Salander. Not so fast, guys. With news that the director broke up with Egyptian beauty "Cleopatra," starring Angelina Jolie, and with Sony's confirmati...

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    50th Anniversary Digital Restoration of 'Lawrence of Arabia' Comes to the Academy, National Release October 4, Blu-ray November 13 UPDATED

    Sony celebrates the 50th anniversary of David Lean's 1962 epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" with a glorious new 4K digital restoration of the director's cut, set to be released in theaters October 4, and having its stateside premiere at the Academy July 19.

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