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    Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

    Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.

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    Zemeckis to Warm Up 'Death Becomes Her' at Bravo. Why?

    NBCUniversal cable channel Bravo is set to remake Bob Zemeckis's 1992 Universal film "Death Becomes Her" as a one-hour TV movie. I am mystified as to why. Zemeckis, whose new deal is at Universal, will exec produce the drama along with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine for producer Universal Cable Prods....

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    Fifty Shades of a Porn Lawsuit: Universal Suing Over XXX Adaptation of E.L. James' Novel

    "Fifty Shades of Grey: a XXX Adaptation," from Smash Pictures and James Lane, is a porn adaptation of E. L. James' uber-popular novel that is in development at Universal.

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    Rating 'Psycho,' Behind-the-Scenes 'Hitchcock' and the Universal Hitchcock Fifteen

    I got over the awful HBO "The Girl," starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, by watching the entire Dick Cavett Hitchcock interview. I had more fun with Thursday night's AFI FEST world premiere of Sacha Gervasi's light-hearted "Hitchcock," starring a superb ensembl...

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    Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy Pitch To Universal That She'll Write & Star In

    Coming off a great performance in “Pitch Perfect,” which is performing solidly in theaters at the moment, Rebel Wilson’s career looks in pretty great shape. She’s got a lead role in Miguel Arteta’s brewing indie comedy “Unicorn Store,” "Glee" star ...

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    Disney Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to Write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Adaptation

    Moving from "Mary Poppins" to erotic fiction overnight, screenwriter Kelly Marcel has been hired to write the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal and Focus Features have the rights to all three books. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti ("A Social Network") are produ...

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    Academy Programs 'Universal's Legacy of Horror' Screening Series, with del Toro, Landis & Hedren In Person

    As part of Universal's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the Academy unveils the "Universal's Legacy of Horror" film series in October, with director-cinephile Guillermo del Toro hosting the kickoff double feature screening of "Bride of Frankenstein" and "Dracula" on October 2. Tippi Hedren w...

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    Universal Confirms 'Ted' & 'Bourne' Sequels

    It's simple math folks. "Ted" was the biggest and most surprising comedy smash hit of the summer, hauling in just under $395 million dollars worldwide. Not bad for an R-rated movie not based on a pre-existing property. Hell, those are great numbers any way you slice it. And even though the $180 mill...

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    Universal Shooting for 'Bridesmaids' Gold with Early 'Pitch Perfect' Buzz Release

    Universal will be releasing "Pitch Perfect," starring Anna Kendrick, on September 28 in select cities, a week earlier than originally announced. The college acapella comedy has been tracking incredibly well, according to Universal, with the most extensive tester screening campaign in the studio's hi...

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    Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 25-Film DVD & Blu-Ray Set, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'Bourne'

    As Universal's centennial celebration continues, the studio announces the release of the "100th Anniversary Collection" on Blu-ray and DVD. The 25-film box set includes...

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