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    Women-Directed Films in 2014 Will Be Few and Far Between (Updated)

    Movie-lovers interested in films by women directors won't have much reason to go to the mutliplex this year. In 2013, only three films from female filmmakers opened in wide release. 2014 looks to be a slight improvement, but not by much.

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    Casting: Jessica Alba Is 'Barely Lethal,' 'The Hunger Games' Finds Annie Cresta & More

    Former Sue Storm Jessica Alba has signed on to play the villain in "Barely Lethal," an action-comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin and with producers including Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Joining a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Alba will play a former associate in pur...

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    Kevin Costner Eyes Jack Ryan Reboot & Luc Besson Produced 'Three Days To Kill'

    Is Kevin Costner ready for a multiplex comeback? At one time, the actor was a big star, who could carry both drama and comedy to big box office success. The late '80s and early '90s in particular saw him handle an incredible run of films that included "The Untouchables," "Fiel...

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    Kevin Costner Races To 'McFarland' For 'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro

    There are many threads in the career of Kevin Costner -- westerns for example -- but one genre the actor seems to enjoy is the sports movie. From baseball ("Bull Durham," "Field Of Dreams," "For Love Of The Game") to golf ("Tin Cup") to boxing ("Play It T...

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    'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro To Helm Track & Field Drama 'McFarland'

    After the poorly received Charlize Theron-starrer “North Country” and the even more poorly received/barely-distributed 2009 film “The Vintner’s Luck,” it looked like Niki Caro had used up all of the goodwill earned from her Oscar-nominated breakthrough film, “Whale Rider.” That’s saying something, t...

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