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    10 Things You Should Know About Indian Cinema

    Bollywood movies have been cracking the top 10 on U.S. box office charts a lot lately. That means now's a perfect time for a brief primer on Indian cinema in general. To get an idea of the basics, read on.

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center Kicks Up Its Heels with Summer Slate of Gene Kelly Musicals (CLIPS)

    Now, we've written before about how movie musicals these days often end up being partial or complete disappointments. But the 40s and 50s were the golden age of American film musicals: big, set piece-heavy stories that were written specifically to be films. In truth, they're a piece of our nationa...

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    Branagh's 'Magic Flute' Finally Opens In Theaters June 9 (TRAILER)

    Many movie lovers have seen Ingmar Bergman's magical 1975 version of "The Magic Flute." But few have had a chance to check out Kenneth Branagh's 2006 take on the most popular Mozart opera. Well, that one is coming to theaters for the first time in the U.S. on June 9th. Emerging Networks will presen...

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    Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Stanley Donen's Backwoods Musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

    Relationship Roulette! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Landis introducing Stanley Donen's backwoods musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."

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    Fox is Developing an EDM Movie with DJ, Producer Diplo

    Acclaimed as an electronic DJ and producer, Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is in talks with 20th Century Fox to develop a new script on a story that centers around three teens who want to get into Diplo's Electronic Music Festival, described as "8 Mile meets Project X."

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    Review: Pre-'Les Mis,' Minnie Driver & Gang Sing Live in Welsh High School Musical 'Hunky Dory'

    Welsh filmmaker Marc Evans' elegiac, semi-autobiographical high school musical "Hunky Dory," which played at SXSW last year after its UK release, is finally opening in NY and LA theaters and on VOD March 22 via distrib Variance. The delightful comedy written by Laurence Coriat, set in the sweltering...

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    Magnolia Acquires Sundance and SXSW Music Doc 'Muscle Shoals'

    Magnolia Pictures likes docs. The indie distributor has acquired US rights to Greg "Freddy" Camalier's Sundance entry "Muscle Shoals," a documentary about the Alabama Muscle Shoals recording studio that spawned some of the greatest records of all time. Produced by Stephen Badger and Camalier, the fi...

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    When Hollywood Met Broadway: Screen Stars Hit the Stage as Stage-to-Screen Musicals (and Vice-Versa) Move Through the Pipeline

    Let's face it, movie musicals are usually bad. Don't get me wrong, nobody should love them more than me: I'm a movie nerd and a musical nerd, so a movie musical should be exactly what the doctor ordered. But sometimes the whole ends up a lot less than the sum of its parts. Think pickles plus pean...

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    Yes It's True: Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis Will Topline Musical Reboot 'Annie'

    The rumors that Oscar-nominated best actress Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, would star in a musical reboot of "Annie" are true. Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment have confirmed that the diminutive New Orleans star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will t...

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Music Oscar Race

    Like cinematography, production design, editing, and sound, the Oscar-nominated music scores are all organically tied to their movies in very personal ways. So it's hard to pick a winner among such stalwarts as Alexandre Desplat ("Argo"), Thomas Newman ("Skyfall"), Mychael D...

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