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    R.I.P Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

    In the wake of Mickey Rooney's death Sunday at age 93, much will be written -- and should be written -- about his glory days at MGM, his multiple co-star pairings with Judy Garland, and his lengthy run in the once-popular Andy Hardy franchise. But, truth to tell, I will continue to remember Rooney b...

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    Watch: Trailer for 2014 Tribeca Documentary Short 'Amanda F---ing Palmer on the Rocks'

    The unofficial theme of this years' Tribeca Film Festival must be music because here's another film that follows along that path. "Amanda F---ing Palmer on the Rocks," is a short documentary feature that follows rockstar Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) and how she raised $1.2 million dollars on Ki...

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery To Helm Disney Remake Of 'Pete's Dragon'

    One of our Breakout Directors Of 2013, there's no doubt David Lowery got a ton of attention following his beautiful breakthrough feature "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." Ever since the film premiered at Sundance last year, he's been racking up gig after gig: writing and directing "The Old Man And The Gu...

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    R.I.P. Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

    "If you stomped on Mickey Rooney/ He'd still turn 'round and smile..." sang The Kinks in "Celluloid Heroes." And indeed, for an actor who spent nearly every moment of his life under the spotlight, it's hard to imagine a time he wasn't wearing a big grin, but today that light has faded, with Mickey R...

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    Top 10 Indies in The iTunes Store This Week: 'Philomena' and 'The Unknown Known' Hit the List

    Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" continue to dominate, while newcomers "Philomena" and "The Unknown Known" hit the list of top indies in the iTunes store this week.

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    Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's 'Of Good Report' Is Big Winner at South African Film and TV Awards (SAFTAs)

    The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), considered to be South Africa's equivalent of the Oscars, announced its winners this past weekend.

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    Watch: Jonas Åkerlund-Directed Video For Coldplay's "Magic" Starring Zhang Ziyi

    Coldplay has a new album coming out on May 19th called Ghost Stories, and undoubtedly it will be viewed as the Chris Martin/Gwyneth Paltrow breakup album that everyone will be listening all summer because that's what happens when the band releases an album. And to get the promo train started properl...

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    Dear Will Ferrell: Depicting Sexism Isn't Enough

    Watching men being called out on their sexism has its own small satisfactions, but I'd rather watch fully developed female protagonists.

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    Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Damon Lindelof's HBO Series 'The Leftovers'

    Your thoughts about "Lost," "Prometheus" and "Cowboys & Aliens" (among others) may influence how you feel about writer/producer Damon Lindelof, equally successful and controversial given his contributions to a variety of high-profile projects. His next gig finds him returning to the world of episodi...

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    Santa Barbara Extends 30th Fest and Introduces New Summer Film Festival

    To celebrate entering a third decade of film festivals, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has extended their 30th edition to include a 12th day. The dates are now January 27th to February 7th, 2015.

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