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    An MGM Auction Like No Other

    A friend tipped me to an auction taking place this Friday that film buffs should know about. It’s the collection of MGM’s longtime animal wrangler and trainer, Voley Phifer, and many of the pieces in it are unique. (How about a marionette of Robert Donat from 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips'?)

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    'Laurel and Hardy' Are All Beat Up... Help Save them with the UCLA Film & TV Archive!

    The UCLA Film and Televsion Archive is spearheading a fundraising effort to fully restore Laurel and Hardy shorts and features. Many of their shorts and features are still on nitrate film, which is slowly deteriorating. The goal is to preserve each Laurel and Hardy film in both digital formats and 3...

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    MGM Suing To Halt Production On 'Raging Bull II' Because, Obviously

    Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. With production underway on "Raging Bull II," MGM has pulled out the big guns, suing to not only halt the production of the movie, but also be awarded punitive damages “in an amount sufficient to punish the RB II defendants and to ...

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    Tom Cruise To Star In Remake Of 'The Magnificent Seven' For MGM

    "The Seven Samurai" is, as we recounted not long ago, a film that has been ripped-off and remade many times before. But the most famous of them is "The Magnificent Seven," the 1960 John Sturges Western that took Akira Kurosawa's classic and moved it to the Old West, for the story of a Mexican villag...

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    Stephen King's 'The Reach' & Ray Bradbury's 'From The Dust Returned' Headed To The Big Screen

    Adapting books into films is big business for studios, and this week two of the authors who are considered the cream of the genre crop will be seeing their written work turned into full features on the silver screen.

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    Sam Raimi To Produce MGM's 'Poltergeist' Reboot

    Update: THR confirms that Raimi will produce MGM's "Poltergeist" reboot and help select a director. The film has a script from "Rabbit Hole" and "Oz The Great And Powerful" writer David Lindsay-Abaire.

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    MGM Takes A Loss On 'Dragon Tattoo': Does This Mean David Fincher Is Out?

    Well, it's not quite "John Carter," but today MGM revealed in a call with investors (via Deadline) that though "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" took in $231 million worldwide (not bad for a hard-R crime drama that runs 2 1/2 hours long) it still didn't meet the numbers h...

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    Chris Weitz Rewriting 'Heck' For MGM, 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Director Alex Timbers Lined Up To Direct

    EXCLUSIVE: In case you missed the memo, MGM is back from the brink, and heading into the New Year, they are very busy. With major productions "The Hobbit" and "Skyfall" underway, the studio is now focusing on a number of other projects they have in the works, and putting particular attention on a mo...

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    MGM Give Up Search For Originality; Find 'Where’s Waldo?'

    Following on the heels of the news that a fresh version of “Popeye” will obliterate any lasting memory of the comparatively dignified Robert Altman film, not to mention the brain-searing whorl of “The Smurfs,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and the fact that the pillag...

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    MGM & Sony Get In The Ring For Eminem & Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama 'Southpaw'

    The past year has seen the boxing movie get a little bit of a resurgence. Of course, there was David O. Russell's "The Fighter," which jumped late into the Oscar race last year and went on to nab statutes for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and for the past two weeks, Hugh Jackman's robot boxing fli...

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