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    Kimberly Peirce Talks Long-Gestating Queer Comedy 'Butch Academy,' Plus Read NYT Profile on Director's Return with 'Carrie' UPDATED

    UPDATE: Director Kimberly Peirce has plans to rewrite and resuscitate her long in the works, Judd Apatow-shepherded queer comedy "Butch Academy." She told the Playlist that the project "had transmen transitioning, it had butches and straight men sharing advice about how to please women. It crosses s...

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    How David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Compares With the Icelandic Film It's Based On

    If any recent Icelandic film seemed unlikely to attract interest in a remake, it would have be Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's 2011 debut feature "Either Way," but that's exactly what David Gordon Green has done with "Prince Avalanche."

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    'Starbuck' Director Ken Scott Not First to Remake His Own Movie

    That science would eventually be rendering men obsolete is something Aldous Huxley saw coming; that fatherhood would be rendered slightly hysterical is something he apparently sensed as well. In fact, the extreme patrimony of Patrick Huard’s David Wozniak has been declared found funny enough that “S...

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    Films that Should Never Be Remade - From 'The Goonies' and 'Die Hard' to 'Deer Hunter' and 'Shawshank'

    You'd think the great auteurs would be safe from remakes -- it's hard to imagine someone taking on a Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick or David Lynch film, for example. But that hasn't stopped Hollywood from remaking everything from "The Haunting" to &quo...

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    Immersed in Movies: Will Animated Black-and-White 3-D 'Frankenweenie' Win Burton His First Oscar?

    "Frankenweenie" is not only Tim Burton's best film since "Big Fish" (another rite of passage story), but also a lock for a best animated feature nomination. In fact, the Oscar arguably appears to be Burton's to lose, though it's shaping up to be quite a race with two other tantalizing retro movies y...

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    FilmDistrict Acquires Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake (VIDEO)

    In the wake of a successful launch for "Safety Not Guaranteed" and strong response to opening nighter "Looper," FilmDistrict has moved decisively to acquire U.S. distribution rights for Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's 2003 South Korean thriller classic "Oldboy." They plan a 2013 release.

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    Michael Keaton Joins Kinnaman, Jackson, Oldman, Cornish & Williams for Padilha's 'RoboCop' Remake

    Michael Keaton joins MGM and Columbia's "RoboCop" remake. The actor will play Raymond Sellars...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Total Recall' a Noisy, Shallow, Costly Misfire

    For a reported budget of $200 million, you'd think that if nothing else "Total Recall" would be visually dazzling. Sadly, Len Wiseman's futuristic universe lacks believable depth and texture, and the actors are stuck with a truly uninspired script. A zero-gravity sequence is an exception to the othe...

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    Strong & Sexy Women Dominate Comic-Con: 'Twilight''s Stewart, 'Resident Evil's Jovovich & Rodriguez, 'Total Recall's Beckinsale & Biel [Video]

    Comic-Con may be known for its fanboys, but this year the girls rule. If it's not Bella Swan finally kicking ass in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as a vampire, it's Michelle Rodriguez vs. Milla Jovovich in "Resident Evil: Retribution" or Kate Beckinsale vs. Jessica Biel in "Total Recall."

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