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    EL James Does 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Promo Tour (Video)

    Curious about EL James, author of erotic fantasy fiction "Fifty Shades of Grey"? The Twihard, who started out writing "Twilight" fan fiction before penning her own trilogy (which has been bought for the movies, under her control, by Universal and Focus Features), has been on a pr...

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    'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Producers Release Swedish 'Wallander' In Theaters

    Music Box Films isn't missing a trick. Having been the only distributor sharp enough to acquire the three-part edited-for-movies version of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series, the distributor is now releasing in theaters the first episode of the second season of the original Swedish "...

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    LatinoBuzz: Interview with Nicholas Ozeki - Mamitas Opens Friday April 27th in Theaters!

    I came across Mamitas (ISA:Traction Media) as a short film version back in '07 and was struck by it's charm. At the time there were few and far between coming-of-age stories set in LA about a budding romance in teenagers that didn't involve pregnancies or gang culture yet Mamitas rang true in every ...

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    Juliette Binoche Talks 'Elles,' Masturbation and her Upcoming Portrayal of Camille Claudel

    If there’s one theme running through Juliette Binoche’s impressive and varied resume, it’s her desire to confound preconceived notions about the predominantly challenging women she portrays. That’s true of her latest film, "Elles," in which she plays a journalist and mother juggling domestic routine...

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    Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan Talk Old-Fashioned 'Darling Companion' (Video)

    It is no surprise that Lawrence Kasdan's return to movie directing after years of studio purgatory is not faring well with critics. Given the chance to make the kind of literate, charming relationship comedy Kasdan loves to make ("The Big Chill," "Grand Canyon"), he went ahead and did it.

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    SFIFF Bestows Graham Leggat Award to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Director Zeitlin; Film to Play Cannes in Un Certain Regard

    It's a great day to be Behn Zeitlin. Not only did his Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning "Beasts of the Southern Wild" land in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, but the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) is bestowing upon him their inaugural Graham Leggat Award at their Film Society awar...

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    'Farewell My Queen' Director Jacquot Takes a Sapphic Turn with Marie Antoinette

    There's a reason why French director Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" (July 13) was chosen to open the Berlin and San Francisco Film Festivals, as well as making its North American debut at COLCOA this week. The period movie, set in 1789 on the verge of Bastille Day, is a sexy period spectacle t...

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    Armando Iannucci on 'Veep,' Politics and the Inherent Funniness of Being Vice President

    When it comes to satirical targets, Scottish writer, director and comedian Armando Iannucci has been gradually moving his sights up the political food chain. His ongoing BBC comedy "The Thick of It" focuses on the administrative and media mishaps of the fictitious Department of Social Affa...

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    The Traditionalist: Christopher Nolan Prefers Film, One Camera, No 3-D

    Chris Nolan is a traditionalist. The "Batman Begins," "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" director has candidly stated his preference for shooting 35 mm film with one camera rather than digital with many. He also recoils from 3-D and unrealistic CGI.

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    'Monsieur Lazhar' Director Falardeau Talks Educational Boundaries, Says 'Death is Absurd'

    Canada's "Monsieur Lazhar," from director Philippe Falardeau (One of five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language film; it lost to Iran's "A Separation"), is a quiet portrait of a mysterious new teacher (Mohamed Fellag) and his suffering young pupils, all of whom are coping with tragedy...

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