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    ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Producers Talk Possibility & Approach Of “Reinvigorating” Sequel

    In 2006, armed with a projector and a pointer, Al Gore elevated the global issues of climate change to a global audience with “An Inconvenient Truth,” earning the Nobel Peace Prize himself in 2007, and the film taking in close to $50 million at the box office. Naturally, those results would cry out ...

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    David Goyer To Helm Action Thriller 'The Breach,' Scott Z. Burns Tries On 'Bikini' & More

    David S. Goyer, best known as the screenwriter who has given the world grittier takes on Batman and Superman, is also a director from time to time, and is the man who got the behind the camera for "Blade: Trinity." It's been five years since his last directorial effort, 2009's "The Unborn," but he's...

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    Chloe Grace Moretz Enters 'The Library' For Steven Soderbergh's Off Broadway Play

    While still dabbling in helpful cuts of his director friends’ films, Steven Soderbergh has kept to his word of retiring from theatrical moviemaking. Currently in the midst of completing his Cinemax miniseries “The Knick”, he—as usual—hasn’t kept satisfied with simply one project on his plate; rather...

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    HBO Orders Up Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers,’ Scott Z. Burns Has A 'Conspiracy' For NBC & More

    TV news! You know, those things that you can sometimes hook up to Netflix, if they're new enough! Remember the early seasons of “Lost”? Remember when you absolutely had to know what was up with those numbers? Remember when you thought Matthew Fox had a brilliant career ahead of him? 2004 was a stran...

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    Bradley Cooper Might Play Lance Armstrong After All, Just Not In The J.J. Abrams-Produced Movie

    Okay, let's do the background stuff on this first. You might remember that at the beginning of the year, rumors swirled that Bradley Cooper would be taking the role of Lance Armstrong in a movie slated to be produced by J.J. Abrams. Cooper said he had "no idea" that such a project existed, though he...

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    'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns & 'Game Change' Director Jay Roach Team For Lance Armstrong Movie

    While it remains to be seen when J.J. Abrams will get to his Lance Armstrong movie that he's producing, now that he's involved in the world of "Star Wars," a rival project is brewing and it's already boasting some great talent.

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    Scott Z. Burns Talks Writing 'Side Effects,' Confirms Soderbergh Is Directing His Columbine Play 'The Library'

    It was supposed to be so easy: Steven Soderbergh, for his last theatrical feature, was going to reteam with two of his favorite collaborators (handsome movie star George Clooney and his "Contagion" screenwriter Scott Z. Burns) for a big budget Hollywood spectacle, an adaptation of the television spy...

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    SIDE EFFECTS

    "Side Effects" is a good, juicy thriller with echoes of film noir in its DNA. Director Steven Soderbergh is a genre fan and while his film feels completely contemporary...

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    Exclusive: 'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks His 'Full Metal Jacket' Version Of 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    One of the big surprises of the summer of 2011 was just how damn good Rupert Wyatt's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was. There wasn't a whole lot of buzz about the movie beforehand, aside from what seemed like an incredibly-truncated production schedule for a movie that was so grand in scope and s...

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    Interview: Steven Soderbergh Talks 'Side Effects'; 'Behind The Candelabra' & Comparing 'Dragon Tattoo' Notes With David Fincher

    Steven Soderbergh is almost out the door. Last week we rolled out part one of our interview with the filmmaker about his impending retirement from cinema, his process of filmmaking, the "tyranny of narrative," and his upcoming directorial efforts on the stage (including reviving an old film project,...

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