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Sony Pictures Classics to Open Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Film ‘Truth’ on October 16th

NEW YORK (July 31, 2015)– Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it will release the Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford  drama TRUTH on October 16th, 2015 in New...

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2015 DGA Honors Recipients Announced – Thelma Schoonmaker, Ron Howard Among the Praised

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell,...

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FSLC moves NYFF53 Opening Night screening of THE WALK to Sat, Sept 26

New York, NY (July 29, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the World Premiere of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk will take place on...

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Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with ‘A Bigger Splash’

The Venice Film Festival has announced their lineup and it includes some suspects like Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” but we’re getting a look at...

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HBO Docs Acquires ‘VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS’

Film Debuts Dec. 7 On HBO Following A Limited Theatrical Run ——– NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 – HBO has acquired U.S. rights to VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A...

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Richard Linklater is the likely choice to direct ‘The Rosie Project’ with Jennifer Lawrence

As pleased as I was to find out that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were getting to put their unique stamps on Han Solo with their Star Wars spinoff project, I mildly...

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Will Be the Short ‘Quay’ at the Film Forum in NYC

Christopher Nolan is taking quick break from full length features as his next film has been announced.  According to Digital Spy, his next film is “Quay,” a...

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced! Hopefuls include ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Danish Girl’

The official lineup for the Toronto Film Festival has been announced with some surprising films set to make their debut for either awards season or sometime in 2016....

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Announced the Selection of ‘Steve Jobs’ as Centerpiece of the 53rd New York Film Festival

New York, NY (July 27, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the selection of Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The...

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David Gordon Green’s ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ Gets Awards Friendly Release Date

Warner Bros. throws up another potential awards player on their slate for the fall.  The upcoming “Our Brand is Crisis,” which is directed by David Gordon...

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Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’ Will Get Its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

It has been announced that Scott Cooper’s highly anticipated crime thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp, will have its world premiere at the 72nd...

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‘Jurassic World 2′ Gets a Release Date with stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Set to Return

Well, you only have yourselves to blame.  The highest grossing film of the year (and soon to be 3rd highest of ALL-TIME) “Jurassic World” has been given the...

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DGA Announces 2016 Awards Schedule with New Category for First Time Feature Directors!

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced the schedule of key dates for the 68th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday,...

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Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ Selected as the Closing Film for New York Film Festival!

New York, NY (July 22, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Aheadwill make its World Premiere as...

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Live Action version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ is coming our way from Disney

One of my absolute favorite animated films from Disney is The Sword in the Stone. All throughout my childhood I watched, sang along to, and quoted it like it was my job....

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Carol Burnett to be Honored with 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG...

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David Gordon Green to direct the Boston Marathon bombing film ‘Stronger’

I’m always on the lookout for what David Gordon Green is planning to do next. Consistently one of the more interesting filmmakers out there, he moves between...

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Jean Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’ Moves to 2016 – Adjust Oscar Predictions Accordingly

Here’s some unexpected news. Fox Searchlight Pictures has opted to move the Jake Gyllenhaal Oscar bait Demolition from the 2015 awards season entirely. Yes,...

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Jennifer Lawrence to star in the adaptation of ‘The Rosie Project’

For some reason, over the past year or so, there’s been a run of books I dig getting made into films. There was Men, Women and Children along with This is Where I...

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Duncan Jones’ Passion Project ‘Mute’ is Next on His Agenda

One of the many passion projects I’ve been hoping to see a director be able to get off the ground is Duncan Jones‘ Mute. An essentially silent science...

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J.K. Simmons will team up with Damien Chazelle in the musical ‘La La Land’

After how amazing Whiplash was, I was always going to be down for whatever filmmaker Damien Chazelle chose to do next. In some ways, a full on musical makes perfect...

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Colin Trevorrow might be the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Back when the search was on for someone to direct Star Wars: Episode VII (before J.J. Abrams came on board and the name changed to Star Wars: The Force Awakens), an...

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Ben Affleck will direct and co-write his own ‘Batman’ film

I suppose this was basically an assumption that’s just been confirmed, but we now know one reason why Ben Affleck accepted the gig of playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in...

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‘Everest’ will open the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season is beginning to take shape. We already know that The Walk will be the Opening Night selection of the latest incarnation of...

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Marisa Tomei in talks to play Aunt May in new ‘Spider-Man’

Well this is certainly an interesting piece of news. Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is following in the footsteps of fellow Oscar winner Sally Field and Rosemary Harris in...