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James Cameron on Reddit: Three 'Avatar' Sequels Almost Written, 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Guilty Pleasures, Oculus Rift

James Cameron has been a vegetarian for two years and explains exactly how the search teams in the Indian Ocean will find the submerged crash site for MH370 --if the pings they've located are in fact from the crashed jet's black box. And yes, we now know that the 59-year-old filmmaker/explorer is writing and prepping all three "Avatar" sequels at once before he starts shooting--they should be finished in the next six weeks, he writes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2014 5:35 PM
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Best of the Week: Jarmusch Ranked, Nic Cage's Soul Still Dances in 'Joe,' Ten Best 'Mad Men' Episodes & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • April 12, 2014 11:00 AM
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Goes to the Movies

Check out the movie-related content at this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books, including a panel I will join called "Hollywood Past and Present."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2014 7:30 PM
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'Mad Men' Season 7 Begins: Everything You Need to Read and Watch Before Sunday's Premiere

With the seventh and final season premiere of "Mad Men" mere days -- or its first half, anyway -- catch up with Sterling Cooper & Partners this weekend by binge-watching the sixth season, now available to stream on Netflix. Here's what you need to know, read and watch before season seven hits AMC on April 13.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 4:59 PM
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Five Films to See or Not-to-See This Weekend, from 'Joe' to Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

This weekend, don't miss what is arguably the best film of director Jim Jarmusch's storied career, "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as exquisitely cool, ancient vampires still in love after centuries. That film hits LA and NY, along with David Gordon Green's Nicolas Cage starrer "Joe," and "The Railway Man" with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. In wide release arrive the horror film "Oculus" and Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day," with Kevin Costner.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 3:27 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Films, 'A Most Wanted Man'

One of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films is Anton Corbijn's spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," adapted from the John Le Carre bestseller, which debuted at this past Sundance. A trailer has arrived; watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2014 3:24 PM
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Review: Nicolas Cage Returns to His Naturalist Roots in 'Joe,' Directed by David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green's "Joe" is a sluggish, slow-burn drama set in poverty-mired Mississippi about the bond that gradually builds between a drifter boy ("Mud"'s Tye Sheridan) and a simmering ex-con (Nicolas Cage). While both Cage and Sheridan are very watchable, especially in the scenes they share together, "Joe" is ultimately too underpowered to make it anything other than ordinary.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • April 11, 2014 2:57 PM
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Gregg Araki's Controversial New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets a Distributor (TRAILER)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard," the controversial film out of Sundance in which star Shailene Woodley bares all.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 1:31 PM
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Trailers from Hell Catches 'A Fish Called Wanda'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Alan Spencer takes on Charles Chrichton's 1988 comedy classic, "A Fish Called Wanda," starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline.
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  • April 11, 2014 1:17 PM
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Check Out This Stunning New Poster for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood" has a dreamy new poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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