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Will Crowe and Neeson Face Off in Aronofsky's 'Noah's Ark'

Christian Bale is a no-go for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah's Ark," but Russell Crowe may be taking the helm as Noah. Word is, Aronofsky is eyeing both Crowe and Liam Neeson for the biblical retelling with Crowe as the good guy and Neeson the bad...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 2, 2012 12:35 PM
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Pixar's 'La Luna,' Timeless Coming of Age Fable from Director Enrico Casarosa

Here's a first look at Pixar's latest short film, La Luna, which premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival, running June 6-11. The short's director and Head of Story, Enrico Casarosa, began with Pixar in 2002, working as a story artist on Cars, followed by Ratatouille and Up.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2012 8:52 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Jacques Audiard's 'Rust and Bone'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Jacques Audiard's recently wrapped romantic mystery "Rust and Bone," from Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2012 7:55 PM
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Film Independent Announces Participants for 2012 Directing Lab

Film Independent has chosen six filmmakers to take part in its Directing Lab, a nine-week long intensive that provides up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to develop their directorial voice under the mentorship of established filmmakers.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 1, 2012 6:10 PM
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Video Watch: Exclusive Featurette of Emmanuel Lubezki's Cinematography for "The Tree of Life"

Emmanuel Lubezki's stunning cinematography is one of the most striking elements of Terrence Malick's Texas family drama/meaning of life epic "The Tree of Life." In addition to garnering critical acclaim for his work on the film, Lubezki has been nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Cinematography award, and the five-time Oscar nominee is the frontrunner to take home the statuette this year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 1, 2012 3:53 PM
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SXSW Full Line-Up: From Centerpiece '21 Jump Street' to Closer 'Big Easy Express'; Pierson Talks

Austin's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival 2012 has selected its full-lineup (March 9-17), unspooling 130 features over nine days (see below).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2012 3:09 PM
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NYC Retrospective for Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman: 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Sid and Nancy,' 'Dracula' and More

Oscar and BAFTA award nominee Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") is getting a six-film retrospective in New York City, to include free screenings of "The Contender," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "JFK," "Prick Up Your Ears," "Sid and Nancy" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." WNYC Radio is hosting the retrospective at Landmark Theatres' Sunshine Cinema; Oldman will attend a Q & A following the "Tinker" screening on February 8. Tickets are available here. More on the screenings below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 1, 2012 1:45 PM
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Immersed in Movies: 'The Artist' Cinematographer Talks in Retro Code

Take a step back for a moment to consider the bizarre irony of "The Artist" being on the verge of winning the Best Picture Oscar. What an underdog story: a black-and-white silent ode to Hollywood made by a French director with two French stars up against the best that our current film industry has to offer.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 1, 2012 1:40 PM
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Oscar-Nominated Films Come Home Via Movies On Demand

During Oscar season studios capitalize on nominations at the box office--and reach more Academy voters in LA and NY--with limited runs such as the one week re-release of "Rango" in Hollywood. But now they are grabbing eyeballs in another way: Movies on Demand.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 1, 2012 1:33 PM
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Minnelli, Grey, Reynolds to Attend 2012 TCM Classic Movie Festival

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Debbie Reynolds and "Baby Peggy" Diana Serra Cary will be attending the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival, scheduled to take place in Hollywood from April 12-15. Film noir actresses Peggy Cummins, Rhonda Fleming and Marsha Hunt will also be on hand.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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