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Chastain, Lawrence, Mara & Wasikowska Star in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair's February Hollywood issue spreads eleven often unrecognizable actresses -- Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins, and Brit Marling -- across its cover, shot in glammed-up old-Hollywood-style by Mario Testino.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 31, 2012 12:18 PM
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Video: Bingham Ray (1954-2012)

As the independent community mourns the loss of art film champion Bingham Ray, here are some video clips of some of his appearances. Also, check out this New York Magazine profile of Ray and his cohorts at the height of October Film's success. See also the tribute from his poker buddies, read by a choked-up John Cooper on Sundance closing night, as well as our obit and coverage of the impromptu Sundance Memorial. for Ray. Here are his NYT and LAT obits.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 31, 2012 11:55 AM
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Trost Brothers' 'The FP' Premiering February 25 at Cinefamily; Drafthouse to Widen Release March 16

Alamo's Drafthouse Films will release "The FP" on March 16, following a February 25 red carpet premiere at Los Angeles' Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theater. "The FP" is a "ferocious nod to big-budget studio action fare and underdog sports dramas of the 1980s.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 6:46 PM
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Sundance Reviews: 'The Debutante Hunters,' Neil Young, and 'We’re Not Broke'

It may go down as one of the oddest double-bills in Sundance history. Prior to the premiere of Karin Hayes’ and Victoria Bruce’s earnest and timely documentary about the broken corporate tax system in the U.S., “We’re Not Broke,” Sundance programmers chose to show a short subject documentary entitled, “The Debutante Hunters.”
  • By Charles Lyons
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  • January 30, 2012 5:26 PM
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Backstage at the SAG Awards, Jean Dujardin Responds to Oscar Win Question with a Song

Only three French actors have been nominated for Best Actor in the 83-year history of the Academy Awards--Maurice Chevalier twice, Charles Boyer, and Gerard Depardieu. And quite often, the winner of the SAG best actor prize wins at the Oscar as well--in fact, the last seven winners. When presented with this intel backstage at the SAG Awards--suggesting that he could be the first French actor to win the Oscar--Jean Dujardin fended off the query with one response--"pressure, big pressure"--and another: a song. Watch and listen:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2012 5:17 PM
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Sundance Interview: Argentina's Armando Bo Talks 'The Last Elvis'

Argentine commercials director Armando Bo, who cowrote Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "Biutiful," had his moment in the spotlight at Sundance with his feature debut, the World Dramatic Competition entry, “The Last Elvis,” which Buena Vista is circling for Latin America and the world.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • January 30, 2012 4:56 PM
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Will Relativity/Hasbro 'Stretch Armstrong' Ever Get Made?

Earlier in January, Hasbro was in talks with JP Morgan to get a financial boost toward becoming a rival to Disney's Marvel comics arm. News now drops that Hasbro is teaming with Relativity Media to produce a live-action "Stretch Armstrong" film, set to land in theaters in April 2014. Universal, Taylor Lautner, director Rob Letterman and producer Imagine Entertainment -- all of whom were once attached -- are no longer in the mix.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 4:26 PM
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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to Cameo on 'The Simpsons' 500th Episode

Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks fame, will guest star on "The Simpsons." He will appear as himself in the long-running show's 500th episode, airing February 19.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 4:17 PM
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Sundance Deal: Ice-T's 'Something From Nothing' Rap & Hip-Hop Doc Goes to Indomina For Worldwide Distribution

Indomina has acquired world rights to Ice-T's Sundance documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," and intends to release the film in early summer.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 4:08 PM
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Shirley MacLaine Joins Third Season of Masterpiece Theatre Hit 'Downton Abbey'

This should be fun. Shirley MacLaine ("Terms of Endearment") is joining the third season of Masterpiece Theatre's 'Downton Abbey,' which starts filming next month. She'll be playing the American mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2012 3:50 PM
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