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Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America

Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America
Red Flag Releasing has acquired North American rights to Sundance AIDS doc We Were Here for September release in theaters followed by OnDemand, DVD, digital downloads and television (spring 2012).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2011 3:28 AM
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Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse

Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse
Michael Phillips and Tony Scott, where art thou? Cheers went up among cinephiles when At the Movies dumped the two Bens (callow Lyons and less callow Mankiewicz), but unfortunately the damage was done, and Phillips and Scott were perhaps too intelligently polite to survive in TV land.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 12:24 PM
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Mark Cuban Puts Landmark Theaters, Magnolia on the Block UPDATED

Mogul Mark Cuban, 52, put indie chain Landmark Theatres and specialty distributor Magnolia Pictures up for sale more than a month ago via investment bank Moelis & Co. The first round of auction bids come in next week. The story was first reported by Bloomberg. "Business is great," wrote Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban in an e-mail. "We are just testing the waters. Lets see what market thinks it's worth, then we can decide what to do."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 10:41 AM
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Sundance Romance Homework Changes Title To The Art of Getting By

While Fox Searchlight's $3-million Sundance pick-up formerly titled Homework now boasts the new title The Art of Getting By, rookie Gavin Wiesen's beauty and the nerd romance starring Emma Roberts (Scream 4) as a gorgeous girl who sees merit in lonely depressive Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), has held onto its opening date of June 17th--for a platform release--which will expand nationally in July.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 8:52 AM
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Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere

Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere
Pedro Almodovar's horror thriller The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya and is based on Thierry Jonque's 2005 crime novel, Tarantula. Forget the synopsis. We're waiting to see the movie, which debuts in competition in Cannes.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • April 19, 2011 6:51 AM
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Darren Aronofsky Directs Vincent Cassel & His Many Women for Yves Saint Laurent

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  • April 19, 2011 6:50 AM
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Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire

Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire
As earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes remind us of our fragile planet, here's a round-up of offerings to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 19, 2011 6:42 AM
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Cannes Fills Out Competition Jury, Led by Robert De Niro

Cannes Fills Out Competition Jury, Led by Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro will lead the 64th Cannes Film Fest competition jury. They are: actors Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Martina Gusman (Argentina), Chinese producer Nansun Shi, critic/writer Linn Ullmann (Norway), and directors Olivier Assayas (Carlos), Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad) and Johnny To (Hong Kong). It's a typically eclectic global mix.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 6:11 AM
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Gordon-Levitt, Cotillard Confirmed for The Dark Knight Rises

Everyone seems to have already posted that Inception stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard would be starring in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros., July 20, 2012). We assembled the cast so far. What's with leaving out Inception's Ellen Page if everyone else is on board?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 5:44 AM
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EXCLUSIVE Clip: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D

EXCLUSIVE Clip: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D
Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog's 3-D exploration of the world's oldest paintings in the Chauvet Cave in southern France, is an enchanting ride. Rather than using 3-D as a device to escape into fantasy, Cave of Forgotten Dreams opens our eyes to a real and fragile history that makes us marvel at our own existence. Herzog invites us "to reflect on our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, evolution and our place within it, and ultimately what it means to be human."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 19, 2011 5:30 AM
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