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Why Indomina Abandoned Distribution UPDATED

The problem with independent distribution is that it costs a lot of money to keep the machine running. The numbers of outsiders are legion who have jumped into distribution because they blanched at the money they think they're leaving on the floor with onerous releasing deals.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 1:24 PM
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'Royal Affair' Team and Shane Salerno Take on Winslow's Drug-War Epic 'Power of the Dog'

Nikolaj Arcel, director of foreign Oscar nominatee "A Royal Affair," and Rasmus Heisterberg, who penned the script, are set to adapt Don Winslow's epic besteller "The Power of the Dog." The two previously collaborated on scripting the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 1:02 PM
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First Look: Hiddleston and Swinton Vamp It Up in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Check out this first new image of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:54 PM
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Disney Wants Kenneth Branagh to Take 'Cinderella' to the Ball

Actor-directors are in demand right now.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:49 PM
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Review: Netflix's 'House of Cards' Is Classy, Campy and Diabolically Watchable (TRAILER)

“Nobody’s a boy scout. Not even boy scouts,” drawls Kevin Spacey’s Francis “Frank” Underwood. As the mastermind congressman suggests, all players in Netflix’s “House of Cards” have sharp teeth and like the taste of blood. The new series, which is based on the original BBC production, is executive produced and helmed in part by David Fincher, and has the cool grey-gold look and streamlined efficiency of the director’s work.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:46 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln,' PGA, SAG, and DGA; Affleck and Day-Lewis Hit Santa Barbara

On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the recent PGA and SAG wins for Ben Affleck's "Argo," which is now mounting a formidable challenge to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." And we cover last weekend's Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis tributes in Santa Barbara.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2013 12:00 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Peter Bogdanovich's 'What's Up, Doc?,' Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal

Comedy Classics! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Peter Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?," one of the biggest comedy hits of the early '70s.
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  • February 1, 2013 11:00 AM
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Watch: Spanish Teaser for Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' with In-Flight Song and Dance

A new peak at Pedro Almodovar's latest, "I'm So Excited," has arrived.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 1, 2013 1:07 AM
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