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Fox Unleashes New Jesus Flick for Christians: 'Son of God'

Jesus did not chase the money changers out of the temple yesterday. But his producers– Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (TV's "The Bible") -- did ring the closing bell at one of New York’s temples of money yesterday afternoon. Needless to say, the NASDAQ closed up.
  • By John Anderson
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  • February 27, 2014 4:20 PM
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A Southerner's Defense of Bayou Gothic 'True Detective'

Emily Nussbaum may be my favorite critic working today -- her New Yorker column is my North Star of trusted opinion in the televisual wilderness. But she gets "True Detective" wrong, wrong, wrong.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • February 27, 2014 3:56 PM
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Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Gets Focus Release Date

Zach Braff reveals the new release date on 'Wish I Was Here' to his Kickstarter donors.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 27, 2014 3:41 PM
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Who Is 'Dom Hemingway'? Watch Trailer and New NSFW Videos for the Film Starring Jude Law

Fox Searchlight has launched a new NSFW video gallery for the film "Dom Hemingway," starring Jude Law as a philandering huckster and safecracker who's just spent 12 years in prison. Now fresh out of the big house, he seeks retribution with the help of former partner-in-crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) against his old boss (Demian Bechir).
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 27, 2014 2:22 PM
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Attending the First-Ever Winter Edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

The venerable San Francisco Jewish Film Festival just presented its first-ever Winter Fest, an eclectically-programmed five-film marathon held at the single-screen 1910-vintage Vogue Theater in Pacific Heights.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • February 27, 2014 1:20 PM
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$50,000 Alfred P. Sloan Student Screenwriting Prize Goes to 'Survival of the Fittest,' by UCLA's Laura Alsum

The Tribeca Film Institute has revealed the recipient of the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. “Survival of the Fittest” by Laura Alsum, a UCLA film student, was selected as winner from the science-themed scripts submitted by six leading film schools participating in Sloan’s National Film Program.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2014 12:52 PM
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WATCH: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Bicker in New Clip from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Check out this new clip from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," featuring Ralph Fiennes and a very geriatric-looking Tilda Swinton. The film, which wowed critics upon its Berlin premiere earlier this month, hits theaters March 7.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2014 12:26 PM
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WATCH the Intriguing First Trailer for FX's New Series 'Fargo,' Based on the Coens' Classic

Set to premiere April 15, FX's new series "Fargo" has its first teaser, and it features Billy Bob Thornton. Watch the intriguingly oblique trailer below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 4:00 PM
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Diane Ladd Will Star in 'I Dream Too Much,' from Executive Producer Richard Linklater

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 3:01 PM
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David Fincher In Early Talks to Helm Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

Following their collaboration on "The Social Network," it seems that director David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin (who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film) will re-team. Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography, is reportedly poised to have Fincher at the helm.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 26, 2014 2:48 PM
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