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DreamWorks Takes Rights to Upcoming Roosevelt vs. Taft Tome 'The Bully Pulpit'

A week ahead of the book's publication, DreamWorks has snapped up rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin's highly anticipated "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 30, 2013 7:24 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: This Halloween, 10 Horror Movies to Scar You for Life

Halloween is upon us. Satisfy your taste for the weird, curious, disturbing and life-scarring with these 10 independent horror films that will melt your brain and rot your soul.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 30, 2013 6:02 PM
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In the Works: 'If I Stay,' YA Thriller Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Heads Into Production

MGM has put its chips on Chloe Grace Moretz, despite "Carrie" not scaring up much box office over the past couple of weeks. Production begins October 30 on “If I Stay," adapted from Gayle Forman's bestselling YA novel, starring Moretz and Jamie Blackley (“Snow White and The Huntsmen”).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 2:14 PM
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Cinemark to Screen 'Blue Is the Warmest Color,' Theater Chain's First NC-17 Movie Ever

For the first time in the theater chain's history, Cinemark is making an exception to its policy prohibiting NC-17 films and will be screening Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" at a theater in Evanston, Illinois.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 1:28 PM
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Lou Reed on Lou Reed During Filming of 'Get Crazy,' on Charlie Rose, American Masters, Arcade Fire Tribute UPDATED (VIDEO)

"Get Crazy" director Allan Arkush recalls talking to Lou Reed about when it first struck him that he was indeed 'Lou Reed.' Check out videos of Reed on Charlie Rose in 1988, and Arcade Fire's tribute to the late singer on NPR, with snippets from Reed classics "Perfect Day" and "Satellite of Love." Plus, PBS's "American Masters" series is presenting a special in memoriam broadcast of 1988 documentary "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 30, 2013 1:24 PM
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Why Does the World Need Another Film Festival?

With a prolonged global recession putting increasing pressure on the already fragile financial underpinnings of film festivals all over the world, what’s the argument for yet another curated offering -- and especially one taking place more than an hour from a major city, in rural Virginia? That skepticism greeted the announcement of this weekend’s first annual Middleburg Film Festival, which was spearheaded by Washington DC (and Middleburg) entrepreneur, filmanthropist and sports team owner Sheila Johnson -- one of the producers of "Lee Daniels’s The Butler."
  • By Rick Allen
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  • October 30, 2013 12:50 PM
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WATCH: Robert Redford and 'All Is Lost' Director J.C. Chandor on Charlie Rose

Robert Redford and his "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor appeared on Charlie Rose last week, talking about what inspired them during the making of the film -- and the significance in casting a familiar face to play the aging sailor who encounters an unexpected and life-threatening accident while alone at sea. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 12:48 PM
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Producers Guild to Honor Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli with 2014 Selznick Achievement Award

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced that Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions will receive the 2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 12:23 PM
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Happy Halloween from Trailers from Hell: Darren Bousman on 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

Trailers from Hell gets in the Halloween spirit this week with director Darren Bousman introducing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
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  • October 30, 2013 12:09 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

On the heels of the official announcement that Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" will open December 25 -- with a running time of 165 minutes -- a new trailer has arrived for the film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 11:25 AM
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