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David O. Russell on What Bradley Cooper Whispers at the End of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

The inaudible whisper has become an indie film convention, most notably seen (and not heard) at the end of Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," and most recently in one of the final scenes of David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 2:07 PM
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Louisiana Film Prize Launches 2013 Short Filmmaking Competition, with $50K Grand Prize

The second annual Louisiana Film Prize short filmmaking competition launches today, with $50K to be awarded to the winner. This is one of the largest cash prizes for a short film competition.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 1:19 PM
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First Look at Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in 'Catching Fire'

This week's Entertainment Weekly cover features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in the first official image for "Catching Fire." This sequel to "The Hunger Games" is out November 22.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 1:03 PM
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Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' Releases in IMAX for First Time Ever on April 5

Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" sees its rerelease on April 15, and to coincide with its return to the big screen, the dinosaur flick will have a one-week, worldwide IMAX 3-D run. T-Rex will tower higher than ever before.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Will Be NC-17, Says Writer

It's not shocking news exactly, but in case any of you were wondering, as far as screenwriter Kelly Marcel is concerned, yes, Universal/Focus Features' movie version of the erotic global bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" will be rated NC-17. Given that the film's sexy S & M content has fueled sales of the original book (to the tune of more than 65 million copies) and its two sequels all over the world, it would make sense for the studio version to hew close to the source material.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 8, 2013 4:14 PM
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Register Now for FEST Training Ground 2013, Filmmaker and Film Enthusiasts' Workshop Convention in Portugal

Registration is open for FEST Training Ground 2013 in Espinho, Portugal, a weeklong convention for filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the world, featuring workshops and master classes guided by industry experts.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2013 3:15 PM
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Annapurna and Color Force Take Film Rights to Bestseller 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'

Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have secured the feature film rights to Maria Semple's bestselling novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette." Scott Neudstadter and Michael Weber ("500 Days of Summer") will pen the script, with Semple serving as executive producer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2013 2:13 PM
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French Distributor Haut et Court Picks Up 'Metro Manila' Ahead of Sundance Premiere

Haut et Court has taken the French distribution rights to Sean Ellis' thriller "Metro Manila" a couple weeks before the film's debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It centers on a destitute countryman in the Philippines who is sucked into a dangerous crime ring when he moves to the country's bustling capital, Manila.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2013 12:12 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'

In its sixth collaboration with Woody Allen, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to his latest film "Blue Jasmine," which marks the New York auteur's return to his native environs. The distributor also released "To Rome with Love" and Allen's best-performing film to date, Oscar-nominated "Midnight in Paris."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 8, 2013 11:38 AM
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EW Launches CapeTown for Comic-Con Culture Enthusiast, All Things Superhero, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

EW announces Capetown, a new site dedicated to Hollywood and "Comic-Con culture," a place for all things superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and horror on film, TV, gaming, comic and novel platforms. The site launches today and in the first week will showcase interviews with Robert Downey Jr...
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • January 7, 2013 5:43 PM
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