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First Look: Six 'Great Gatsby' Character Posters

Warner Bros. is displaying six new character posters for Baz Luhrmann's giddily awaited film, "The Great Gatsby," colorfully adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. These jazzy posters feature our golden boy anti-hero (Leonardo DiCaprio), Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton), Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) and her beau Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), and Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2013 4:02 PM
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Early Fritz Lang Thriller 'M' Comes to LA in New Digital Restoration

Laemmle Theatres and Kino Lorber Films have teamed up to present a new DCP restoration of Fritz Lang's 1931 classic "M" in Los Angeles.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2013 3:55 PM
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First Lady Michelle Obama, Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman Talk Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' in Student Workshop

First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday welcomed the cast and crew of upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic "42," starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, along with 80 high school and college students from across the country, to take part in an interactive workshop in Washington DC. Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, and Ford, Boseman and director Brian Helgeland led a discussion with the students on the themes and issues of race in the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 2:57 PM
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Bette Midler Appears on Broadway as 'Sue Mengers' in New One-Character Show

For the first time in 30 years, Bette Midler will appear on Broadway in the new one-character show "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers." The acid-tongued super-agent, who died in 2011 at age 79, spearheaded the careers of Barbra Streisand, Cher, Farrah Fawcett and Faye Dunaway, to name a few, in the New Hollywood. Midler, no stranger to extravagant and acerbic roles, plays Mengers.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2013 2:41 PM
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McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Pitt, Ejiofor and Fassbender, Gets Oscar-Friendly 2013 Release Date

Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble picking up Steve McQueen's Toronto 2010 entry "Shame," starring Michael Fassbender as a tormented sex addict, which hit theaters in 2011. Fans of McQueen's work (which also includes 2008's "Hunger") have been chomping at the bit for his next film. Searchlight is giving his "Twelve Years a Slave" --starring dream team Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and Fassbender--a limited release on the Oscar-friendly date of December 27, 2013.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 2:06 PM
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'Borat' Co-Writer Dan Mazer's 'I Give it a Year' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer has found a home at Magnolia Pictures for his feature film directorial debut, "I Give it a Year."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2013 12:00 PM
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Cinedigm Announces Multi-Platform DOCURAMA, Simultaneous Screening Series and Streaming Service for Acclaimed Documentaries

Cinedigm announced today it will be elevating its Docurama Films independent label into a multi-platform 'DOCURAMA" brand with a series of national theatrical screening events and a streaming network service. For almost 15 years, Docurama Films has presented acclaimed documentaries, including Kirby Dick's "The Invisible War," Danfung Dennis' "Hell and Back Again," Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing's "Detropia" and genre classics such as D.A. Pennebaker's "Don't Look Back" and Robert Drew's "Primary."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 11:55 AM
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WATCH: Rare Audition Tapes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman Air on 'Today'

Three anonymous casting directors have put 54 early Hollywood audition tapes on the auction block. On Friday, "The Today Show" aired an amusing reel of these endearingly awkward auditions. Clips include early readings from Leonardo DiCaprio vying for a role in the 1990 TV series "The Outsiders," Brad Pitt auditioning for Ron Howard's 1991 "Backdraft" and Nicole Kidman in a particularly dramatic bid for a part in 1991's "Shattered."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 1, 2013 7:00 PM
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Why Studios Continue Banking on Franchises Like 'G.I. Joe'; Which Sequels Can You Do Without?

"G.I. Joe Retaliation," a sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra," took in more than $130 million at the worldwide box office this weekend--although its three-day $40 million domestic number was half its foreign take. (The studio cleverly beefed up the weekend number with a Thursday preview.) Part of what's wrong with movies today is that the studios are willing to throw foreign-driven movies into the domestic market, where they often get bad reviews and turn people off, because they'll make their money overseas theatrically and via TV output deals, plus licensing and merchandising, action figures, DVDs, and the like. So it's no surprise that today sees news of Paramount already exploring sequel options for "G.I. Joe."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 1, 2013 4:20 PM
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Band OK Go Challenges Filmmakers to Make a Music Video for New Song 'I'm Not Through'

Band OK Go and company Saatchi and Saatchi are challenging emerging filmmakers to create a music video for "I'm Not Through," a brand-new song from the band's upcoming fourth album. Lead singer Damian Kulash has offered interested filmmakers a bit of inspiration, creating a montage of Instagram photos set to the new song, which can be viewed here.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 3:11 PM
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