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Gary Oldman Will Lead Humans in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Gary Oldman will be joining Jason Clarke and Kodi-Smit McPhee to star in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." He will play Dreyfus, the leader of the human resistance. The Fox film is slated for a May 2014 release, just months after he stars in Sony's "Robocop" with Joel Kinnaman.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 1, 2013 1:32 PM
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ABC Takes Miniseries Rights to Oscar-Nominated AIDS documentary 'How to Survive a Plague'

ABC Studios has bought the rights to David France's Oscar-nominated documentary "How to Survive a Plague" in hopes of turning it into a mini-series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • March 1, 2013 1:22 PM
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Casting Watch: Emma Watson In Talks for Disney's 'Cinderella,' Daniel Radcliffe Circling Fox's 'Frankenstein'

Emma Watson is reportedly in early talks to star in Disney's live-action adaptation of "Cinderella," with Kenneth Branagh set to helm. Cate Blanchett is already on board as Cinderella's wicked stepmother.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 1, 2013 1:08 PM
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Zellner Bros' 'Kid Thing' Goes to Factory 25 for US Distribution

Factory 25 has picked up Sundance, Berlin and SXSW title "Kid Thing," from director David Zellner and his producer-cinematographer brother Nathan Zellner. The film will open in New York on May 24, and will expand throughout the Spring and Summer.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2013 4:07 PM
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Louis C.K. Returns to HBO with Exclusive Hour-Long Standup 'Oh My God'

Three-time Emmy winner Louis C.K. is doing his fourth stand-up special for HBO on April 13. "Louis C.K.: Oh My God" is an hour-long exclusive presentation of an all-new performance before a live audience at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 28, 2013 2:57 PM
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Raimi and Cast Talk 'Oz the Great and Powerful' in EW: Off-Limits Ruby Slippers, Franco Finds His Brain and More

This week's Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands March 1) goes inside Disney's reported $200 million yellow brick road prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful." The mag sits down with director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz to talk all things Oz. Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 28, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tarantino Will Present Star of Texas Award for Linklater's 'Dazed and Confused'

Quentin Tarantino will present the Star of Texas Award to Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" at the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 7, celebrating the film's 20th anniversary. A screening of the film with the cast will take place on March 6.  Tarantino includes the film on his 2002 Sight and Sound list of his top ten films of all time.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2013 1:41 PM
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Chad Hartigan's 'This is Martin Bonner' Goes to Monterey Media for Summer Release

Chad Hartigan's "This Is Martin Bonner" has gone to Monterey Media for US distribution. The film, starring Paul Eenhoorn and Richmond Arquette, won Sundance's Best of NEXT audience award. Monterey is eyeing a Summer release and will push for awards consideration in the fall.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2013 1:12 PM
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Depp to Topline Two Films, Pfister's 'Transcendence' and Levinson's 'Black Mass'

After donning an incredible headdress and thick eyeliner in "The Lone Ranger," Johnny Depp is ready to move onto some new projects. First he will star in "Dark Knight" cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence." Then he plans to shoot "Black Mass," to be directed by Barry Levinson ("Wag the Dog," "Rain Man").
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 27, 2013 9:53 PM
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LACMA Presents Far-Out Film Series 'Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick' [Vintage Trailers]

LACMA's highly successful engagement with the Stanley Kubrick exhibition is now in its second half, and the museum's always creative film programmer Bernardo Rondeau has put together the coinciding screening series "Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick." It runs March 22 - April 6, and includes Andrei Tarkovksy's "Solaris," Nicolas Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (starring David Bowie) and Saul Bass' "Phase IV," including the lost alternate ending recently unveiled at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse. Vintage trailers for all films in the series below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2013 2:36 PM
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