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James Marsden Will Take A 'Walk of Shame' with Elizabeth Banks

James Marsden has signed on for Steven Brill's "Walk of Shame" with Elizabeth Banks. The film, which Brill ("Little Nicky," "Without a Paddle") also wrote, follows a news anchor (Banks) who has a wild night out before getting locked out on the street without any money, phone, ID or car.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 6, 2012 4:45 PM
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Netflix's Landmark Deal with Disney Revolutionizes Way We Think About TV Content

Following Netflix's landmark pact with Disney on December 4, a three-year output deal that gives the streaming company exclusive access to the live-action and animated features of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, chief content officer Ted Sarandos states that he's eyeing similar deals with Warner Bros., and possibly Sony and Universal.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2012 4:18 PM
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New Digital Features for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' -- Flipbook and Essay on Single Dads in Films

Along with the new Blu-ray and DVD release of Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Twentieth Century Fox has created a couple of interactive features to accompany the film. The first is a "Hushpuppy Digital Flipbook," and the second is the mini-essay "Single Dads in Films," which focuses on the father-daughter/son relationship in contemporary cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2012 4:13 PM
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Bret Easton Ellis Throws a Misogynistic Hissy Fit Because 'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Kathryn Bigelow is a Woman

It's almost not worth mentioning, because sexism from a misogynist really doesn't deserve any attention-- but Bret Easton Ellis attempting to degrade Kathryn Bigelow and her latest directorial effort--which happens to be kicking ass on the awards circuit--is an embarassment (for him)...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 6, 2012 4:12 PM
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Tom Hardy Gets An Action Franchise, Will Star in New Regency & Ubisoft's 'Splinter Cell' Adaptation [UPDATED]

New Regency has come on board to develop the "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" with Ubisoft. Tom Hardy is set to star.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 6, 2012 2:35 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Film Society Announces 2013 FilmHouse Residencies

The San Francisco Film Society has announced the filmmakers who have been awarded the FilmHouse Residencies, to begin February 2013. The program supports independent filmmakers by making office space available free of charge for a six- or twelve-month term, allowing the directors to actively engage in various stages of film production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2012 2:20 PM
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Tribeca Films Loves Alex Karpovsky, Picks Up Both 'Red Flag' and 'Rubberneck'

Tribeca Films has picked up North American rights for two films by Alex Karpovsky, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag." Both films Karpovsky wrote and starred in, and center on a young man's awkward navigation of relationships.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2012 1:28 PM
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Casting Watch: Rising Stars Isaac and Clarke Set for 'Departed' Writer's Next Feature 'Mojave'

Oscar Isaac ("The Bourne Legacy," "Drive") and Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Lawless") are set for the lead roles in William Monahan's thriller "Mojave," from the director's original screenplay. Monahan is best known for his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar win for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2012 12:46 PM
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Matt Damon Boarding Clooney's 'Monuments Men,' Plus What's Next (It's Not 'Bourne')

George Clooney's adaptation of "Monuments Men" may add Matt Damon to it's already star-packed cast. The film is based on the true story as documented in Robert M. Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 5, 2012 12:37 PM
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'An Academy Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar' in London; Plus Vote for your Favorite from the Spanish Auteur

The Academy will celebrate the career of Pedro Almodóvar at an intimate invite-only retrospective in London's Curzon Soho Cinema on December 13.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 4, 2012 3:54 PM
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