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Fantastic Fest to Open with World Premiere of Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

Austin's Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Tim Burton's playfully Goth return to stop-motion animation, "Frankenweenie." The film will open the week long festival on September 20, prior to its theatrical release on October 5...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 12:11 PM
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'Magic Mike' The Musical Heading to Broadway

Wasting no time, Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking "Magic Mike" to the stage, where the film will be adapted into a musical...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 29, 2012 12:01 PM
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Academy Changes Rules for 85th Oscars on Foreign-Language Film, Makeup, Music & VFX Categories

The Academy's Board of Governors has approved the rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most changes are in the Music, Foreign Language, Makeup and Visual Effects categories...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 6:11 PM
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EW Lists '50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen'... Made After 1991

Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the "50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen." The list only spans the past two decades, which is unfortunate because, chances are, many of the 50 greatest films you haven't seen were made before 1992...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:58 PM
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Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:11 PM
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Sumner Redstone Gives $650K to Global Poverty Project

The Global Poverty Project announced today that Viacom and CBS Corporation executive chairman Sumner Redstone's Charitable Foundation has donated $650K to aid its $100 million Global Action campaign.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 4:58 PM
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New Sleepytime Artwork for Mike Birbiglia's Sundance Winner 'Sleepwalk With Me'

Check out the new artwork for Mike Birbiglia's Sundance NEXT winner "Sleepwalk With Me," which translates the comedian's successful 2008 standup routine into a film about a longterm couple who, like a shark, must either keep swimming or die...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 2:56 PM
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Foxx & Tarantino Presenting at BET Awards, Hitting Key Demo for 'Django Unchained'

Not to miss an opportunity to reach one of the key demos for "Django Unchained" (December 25), Harvey Weinstein has booked Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as presenters for the BET Awards...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 27, 2012 1:51 PM
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Jennifer Lopez's 'Carmen Sandiego' Gets Writer Darren Lemke for Globe-Hopping Adaptation

The script for Jennifer Lopez's big screen adaptation of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" will be written by Darren Lemke...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 27, 2012 1:08 PM
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Writer-Director Nora Ephron Dies at 71 of Leukemia

Hollywood doesn't have enough sophisticated witty writers, much less writer-directors like Nora Ephron. She died after battling leukemia at age 71. Ephron was funny as hell. She was one of the few filmmakers who could craft believable, endearing and funny romantic comedies, a dying art.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 26, 2012 9:29 PM
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