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Dakota Fanning Joins Lakeshore and Noyce's 'American Pastoral' Adaptation

Lakeshore Entertainment has officially cast Dakota Fanning in director Phillip Noyce's forthcoming Philip Roth adaptation "American Pastoral."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 6, 2014 1:55 PM
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Academy Governors Re-Elect Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS President

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS president at a board meeting on August 5.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2014 12:57 AM
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Murdoch Withdraws Takeover Bid for Resistant Time Warner

You can't always get what you want. The same day that The New York Times explained how expensive 21st Century chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Time Warner would have to be--in the face of continued shareholder resistance--Murdoch sent out a statement that he is withdrawing the $80 billion offer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2014 5:01 PM
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Color Version of 'Nebraska' to Show on Epix that Alexander Payne Hoped Would Never Be Seen

Epix, the multi-platform (premium cable, satellite and streaming) movie company, is showing carefully-crafted promo spots for its initial showings of Alexander Payne's acclaimed "Nebraska" premiering this Sunday night.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • August 5, 2014 4:33 PM
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Academy Gives Sundance Grant to Support Feature Film Labs

For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is giving the nonprofit Sundance Institute a grant to support emerging feature film artists. The grant supports Sundance Feature Film Program's already existing four annual Labs: the June Screenwriters Lab, the Directors Lab, the Creative Producing Lab, and the Creative Producing Summit.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2014 1:25 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Two Strange But Alluring Images from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

We haven't seen much from Tim Burton since 2012, when he released both "Dark Shadows" and the stop-motion "Frankenweenie." His next film is "Big Eyes," due in theaters on Christmas Day, and two newly released images show Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in action as the two leads.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 4, 2014 5:57 PM
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Brings Fame, Scrutiny to Director Gunn; Read His Sweet Thank You to Fans

The success of "Guardians" is a big deal for director James Gunn, who until now was known for cult faves like "Slither" and "Super." Bringing home the bacon on a Marvel blockbuster that could --with repeat business--rival the top performers of the year catapults Gunn onto Hollywood's A list. He's already on board for a "Guardians" sequel, planned for summer 2017. With fame comes increased scrutiny, however.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • August 4, 2014 1:32 PM
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Studio Ghibli Speaks Up About Future Plans: Will We See More from Miyazaki? (UPDATED)

Studio Ghibli producer, manager and erstwhile president Toshio Suzuki, who brought Hayao Miyazaki out of obscurity and into the light in the 1980s, has spoken up about what the upcoming changes at the animation house really mean. And we may be seeing more from Miyazaki.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • August 3, 2014 6:42 PM
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Sight & Sound Picks 50 Best Docs of All Time

BFI's 'Sight & Sound magazine'--which for years has conducted a poll of the 50 greatest films of all time--has released the results of its inaugural poll to crown the greatest documentary of all time.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 2, 2014 12:57 PM
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Best of the Week: Comic-Con Wrap, Weinstein's Oscar Frontrunners, Friedkin on 'Sorcerer' & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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