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Comic-Con: Disney Teases 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' 3-D Footage with Sam Raimi, Michelle Williams & Mila Kunis [First Trailer]

Sam Raimi shared an exclusive teaser (see below) of "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and welcomed two of the stars, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis, to join him and moderator Chris Hardwicke (nerdist.com) on the Hall H stage...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 12, 2012 7:36 PM
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In the Works: Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Crowdfund 'Anomalisa' Via Kickstarter

Instead of dealing with studio ringmarole, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and "Community" creator Dan Harmon now have a Kickstarter page for their stop-motion feature "Anomalisa."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 5:00 PM
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Nolan & Bale Talk 'Dark Knight Rises,' Joker Off Limits, Peter Jackson Envy & More with EW

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale to talk -- what else? -- "The Dark Knight Rises." A quote for franchise fans? Nolan says: "I will cop to this: The 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy was in the back of our minds the entire time we were making these." Five more notable quotables below!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 3:17 PM
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AMC Offers Dish Subscribers 'Breaking Bad' Premiere Live Stream in Wake of Contract Expiration

Dish recently dropped AMC, and the cable network wants satellite subscribers to know what they're missing: On July 15, the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" 5th season premiere will stream for Dish customers on AMC's website.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 2:41 PM
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Flixster Offers Free WB Titles to Comic-Con Tweeters

Flixster announced today that it is giving Comic-Con attendees free Ultra-Violet enabled copies of popular Warner Bros. titles through its digital platform.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 2:18 PM
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Media Watch: Looking Back on Netflix's Rocky Year

It was one year ago today that Netflix made a serious misstep: The company hiked its popular $10 DVD and streaming VOD subscription up to $15.98.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 12:55 PM
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IMDB 'Movies & TV' App Downloaded 40 Million Times, Message Boards Now Mobile-Optimized

IMDB announced today that its hugely successful "Movies & TV" apps for iOS and Android have each been downloaded 20 million times, making the grand total 40 million downloads. Visits to the mobile optimized website have exceeded 150 million per month since the beginning of March 2012.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 12:00 AM
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Casting Watch: Dunst Joins Mortensen and Isaac for Patricia Highsmith Adaptation 'Two Faces of January'

Kirsten Dunst has been cast alongside Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac for "Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of "Drive" screenwriter Hossein Amini.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2012 5:32 PM
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StumbleUpon Launches Written Media Contest to Win First-Look Option

Interest-finder website StumbleUpon is launching a contest: the winner will get a first-look option with Hollywood producers. Most types of written media are fair game -- screenplays, short stories, novels, comic series, essays -- and the site's community of 25 million members will vote on the top 10.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2012 1:02 PM
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Comic-Con Web Series Roundup: Crackle's 'The Unknown,' Bryan Singer's 'H+' and 'Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters'

Web series are becoming a major presence at pop culture madhouse Comic-Con, as film and TV talent increasingly make the move to the small cyber screen and as web-based companies tackle original programming production and distribution. A round-up of panels and trailers below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2012 7:36 AM
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