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Focus Sets 2012 Slate: Films from Wes Anderson, Robert De Niro, Steve Carell & Keira Knightley

Cannes Fills Out Competition Jury, Led by Robert De Niro
Focus Features has set firm North American opening dates for three features to fill out their 2012 slate, below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2011 12:37 PM
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Tsui Hark's Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Opens on 5000 3-D Screens in China

China is going 3-D. The country built up its 3-D infrastructure for "Avatar," and now Hong Kong action master Tsui Hark's $35-million Jet Li epic "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate"--filmed in 3-D--opens on 5000 3-D and 61 IMAX screens in China on Friday, against Zhang Yimou's "Flowers of War" and Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." It's a far cry from the tentative 3-D scenes in Woo Ping's pioneering "True Legend."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 15, 2011 6:06 PM
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Matt Damon Talks Bourne, Gilroy's Career-Ender and Hurt Feelings

GQ's Amy Wallace went to the zoo with Matt Damon. But they don't talk much about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo." Instead they dig into the "Bourne" franchise, as Damon explains the script play-by-play on the three installments, "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy," and "The Bourne Ultimatum."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 15, 2011 10:28 AM
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Mondo Celebrates Studio Ghibli Series with Poster for Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro

Alamo Drafhouse's Mondo announces their first poster for a Studio Ghibli film: Hayao Miyazaki's classic "My Neighbor Totoro."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 15, 2011 10:16 AM
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Paramount Has a New 100th Anniversary Logo

The iconic Paramount logo, stars circling a Wasatch Mountain, was first created back in 1916, and has been updated over the years. This Friday the studio is launching its latest revamp on the occasion of the studio's 100th anniversary, in front of "Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol." I like it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 14, 2011 9:24 PM
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Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Screens in IMAX Friday: Location Guide

The first six minutes of next summer's sure-to-be blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" will be screening in select IMAX theaters this Friday before showings of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • December 14, 2011 7:58 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: De Palma’s Passion Heading for March Start in Berlin

Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on "Passion," his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, "Crime d'Amour," which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau's twisted murder tale starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an older executive who takes revenge on her protege (Ludivine Sagnier). Rapace and McAdams also co-star in the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," which opens stateside on Friday.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • December 14, 2011 7:11 PM
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Dubai Festival: Herzog Wins Life Achievement Award, Talks Watts as Queen of the Desert

While accepting a Lifetime Achievement award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival, Werner Herzog gave an update on his biopic about Gertrude Bell, the turn-of-the-century English writer, traveler and archeologist he calls "the female Lawrence of Arabia."
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • December 14, 2011 4:24 PM
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First Look: Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis on Lincoln Set

One of the issues for the Oscar campaigners behind Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is that he and his usual crew have been filming "Lincoln" in Richmond, Virginia. Check out this set photo of Spielberg at the State Capitol with Daniel Day- Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 14, 2011 4:06 PM
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Kino Classics to Release Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances"

Kino Classics will release director-star Buster Keaton's must-see classic1925 comedy "Seven Chances" on Blu-ray and DVD. This marks the eighth feature-length Keaton release by Kino, which also began selling all 19 of his silent shorts earlier this summer.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • December 12, 2011 4:11 PM
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