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'Guardians of the Galaxy': The Characters' Comic Book Origins Explained
Marvel's "Guardians" got their start almost 50 years ago, but the team familiar to movie audiences is far more recent. read more
‘Expendables 2′ Director Simon West Turns to Crowdfunding for ‘Salty’
Action specialist Simon West has turned to crowdfunding to finance his action-comedy “Salty” — with backers receiving an actual stake. The British director made the announcement Wedn...
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Stacy Peralta's 6 Principles for Capturing Humanity in Commercials
People often question why documentary filmmakers direct commercials. What's the motivation? Ask just about any documentary filmmaker worth his or her salt, they'll tell you. It's the opp...
‘Fifty Shades’ Star Dakota Johnson Joins Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton in ‘A Bigger Splash’
“Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet Dakota Johnson made a big splash this past week thanks to millions of views accrued by the film's steamy first trailer, and now she has signed on to co-s...
AMC Networks in Talks to Buy Stake BBC America
AMC Networks is in talks to acquire nearly a 50% stake in cabler BBC America. The negotiations have been ongoing for some time and stemmed from co-production partnerships that AMC has had with the BBC...
‘Whiplash’ Producer David Lancaster Launches Company (EXCLUSIVE)
After eight years as co-president at Bold Films, David Lancaster has launched Rumble as a production-development-financing company. Rumble has already attached Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct spy th...
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Director Philip Marshak Dies at 80
He helmed the Troma film "Cataclysm" and an installment of the 1985 horror anthology "Night Train to Terror."read more
DreamWorks Animation Stock Plummets; Analysts Urge Studio to Lower Costs
After a disappointing second quarter earnings call Tuesday, it has become clear to analysts that DreamWorks Animation must alter the way  it does business. “I have no issue with the creative, Dream...
Exclusive: Beautiful Poster for Locarno Film Festival Entry 'Ventos de Agosto'
Gabriel Mascaro is about to premiere his first narrative feature at the Locarno International Film Festival on August 8th. Previously, the Brazilian filmmaker has worked in documentary, including his ...
CNN's S.E. Cupp Thinks She's a Way, Way ‘Better’ Atheist Than Bill Maher (Video)
CNN's S.E. Cupp thinks she is a better atheist than Bill Maher, and “liberals” in general. That's right. Apparently, not believing in God is a contest and the “Crossfire̶...
AMC Networks in Talks to Buy 50 Percent of BBC America
AMC is in discussions with BBC Worldwide for 50 percent of its United States cable television channel, BBC America. Individuals with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg News that BBC Worldwide i...
Alex Kurtzman to Direct Universal’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot
Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct “The Mummy” reboot for Universal. Kurtzman and “Fast and Furious” scribe Chris Morgan were recently tapped to help develop a un...
Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90
Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a k...
Alex Kurtzman to Direct ‘The Mummy’ Reboot for Universal
“The Mummy” producer Alex Kurtzman is now nearing a deal to direct the classic monster movie for Universal, TheWrap has learned. Kurtzman has been working with fellow “creative godf...
‘Sharknado’ Confounds Congress’ Longest-Tenured Member John Dingell
Representative John Dingell has faithfully served Michigan's 12th District for nearly 60 years, so you'll pardon him if he hasn't had time to decipher the science behind Sharknadoes. ̶...
Tokyo festival To Hold Major Focus on ‘Evangelion’ Creator Hideaki Anno
Tribute is part of festival's growing focus on anime
'True Blood,' After 9 Years and 7 Seasons, Finally Took On Hurricane Katrina
Perhaps it's the new guy in charge, Brian Buckner, or perhaps it’s nostalgia, but "I Found You" is undeniably, without question, a direct allegory to Hurricane Katrina. Invoking our c...
‘Fifty Shades’ Star Dakota Johnson Ties Up New Role (EXCLUSIVE)
“Fifty Shades of Grey” doesn’t bow for another seven months but in the meantime, Dakota Johnson is setting up her future slate of films. Johnson is set to star in “I Am Love...
John Goodman in Talks to Join Bryan Cranston in Jay Roach's ‘Trumbo’ (Exclusive)
There's an “Argo” reunion brewing, as John Goodman is in early talks to join Bryan Cranston in Jay Roach‘s Dalton Trumbo movie “Trumbo,” an individual familiar with t...
R.I.P. Robert L. Drew, the Father of American Cinéma Vérité
Documentary filmmaker Robert L. Drew, the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90 years old. Drew and his associates pioneered ...

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