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What Do We Do 'In The Shadows?' Dishes, Mostly

Jemaine Clement, famed Flight of the Conchords member, is now a vampire. He and co-star/director Taika Waititi play squabbling bloodsucker flatmates in the new mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows.
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Second 'SpongeBob' Movie Is A Nonsensical, Loud, Choppy Triumph

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is visually an eyesore — a kaleidoscope of bright, mismatched colors, and in 3-D to make your headache stronger. The movie makers hit the bull's-eye.
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'Jupiter Ascending' Displays Wachowksi Siblings' Success, Weakness

If you know science fiction filmmaking, you know the name Wachowski. Siblings Larry and Lana Wachowski have been working in that field since The Matrix in 1999.
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Sony's Amy Pascal Steps Down In Aftermath Of Cyber Attack

Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz about Amy Pascal. The Sony co-chairman will stay at the company to launch a new production venture.
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Amy Pascal Out As Sony Pictures Chairman

The studio said she will launch a new production venture within Sony. Her departure comes shortly after the studio was hit by a cyberattack — one that exposed employee data and Pascal's emails.
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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

The Academy Awards are coming this month, and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than in the U.S. — if you don't mind the pirated versions.
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Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.
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Bradley Cooper: 'Sniper' Controversy Distracts From Film's Message About Vets

As the film's depiction of the Iraq War has come under scrutiny, Cooper, who portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, says the discussion is moving away from "the fact that 22 vets commit suicide each day."
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Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

While Deon Taylor was playing professional basketball in Germany, he had an epiphany: he wanted to make movies. The self-taught director's latest film, Supremacy, was released this Friday.
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Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

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