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8 min ago | New York Daily News

Cara Delevingne to play lead in John Green's 'Paper Towns'

The 22-year-old British beauty will star in the film adaption of "Fault In Our Stars" writer John Green's "Paper Towns." The news that Delevingne was "in talks" for the project, which will be directed by Jake Schreier, was first reported by Variety Tuesday.

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4 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

One of the best World War 2 movies was filmed on location a year after the war

In August 1944, two months after the Allied powers pushed the Nazis out of Rome, filmmaker Roberto Rossellini began work on Rome, Open City. The project would become one of the best and most important films about World War 2. Originally conceived as two documentaries set against the Nazi occupation of Rome, the story, conceived by Sergio Amidei and Alberto Consiglio, and adapted into a screenplay with the help of Federico Fellini, is a portrait of the Italian Resistance Forces' efforts to reclaim their country.

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8 hrs ago | USA Today

Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong origin tale

Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong origin tale Tom Hiddleston will star in 'Skull Island' which will explore the origins of King Kong. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s5epvG Tom Hiddleston, shown at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City on Nov. 1, 2013, will have a pivotal role in "Skull Island."

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, King Kong, Thriller, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Entertainment

Tue Sep 16, 2014

New York Daily News

George Clooney to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday that the 53-year-old entertainer and activist will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the ceremony on Jan. 11, 2015. George Clooney, pictured winning his fourth Golden Globe in 2012, will be honored by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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Related Topix: Golden Globe Awards, Family, Celebrities, George Clooney, Entertainment

New York Daily News

Snowden documentary to premiere at NY Film Festival

Documentarian Laura Poitras said she edited the film about Edward Snowden in Berlin because she didn't feel she could protect her source material from being seized by the government inside the U.S. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that Laura Poitras' "Citizenfour" will premiere Oct. 10 as part of the annual festival's main slate. Poitras is a journalist and documentarian whom Snowden first contacted about leaking thousands of documents that revealed the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone and email records.

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Breckenridge American

Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive

It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown.

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Related Topix: Girls, Entertainment, Television, Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Mishawaka, IN

The Village Voice

Sexploitation Auteur Joe Sarno's Post-Porn Life Chronicled in A Life in Dirty Movies

Joe Sarno may be, in the words of performance artist Annie Sprinkle, "the Ingmar Bergman of porn," but A Life in Dirty Movies doesn't dwell on his accomplishments as a pioneering sexploitation moviemaker. Instead, director Wiktor Ericsson makes Sarno's career of secondary importance to his relationship with wife Peggy Steffans.

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Related Topix: Ingmar Bergman, Entertainment

Broward-Palm Beach

A Chopped-Up Eleanor Rigby Suffers a Fate Worse Than Loneliness

In two minutes, the Beatles captured the empty life of sad singleton Eleanor Rigby.

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Christian Science Monitor

Superhero movies: How well do you know them?

It's no secret that superheroes have taken over the multiplex. Movies based on comics have regularly topped the lists of highest-grossing movies over the past several years, and critics are enjoying many of the films that feature protagonists with special abilities, too.

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Advocate

'Skeleton Twins' Scares Up Impressive Box Office Haul

The film, which stars SNL alumni Bill Hader as Milo, a gay man whose problems stem from everything except his sexuality, and Kristen Wiig as his twin sister, Maggie, brought in $410,756 playing in 15 theaters across five cities. Averaging $27,383 per screen and claiming the top spot in 12 of the theaters in which it played, the success of The Skeleton Twins' limited release is a good sign the film will have legs when it receives a wider release later this month.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Philly.com

24th James Bond movie starts shooting Dec. 6

Sam Mendes will begin filming the 24th James Bond film on Dec. 6, with the main cast members meeting for a table read that date at Pinewood Studios. Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie.

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CNN

'Mockingjay -- Part I' gets official trailer

On Monday, fans eager for more Katniss Everdeen got a sneak peek of the heroine in action in the first official trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I." In the trailer, the "Hunger Games" heroine, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is seen fanning the flames of a rebellion while on a quest to save her Games partner, Peeta . And since this is Katniss, she does it all while toting a bow and arrow and teaming up with childhood friend Gale .

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The Times-Picayune

'The Maze Runner': 5 cool things to know about the Baton Rouge-shot thriller

The Louisiana-shot adventure film "The Maze Runner" opens in wide release Friday , based on the best-selling first book in the YA series by James Dashner. Here are five cool things to know about director Wes Ball's film before heading to theaters: Described as a cross between "Lord of the Flies" and "Lost," "The Maze Runner" tells the story of a teenage boy who wakes up with his memory wiped to find himself in "The Glade," a primitive colony populated entirely by teen boys trying to figure out how to escape the giant, shape-shifting maze built around them.

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ComingSoon.net

Exclusive: The Dead Snow 2 U.S. Trailer is Here to Crush You

Director Tommy Wirkola has achieved something that few are able to do: He made a horror sequel that surpasses the original in every way with Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead . You'll be able to weigh in on this yourself when WellGo brings the film to select theaters on October 10. Until then, check out the new U.S. trailer exclusively on ShockTillYouDrop.com ! Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Orjan Gamst, Ingrid Haas and Jocelyn DeBoer star.

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Cambridge Evening News

VIDEO: The Imitation Game wins top prize at Toronto Film Festival

The Imitation Game, based on the Second World War codebreaking work of Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game claimed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award, in a piece that explores the mathematical brilliance of Turing, as well as the pressure he faced as a closeted gay man at a time when homosexuality was criminalised.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

411mania.com

Ask 411 Movies for 09.15.14: The Art of the Stink Palm

Ask 411 Movies for 09.15.14: The Art of the Stink Palm Posted by Chad Webb on 09.15.2014 Is Clerks Kevin Smith's best film? Why is Oz so underappreciated as a series? What are Jason Bateman's best roles? All that and more covered this week in Ask 411 Movies! An "Ask 411 Movies" column would be nothing without questions, so please toss them my way. Why should you ask me instead of using Google? Well, perhaps I'll tell you something you can't find there, or maybe you just like my conversation and soothing words.

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TIME.com

Cranky Guy: Why I Skipped the Toronto Film Festival This Year

TIME's movie critic explains the reasons he didn't make his annual pilgrimage to North America's most influential film bash The Toronto International Film Festival concludes this weekend, having shown more than 300 features, hosted many swank parties for Hollywood royalty and lured most of the U.S. movie-critic establishment. So why did I miss TIFF for the first time in more than two decades? I could chalk it up to classic Cranky Guy.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, The King's Speech

SFGate

John Travolta's House Is A Functional Airport With 2 Runways For His Private Planes

John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft , so it's only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today."

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New York Daily News

'No Good Deed' murders 'Guardians' at box office

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with $24.5 million during its opening weekend.

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Reuters

Music underpins eclectic array of Toronto film festival features

From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. These ranged from high profile galas like Francois Girard's 'Boychoir' and the Canadian premiere of Sundance favorite 'Whiplash' to Ethan Hawke's intimate and well received study of a former concert pianist.

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