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Indie Film Noir Sees Revival

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Los Angeles Daily News | Apr 23, 2014

Film noir, the shadowy, psychologically loaded cycle of crime movies that flourished in Hollywood from World War II through the 1950s, holds a special place in the twisted hearts of filmmakers. Neo-noir revivals have broken out periodically since the mid-20th century. "Chinatown" in 1974, the Coen brothers' debut... more

Summer Movie Preview: Hollywood Bets Big Again

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Associated Press | Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood's summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. Will they hit any turbulence? If the movie business had a "fasten your seat belt" light, it was certainly flashing last summer. A number of high-profile films tanked while onlookers like Steven Spielberg warne... more

Some Drama Off-Camera in Mideast Conflict Film

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Associated Press | Apr 23, 2014

AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians ... more

Hanks, Spielberg to Reunite for Cold War Thriller

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United Press International | Apr 23, 2014

Tom Hanks , fresh off the heels of well-received roles in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks, is reportedly attached to star in an untitled film about the Cold War. The role could reunite the 57-year-old actor with Steven Spielberg , who's in talks to direct the film. The two previously worked together on three films, Sav... more

Marines Looking for a Few Good Actors

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 | Apr 22, 2014

The United States Marine Corps is looking for a few good actors to play terrorists in upcoming training exercises, putting out a casting call that could give clues about what the Pentagon is prepping for. A solicitation put out this month by the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command sought an actor to play an "Al Qaeda personality... more

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