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Maine International Film Festival: Glenn Close to receive Mid-Life Achievement, ‘Boyhood’ to open festival

The Maine International Film Festival recently announced that it will present actress-writer-director Glenn Close with its annual Mid-Life Achievement Award on Sunday, July 13, after a screening of Close’s film “Albert Nobbs.” Throughout her career, Close has earned three Emmy … Continue reading

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Maine LGBT Film Festival celebrates ‘Sharing the Stories’ this weekend

While the theme for the second annual Maine LGBT Film Festival is “Sharing the Stories,” last year’s theme also rings true for the quality and scope of this year’s festival: “It Gets Better.” While the inaugural LGBT film fest took … Continue reading

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News update: June 19, 2011

The weekend box-office estimates are in, and it looks like “Green Lantern” has easily taken the No.1 spot with $52.7 million. That’s about on track with what many people had predicted, but is it a number that Warner Bros. can … Continue reading

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News update: June 15, 2011

“The Expendables 2” has a director. Simon West (“Con Air”) will helm the sequel, which we can hope will see the return of stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li, according to Deadline. The original was a guilty pleasure, … Continue reading

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News update: June 13, 2011

Over the weekend, J.J. Abrams’ latest movie “Super 8” grossed an estimated $37 million, $38 million including its midnight showings. Paramount has to be pretty thrilled with the result, despite opening significantly lower than, say, “The Hangover Part II” or … Continue reading

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News update: June 11, 2011

Christopher Columbus’s (“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”) 1492 Pictures has partnered with CJ Entertainment & Media to obtain the remake rights to the Norwegian film “Trollhunter,” according to Deadline. The announcement comes on the heels of Magnet’s … Continue reading

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News update: June 9, 2011

Sony Pictures has put John Hlavin on the screenplay for its adaptation of the board game Risk, Deadline reported today. Hlavin has written for “The Shield” and worked on the script for Paramount’s “Underworld: New Dawn,” which is scheduled for … Continue reading

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News update: June 8, 2011

AMC released the first photo from the second season of “The Walking Dead.” Any thoughts? • • • Deadline reported today that director Shane Acker (“9”) will helm a big-screen version of HIT Entertainment’s popular “Thomas the Tank Engine” franchise. … Continue reading

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News update: June 7, 2011

20th Century Fox has an animated King Kong movie in the works, according to Deadline. The studio has put Christian Magahales and Bob Snow on writing the project, which will put a modern twist on the story from Kong’s perspective. … Continue reading

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News update: June 6, 2011

Sony is moving forward with a sequel to the Angelina Jolie film “Salt,” according to Deadline. Writer Kurt Wimmer has begun work on the screenplay with expectations that Jolie would reprise her role. Expect more updates on this as it … Continue reading

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