Dark Knight producer goes through Damascus Gate

Dark Knight producer Charles Roven has announced plans to adapt the political thriller Damascus Gate for Sony, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on a book by Robert Stone, Damascus Gate revolves around journalist Christopher Lucas, who stumbles upon an extremist plot to sabotage peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Damascus …
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John Carpenter to direct supernatural thriller The Ward

John Carpenter is attached to direct The Ward, a supernatural thriller with Amber Heard (Pineapple Express, Never Back Down) attached to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (Long Distance), The Ward follows the disturbing experience of a young woman in an institution, being terrorized by a ghost. The films …
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Flashdance I Love the 80’s Edition DVD review

Paramount Home Entertainment and VH1 celebrate the best films of that unforgettable decade in the second wave of the I Love the 80’s Collection. Thirty of the most memorable motion pictures released by the studio between 1980 and 1989 were released on DVD yesterday, February 3rd—all accompanied by a special bonus CD containing songs by …
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Coming to America I Love the 80’s Edition DVD review

Paramount Home Entertainment and VH1 celebrate the best films of that unforgettable decade in the second wave of the I Love the 80’s Collection. Thirty of the most memorable motion pictures released by the studio between 1980 and 1989 were released on DVD yesterday, February 3rd—all accompanied by a special bonus CD containing songs by …
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Free screening of Japanese film Happy Flight

Director Shinobu Yaguchi’s (Waterboys, Swing Girls) latest film Happy Flight, will be screening for free tomorrow night in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Yaguchi’s intent was to create a realistic, completely new film that covers all aspects of the aviation industry. The setting of the film takes place at an airport on a All Nippon Airways …
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Real Ideas Studio announces global microgrants for emerging filmmakers

Thirty-two students in culturally-diverse teams created eight documentaries during the Slamdance Film Festival, which ran concurrent with this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. According to festival directors, the Real Ideas Studio screening was the largest at Slamdance, with standing-room-only attendance. Subjects of other films ranged from an amputee snowboarder, to the search …
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