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Indie stalwart James Schamus makes his directorial debut with 'Indignation'

It really is quite a resume: Head of the prestigious studio Focus Features for 13 years, an Oscar-nominated producer, screenwriter and even songwriter with an longstanding collaboration with director Ang Lee, author of a book on Carl Theodor Dryer, a PhD from Berkeley and a teaching position at Columbia University.

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'Ghostbusters' did not endorse Hillary Clinton, Sony says

Sony Pictures may not be afraid of ghosts, but the studio is, it seems, nervous about politics.

The “Ghostbusters” movie’s official Twitter account posted what many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday after she officially became the Democratic nominee for president, and then deleted the tweet on Thursday.

“Boo-yah, we smashed your glass ceiling.

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With 'Don't Think Twice,' Mike Birbiglia gets serious about comedy

Just after the world premiere of his film “Don’t Think Twice” at the South by Southwest Film Festival in the spring, writer-director and costar Mike Birbiglia declared to the audience that he was going to “hand deliver” the film around the country. The suggestion of such a personalized rollout seemed to fit with the heartfelt film and its lived-in feel.

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Pop culture's burlesque Bosch: Mad magazine's Jack Davis set the bar high in comic art and movie posters
'Batman: The Killing Joke' stuns with $3.8 million in two-day-only theater run

“Batman: The Killing Joke,” the animated picture from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events, was produced to be a home-video production. But after the decision to release the picture in a little more than 1,300 theaters for two days only, it made an impressive estimated $3.8 million.

“We’re thrilled and very happy,” said John Rubey, Fathom Event’s CEO.

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How the secret sequel of found-footage pioneer ‘Blair Witch’ has unleashed 'misdirectional marketing' age

The news struck at San Diego’s Comic-Con International last week like a bolt of Harry Potter lightning: “The Blair Witch Project,” that paragon of Gen-X horror, was coming back.

And it wasn’t only coming back in the way that most movies “come back” at Comic-Con — two years from now, with 10 teasers and scores of comments in between proclaiming it the greatest or worst movie of all time.

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