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News Shorts: November 28th 2012

By Garth Franklin Wednesday November 28th 2012 01:16PM

Posters for The Grandmasters, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Stoker, Hammer of the Gods Zero Dark Thirty and The Baytown Outlaws.

Set photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. There's also Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman on the set of Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges doing reshoots on R.I.P.D., and Tom Cruise shooting All You Need Is Kill.

There's also stills from A&E's Bates Motel, character portraits from Netflix's remake of House of Cards, Amour, Epic, Side Effects and The Double.

"New Blu-ray release dates include 'Pitch Perfect' on December 18th, 'Dredd' on January 8th, 'Won't Back Down' and 'The Intouchables' on January 15th, 'Seven Psychopaths' on January 29th, 'Alex Cross' on February 5th, 'Holy Motors' on February 26th, and both 'Skyfall' and 'Ripper Street: Season One' on March 12th…" (full details)

"A new study about the impact of Megaupload's shutdown revealed that, in certain cases, movie piracy is somewhat beneficial to independent movies by effectively spreading good word of mouth…" (full details)

"FX has announced its January premiere dates. 'Justified' begins its fourth season on January 8th. 'Archer' begins its fourth on January 17th, the same night 'Anger Management' returns. The period spy drama 'The Americans' also begins in January but no specific date is yet set…" (full details)

"Universal has set a day-and-date IMAX release for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables in the UK. The film will be digitally remastered in the IMAX format and released in digital IMAX theaters on January 11, the same day as its local wide release…" (full details)

"The December 18th Chinese domestic release of Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmasters' has been pushed back three weeks to January 8th due to some quick last minute reshoots…" (full details)

"Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have announced their partnership to co-produce and co-finance films has been extended through 2017…" (full details)

"New US release dates include 'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III' on February 8th, the micro-budget Ethan Hawke thriller 'The Purge' on May 31st, 'Paranormal Activity 5' on October 25th 2013, and 'Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club' on May 9th 2014…" (full details)

"USA Network's 'Necessary Roughness' has been renewed for a third season of ten episodes. Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series 'Key & Peele' for a third season of 13 episodes set for fall 2013…" (full details)

Dichen Lachman ("Last Resort," "Dollhouse"), Rachael Taylor ("666 Park Avenue," "Transformers"), Adam J. Yeend ("Liz & Dick," "Stigma") and more are teaming for a Kickstarter-funded short film entitled "Battling for Burton" described as a homage to director Tim Burton and shot in a style similar to films of the 1950's. They're offering all sorts of incentives to help in their goal to reach $65K of financing for the short before the end of the year, check out the details and the pitch video by clicking the photo below:

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