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    Jaimie Alexander Says She Knows The "Storyline" Of 'Batman Vs. Superman' & New 'Star Wars 7' Casting Rumors Swirl

    J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan may be pouring enormous effort into retooling writer Michael Arndt's original draft of “Star Wars: Episode VII," but after Disney's refusal of producer Kathleen Kennedy's request to consequently delay production, Abrams and co. are forced to also push right ahead with...

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    Is '12 Years a Slave' Too Safe to Transform its Audiences?

    Richard Wright described problems of violence and inequity in the U.S. along these lines: "There isn't any Negro problem; there is only a white problem." Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is a narrative of this "white problem." Beyond debates of whether the film is historically accurate, overly sen...

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    '12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

    ... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishm...

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    Gotham Awards Nominees Include: Isaiah Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, 'Let The Fire Burn'

    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, this morning, via Twitter, signaling the kick-off to the film awards season.

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    Watch: 2 Clips & Director's Vision Featurette For Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

    Of this year’s many awards contenders, Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” (our review) is the one—unfairly or not—many prognosticators have hotly tipped to take it all at the Kodak Theater next year. With the film already out in New York and L.A. with more cities to follow, Fox Searchlight has relea...

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    Listen: Inspired By '12 Years A Slave' Soundtrack Featuring John Legend, Cody Chesnutt, Chris Cornell & More

    We'd wager that trying to find any kind of merchandise possibilities for a movie called "12 Years A Slave" isn't easy, but we have to admit that an "inspired by" soundtrack isn't the first thing that would come to our mind. And yet, here we are, with full details on the disc that's coming for Steve ...

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    Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Other Drama - 'Dancing On The Edge' Of Invisibility (Premiered 10/19)

    “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie extoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to ...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor As a 1930's Jazz Musician in the New Miniseries 'Dancing on the Edge'

    There are many reasons 12 Years a Slave is so eloquent and powerful, from Steve McQueen's fluid direction to John Ridley's first-rate screenplay and the cast of actors unafraid to play some of the worst and most heroic elements of character -- but at its heart, the film rests on Chiwetel Ejiofo...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt Talks '12 Years a Slave'

    Sean Bobbitt discusses going for visual simplicity in Steve McQueen's Oscar frontrunner, "12 Years a Slave."

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    '12 Years a Slave': The Dissenters

    Steve McQueen's brutal, unsparing look at American slavery has met with near-universal acclaim, but the critics who find fault with it ask questions worth answering.

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