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    Watch: Julianne Hough Lets Her Hair Down (And Cuts It Off!) in Trailer for Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise'

    Diablo Cody is back with her directorial debut (which she also wrote) called "Paradise," the story of a sweet and religious girl next door (Julianne Hough) who goes to the Las Vegas Strip to experience life after recovering from a terrible accident. She is accompanied by a charming bartender (Russel...

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    Watch: Trailer For Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise' Explores Worldly Pleasures

    Diablo Cody has carved out a niche for exploring the crises of young women. Whether it's the sudden onset of pregnancy in "Juno," midlife travails in "Young Adult" or high school horror in "Jennifer's Body," Cody brings her own unique perspective to these situations. And for her directorial debut "P...

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    Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise' To Premiere On DirecTV Next Week

    Honest to blog? Diablo Cody just tweeted that "Paradise," her directorial debut that stars Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter, wouldn't bow theatrically in October, but rather would get its big premiere on satellite channel DirecTV next week. The tale of a...

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    First Images Of Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer & Russell Brand In Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise'

    Though you might think the directorial debut from an Oscar winning screenwriter might be surrounded by a bit more hoopla, things have been relatively quiet around "Paradise" (formerly known as "Lamb Of God") from Diablo Cody. Shot last year, things seem to have been kept on the down-low...until now....

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    Anthony Mackie Joins Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner In Custody Battle Drama 'Black And White'

    Anthony Mackie Joins Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner In Custody Battle Drama 'Black And White'

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    What New Cities/Theaters Is 'Fruitvale Station' Opening In This Weekend?

    After a stellar opening box office weekend, last weekend, Fruitvale Station will expand to select theaters in 18 NEW cities, this weekend, beginning on Friday, July 19.

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    Review - Ryan Coogler Gets To The Heart of Human Portrayal In 'Fruitvale Station' (Opens Today)

    “He didn’t like to be left alone.” Oscar Grant’s mother Wanda, played superbly by Octavia Spencer, delivers this line in one of the most compelling scenes in the film. It is a detail, that when considered in the context of the story, hits us on all sides, and most importantly, in the heart.

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    Michael B. Jordan in Taut, Flawed 'Fruitvale Station'

    Fruitvale Station is tense, galvanizing and a little disappointing -- an odd combination that is easily explained. The drama, which won both the arty Grand Jury Prize and the populist Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is brilliantly acted by Michael B. Jordan in the fact-based story ...

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    Fruitvale Station

    If you know the true story that inspired this film you might not be eager to see it, but the tone of "Fruitvale Station" isn’t downbeat or bleak.

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    Octavia Spencer On Why 'Fruitvale Station' is the 'Biggest Movie' She's Ever Done and Going Indie After Winning Her Oscar

    Since winning her Oscar for her scene-stealing turn as the feisty Minny Jackson in the box-office juggernaut "The Help," Octavia Spencer has distanced herself from studio fare to focus on films than mean a great deal to her. In James Ponsoldt's affecting indie "Smashed" she played a recovering alcoh...

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