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    Exclusive: Poster For Eugene Jarecki's Sundance Award-Winning Documentary 'The House I Live In'

    With powerful and probing films like "The Trials of Henry Kissinger," "Why We Fight" and "Reagan," documentarian Eugene Jarecki has turned a critical eye to some of the most fundamental political and social issues on the American landscape, and he's done it again with his latest effort, "The House I...

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    A24 To Release Roman Coppola's Charlie Sheen-Starring 'Glimpse' In February 2013

    Roman Coppola's highly anticipated "A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III" will hit theaters in February 2013, it was announced today. A24, a new film company focused on distribution, financing and production with headquarters in New York City, will release film, which is ...

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    First Official Images From Roman Coppola's 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III,' Film Opens Feb. 2013

    One film we had hoped would make an appearance on the fall festival slate this year was Roman Coppola's first film in over a decade, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." And while that hasn't happened, we suppose the next best thing has come along -- the first official images from the '7...

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    Fantastic Fest's Bumper Contest Poses a 30-Second Short Film Challenge

    In an age of 140-character missives and abbreviated everything, brevity--it would seem--is the soul of communication. This year's Fantastic Fest's Bumper Contest is a challenge for those with a knack for (short) turns of phrases, a contest to take 30 seconds of video and make an audience cry with l...

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    The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

    Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

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    New Documents Give Details Of Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal's Not-So-Nefarious Access To CIA Files For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    “There's no political agenda in the film. Full stop. Period.” As much as screenwriter Mark Boal may wish his words would guide public knowledge about the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film, “Zero Dark Thirty” -- which details the U.S. government's raid on Osama bin Laden as depicted through Boal's script...

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    Newell's 'Great Expectations' with Bonham-Carter, Irvine & Fiennes Will Close BFI London Film Festival

    Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" will close the 56th BFI London Film Festival on October 21. Adapted by David Nicholls, the film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger...

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    Trailer - Film Based On Ralph Ellison's 1994 Short Story, 'King Of The Bingo Game'

    I want to thank filmmaker Ken Wyatt, the director of Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact (which we profiled HERE back in June) who told me a few days about the trailer for this 30 minute short film, King of the Bingo Game.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Rizzo from 'Grease'

    For a film so obsessed with cool, “Grease” is surprisingly naff. Perhaps it was inevitable. A film set in the 1950s and filmed in the 1970s was always set precariously amid the ebbs and flows of fashion. John Travolta’s ever more bizarre reputation can hardly help its cool credentials. And maybe the...

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    Tessa Thompson Joins Vanessa Williams In ABC Supernatural Drama '666 Park Avenue'

    Tessa Thompson has signed up for a recurring role on ABC's new supernatural drama, 666 Park Avenue, which stars Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn, based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce.

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