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    Josephine Baker Was Born Today... Watch "Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar" Now!

    Josephine Baker Was Born Today... Watch "Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar" Now!

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    Idris Elba Says He Did Most His 'Luther' Scenes w/ A Hangover & Talks Prepping For Mandela

    There's a great profile of Idris Elba in New York Magazine posted last week in which he reveals some things that I thought were interesting and maybe you will too.

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    Jamie Foxx Says 'Django Unchained' Is A Love Story & Tarantino Says Audiences Will Be Uncomfortable

    The marketing campaign for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Django Unchained continues in bits and pieces, leading up to that first trailer, which will reportedly be attached to prints of Prometheus (which opens this Friday, June 8). 

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Wes Anderson, Westerns and Roger Corman

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Netflix Passes Apple As The USA's #1 Provider Of Movies Over The Internet

    Some interesting facts worth knowing from a report from IHS Screen Digest, which provides insight into the trends and models associated with digital content creation, market consumption and distribution.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

    The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June...

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    Alfre Woodard Is Returning To 'True Blood' For Season 5

    Alfre Woodard will return for the fifth season of HBO's True Blood, as Ruby Jean Reynolds, the schizophrenic mother of Lafayette (played by Nelsan Ellis).

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Moonrise Kindgom' Continues To Soar; 'Hotel' Hits $25 Million

    New films didn't make much of a dent this weekend, yet the specialty box office continued to soar thanks to breakouts "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Each posted very impressive numbers in their second and fifth weekends, respectively.

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    Warner Bros. Apparently Wanted Leonardo DiCaprio As The Riddler In 'Dark Knight Rises' Early On

    It's interesting how the narrative changes. After the monumental success of "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan clearly needed a break and a palette cleanser that became "Inception," as per his blockbuster rule (the director also shot "The Prestige" in between the ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey, Whiskey and Sending the Elevator Back Down

    Less than a year ago, Benjamin Leavitt moved to Austin, Texas. An aspiring filmmaker, Leavitt was looking to get back into the world of narrative film, but had few connections in his new home city. Tonight, eight months later, he'll attend the premiere of his new film "The Ventriloquist" at High L...

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