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    Lee Daniels Has Found His MLK For 'The Butler' And It's 'Lafayette Reynolds'

    Given the wealth of actors whose names have been announced as cast members in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio The Butler, there has been plenty of speculation about which of those actors will play Martin Luther King Jr.

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    5 Best (Non-Olympic) Things to Watch on TV This Week: Supermodels and Racecar Drivers

    Sure, Sunday is overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Weeds," "Breaking Bad" and "Political Animals," but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other...

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    New Featurette for Bradley Cooper's 'The Words'; Star Cast Sells It Hard

    CBS Films has released a featurette for Sundance closing night film "The Words," starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and Jeremy Irons. They discuss how good the script is; we'll find out just how well it translated when it releases September 7.

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    Sundance Cinemas' Indie-Film Chain Set to Open New Theater in Hollywood

    Sundance Cinemas will open its newest location August 31 at the refurbished Sunset 5 theater in West Hollywood, and the new experience seems designed for the true indie film fan.

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    Congrats to "Sun Belt Express," Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the Arizona immigration drama "Sun Belt Express" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Is the Best Picture Race Over Already? Harvey Sends 'The Master' to Venice

    Speculation about Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly awaited drama “The Master” has included much educated guessing about the best time to release what surely will be a major awards contender. When the Weinstein Co. suddenly notched a Sept. 14 date for the film to open in theaters last...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Will Play The Venice Film Festival & TIFF After All

    Initially accidentally announced and then quickly retracted from last week's unveiling of the Venice Film Festival lineup, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is now officially headed to the Lido, and probably Toronto too. The news comes on the heels of the recent release date swit...

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    RIP Renowned Film Essayist Chris Marker; Watch His Anti-Colonial Piece 'Statues Also Die'

    “A curious spirit, a tireless filmmaker, a poet in love with cats, a video director, a secretive character, an immense talent... We are Chris Marker’s orphans.”

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    Trailer Watch: Cloud Atlas - Co-Directed by Lana Wachowski

    The Wachowskis are an incredibly successful writing/directing duo best known for the Matrix Trilogy.  They are also known for the cult classic Bound and for writing V for Vendetta.

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    The Essentials: The 5 Best William Friedkin Films

    The decent opening weekend for the NC-17 "Killer Joe" should be celebrated for a number of reasons, but perhaps most notably, it marks something of a comeback for director William Friedkin. The helmer was, for a brief period in the 1970s, the most powerful filmmaker in Hollywood, but a series of cri...

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