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    'Anchorman 2' Back On At Paramount, Will Ferrell To Return As Ron Burgundy With Action 4 Team Including Steve Carell & Paul Rudd

    I'M IN A GLASS CAGE OF EMOTION! We thought it was dead, we thought it would never happen and were content to watch our well worn DVDs until the laser in our players burned right through the disc. But impossibly, improbably, Paramount has seen the light shining from a whale's vagina, and has ...

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    Samuel L Jackson's Neo-Noir Thriller "The Samaritan" Gets A Trailer, Poster & Theatrical Release Date

    Last fall, IFC Films acquired stateside rights to this Samuel L. Jackson starrer - the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, which co-stars Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga and Brit Tom Wilkinson.

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    Could "Windward Heights" (Afro-Caribbean Version of Brontë Novel) Ever Get Adapted To The Screen?

    He quickly got up and with eyes full of tears protested wildly:

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    John Boyega In Talks To Join "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Cast + Circling Lead Role In Indie Sci-Fi "Creeping Zero"

    Well... He was the star of Spike Lee's Da Brick, which got passed over by HBO as was announced in recent weeks, but Attack the Block star John Boyega (aka Baby Denzel as he's known in some circles) is said to be in talks to join Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Biyi ...

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    Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

    When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups...

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    Hillary Johnson's Hollywood Satire 'Shooting Stars' Hits Amazon, Bookstores

    "Shooting Stars," a Hollywood mystery satire from Dymaxicon Press, just went up on Amazon. The page-turner hits stores April 1. It's the funniest Hollywood novel I've read in a long time, up there with the likes of the two Peters, Farrelly and Lefcourt.

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    Watch: Endearing Trailer for Sundance Hit Comedy 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    One of the biggest hits at this year's Sundance Film Festival was the high-concept indie romantic comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass and penned by Derek Connolly, who picked up the festival's screenwriting award. FilmDistrict nabbed the ...

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    Strand Releasing Buys Sundance Drama 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Marshall Lewy's "California Solo," which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

    From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested...

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    Julianne Moore Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Untitled Directorial Debut Starring Scarlett Johansson

    In February it was revealed that renaissance man, HitRecord honcho himself, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was mounting his first feature-length directorial effort. A comedy starring actor and Scarlett Johansson, to anyone who's ever paid even a modicum of attention to Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord o...

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