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    USA Theatrical Premiere For South African Drama 'Otelo Burning' At MIST Harlem Cinemas 10/3

    Vanessa saw Sara Blecher's Otelo Burning at ABFF in July, and reviewed it positively HERE.

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    Poster For Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad 25' (Coming To ABC On Thanksgiving)

    Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day; specific details to be revealed later,...

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    TIFF Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

    Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad...

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    Forest Whitaker Replaces Djimon Hounsou To Star Opposite Orlando Bloom in Crime Drama 'Zulu'

    We missed this switch apparently... although I haven't seen an official announcement of it, nor any press releases in my inbox.

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    A&E Gives a Pilot Order to 'Occult,' From Michael Bay and 'X-Files' Writer James Wong

    Having devoted most of his career to date to massive spectacle on the big screen, Michael Bay looks to be getting into television in a major way this year. Having sold eight-episode pirate series "Black Sails" to Starz in May, he also docked a pilot for post-apocalyptic series "The La...

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    Award-Winning Sundance Short About Somali Pirates 'Fishing Without Nets' Gets Financing From VICE Media for Feature Version

    In an unexpected collaboration, youth-media brand VICE will produce the feature film “Fishing Without Nets,” a story about Somali pirates to be shot in East Africa. The filmmaking debut of Cutter Hodierne, “Nets” is based on his recent short film, which won the grand jury pri...

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    Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch: Alfons Adetuyi

    Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch: Alfons Adetuyi

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    Poster For 'The Impossible' & Two New Clips From The Tsunami-Set Drama

    The L.A. Times made us chuckle when they recently wrote, "One man's ambitious, iconoclastic, like-nothing-ever-before-seen passion project is another man's 'Battlefield Earth.' " They were of course talking about the Wachowski's polarizing "Cloud Atlas," a picture some adored and some loathed (our r...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Oscilloscope Proceeds Full Steam Ahead, Says Owner Dechen Yauch

    Reports of indie distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories' imminent demise are premature. Oscilloscope ("Wendy and Lucy," "The Messenger,") has a team of eight people on the ground at the Toronto Film Festival this week, led by O-Scope veterans Dan Berger and David Laub, who acquired Matteo Garrone's I...

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    Joe Wright Says He Wanted To Work With Keira Knightley Again & "Challenge" The Conventions Of Naturalism In The Stylized 'Anna Karenina'

    Near the eleventh hour of pre-production, while director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Hanna”) was preparing to shoot his adaptation of “Anna Karenina,” it became clear that the budget was going to be an issue -- plans to shoot on location were causing the film’s budget to double in cost. As such, Wrigh...

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