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    'Simon & Simon' and 'Deadwood' Actor Gerald McRaney Signs For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Once you've done one Western, it's much easier to keep getting asked back for more of them; you need to prove that you can be convincing on a horse with a hat, as John Wayne, and Kevin Costner, and so many others, have done over the years. And nothing has been a better Western training ground in rec...

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    Stallone Says He Might Get Nic Cage & John Travolta For 'The Expendables 2' If Schedules Permit

    Chuck Norris & Jean-Claude Van Damme Confirmed, Are Michael Biehn And Michael Pare In The Mix Too?"The Expendables" having proven successful enough in its collection of elderly ass-kickers to get a sequel green-lit, it was clear that creator/writer/star Sylvester Stallone would have to raise his game for the second go-round. First of all, with not all the stars returning (it looks like Jet Li won't be back, for one), it would help to draft in a few more action icons to help make up the numbers. And secondly, with the first film being somewhat subpar, and the less than amazing Simon West ("Con Air," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") replacing Stallon...

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    Watch Trailer For Acclaimed Thriller "96 Minutes" (Evan Ross & David Oyelowo Co-Star)

    We completely missed this trailer for 96 Minutes, a film we profiled back in March, soon after its debut at the SXSW Film Festival. Nothing more about it has crossed my virtual desk since then, and I obviously missed the posting of this trailer on the film's Facebook page, even though I'm a Facebook...

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    Gordon Parks' "The Super Cops" Now Available On Warner Archive DVD

    Back during the early 1970's, after Shaft and Shaft's Big Score, aside from Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks just might have been the biggest black film director working at the time. As a result, he branched out into doing other types of films and his 1974 MGM action/comedy cop movie The Super Cops ...

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    Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

    Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, whe...

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    Tilda Swinton Talks About "Kevin"

    The classiest person at the Toronto Film Festival talks about what will clearly be one of my favourite films of 2011, "We Need To Talk About Kevin":

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    Kickstarter Campaign: A Film Produced by Arthur Jafa About Love and Transitions "In The Morning"

    A narrative film by Nefertite Nguvu, In The Morning, is produced by Arthur Jafa, who will also serve as the Director of Photography. Jafa is known best for his cinematography work in Julie Dash's critically acclaimed Daughters of the Dust and Spike Lee's Crooklyn.

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    TIFF '11 Review: 'Friends With Kids' Is, Sadly, A Conventional Look At Unconventional Relationships

    The concept of the nuclear family is now something of an outdated notion. With children now found in a wide array of living situations -- single parents, gay parents, adoptions, etc. -- the "ideal" of a child being raised by a mommy and a daddy is shifting, with a newer idea of just two good parents -- whomever they may be -- being of utmost importance. The film world is slowly beginning to recognize and write stories that reflect the changing times. Of course, "The Kids Are All Right" is one of the best movies to present an unconventional family, while "The Switch" represents what happens when you try to approach this kind of thematic materi...

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    Michelle Williams Talks Becoming Marilyn Monroe, Pleasure of Sex Appeal, What's on Her Bedside Table

    Michelle Williams will debut as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn at the New York Film Festival on October 9, followed by a November 4 Weinstein Co. release. Vogue features the Oscar nominee in full Marilyn-mode, and discusses the actress's transition from Williams to Monroe. "I'd fall asleep to movies of her. It was like when you were a kid and you'd put a book under your pillow hoping you'd get it by osmosis," she tells Vogue. We admire the way Williams always speaks from a place of self-trust. On not defining herself by the lack of having a man in her life, she says: “I’m not lonely, and I think that has a lot to do with what’s on my ...

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    Count Down to Pulp Fiction Blu-ray Release; Miramax Remembers Favorite Moments of Cult Classic

    Quentin Tarantino's 1994 Pulp Fiction will have its first Blu-ray release on Oct 4. Until then, Miramax staff are counting down the days by highlighting favorite moments from the cult film. To start it off, Miramax's Mike Lang picked this clip, and shared the comments below. You can also watch it he...

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