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    Terry Dexter & Teyana Taylor Now Attached to Star in Florence Ballard Screen Biopic?

    If you recall, I did a post a little over a month ago; regarding the rumor that Jurnee Smollet was attached to play ex-Supreme Florence Ballard and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles was supposedly in the role of Diana Ross, in the screen biopic Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.

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    Weekend Box Office (Sept 9-11)

    As expected Contagion was No 1, with The Help (AKA the film they cannot kill) as No.2. But the this weekend's two biggest surprise were, first, the dismal opening take for Warrior, a film that Lionsgate was very high on. The film got fantastic responses from preview audiences and Lionsgste screened...

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    Box Office: Contagion Runs $23-Million Fever Over Cold Weekend

    Steven Soderbergh's pandemic ensemble thriller Contagion posted a healthy opening despite an overall downer weekend. Anthony D'Alessandro breaks down the box office:

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    TIFF 36 Day Three: Wuthering Heights, 360, Keyhole, In Darkness, Comic-Con: Episode IV–A Fan’s H

    Meredith Brody continues to make the rest of us Toronto attendees look like slackers.

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    Fish In A Barrel: 'Sarah Palin: You Betcha!' Acquired By Freestyle Releasing

    On the eve of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the obnoxiously-titled "Sarah Palin: You Betcha!" has been acquired by Freestyle Releasing. Their aggressive planned strategy involves debuting the film on September 30th in New York and Los Angeles before expanding, though, come...

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    Rachel Weisz Orders The Hot Loki From Behind In New 'The Deep Blue Sea' Poster

    Last time we saw the handsome Tom Hiddleston he was moments from having the Tesseract in his hand at the close of "Thor." It looks like he's gotten his hands on a far more enchanting item in the poster for "The Deep Blue Sea," as he clutches the lovely Rachel Weisz in the throes of passion. Lucky Lo...

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    Linkin Park Noisemaker Mike Shinoda To Score TIFF Midnight Madness Hit 'The Raid'

    Not long after a raucous midnight showing at TIFF's Midnight Madness section, actioner "The Raid," which picked up excellent reviews from the festival, is set to have a new sound, with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda coming on board, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to craft the picture's soundscape. Hailing from Indonesia (although helmed by Welsh director Gareth Huw Evans), "The Raid" follows the conflict between a SWAT team and a gang of mobsters armed to the teeth and trained in martial arts. Obviously really challenging stuff. It's from the makers of the martial arts film "Merantau," which featured a similarly threadbare plot as an excuse...

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    Torchwood: Miracle Day, Episode 10, The Blood Line, SEASON FINALE

    David Chute bids Torchwood: Miracle Day a fond farewell. Honestly.An antipodal cleft pierces the earth, along a line drawn from Shanghai to Buenos Aires. Into this cleft the blood of an immortal (you know who) is introduced, and it has to be at both poles simultaneously. The effect of this transfusi...

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    Domestic Preview For 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Is A Thicker Trailer, Bolder, Fly

    Check out these slick-looking dudes in the "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" trailer. No one trusts anyone, no one is comfortable even walking around the corner, and everyone's got some sort of wicked coat. This feels like the sort of paranoid drunken nightmare someone has after passing out underneath ...

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    Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict Set To Be 'Warm Bodies'

    While we're fans of Johnathan Levine, director of the recent "50/50," we're in wait-and-see mode regarding "Warm Bodies," the zombie romance the helmer is currently filming. He's got Nicolas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as the very pretty lead duo, with Hoult as a love-struck zombie in pursuit of a human...

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