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    Watch: Trailer For Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Starring 'Knocked Up' Duo Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann

    This is 38? Middle age comes crashing down hard in "This Is 40," the sort-of-sequel to "Knocked Up," and the first trailer is here to give us a taste of Judd Apatow's latest turn behind the camera, one that finds him once again stretching into dramatic territory while stil...

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    'Dark Shadows' Soundtrack Features Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, The Carpenters, T-Rex & More

    Composer Danny Elfman has written the score to Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," starring Johnny Depp, natch. It probably sounds a little like the music featured here (though you can actually hear it here). However, what's likely a bit more interesting than the original score,...

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    Short Drama "Save Me" by Lena Waithe Now Available Online

    Those who have been following the Finding the New Black interview series should recall Lena Waithe, the television writer on Nickelodeon's How to Rock who has also written and directed a number of short films and web content.

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    Sophie Okonedo To Star In New BBC One 5-Part Thriller "Mayday"

    S&A fave Sophie Okonedo will star alongside Peter Firth, Aidan Gillen and Lesley Manville in what the BBC is calling a "sophisticated five-part thriller" titled Mayday, from writers Ben Court and Caroline Ip (Whitechapel).

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    Is This An Alternate Universe? 'Fringe' Gets Renewed For Fifth (And Final) Season

    Well this is something of a surprise – “Fringe,” the much-beloved but dismally rated sci-fi series created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is getting a reprieve. Fox has announced that they’ve made a deal to bring back the series for a fifth (and final) 13-episode stretch, mostly, it...

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    Review: 'Get The Gringo' Is An Enjoyably Excessive Mel Gibson Crime Flick

    On the same day that Mel Gibson’s new movie, the enjoyably junky and excessively violent “Get the Gringo” (formerly “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”), was screened across the country via a bizarre satellite transmission (based out of Austin, Texas), another expletive-laced Gibson rant was unleashed ...

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    Can Opinions Be Wrong?

    Maybe not. But it can be uninformed.

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    Rihanna May Have A Part In Seth Rogen's Action/Comedy "The Apocalypse"

    The project he refers to in the video clip below is titled The Apocalypse and already stars himself (James Franco), Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari and Craig Robinson; each of them will be playing themselves in the movie. In it, while attending a party at James Franco's house, along wit...

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    Mark Millar Claims 'Kick Ass 2' Will Shoot This Summer: 5 Other Things He's Said That Never Happened

    Oh, Mark Millar. In an industry where hyperbole and exaggeration are king, Mark Millar is on a whole other level, always eager to talk about himself and his films with whoever is willing to listen, often feeding the machine with lots of excitement about projects that are premature to say the least. ...

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    This Week in Black Television - FRINGE, NYC 22 and 2nd Black show on Adult Swim?

    As promised, this week’s focus is on Lance Reddick and Jasika Nicole from FRINGE, as well as new reviews for NYC 22, The Game and Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment 23. 

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