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    Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' To Be Broadcast On PBS In Sept

    Film director Jonathan Demme's five-years-in-the-making documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful, will make its PBS premiere on Thursday Sept. 20, as part of the network's long-running POV documentary series.

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    Review: 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' Charts The Rise Of A Multimedia Artist

    If you were not familiar with the multimedia artist Ai Weiwei, the title of the new documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” would almost seem like a countercultural taunt, perhaps with a hip-hop undercurrent. The reference is apt in regards to his art, which is at turns edgy agitprop and charmingly che...

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    Sanaa Lathan To Reprise Role As Maid-Turned-Movie Star In Lynn Nottage's 'Vera Stark'

    Last we wrote about this, theater producer Elizabeth I. McCann had acquired rights to the Lynn Nottage Off -Broadway play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (which starred Sanaa Lathan), with an eye towards a Broadway debut this year. 

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    'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Says Peggy Olson Will Be Back For Season 6

    Of the handful of enduring questions remaining from the end of the excellent fifth season of "Mad Men," perhaps the biggest surrounded the fate of Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss. Having had enough of being overlooked and ill-treated at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (RIP), she jumped ...

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    Preview French Guyanese Illegal Gold Mining Action Thriller 'Orpailleur'

    The short story goes... 18 years after leaving his homeland, Rod, a young Parisian of Guyanese descent, returns home following the disappearance of his elder brother. After his arrival, the revelation of a painful family secret sends Rod on a relentless quest for truth, and he gets drawn into t...

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    'Battle Royale' Might Get Turned Into A TV Show For CW

    Last fall, it was with a small amount of irony that producer Roy Lee revealed that the long-gestating Hollywood remake of the Japanese cult hit "Battle Royale" was essentially put on the back burner due to a similar film that has since become a massive hit. "'Hunger Games' definitely took a lot of w...

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    Preview Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico Co-production Drama 'La hija natural' ('Love Child')

    The Centerpiece film at the upcoming Caribbean Tales Film Showcase in Toronto, on September 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 15th, Leticia Tonos's La hija natural (Love Child) centers on María, young woman with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth, who, aft...

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    Review: ‘The Watch’ Is A Lifeless Sci-Fi Comedy With Moments Of Spirited Improv

    From the outside, 20th Century Fox's comedy "The Watch" seems to have its cup runneth over with the talent at its disposal. The film stars the quartet of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and celebrated British director/writer/comedian Richard Ayoade (director of “Submarine”). It's directed by A...

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    50 Cent, Forest Whitaker Crime Drama 'Freelancers' Gets New Trailer + Theatrical Release Date

    50 Cent, Forest Whitaker Crime Drama 'Freelancers' Gets New Trailer + Theatrical Release Date

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    Review: 'Ruby Sparks' A Delightful Romantic Comedy That Tugs At The Heartstrings & Rings Of An Instant Classic

    It’s been six long years since Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ narrative feature debut, the much beloved “Little Miss Sunshine.” But the directing duo is back with a new film, “Ruby Sparks,” and with it, they prove that some things are worth the wait. With a script by its 28-year-old star, Zoe Ka...

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