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    New Documents Give Details Of Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal's Not-So-Nefarious Access To CIA Files For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    “There's no political agenda in the film. Full stop. Period.” As much as screenwriter Mark Boal may wish his words would guide public knowledge about the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film, “Zero Dark Thirty” -- which details the U.S. government's raid on Osama bin Laden as depicted through Boal's script...

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    Newell's 'Great Expectations' with Bonham-Carter, Irvine & Fiennes Will Close BFI London Film Festival

    Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" will close the 56th BFI London Film Festival on October 21. Adapted by David Nicholls, the film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger...

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    Trailer - Film Based On Ralph Ellison's 1994 Short Story, 'King Of The Bingo Game'

    I want to thank filmmaker Ken Wyatt, the director of Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact (which we profiled HERE back in June) who told me a few days about the trailer for this 30 minute short film, King of the Bingo Game.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Rizzo from 'Grease'

    For a film so obsessed with cool, “Grease” is surprisingly naff. Perhaps it was inevitable. A film set in the 1950s and filmed in the 1970s was always set precariously amid the ebbs and flows of fashion. John Travolta’s ever more bizarre reputation can hardly help its cool credentials. And maybe the...

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    Tessa Thompson Joins Vanessa Williams In ABC Supernatural Drama '666 Park Avenue'

    Tessa Thompson has signed up for a recurring role on ABC's new supernatural drama, 666 Park Avenue, which stars Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn, based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce.

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    Watch: Riveting Trailer for Robert Redford's Conspiracy Thriller 'The Company You Keep' Starring Shia LaBeouf and Susan Sarandon (VIDEO)

    Following Robert Redford's last directorial effort, the dull historical drama "The Conspirator," things are looking up with his next film, "The Company You Keep," if the just-released trailer is anything to go by. Set to premiere at Venice this week and then Toronto soon afte...

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    Exclusive: 2 Spooky New Photos From Horror Flick 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke

    In October, Lionsgate will release Scott Derickson's low-budget shocker, "Sinister," a super fun and occasionally very scary horror film starring Ethan Hawke as a true crime author desperate to recapture the fame he experienced as a young writer. So desperate, in fact, that he moves his entire famil...

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    VODetails: 'V/H/S'

    Is this found footage horror anthology worth you VODollars?

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    Elise Neal To Appear On 'Scandal' As An 'Attorney w/ Secrets'

    Elise Neal shared the above photo on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, with the caption: 

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    Venice Review: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ - Muscularly Charismatic, But Exasperating

    Before its unveiling, some found “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” a peculiar choice as Venice opener by new artistic director Alberto Barbera, even taking into account Mira Nair’s history here (the Indian-born, New York-based filmmaker won the Golden Lion with “Monsoon Wedding” in 2001)...

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