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    'World War Z' Makes A Killing In Casting Female Lead Mirielle Enos

    With the expensive on-again, off-again production of "World War Z" now back on track for a summer shoot thanks to a little help from David Ellison's Skydance Productions, casting is now beginning on the film and a new name is looking to come aboard.

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    Watch: "Remixed & Remastered: Defining & Distributing The Black Image In An Era Of Globalization

    Most of you will recall that a couple of weeks ago, I was involved in a 2-day conference at the New School here in NYC, titled Remixed And Remastered: Defining And Distributing The Black Image In An Era Of Globalization.

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    Idris Elba Is Norse God-Crazy On Cover Of New "Source" Issue

    What to make of this graphic novel-style cover (below) of the May 2011 issue of The Source. Freaky :)

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    U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Acting, Producing & Composing Remake Of Patrice Leconte's 'Man On The Train'

    Take that Bono! It looks like the drummer of U2 is finally gonna get some of the spotlight shone on him instead of one the Mr-Save-The-Planet-I-Invested-In-Blackberry-Started-My-Own-Clothing-Line-And-Charitable-Organization-Which-Gives-Seems-Not-To-Do-Anything-Charitable frontman for the popular roc...

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    Joseph Kosinki To Direct Alien Thriller 'Archangel'

    Adam Cozad Rewriting ScriptWhile "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinksi continues to try a find a new home for his sci-fi epic "Oblivion," the helmer has landed another film firmly within the genre.

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    How Rookie Director Tadjedin Made Miramax/Tribeca's Last Night, Starring Knightley

    Last Night is a high-profile test of new indie distributor-on-the-block Tribeca Films' video-on-demand model. Screening April 25 at the Tribeca Film Festival following its Toronto Fest debut, the movie was released on VOD on April 20, opening night of the Fest, and will open theatrically in limited ...

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    Orlando Bloom Still Not Confirmed For 'The Hobbit,' But It Appears To Be An Inevitability

    A minor update on "The Hobbit" for you fanatics. Despite the fact that Orlando Bloom wasn't really accepting questions outside of Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, "Sympathy For Delicious" today, the film he was promoting -- earlier in the press day he apparently had gently scolded a journalist for ...

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    Watch Lady Gaga Be Desperate, Weak and Horribly Annoying In Her New HBO Special

    What is wrong with this woman? And why do people continue to idolize her as this "queen of the freaks"? It is clearly feeding her horribly annoying god complex. In this clip from her upcoming HBO special, Gaga comes across as a desperate and needy mess who is psychotically obsessed with her "kingdom...

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    My Movie Pitch Presents First Winner at Tribeca, Accepting Entries for 2011

    American Express's My Movie Pitch presented its first contest winner's short film at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. John Nash's pitch idea (chosen from over 2,000 entries) was adapted into a screenplay and short film -- Mr. Stash -- directed by Jac Schaeffer and starring Amy Smart and Rich S...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

    While this summer will be a battleground between R-rated comedies each trying to out-raunch each other, perhaps the biggest belly laughs will come from director Michael Winterbottom's droll and hilarious "The Trip" which delivers all the comedy without having to rely on much of a foul mouth.

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