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    'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' Video Game Headed To The Big Screen

    As we’ve said before, successful videogames do not always make for a great movie – or even a watchable one. But that doesn't mean the genre isn't moving full steam ahead. A trailer for the fifth installment in the video game adaptation series “Resident Evil” just drop...

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    'Color Outside the Lines' - A Film That Festivals Want, But Not Really… Or Something Like That

    As a filmmaker, I’ve been at this for 5 years, 3 spent working on my debut feature Color Outside the Lines; a documentary exploring the history and lives of black tattoo artists.

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    Athena Film Festival 2013 Request for Submissions Now Open

    Films have power. They create conversation. They reveal truths. They inspire. But for far too long, Hollywood has told only half the story: what is missing are the stories of women as change agents and heroes in their own right.

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'

    What's the greatest Alfred Hitchcock film? Every film fan will have a different answer, with "The 39 Steps," "Rebecca," "Spellbound," "Notorious," "Rear Window," "Vertigo" and "North By Northwest" all making compelling cases for being the very best. But few of his films had such an impact on cinema ...

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    Will 'Bored to Death' Be Back as an HBO Movie?

    Jonathan Ames' HBO comedy "Bored to Death" was so low-key that to say that it's missed feels like an overstatement -- the show, which ran for three short seasons consisting of eight episodes each, was never that urgent about or insistent on being noticed. But "Bored to Death&q...

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    Review - "The Art Of Rap" (An Unfocused Ode To A Music That Inspired Generations)

    In an interview posted on this site about 6 months ago, Ice-T said of his directorial debut, Something For Nothing - The Art Of Rap, that his intent with the film was to document the craft of rapping, and not all the crass excesses the music has become emblematic of. His goal, as he stated, was...

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    Martin Scorsese To Present Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' For U.S. Release

    Daniel Espinosa’s “Snabba Cash” (or “Easy Money” as it’s called in English-speaking territories) was released almost two and a half years ago in its native Sweden, but it will finally get its U.S. release on the July 27th. Snapped up by The Weinstein Company after...

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    VODetails: 'Extraterrestrial'

    Is the new sci-fi comedy from the director of "Timecrimes" worth your VODollars?

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    Exclusive: Wendell Pierce Discusses His Controversial Role in 'Four' (LAFF Premiere Today)

    Wendell Pierce, who stars as a married man hooking up with a white teenage boy in the film, spoke with me this week about his about his role, the potential criticism from it, and a few of his upcoming projects.

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    Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric Set To Star In Arnaud Desplechin’s Latest Drama ‘Jimmy Picard'

    In what could be seen as a sort of seasonal and spiritual companion piece to Olivier Assayas’ 2008 film “Summer Hours,” director Arnaud Desplechin’s film “A Christmas Tale” quietly dazzled with its warm infusion of family dynamics and melancholic themes of aging a...

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