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    Contest Giveaway: 5 DVD Copies Of Madonna's 'W.E.'

    There was perhaps no film as talked about or divisive in 2011 than Madonna's "W.E." It seems everyone had an opinion about the ambitious movie, which tackled romance, historical drama and more all at once in a tale that spanned two distinctly different time periods. And if you finally ...

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    Cinedigm Goes for French Crime Pic '22 Bullets' Starring Jean Reno

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired US distribution rights to the French mobster-crime film "22 Bullets," starring Jean Reno, and produced by Luc Besson. The film will hit theaters and land on Cable VOD, Digital and DVD.

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    Tribeca Review: Shouted, Not Stirred: The Imperturbable James Franco

    James Franco is inescapable. The actor/writer/student/etc. is to movies what the recently deceased NY Met Gary Carter was to paid endorsements. He’s everywhere.

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    Carey Mulligan Out, Rooney Mara In For Spike Jonze's Untitled Film With Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams & Samantha Morton

    As far as switcheroos go, director Spike Jonze can't really complain as his upcoming untitled effort has lost one hot young actress, only to be replaced by another.

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    Tribeca Review: '2 Days In New York' A Funny & Welcome Sequel Worthy Of Its Predecessor

    Taking place a few years after “2 Days in Paris,” with the events from that film summed up in a puppet show, Jack (played Adam Goldberg) is gone and Marion (Delpy) lives in New York with her boyfriend Mingus (Chris Rock) and their respective children from previous relationships. Both le...

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    Get To Know Black British Filmmaker Osbert Parker & His Mixed Media Noir Films...

    On this blog, and elsewhere, discussions/debates have been had about the perceived dearth of black filmmakers creating work that's, shall we say, atypical of the kind of material that we collectively, broadly brand "black cinema," in terms of content, themes explored, style, etc.

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    Stunt Casting Is Expensive: 'Liz & Dick' Producer Says Lindsay Lohan The Most Insured Actress Ever

    By now you've heard that Lindsay Lohan has somewhat miraculously landed an acting gig, an act previously thought impossible due to her general unreliability and ongoing legal and personal problems. But leave it to producer Larry Thompson who has done the impossible, and lined up the actress to p...

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    IFC Midnight Takes US and UK Rights to 'As Luck Would Have It'

    IFC Midnight acquired all US and UK rights to director Alex De La Iglesia’s "As Luck Would Have it." The film world premiered at a special screening at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It will premiere in North America at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight Section.

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    Defining "Blackness" Series - Artist Yinka Shonibare Addresses *Authenticity* In Black Art

    It's a conversation we continue to have, as I believe we should: What is "blackness?" "Black film?" A "Black aesthetic?" "Burden of representaion," Etc...

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    CBS Films Names Maria Faillace as Executive Vice President, Production

    Today, CBS Films named Maria Faillace as the Executive Vice President, Production. This is a promotion from Faillace's previous role as Senior Vice President, Production. Her new role will allow her to oversee production for CBS FIlms' home-grown titles.

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