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    New Season Of 'Arrested Development' Will Drop Spring 2013

    It's time for your semi-regular, minor update on the highly anticipated new season of "Arrested Development" that is now shooting. In the past week or so we've learned that the Silver Fox himself, "Mad Men" star John Slattery, has joined the cast in an unknown role and more awesomely, that the previ...

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    Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Officially Enters Awards Season With 2012 Release Date

    Focus Features has officially announced that Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" will be released in 2012 and thus join this year's fast approaching awards season. The film -- starring and written by John Krasinski and Matt Damon -- will be released in exclusive engagements in New York ...

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    In 'Tall as the Baobab Tree,' Teen Girl Hatches Plan To Rescue Sister From Arranged Marriage

    Said to be inspired by true stories, Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) tells the tale of a teenage girl who hatches a plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage. 

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    Academy Picks Guys Behind 'The Bucket List' & 'Hairspray' To Produce Oscars, Ensuring Another Dull Awards Show

    So after producer Lorne Michaels and host Jimmy Fallon were courted and before it all fell apart largely it seems over network rivalries between Oscar broadcaster ABC and NBC, it seems the folks at the Academy has chosen the safe and dull route for next year's ceremonies. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ...

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    Comic Prologue To 'The Dark Knight Rises' Arrives Via Mobile App; Matthew Modine Says Foley's Fate Was A Surprise

    One of the pleasant surprises in Christopher Nolan’s comic book opus “The Dark Knight Rises” was the return to the big screen for actor Matthew Modine, someone who certainly hasn’t been out of the public consciousness, but hasn’t exactly scaled the heights of films like “Short Cuts,” “Full Metal Jac...

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    Upcoming Indie Feature 'Once You Go Black' To 'Explore Seething Attitudes Regarding Interracial Relationships'

    From writer/director Kim Moir comes the upcoming indie feature film, Once You Go Black, his second, from a screenplay that was one of the winners of the 2010 Maryland Film Festival Screenplay Competition sponsored by the Baltimore Film Office.

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    How Do You Plead? New 'Dredd' TV Spot Offers Up More Futuristic Action

    Well, we'll say this about "Dredd" -- it's not going to tax your brain with plot. Two judges, one villain, one building, lotsa explosions. At the very least, it's a far cry from the '90s Sylvester Stallone flick, right?

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    What Do Slo-Mo Sword Spinning, Snapbacks Reading 'Pussy' and a Snake Named Banana Have In Common?

    Yesterday saw release of the new music video by perhaps the biggest thing to happen to the internet youth scene/indie music industry coalition this year. Grimes’ video for the single “Genesis”, from her January album Visions, features the singer in desert, beach, and city landsc...

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    Producers Zadan and Meron Will Bring Music Back to the Oscars

    Under new president Hawk Koch, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gone with fresh blood to produce the 85th Academy Awards. Musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Chicago") will produce the Oscar show set to air live on February 24 on ABC. Last year's show...

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    First Look At Jeremiah Trotter As Escaped Slave Ben Jones, Keith David As Frederick Douglass In 'North Star'

    Here's your first look at NFL free agent Jeremiah Trotter as escaped slave Big Ben Jones, and Keith David as Frederick Douglass, in writer/director Thomas K. Phillips' upcoming indie feature film, The North Star, which we first alerted you to last mont...

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