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    Anthony Mackie Talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Gangster Squad"

    In a recent interview with Collider, Anthony Mackie discussed what attracted him to Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, currently in post-production, and his role in the Ruben Fleischer directed 1940's cop crime drama, Gangster Squad, which he's currently filming opposite Ryan Gosli...

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    Watch: The Couple From 'Once' Deal With Fame & Love In Trailer For 'The Swell Season'

    One of the truly amazing stories of the 2006 awards season belonged to the little indie film that could, "Once." Directed by John Carney and starring The Frames member Glen Hansard and his The Swell Season collaborator Markéta Irglová, the musical story centered on an Irish busker (Hansard) who strikes up a relationship with a Czech immigrant (Irglová). "Once" became an arthouse sensation, taking in over $20 million worldwide, on a microscopic budget of $150,000. And the Academy sat up and took notice as well, with the film winning a statue for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly," leading to one of the most touching Oscar speeches in rece...

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    Because 3D Doesn't Cost Enough, Sony May Make You Pay For Your Own Glasses In 2012

    Is This Really The Best Move When 3D Audiences Are Declining?It seems every month or so, a new trend or blip on the radar is hailed as the new box office savior at the multiplex. In the past couple of weeks, "The Lion King" has spurred conversations that studios may find new revenue streams by dusting off their catalog titles and bringing them back to the big screen. Earlier this year, backed by the surprise box office success of "The Adjustment Bureau," "The Lincoln Lawyer," "True Grit," "Black Swan" and later in the summer, "Midnight In Paris," the minor budget adult drama was seen an untapped and lucrative market. But before all of this, 3...

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    DreamWorks Hire 'E.T.' Scribe Melissa Mathison To Adapt Roald Dahl's 'The B.F.G.'

    Compared to other authors, Roald Dahl has had better luck than most with cinema adaptations. OK, so Tim Burton's gaudy, joyless "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is still fresh in the memory, but most of the film versions of Dahl's books -- the Gene Wilder-starring 1971 "Willy Wonka and the Chocol...

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    Watch New Teaser Trailer For "Soul Man" (The "Blade Runner" Meets Blaxploitation Animated Project)

    Nice! I think it's safe to say that many of you were just as excited as I was, when the 1st 1-minute teaser for the upcoming animated feature called Soul Man, was posted about 6 months ago on the old S&A site.

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    Preview: "Spirits of Rebellion" - A Documentary Film About The L.A. Rebellion Film Movement

    I actually don't believe there's ever been a film/documentary that told their story has there? I can't recall one at the moment. But if there has been one, I'm sure someone reading this will say so.

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    Guest Post: Retro-sexism: What’s the Allure? by Emilie Spiegel and Sarah Bloodsworth

    This fall’s crop of new TV series includes The Playboy Club and Pan Am, two shows set in 1960s, both centering on young women doing “glamorous” jobs and allegedly redefining what it meant to be a woman in mid-century America. Both shows infer that being a Playboy Bunny or Pan Am stewardess (respectively) could be a progressive opportunity for a young women—a chance to break out of the molds set by their mothers and to live out their own dreams in a freer society. In either case, the jobs themselves aren’t terribly liberating... in fact, all exclamations about “new breeds of woman,” and “choice” aside, the gigs are largely based on retro (eve...

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    Common Looks Mean On Poster For AMC's Post-Civil War Drama "Hell On Wheels"

    Official poster for AMC's post-Civil War drama series titled Hell On Wheels, one of 7 or so Civil War-themed projects (TV and film) currently in development at various studios.

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    Brittany Snow Joins Anna Kendrick In A Capella Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

    Rebel Wilson & Adam Devine Also Join CastSo, can the singing and dancing that everyone seems to like on "Glee" and endless amounts of reality shows ever be translated to the big screen? Well, they tried "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" this summer and failed miserably, and remember "Hamlet 2"? Yeah, no ...

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    Roman Polanski Apologizes To His Sexual Assault Victim In New Secret Doc Premiered In Zurich

    For all the films that he's made in the last 33 years, from the great to the dreadful, everything that Roman Polanski's done has been overshadowed by his 1978 sexual assault of a thirteen-year-old girl. The director was arrested and charged with six counts, including rape, but in a bargain with the ...

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