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    "A Time To Kill" Heading To Broadway; Justin Timberlake To Play Brigance? What About Carl Lee?

    John Grisham's racially-singed 1989 debut novel, A Time To Kill, which was later made into a movie in 1996, is one step closer to a Broadway berth.

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    Oscar Contenders 'Elite Squad: The Enemy Within' & 'Monsieur Lazhar' Get U.S. Distribution

    Unless you've been a regular at a few film festivals or happen to be from the native country, it's pretty hard to stay on top of all the foreign film Oscar contenders before they get whittled down to the eventual five. But two more movies looking for Oscar gold have just picked up U.S. distribution,...

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    First Poster For Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Arrives

    Get ready, because the Oscar campaign and marketing push for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is about to begin. While we got a teaser trailer for the film this summer, "War Horse" is one of the small handful of awards season pics that has yet to be screened for anybody at all. Spielberg doesn't need ...

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    Kevin K Shah on "Making A Contemporary American Art Film"

    We make films to have a dialogue with our audience & communities. Our viewers, and how we connect with them, is such a bit part of the equation, that we spend a TREMENDOUS amount of time discussing the business: how do we discover films? how do we aggregate audiences? how do we achieve a sustainable career? And so on and so on and so on.The answer always remains the question of "How do we make better films?". I am a big believer that all filmmakers need to know what they love (and how to strive to achieve it). I am also a believer that audiences benefit from the same knowledge. I know we don't discuss this enough. It's personal. It is di...

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    Restored Print Of Seminal South African Realist Classic "Come Back, Africa" To Be Released

    This I need to see... because I've actually never seen it. From Africa Is A Country:

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    Watch A Recap Of "Luther" Starring Idris Elba Before Wednesday's Season Debut

    The new season starts tomorrow for an S&A favorite, Luther. The show stars Idris Elba as maverick Det.John Luther and in each episode of this suspenseful series, the murderer's identity is known from the start, focusing the drama on the psychological duel between predator and prey.

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    Rewriting "Sparkle" - Whitney Houston's "Effie" Will Not Be A Maid

    The remake of “Sparkle” is on the road to starting next month. Whitney Houston, already announced, will play Jordin Sparks‘s mother. In this version, Whitney’s character will not be a maid but a former R&B star who’s gone back to the church. I am told that Whitney will sing two gospel songs in the f...

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    New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Viva Riva!"

    In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of...

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    Watch Trailer For New Season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

    Here's the new season 4 trailer for The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, a Bravo network reality show that most people seem to hate or love.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Sleepness Night' The French Midnight Madness Hit That's Getting A U.S. Remake

    Midnight Madness at TIFF this year certainly got Hollywood buzzing. Among the titles earning chatter among suits and audiences alike were "Kill List," "The Day," "You're Next," of course "The Raid," which is getting a Hollywood do-over, and French thriller "Sleepless Night" which yes, is also being ...

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