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    Melvin Van Peebles Is 80 Years Old Today... The Master Provocateur Is Still Going Strong

    Happy 80th birthday to Melvin Van Peebles - one of those milestone birthdays, for a man who directed, quite possibly, one of the most polarizing black films ever made, the 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, with the intellectual and ideological fissure happenin...

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    Jim Carrey Wanted For The Colonel In 'Kick-Ass 2'; Morris Chestnut & Robert Emms Join

    Aaron Johnson’s Kick-Ass is returning to the big screen for a second outing, and new director Jeff Wadlow looks to be gathering a head of steam in terms of casting the sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s alternative superhero movie. Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and even Nicolas...

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    TIFF TRAILER: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor Separated by the 2004 Tsunami in 'The Impossible'

    Ahead of its premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Summit has dropped the first trailer for their Oscar hopeful "The Impossible," starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, to drum up pre-festival hype. Job done. Juan Antonio Bayona's disaster drama recounts t...

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    Exclusive: Stephanie Allain Joins 'Dear White People' as Executive Producer

    If the success of the project's fundraising campaign wasn't enough, this piece of news definitely indicates that Dear White People should be coming to the big screen soon.

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    First Images Of Juno Temple & Michael Angarano In 'The Brass Teapot'

    A little bit of luck and money are coming to Juno Temple and Michael Angarano in "The Brass Teapot," an offbeat comedy set to make its world premiere at TIFF next month. Now the first images from the film have landed.

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    New On DVD, VOD - 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro Crime Drama 'Freelancers'

    New On DVD, VOD - 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro Crime Drama 'Freelancers'

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    First Images From Michael Winterbottom's 'Everyday'

    Well, here's a bit of surprise in a fall festival season that seems full of them. With TIFF announcing their final batch of titles today, Michael Winterbottom's long-developing "Everyday" (previously known as "Seven Days") will head to Toronto to make its world premiere, ...

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    Nicki Minaj In The "Final Stages" In A Deal To Join American Idol

    WHAT? Another American Idol item? So let's see. Mariah Carey is definitely on board. Then there was reports that Diddy had been offered a role as a judge on the show. Then that was followed by reports that Pharrell Williams had been in negotiations for weeks and had signed on. But now that ...

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    Michael Winterbottom's 'Everyday' Premieres At TIFF; 'Amour,' 'Something In The Air' & More Round Out Lineup

    It's taken over a month to unveil the expansive, hugely exciting lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and with opening night (the premiere of Rian Johnson's "Looper") a little over two weeks away, the slate was finally completed this morning by a selection of announcements fro...

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    BBC Adapting 'The Lady Vanishes' Into a New TV Movie

    Ethel White's 1936 novel "The Wheel Spins" was adapted to film by an early career Alfred Hitchcock as "The Lady Vanishes." Now the BBC is giving that source material another whirl with Diarmuid Lawrence ("Little Dorrit") directing and Fiona Seres writing the adaptat...

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