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    Revisiting 'Hancock' - What The Last Black Superhero Movie Could Have Been...

    Well, if the movie is done well. Will Smith did one [Hancock] that was kind of silly. I don’t know why they even did that movie. But if they do Black Panther with some class and some creativity, I think it would go over big-time.

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    Exclusive: Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema

    "And for me it is not only wanting to tell your story, but to also tell it your way that’s part of the struggle. I am not interested only in telling a story, but I want to tell it my way."

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    Robert Pattinson Says David Michôd's 'The Rover' Is Like An Existential Western

    To say that Robert Pattinson has been filling his post-"Twilight" calendar with ambitious films would be an understatement. This weekend brings his trippy David Cronenberg odyssey "Cosmopolis," and over the past few weeks and months, the actor has signed on to a handful of interesting films, includi...

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    California Assembly Votes to Extend $100 Million in Tax Credits for Two Years

    The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to extend the state’s $100 million in annual tax credits for local film and TV production for another two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Senate is expected to act on the bill next week.

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    Pierre Morel To Direct Pierre Morel-Esque 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

    While his sister Megan has become something of a saviour for auteurs like John Hillcoat and Paul Thomas Anderson, David Ellison is the flipside to that coin with major stakes in tentpoles like last year’s rousing success, “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol,” and his Skydance Productions is enter...

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    Sanaa Lathan Talks About Plans For A 'Best Man' Sequel

    I know a lot of people have been begging for one. Why, I honestly don't know. Was the first one THAT great? I barely remember a damn thing about it. But nevertheless, there are people anxiously waiting for a followup.

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    Interview with Ann Dowd, Star of 'Compliance'

    If you've ever watched any of the Law and Order series you have seen Ann Dowd. She's been on them all. She's a journeywoman actress, one you have seen in many places, whose work you constantly admire but who never plays the lead. In Compliance she takes on the lead of Sandra, the mana...

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    'Secrets & Lies' Oscar Nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins 'RoboCop'

    Though some aren't quite enamored with this film already, “Elite Squad” helmer José Padilha has assembled quite a cast for his remake of Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic, “RoboCop.” And he keeps adding to it as Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast as the Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean.

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    Cast This: What If 'The Expendables' Were Women? Sequel Director Would Love To Do It...

    Expendables 2 director Simon West is reportedly eyeing Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich for an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise, telling E! Online, "I like the idea of the Expenda-Belles where it's seven or eight women me...

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    Recap: 'Louie' Flees His Daddy Issues In Strangest Episode Of The Season So Far

    If there's been a theme of the third season of "Louie" so far (although it's been less present in the last couple of episodes), it's "manning up." Louie's girlfriend accused of him of not having the courage to break up with her, he was eviscerated by Melissa Leo for refusing to go down on her, he ha...

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