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    16+ Potential Antoine Fuqua-Directed Projects Announced In The Last 3 Years; Will We See Any Of Them?

    Consider this an extension of my Pondering The Dismal Outlook Of Black Directors Working Within The Studio System piece I posted a few weeks back that got passed around quite a bit, and generated lots of emails. Too bad most of those emails resulted in little to nothing... a few holes fill...

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    Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Plans Documentary, Biography, Electronica Album

    When New Zealand authorities raided in January of this year the $24 million compound of Kim Dotcom, the indicted founder of shuttered file-sharing service Megaupload, they found with the eccentric hacker a life of self-documentation and promotion. Dotcom was no stranger to showing his lavish lifesty...

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    Michael Apted Adds '56 Up' To Long-Running Documentary Series

    Once begun as a singular look into how class systems affected British children in 1964, director Michael Apted's “Up” series has instead grown into a pleasantly surprising portrait of aging and diversity, insomuch as it remains a wonder to consistently see a new chapter pop up. Consider it a shock t...

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    'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor To Direct Underworld Thriller 'Yakuza'

    So are yakuza flicks the hot new trend in Hollywood or are those Far East markets more important than ever? Probably a bit of both. Earlier this year, "Safe House" helmer signed up to direct the yakuza crime flick "The Outsider" at Warner Bros., and now a rival project of sorts i...

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    Benicio Del Toro & Cameron Diaz Team For The Action/Comedy 'Agent: Century 21'

    So, it seems Benicio Del Toro and Cameron Diaz are determined to work together. A couple of years ago they were attached to star in a pretty fucking dreadful-sounding rom-com "An Ex To Grind," which didn't really get going, and now they're attached to a no-less-promising "Agen...

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    Watch: Trailer for Sundance Shocker 'Excision' Is NSFW And Then Some

    Ah, coming of age movies. The hormones, the acne, the sexual awakening, and... the necrophilia?

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    Barbed Wire: 'Dark Shadows'

    The critics are casting dark shadows over the new Tim Burton film.

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    Happy Mother's Day! The Films We Would and Would Never Watch With Our Mothers

    This weekend brings us the mother of all holidays, and what better way to spend some quality time with your mom than sitting down together for a movie? With that in mind, the Indiewire team decided to offer up both our ideal scenarios for mother-child cinematic sitdowns, and the opposite. Present...

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    Capsule Reviews: 15 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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    Original 'Dark Shadows' Cast Members Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott on The Show and Tim Burton's Remake

    For fans of the 1966-1971 ABC supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows" (and they are legion), a lot is riding on Tim Burton's blockbuster film adapation to deliver the camp, romance and frights that made the show the hit that it was. The brainchild of producer Dan Curtis, "...

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