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    Watch Sherri Shepherd & Daniel Sunjata In Trailer For "One For The Money"

    I couldn't tell you much about this; we've probably written about it, likely when Sherri Shepherd & Daniel Sunjata were added to the cast. Other than that, nada. But I'm trying to stick to the "knee-jerk 2011" agreement I made with myself, so I'll say nothing instead :)

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    Review: Too Meta 'Human Centipede Part 2' Almost Reaches The All-Time Gross-Out Pantheon

    Is Tom Six a filmmaker? Is Tom Six a storyteller? No, at this point, you’ll have to conclude he is neither of these things. What he is represents something maybe more honest, more pure: he’s a provocateur. In making “The Human Centipede: First Sequence,” Six took a memorably deranged subject of medi...

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    New York Film Festival 2011 Entry #1 - Bits On "Le Havre" & "Shame" Plus "Melancholia" Review

    Press screenings for the 2011 New York Film Festival are underway - a full week in actually; still a month to go of Monday to Friday morning events, so I'll be busy for a bit.

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    NOBODY'S BUSINESS BUT THE TURK'S #4: Bruce Robinson's WITHNAIL AND I sticks it to Baby boomers

    “No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;Am an attendant lord, one that will doTo swell a progress, start a scene or two,Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,Deferential, glad to be of use,Politic, cautious, and meticulous;Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—Almost, at times, the Fool.”— The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”— Hamlet (Act 4, Scene 5) by William Shakespeare“I’m stuck with a valuable friend,I’m happy, hope you’re happy, too.”— "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie In a particularly navel-gazing and solips...

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    Fans Give George Lucas $84 Million Worth Of Reasons To Keep Messing With 'Star Wars'

    Films Become Fastest-Ever Selling Blu-RaysFandom can be a wonderful thing, but, particularly now in the Twitter-lynch-mob age, it can be easy to rile fans up and get them to turn on those whom they used to love. Witness the outcry after the "Lost" finale -- barely a day goes by without co-creator Damon Lindelof getting shit from someone about it. And few fan-bases are more vociferous than the "Star Wars" lot. George Lucas' series turned the children of the 1970s, and so many since, on to cinema and science-fiction in a big way, and the prequels were perhaps the most anticipated films ever. Of course, they turned out to be a pale shadow of the...

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    Cee-lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick & Tika Sumpter Join Cast of "Sparkle" Remake

    According to Variety, singer Cee-lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick and Tika Sumpter have joined the ensemble music-themed drama Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil from a script by Mara Brock Akil. As reported on the site previously, the new additions will join Jordin Sparks in the title role, Whit...

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    Shawn Bercuson on "What Filmmakers Can Learn from Tech Startups"

    I've long felt that one of the most important bridges the Indie Film Community needed to build, was the one into the tech community. I've felt the ideas & know how of the tech sector held the solution to our neglected pillars of cinema: discovery, participation, appreciation, & presentation. I still do, but I realize now that I was narrowcasting my reasons.Truly Free Film and Film Cutlure in general got a great boost last week when Prescreen launched. Audiences and filmmakers both found new ways to connect with great films. What I hadn't anticipated though, was how the process of this new venture's launch offered additional insight for fil...

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    Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr & The Importance Of The Success Of George Lucas' "Red Tails"

    Had second thoughts about posting this, given how fiery debates on these issues tend to get on S&A; also, what both actors say here is redundant, as we've heard this all before. But, what the hell, it's Friday. Bring it :)

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    Zhang Yimou's 'The Flowers Of War' Starring Christian Bale Is China's Official Oscar Entry

    Well, here's a new twist to this year's foreign film Oscar race: China has selected Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers of War" as their official entry.

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    Karl Urban & His Futuristic Haircut Are Apparently Returning For Vin Diesel's New 'Riddick' Movie

    So, has Vin Diesel been too eager to get his next "Riddick" movie off the ground? We'll leave that for you to decide, but just a few days after hitting his Facebook page with concept art, talk of an R-rating and a 2012 release, that entire post has been removed. Hmm. So just bear that in mind as we ...

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