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    Taylor Lautner: What Happens If Abduction Fails?

    Taylor Lautner, the Twilight teen idol, has been poised for movie stardom. But what if his first solo attempt, the upcoming action film Abduction, fails? Lautner's agents at William Morris have posed the ripped 19-year old at a big star, lining up multi-million dollar roles (he will receive $5 milli...

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    Johnny Depp Visits The Set Of 'The Hangover' In New Poster For 'The Rum Diary'

    Back when the trailer dropped for "The Rum Diary," this writer (who has not read the book on which the film is based) got pilloried for daring to suggest that the boozy, Caribbean vacay vibe felt less adventurous than Terry Gilliam's "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas." "It’s way different than fear and loathing," our commenters said with folks arguing, "These stories are two different galaxies" and that "nothing really happens in the book other than him going to South America, trying to keep a paper from going under eating alot of cheesburgers and of course drinking alot of rum." Ok, we'll grant that the story is different and comparing "Withna...

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    In Theaters: 'Abduction' Will Try To Kidnap The Box Office From 'Moneyball' & 'Killer Elite'

    Greetings, earthlings. How is your September treating you? Pleased as punch that good movies are coming back? Well this week we have "Abduction" ahahaha, joke's on you! No but seriously, we have the smart baseball movie "Moneyball" that has made its way to the screen, by hook or by crook, despite th...

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    Trailer & Poster For "Joyful Noise" Arrives (Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Music, Duels & More...)

    I'd almost completely forgotten about this flick; In theaters January 13, 2012, Joyful Noise is an upcoming musical dramedy, Joyful Noise, which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, as two dueling choir members of a small-town’s Gospel Choir, who have differing opinions on how to win the national c...

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    Can Only Indies Make Truly Romantic Movies?

    This past Wednesday I screened Andrew Haigh's WEEKEND for my HopeForFilm/Goldcrest Screening Series. It is a truly romantic film. It may be a gay love story, but in it's tale of a one night stand that could become something more, Haigh's has tapped into a longing and hope that I never feel in any ...

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    The Amazing Race: In A Star-Filled Year, Who Could Break Out In The Best Actor Category?

    Last week in The Amazing Race, we talked about the films that had gotten a boost for their Best Picture hopes in the Oscar hunt, and those that had taken a hit, after being unveiled in the awards season. To sum it up: good news for "The Descendants," "Moneyball" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," n...

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    Disney Gets Back On The Horse For 'The Lone Ranger,' 2012 Start Expected

    It's been a long, it's been kind of ugly and very public, but it looks like Disney, Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbiniski are now all on the same page as Deadline reports that "The Lone Ranger" is back in the saddle and eyeing a 2012 start date.

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    3 Months Left In 2011, What's Left To Look Forward To This Year In Black Cinema?

    With the summer movie season officially over, I thought I'd take a quick look at what's left in the "black cinema" department expected to debut in the next 4 1/2 months.

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    Adam Sandler's 'Jack And Jill' Poster Is His Laziest But Most Amazing One-Sheet Ever

    We fully admit, upon seeing the first trailer for Adam Sandler's "Jack And Jill," we were not impressed, however a sea change of opinion may be happening around our offices. It might be due to a carbon monoxide leak we should probably look into, but we're going to put forth a new theory: "Jack And J...

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    New Details On Nicole Beharie's Character in "The Good Wife" Beginning w/ Oct 16th Episode

    I just wrote a post yesterday about Nicole Beharie having a recurring role in CBS The Good Wife, which premieres its new season this Sunday, 25th at 9pm et. Well, The Daily Beast got the scoop from The Good Wife's writer Robert King regarding the upcoming season.

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