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    Watch: Denzel Washington Saves Lives, Loathes Self In Trailer For Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight'

    While most people would be thankful to be alive after surviving a horrific plane crash, in "Flight," the newest drama from Robert Zemeckis (and his first live action film in over a decade), it's just the start of the story about a man who is either very skilled, very lucky or both.

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    Watch Trailer: Doc 'RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria' Explores Igbo Identity & Roots in Judaism

    Directed by Jeff Lieberman, journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker, RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria documents the lives of Igbo people who have embraced Judaism as a part of their legacy and who believe Igbos are really descendants of Israelites.

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    'Cloud Atlas' With Halle Berry Gets 'R' Rating And Epic Running Time

    The Wachowski's and Tom Tykwer's sci-fi film Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Keith David, which Warners Bros will release on Dec 6, has recieved an "R" rating from the MPAA for "violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use."

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    Jamie Foxx Up For 'White House Down' With Channing Tatum

    There's probably a really clever joke to be made about going from a freed slave in "Django Unchained" to becoming President in "White House Down" but we're tired and we'll let you figure out that one for yourselves. But yes, Jamie Foxx is going to become the leader of...

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    VIDEO: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Clip and Featurette Show Dazzling Fireworks

    In this new clip posted below, we see a stunning night seen from Sundance's breakout film this year, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." In a new featurette, posted on Apple, Behn Zeitlin, the writer and director and writer Lucy Alibar, guides us through a featurette, while the cast explain their charac...

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    From the Wire: 'Alien' and Film Scholars

    Why do academics love to write about "Alien?"

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    William McDonald Named New Chair of UCLA Department of Film, TV, and Digital Media

    UCLA has appointed cinematographer and professor William McDonald as the new Chair of UCLA Department of Film, TV, and Digital Media (FTVDM). He will start his position on July 1, 2012.

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    Trailers from Hell: Jack Hill Explains the Trailer to 'Sorceress'

    In today's Trailers from Hell post, Jack Hill guides us through the trailer for the "Sorceress." Here's the TFH write-up...

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    In the Works: Emma Forrest to Adapt Joanna Smith Rakoff's 'My Salinger Year'

    Much as "My Week with Marilyn"is based on a production assistant's memoir about having an affair with the iconic actress on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," Joanna Smith Rakoff's upcoming Knopff novel "My Salinger Year is about her college-age dealings with J.D. Salinger while working at th...

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    Mary J. Blige To Play Betty Shabazz In TV Movie 'Parallel Lives'

    Folks I can't make this up if I tried. I don't have that good an imagination. But Mary J. Blige, in a radio interview today on WENN in Birmingham, confirmed that she will be playing Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife, in the TV movie Parallel Lives set to start shooting soon.

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