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    If You Missed It... Listen To The Shadow & Act Livecast Season 2, Episode 5

    If you missed last night's episode, you can listen to the entire hour+ now, via the player below. Host Monique was joined by myself, and Cynthia, with special guests Nicole Ari Parker and Keith Robinson from the upcoming ensemble comedy, 35 And Ticking.

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    Cannes Clicks: Day 2 at indieWIRE and Around The Web

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 - 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.

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    Emile Hirsch Joins Penelope Cruz In Sergio Castellitto's 'Twice Born'

    Emile Hirsch kinda needs a comeback pic, doesn't he? After making a big splash in 2007 with Sean Penn's "Into The Wild," the failed experiment that was the Wachowski's "Speed Racer" left the actor trying to make his mark with small roles in films like "Taking Woodstock" and "Milk," and he's always t...

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    Jesse Eisenberg May Star In Counter-Terrorism Biopic From 'Social Network' Producer Scott Rudin

    We're not sure if you're familiar with a little film called "The Social Network." Both a critical and commercial success, it also managed to catch the imagination of the media and audiences in a way that few other films could last year, subject to endless discussion and parodies. In lieu of "The Social Network 2: Tweet Harder," how could those who found such success with it possibly follow it up? Well, director David Fincher moved on to one of the biggest books of the last few years, co-star Andrew Garfield is playing one of the most iconic superheroes, and now the film's lead, Jesse Eisenberg, and producer Scott Rudin look to be reteaming fo...

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    Zoe Saldana Joins Cast Of Blacklist Plagiarism Project "The Words"

    "Very excited that dennis quaid is joining our bradley cooper movie 'the words'. Jeremy irons and zoey saldana are in." Those words were tweeted by indie film producer Cassian Elwes

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    Will Smith's "Men In Black III" Trailer-Gate (Diversions)

    So... Will Smith is in New York City shooting Men In Black III, and, to accommodate the mega-star, one of the line items on the likely centi-plus-million dollar movie includes a $9,000 a week trailer, that reportedly has 2 floors, a gym, a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, staff offices, a large bedroom and bathroom. Essentially, it's a home on wheels. And a lot of folks in the area are pissed off at how much space it takes up on the street it sits, apparently causing a few traffic disruptions. The raucous has made headline news over here, and may even be national at this point. I hear that, as of this morning, it's been moved to a...

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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 2

    Today's guest post is Part 2 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the products that cinemas offer:

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    Mara Brock & Salim Akil ("The Game," "Jumping The Broom") Sign Mega Multi-Year Deal With BET

    In a move that really shouldn't be much of a surprise, BET/Viacom has signed what is being called a mega multi-year production deal with husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game and, out in theaters currently, Jumping The Broom.

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    Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

    While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer...

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Jack Black & Michael Winterbottom Teaming For Comedy 'Bailout'

    Nothing quite gives a movie star a kick up the ass like two high-profile critically-eviscerated box office flops in a row, and the diminishing returns in Jack Black's career since "School of Rock," aside from the occasional gem like "Margot at the Wedding" and "Tropic Thunder," seemed to reach a trough in the last couple of years with "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels." Fortunately, the actor seems to have taken stock -- birdwatching comedy-drama "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, is faintly promising, and he's reteamed with Richard Linklater on the dark comedy "Bernie," opposite Shirley MacLaine and fellow comeback-kid Matth...

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