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    'Django Unchained' Update, Casting, Poster, Release Plans: Is Tarantino's Taboo-Buster a Holiday Movie?

    Well, the official stateside poster for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is out, and I like it. Why? In a simple, Saul Bass way, it tells you what the movie is about--slavery in the ante-bellum South. And it plays on the title.

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    David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu On The 'Catching Fire' Director Wishlist

    ....and here we go. With Gary Ross exiting "The Hunger Games" franchise last week, it hasn't taken long for Lionsgate to drum up a wishlist of folks they want to direct the sequel "Catching Fire," and according to 24 Frames, some of the big names leaping off the page include ...

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    Review: 'Suing The Devil' A Genuine Career Low For Malcolm McDowell

    The spirit of Tommy Wiseau is alive and well in the new, Malcolm McDowell-produced faith-centric indie “Suing The Devil." There’s no way to sugarcoat the fact that McDowell, who stars as the titular Beelzebub, has over the course of his storied career, gone from working with Stanley...

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    This Week in Black Television: Powerful Women and Power Man!

    As promised, I’m beginning this week with Taraji P. Henson’s role as Detective Carter on Person Of Interest. 

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    Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Casting Carousel Continues + Thoughts On Diversifying Cast

    The casting carousel continues in the "who will play the villain" sweepstakes for Spike Lee's take of Oldboy.

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    Brad Pitt & Javier Bardem Join Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'; Angelina Jolie Eyeing Female Lead

    Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are going to be in the same movie. Day-um.

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    Even Jason Statham Has His Limits, Turns Down 'Fast Six'

    Way back last fall, right around the time there was rumors that Paramount wanted him for their inevitable "Transformers" sequel(s), it was revealed that Jason Statham was the latest piece of man meat being sought to join the sweaty, armpit-stained cast of "Fast Six." But for fans...

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    Guy Pearce Talks Doing His Own Stunts In 'Lockout' & Hints At The Mysteries of 'Prometheus'

    Audiences have a strong awareness of Guy Pearce, but are they ready to see him as an action hero? In “Lockout,” Pearce plays disgraced special agent Snow, forced on a suicide mission to rescue the President’s daughter from a riot happening outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the middle of a danger...

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    Watch: Exclusive Scene From the Relentless French Action Pic 'Sleepless Night'

    If relentless action is your thing, then you'll no doubt surrender to "Sleepless Night," Frédéric Jardin's French thriller playing at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival after hitting VOD on April 17. The film centers on seemingly corrupt cop Vincent (Tomer Sisley) whose attempt to steal a bag of cok...

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    2012 TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund Recipients Announced

    The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the three films that will receive a total of $150,000 in support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Fund supports film projects which tell stories emphasizing science and technology. This is the 11th year of par...

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