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    Morgan Freeman Heads Into 'Oblivion' With Tom Cruise; 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Michael Arndt Doing Rewrites

    It seems Joseph Kosinski's next effort after "Tron: Legacy" just keeps getting grander. He's already got one of the biggest stars on the planet, Tom Cruise, leading the way with Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough filling out the female lead roles. And now Kosinski's lined up...

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    'Stake Land' Helmer Jim Mickle To Direct English-Language Remake Of Acclaimed Mexican Horror 'We Are What We Are'

    You may not have seen it (too few did), but Mexican cannibal tale "We Are What We Are" is one of our favorite horror flicks of the last few years. Following a family of flesh-eaters struggling to cope after their patriarch disappears, it was a darkly comic, gruesome tale with more socio-po...

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    Haley Bennett Lines Up Two New Projects; 'Twilight' Actress Angela Sarafyan Joins James Gray's 'Low Life'

    Already cast in Terrence Malick's "Lawless" opposite lauded stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara, the trajectory of Haley Bennett's career is certainly going upward. Her career so far has only seen her star in smaller fare such as Joe Dante's "The H...

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    Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight,' Replaces Jessica Chastain

    Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall") "Caught in Flight." This is excellent news for Watts, deserving of more leading dramatic roles like this, but Princess Diana devotees will certainly have their opinions on this casting choice...

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    Summary Of Spike Lee's CSU Lecture (Hasn't Made His Best Film Yet; Biopics On His List + More)

    As was announce last month, and then again a couple of days ago, last night, Spike Lee gave a 1 1/2 hour lecture at Chicago State University that was free and open to the public.

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    An Interview With Bela Tarr: Why He Says 'The Turin Horse' Is His Final Film

    It might be inaccurate to say the release of Bela Tarr's "The Turin Horse" marks the end the Hungarian director's career. Rather, Tarr has reached the conclusion of one stage and the beginning of another. With the release of his tenth feature, Tarr has made it clear that he's t...

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    Oscar Watch: Director Patrick Doyon Talks Animated Short "Sunday"

    What it feels like to be going to the Oscars: "It's surreal. I didn't expect it to happen when I was making the film—I just wanted it to be the best it could be. The Oscar nomination is like the cherry on the sundae."

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    'Rescue Me' Star Daniel Sunjata Teases More About Special Forces Op Character In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    While the name Daniel Sunjata likely won't ring too many bells, this writer slowly became familiar with him from his role as colorful firefighter Franco in FX's post-9/11 drama "Rescue Me." So imagine our surprise when, at the demise of the aforementioned show, his n...

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    Eye On Black Salute Event To Take Place During Academy Awards Weekend (Remember The "Black Oscars"?)

    Scheduled to take place during Oscar weekend (on February 24th) a special spotlight event in Hollywood called Eye on Black, which will see a group of black directors feted, including Ava DuVernay, Bill Duke, Haile gerima, Chris Robinson, and Debbie Allen.

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