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    Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & Jennifer Hudson May Star in Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity'

    Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are in negotiations to reunite for Fox Seachlight's Black Nativity, based on Langston Hughes' Broadway gospel musical. Jennifer Hudson is also in negotiations to join Jackson and Bassett, who were last seen in the Katori Hall/Kenny Leon acclaimed broadway...

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    Watch: New Clips From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' & Fernando Meirelles' '360'

    Our own Oliver Lyttleton saw “Killer Joe” last year in Venice and was impressed enough to award the film with a B+ rating. After its U.K. release last weekend this writer was able to catch the film and was similarly impressed, so it’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that we are abl...

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    Danny McBride & Jody Hill Reveal Why 'Eastbound & Down' Is Back And What To Expect In Season 4

    In case you missed the news last night, HBO has ordered up a fourth season of "Eastbound & Down." That's right, the show that everyone expected was over and done with this spring -- including creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill -- is now back, with eight more episodes to come. The...

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    Financing Arrives For Adaptation Of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Snuff'; Rudolph Nureyev Biopic Based On 'Dancer' On The Way

    While "Fight Club" will probably always be the high bar never to be reached again for adaptations of Chuck Palahniuk's work on the big screen, filmmakers will keep trying. "Choke" came and went and was mostly a disappointment, but "Snuff" should be an interesting ga...

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    Andy Griffith: An Underrated Actor

    If Andy Griffith had left show business after creating the role of Will Stockdale in No Time for Sergeants, on stage and screen, and “Lonesome” Rhodes in A Face in the Crowd, he would have earned his stripes, before gaining TV immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show....

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    Aaron Sorkin's Female Trouble: The Women of 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin is once again under fire for his writing of female characters. Following the blowback surrounding his portrayal of women in his script for "The Social Network" (one I didn't actually agree with), he's back attracting talk of sexism thanks to his new (and recently renew...

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    Clark Duke Headed To 'The Office'; Mark Pellington Directing ABC Pilot 'Red Widow'

    Is there any show that is more shambled, barely wheezing and in a shell of its former self than "The Office"? After Steve Carell exited the show (which was already wobbling in its last season with him), it seems the writers and showrunners had no idea what to do, flailing about as the come...

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    Watch: Radiohead & Jude Law Team Up For 'Save The Arctic' PSA

    Saving the world just got a whole lot more....British. Radiohead, already known for their various philanthropic and charitable efforts, and Jude Law have been paired up (kinda) by Greenpeace for "Save The Arctic." The PSA raises awareness about the issue of the fast melting artic region wh...

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    Ice-T's 'Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap' Gets UK Theatrical Release Poster

    They say black films don't sell overseas (if you actually believe that), but black music certainly does - especially rap music.

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    Judgement Is Coming: So Is A New Motion-Poster For 'Dredd,' Which Debuts At Comic-Con This Summer

    Judgement is indeed coming for "Dredd" and that judgement may not be all good. The upcoming dystopian thriller has not been handled well from minute one outside of hiring Alex Garland ("28 Days Later," "Sunshine") to pen the screenplay and even that may not have helped. Some ask why anyone bothered ...

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