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    Review: '4:44: Last Day On Earth' Envisions The Apocalypse Without Much Imagination

    There's something very wrong in Abel Ferrara's "4:44: Last Day On Earth." The world, as the title would suggest, is coming to an end, and Ferrara, the fuck-you auteur behind "King of New York" and the non-Nic Cage-adorned "Bad Lieutenant," is content with keeping things inside a spacious apartment o...

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    Watch: Overly Dramatic Teaser For 'The Host' Offers Very Brief First Look At Saoirse Ronan

    With "The Hunger Games" set to open this weekend and decimate the box office, in the wake of "Twilight" Hollywood has realized that the tween market not only has disposable income, they are more than willing to spend it. And next spring, another contender will step up to the plat...

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    Forest Whitaker Circles Role of 'Sleazy Bookie' in "Out of the Furnace" (Zoe Saldana Co-Stars)

    I announced Zoe Saldana's attachment to play Christian Bale's ex-wife in the drama Out of the Furnace last month. Now, thanks to a heads up from the playlist, it looks like Forest Whitaker is in negotiations for a supporting turn in the Scott Cooper-helmed film.

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    Entertainer Ben Vereen Calls Reality TV "The New Blackface"

    In the never ending discussion about black images in the media, legendary entertainer Ben Veeren isn't exactly a happy man. In a recent lecture about race, politics and the status of African-Americans in Hollywood given at Aaron Davis Hall at Harlem City College of New York, Vereen said tha...

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    Cinedigm and New Video To Distribute Horror Flick "Citadel" in The U.S. (In Theaters This Fall)

    Winner of the Midnighters Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and a film we've profiled several times before due to the supporting turn of Brit actress Wunmi Mosaku (I am slave), the horror film Citadel will be distributed by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will han...

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    IFC Films Takes Stephen Elliott's Porn Flick 'Cherry'

    IFC Films has taken North American rights to famed author Stephen Elliott's ("The Adderall Diaries") debut feature "Cherry," which premiered in the Panorama section of this year's Berlinale.

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    Four TV Show Adaptations That Missed The Point of Their Source Material

    A good TV-to-film adaptation doesn't need to be worshipful of its source material, but it does need to understand it.

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    Forest Whitaker & Billy Bob Thornton Eye Roles In 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

    Update: Relativity Media sent out an press release today. Forest Whitaker has officially joined the cast. No word on Billy Bob Thornton and with production imminent, our guess is his deal never came together.

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    Jennifer Beals Slated To Co-Star in CBS Drama Pilot "Widow Detective"

    Jennifer Beals will join Paula Marsha and John Corbett in the CBS drama pilot Widow Detective, directed by Davis Guggenheim. Beals will play Lainey, a "sexy, wry-humored" hair salon owner in the San Francisco valley who loses her LAPD husband on the job. Corbett will play Denny Brennan, a ...

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    Review: 'The Deep Blue Sea' A Beautiful, Woozy & Heartbreaking Tale Of Intense Passion

    What is love, and what is its worth? That's the burning question at the core of "The Deep Blue Sea" the latest from British master Terence Davies, a drama that burns with a blue flame intensity that is deeply beautiful and shattering all at once.

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