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    Poster For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'; 25th Anniversary Michael Jackson 'Bad' Doc Apparently Complete

    It's red and it pops with color. It's the new poster for Spike Lee's upcoming drama, the 6th or 7th (depending on who's counting) installment of his chronicles of Brooklyn series, "Red Hook Summer."

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    So, Ben Stiller Pretty Much Made Sure Todd Louiso's 'The Marc Pease Experience' Didn't Get A Proper Release

    You would think that a comedy starring Ben Stiller, Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick would be a no brainer for some kind of a release, even if modest, but back in 2009, "The Marc Pease Experience" was unceremoniously dumped on ten screens for one week only (and not even in standard rele...

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    Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Idris Elba Reportedly Circling Lead Role In 'Intouchables' Remake

    We already know that The Weinstein Company (TWC) is moving full speed ahead with a remake of the French blockbuster hit The Intouchables, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in early negotiations to direct the English-language remake for The Weinstein Company, a...

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    Ed Helms & 'The Dictator' MVP Jason Mantzoukas Join 'They Came Together'; Helms To Cameo In 'We're The Millers'

    Two actors: one anchoring a quickly fading hit sitcom, and another rising through the comedic ranks. Both talented, and both headed to a very promising upcoming comedy.

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    Project of the Day: A Weekend Getaway is Actually a Dangerous Drug Deal in 'Stay'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Tale of Two First-Time Directors: 'People Like Us' and 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' Debut at LAFF

    There are times when writer-directors should be allowed to direct their own material. And there are time when they should not. I would argue that "Star Trek" and "Alias" co-scribe Alex Kurtzman has more than earned his shot at directing his semi-autobiographical relationship drama "People Like Us" (...

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    Now and Then: 'Girls' Was the Season's Best New Series. When Did That Happen?

    The pilot of "Girls" was an ugly, awkward little thing, delivering its one-liners with a nervous titter. Despite its refreshingly frank appraisal of modern sexual mores, its quartet of young women came off largely as archetypes, not characters. But I stuck with the series, and it paid off.

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    Watch Kevin Smith Review 'Rock of Ages' And Make a Surprising Statement on 'Spoilers'

    "I used to be a filmmaker," says Smith on the latest episode of his new movie review show.

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    'Little Miss Sunshine' Directors Dayton & Faris Sneak New 'Ruby Sparks' at LAFF With Stars Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano

    Six years after “Little Miss Sunshine,” directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris finally have another film ready to show fans of their Oscar-winning debut. “Ruby Sparks,” which has the same light touch and oddball tone as “Sunshine,” was a surprise present...

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    'Wanted 2' Coming with Shocking Twist, Says Director Bekmambetov

    How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." On the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the director says that the...

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