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    Watch: Trailer For The True & Impossible Story Of 'Ruby Sparks' Starring Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan

    Love will turn you upside down, inside out and take you the dizzying heights of rapture and the depths of despair. And somewhere all of those collide in the woozy and charming trailer for "Ruby Sparks," the latest from "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie ...

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    Hulu Announces 'The Awesomes,' a New Show From Seth Meyers

    At its upfront presentation today, Hulu announced plans to add even more additional programming to its growing slate. Joining Morgan Spurlock's "A Day in the Life" (now in its second season), the scripted political series "Battleground" and Richard Linklater's upcoming &q...

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    The 10-Year Engagement: What Tribeca's Jason Segel-Starring Opener Says About the Decade-Old Festival

    For a few minutes here and there in its unjustifiable and occasionally excruciating two-hour run time, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are somewhat charming as a couple that can't seem to tie the knot no matter how hard they try in the Judd Apatow-produced "The Five Year Engagement," the l...

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    Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins in TV series 'Dark Shadows', Has Died

    What timing. On the verge of the opening of the Tim Burton 'Dark Shadows' movie--which looks like an all-out campy take led by Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, the actor who originated the role in the long-running afternoon soap opera, Jonathan Frid, has died. He was 87. He had been active i...

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'Superman II'

    A little over a year from now, the most iconic comic character in history will be back on screens, courtesy of Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel." Seven years on from Bryan Singer's oft-derided "Superman Returns," it'll see "The Dark Knight" mastermind Christopher Nolan producing a new, seemingly darker t...

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    Review: 'Snow On Tha Bluff' A Refreshing, Unrelenting Piece Of Cinéma Vérité

    A jolt of, uh, dope into the veins of the micro-indie/found footage scene, “Snow on tha Bluff” is a wildly kinetic tour through one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States; an endlessly entertaining and captivating portrait of a “robbery boy” and crack dealer. Filmmaker Damon Russel...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Online Indie Label SundanceNOW Launches Curated Doc Club

    It's no secret for film festivalgoers that the best titles tend to be documentaries. And yet they are often not released widely outside of major cities. Thus the folks at Sundance Selects have not only launched their digital sister online site SundanceNow ("a new online destination for...

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    John Hawkes Turned Down Role Of The Governor On 'The Walking Dead' Because He Didn't Want To Sell Out

    You might recall that back in February, it was reported that the folks behind the AMC horror series "The Walking Dead" wanted John Hawkes for the role of the Governor, a tyrant of a survivor town the lead characters stumble across. Well phone calls were made, and maybe a dinner was bought,...

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    Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut Headline 2012 African Movie Academy Awards This Weekend

    This Sunday, April 22, Lagos, Nigeria  hosts the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. Actors Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut, Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Gilbert will appear for the ceremony, which honors films in 26 categories from 53 African coun...

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    Robert Rodriguez Says Mickey Rourke & Rosario Dawson Will Be Back For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For"

    Robert Rodriguez is busy in casting mode. With "Machete Kills" gearing up to shoot, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez are already being touted to return, and with "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" now headed for a summer start, it looks like he's starting to get his pieces int...

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