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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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    Capsule Options: 13 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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    'The Five-Year Engagement' EP Shows Off Love For Van Morrison & Pedro Almodóvar Films

    Alright, you hopefully read our Tribeca Film Festival review of Nicholas Stoller's "The Five Year Engagement" this morning. We hear that It's a sweet and funny comedy that veers off in tangents, but fortunately, it never loses its way.

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    Welcome To The Lost Boys Coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival

    The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night (more on that later), and for the next 10 days three Lost Boys contributors - Peter, Austin and Bryce - will be offering on the scene blog postery.  And said posts won't come from nothing.  Yep, The Lost Boys has hit the big leagues an...

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    Cannes Line-Up Analysis: Two Weinstein Aussie Auteurs Join Competition, No Women (Trailers & Posters)

    We'll have to wait for the latest offerings from Wong Kar Wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick, Derek Cianfrance, Olivier Assayas, Manuel de Oliveira, and Park Chan-wook. But the competition Cannes line-up for 2012 leans on American indies, boasts two star-studded Australian pick-ups from ...

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    We Read It: Casting Cassandra Clare's 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

    With "Twilight" wrapping up this year, and "The Hunger Games" proving a giant hit, the hunt is on for the next big young adult movie franchise. And we suspect that of all the projects brewing, "The Mortal Instruments" has one of the best chances. The book series by Cassandra Clare has sold millions ...

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    More Advanced Screening Dates for Laurens Grant's "Jesse Owens" Documentary (NYC)

    Here are a few more chances to see Laurens Grant's acclaimed documentary on 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens on the big screen, ahead of its PBS premiere.

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    TRIBECA FUTURES: 'While We Were Here' Breakout Jamie Blackley Talks Bulking Up for '300' Prequel

    Why He's On Our Radar: British actor Jamie Blackley, who stars alongside Kate Bosworth in the black-and-white Tribeca Film Festival World Narrative Competition contender "While We Were Here," told Indiewire over the phone from London, that his upcoming trip to New York will mark his first visit to t...

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