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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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    "Buddha In Africa" (Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Funding Boost

    Here's an update on another project, still in the financing stage, that I've been tracking since first learning about it earlier this year;

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    Exclusive: Clip From Odd Future's Adult Swim Show 'Loiter Squad'

    After coming for your earbuds in 2011, hip collective Odd Future are now set to invade your TV. The eccentric group are getting set to debut their Adult Swim show "Loiter Squad" and who better to bring it to you than Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze?

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    WB Sets Summer 2013: 'The Hangover 3' Arrives May 24; '300: Battle Of Artemisia' Will Yell On August 2; 'Pacific Rim' Shifts To July 12

    Well, their rivals better bring the noise, because right now, WB is throwing down a helluva gauntlet for the multiplex in 2013. They've already got "Man Of Steel" ready to fly back into action on June 14th, and now they've surround the pic with two high profile sequels, and one meg...

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    Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Detachment'

    Another installment of our continuing series about movie ad pull quotes that make no sense.

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    MPAA Box Office Stats Reveal Declines in Domestic and 3-D Attendance: "We Needed a Few More Good Movies"

    It's always revealing to parse the Motion Picture Association of America's annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report. The 2011 report shows that the studios are basically getting bailed out by the international boost in moviegoers, while the domestic market is in steady decline. And the bloom is of...

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    Project of the Day: Brooklyn's Flexing Culture in 'Flex is Kings'

    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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    In The Works: Williams to Play Ol' Dirty Bastard, Imagine Going to '1984,' Russell's 'Bullshit'

    HBO favorite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little on "The Wire," Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to star as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Russell Jones) in "Dirty White Boy." The true story charts the rise of the VH1 intern who became Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager...

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    SXSW Winner 'Citadel' Goes to Cinedigm and New Video

    "Citadel," winner for the Midnighter Audience Award at the recently wrapped SXSW Film Festival, has been acquired for the US by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will handle the theatrical distribution, while New Video will roll the film out VOD and DVD/Blu-ra

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