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    "Winnie" Producers Say Film Has Undergone Several Changes; Will Release In Fall

    As Vanessa posted last week, T.D. Jakes and his company TDJ Enterprises/Film Bridge International are on board to executive produce and develop a domestic marketing and distribution strategy for the Winnie, which stars Jennifer Hudson (as the titular character, Win...

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    HBO Picks Up Cary Fukunaga-Directed Crime Series 'True Detective,' With Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

    "True Detective," an eight-part crime drama set to be directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre") and to star Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, has been picked up by HBO for a straight-to-series order, according to Deadline.

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    Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

    Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

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    Project of the Day: A Young DJ Promises 'We Will Riot'

    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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    "Porgy & Bess" Leads Tony Award Nominations w/ 10; "Streetcar," "Stick Fly" Get 1; None For "The Mountaintop"

    I'll have to come back to this later and share my thoughts, as I'm in a hurry at the moment; but I just wanted to at least get the info up on the site for now. 

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    TBS Sets Debut Date For Season 2 Of Tyler Perry's "For Better Or Worse"

    Announced earlier this year, TBS ordered 35 new episodes of Tyler Perry's latest sitcom, For Better Or Worse, the ensemble comedy based on characters from his Why Did I Get Married? flicks, starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.

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    TRAILER MIX: MAGIC MIKE vs. COYOTE UGLY

    Films that showcase nightlife as a business have a way of settling into their guilt, reminding us that parties have moral consequences despite being the main attraction (think "54," which uses a whole institution to symbolize nightlife's rise and fall).

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    HBO Picks Up 'True Detective' TV Series Starring McConaughey & Woody Harrelson With Cary Fukunaga To Direct

    Yesterday we got our first look at Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” and we also heard that both “Girls” and “Veep” – despite only having aired a total of five episodes between them – had both been renewed for a second season. It must be a busy week...

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    VIDEO: Motion Studies #30: Girish on THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

    The online video essay format opened a new playing field for critical and scholarly analysis of movies, providing opportunities for innovative explorations of films while also challenging the established conventions and limitations of text-based film criticism and scholarship.

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    Now and Then: On Film, America's Culture of Violence

    The most terrifying 80 minutes I've spent in my career as a film critic were those spent watching "Elephant," in which even the rhythmic click-click-click of photographic negatives being shaken in chemicals brought me the edge of what I can bear.

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