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    The Mix: Rooney Mara Unveils New Look For 'Bitter Pill'; Katniss Everdeen Gets Turned Into A Barbie & More

    Steven Soderbergh's "The Bitter Pill" is now rolling in front of cameras and it looks like the girl with the dragon tattoo is now the girl with a new haircut (or wig). Rooney Mara has been snapped walking around the New York City set with some new brunette-ish locks, and combined with a frumpy trenc...

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    Review: Director Pablo Larrain's Continues His Dark, Comedic Preoccupation With Chile's Tainted History In 'Post Mortem'

    Where did the American Independent cinema of the '70s go, exactly? Did it fizzle and die, or did George Lucas scare it away with his mammoth sci-fi extravaganza? No one knows for sure, but there's something suspicious about the films of Chilean director Pablo Larrain. "Tony Manero,"...

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    Updates on Django Unchained (Currently Shooting) Exec-Producer says "It's gonna be awesome"

    Well, filming is currently well underway for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained!

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    Wes Anderson Says Francois Truffaut's 'Small Change,' Ken Loach's 'Black Jack' & Alan Parker's 'Melody' Are Influences On 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    While we had our ideas about the possible influences on Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" after watching and deconstructing the trailer -- Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierrot le Fou" and "Little Fugitive" -- the director himself has gone ahead and cleared up the mov...

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    BET In Talks To Renew "The Game," "Let's Stay Together" and "Reed Between The Lines"

    To all of you fans of BET's scripted comedy series -

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    Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence vs. Our Toxic Misogynist Culture

    In the past week, actresses and their weight have been front and center. When moviegoers suggested that Kate Winslet was too fat in the 3-D rerelease of the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," she responded that she's now thinner than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Lawrence was described as not hungry ...

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    Motivations - The Brutal Lynching Of Jesse Washington

    On an almost daily basis, I look for reminders of where we, black people, once were; how we lived, how we were perceived and treated, how we overcame, etc.

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    This Week's Black Film Screenings in New York City! (Recap)

    This Week's Black Film Screenings in New York City! (Recap)

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    Adam Mckay Teases 'Anchorman 2' Will Involve "A Custody Battle" & "Bowling For Dollars"

    Curiously absent in last month's surprise announcement of "Anchorman 2" was any mention of the musical angle that was bandied about back in 2010. While the rumor was that Paramount turned initially turned down the project over budget concerns and fears it wouldn't play internationa...

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    Cannes: Director's Fortnight to Give Golden Coach Award to Turkey's Ceylan

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey's reigning auteur director, will receive the French Directors Guild's coveted Carosse d'Or at the May 17 opening night ceremony for sidebar the Director's Fortnight (The Quinzaine) at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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