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    ABFF 2012: Kimberly Elise, Isaiah Washington, Common, S. Epatha Merkerson Are Grand Jury Nominees

    NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2012 – Film Life Inc., today announced the Narrative Features Competition selections and Grand Jury Award nominees for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place in South Beach Miami, FL, June 20th – 23rd.  Kimberl...

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    Cannes Chases Stars, Polanski, Documentaries, Jury Press Conference Addresses Women Directors Issue

    The competition jury at Cannes, as always, gave a press conference on opening day. Part of the jury's function is to provide the fest some badly needed star power--as well as a vacation from their day jobs, Ewan McGregor confessed.

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    Justin Timberlake And Ben Affleck To Corrupt 'Project X' Star Oliver Cooper In 'Runner Runner'

    Last we heard, Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck had signed up to star in the thriller “Runner, Runner” with “The Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman set to direct. At the time there were few solid details on the plot other than that it would take place in the high stakes world of online gambling, bu...

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    Cannes 2011 Recap: Charting a High-Grossing, Oscar-Bound Crop

    A year ago when Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" opened the Cannes Film Festival, no one would have ever guessed it was the beginning of a fairly remarkable success story. Released in theaters a week a week later, the film would go on to become Allen's highest grossing film ever, and get him his f...

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    New On DVD: Alrick Brown-Directed Drama On Rwanada Genocide/Reconciliation "Kinyarwanda"

    Director Alrick Brown's 2011 film, Kinyarwanda, was, in my opinion, the best film of that year.  You can judge for yourself, now that the AFFRM-released drama is available for purchase on DVD.

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    Watch: Seven Minutes Of Alan Rickman Making Tea In Super-Slow Motion, Because Why The Hell Not?

    Alan Rickman is, as we're sure you're aware at this point, one of our finest actors. From "Die Hard" and "Truly Madly Deeply" to the 'Harry Potter' series, he's consistently stolen the show in the finest tradition of British character actors. Now that the Potter franchise has wrapped up, Rickman's g...

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    Will Smith Says Producers Are Working On "I Am Legend" Sequel, But He Probably Won't Do It

    Speaking with BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles, while doing press for the upcoming Men In Black III in a week, Will Smith made a few declarations that I thought were worth sharing - the throughline being that he doesn't want to become, as he said, "the sequel guy," referri...

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    John Woo to Direct and Produce Yakuza Film 'Day of the Beast'

    John Woo is set to direct and produce a remake of the 1963 Yakuza film “Youth of the Beast.” Rob Frisbee wrote the adapted screenplay, titled “Day of the Beast,” which Woo will produce with Lion Rock Prods. partner Terence Chang and Nikkatsu Corporation president Naoki Sato.

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    First Look At Scarlett Johansson As Janet Leigh In 'Hitchcock'

    Alfred Hitchcock seems to be firmly in the zeitgeist at the moment: the British Film Institute is showing an extensive retrospective of the director's work later in the year, and the next twelve months or so will see not one, but two biopics of the legendary master of suspense. The first, "The Girl,...

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    Isabelle Huppert Teams With 'Vincere' Director Marco Bellocchio For 'Dormant Beauty'

    Is there anyone whose worked with a more diverse range of helmers in recent times than Isabelle Huppert? Probably not. Brilliante Mendoze, Hong Sang-soo, David O. Russell, Michael Haneke, Joachim Lafosse, Oliver Assayas, Raul Ruiz, Anna Fontaine and Claire Denis are just some the folk she's...

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