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    In Theaters: Make 'The Vow' To Stay Inside The 'Safe House' & Avoid The 'Journey 2' 'The Phantom Menace'

    Happy Friday all, another week has gone by and another weekend is here with new releases for your eyeballs and eardrums (cause cinema is both audio and visual... get it..). There's a nice little salad bar of items to choose from, so just make sure you choose the right one and not a re-release of a b...

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    Ving Rhames Signs Up To Star In David E. Kelley’s TNT Medical Drama Pilot "Chelsea General"

    Ving Rhames is set to star opposite Alfred Molina is David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General.

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    Thoughts On "Think Like A Man" After Its World Premiere?

    It screened publicly for the very first time last night at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, where I'll be by this time next week; so I obviously wasn't present for the premiere. I had to make some decisions on when I could be there, and it turned out that the latter half of...

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    Viola Davis, Zoe Saldana Join Ensemble Cast For Marilyn Monroe Documentary "Fragments"

    Viola Davis and Zoe Saldana will join Uma Thurman, David Stathairn, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn and Evan Rachel Wood and several others in an all-star ensemble cast who will appear in Liz Garbus' Marrilyn Monroe documentary titled Fragments, which is ...

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    Watch: Robert Pattinson Is A Bad Boy In 10 Minutes Of Scenes From 'Bel Ami'

    It's a good day to be a Robert Pattinson fan. First we had news that Lionsgate continues to flirt and tease the idea of yet another "Twilight" movie, and now, a ten minute sizzle reel of RPatz hawtness from "Bel Ami" has made its way online.

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    Christopher Plummer & Frank Langella Join Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s remarkable skills as an athlete in the ring, and his larger than life persona outside it, have led to more than few films about his life. Most notably among the litter is Michael Mann’s Will Smith-starring “Ali,” and of course there is subtly ti...

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    Universal Picks Up UK & Scandinavian Rights To Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Biopic

    Universal Pictures International Entertainment has picked up U.K. and Scandinavian rights to Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's long-in-development Bob Marley documentary Marley, described as the definitive documentary about legendary musician, from his earliest days, to his rise t...

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    Review - "Safe House" (Solid Technical Work Spoiled By Lack Of Originality & Utter Predictability)

    I posted this earlier in the week after I attended a screening of it; figured I'd post again today, since the film is now officially in general release:

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    Hailee Steinfeld Joins 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' With Mark Ruffalo & Scarlett Johansson

    Hollywood careers don't get off to a much better start. Plucked from obscurity, Hailee Steinfeld was thrust into the spotlight winning the lead role in the Coen Brothers "True Grit" and then wowing everyone by going to toe-to-toe with Jeff Bridges for the entire film. Since then she...

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    Oscar Talk: Who Will Win Animated Shorts, Best Actor, Best Picture

    The end of the Oscar race is in sight and if Kris Tapley and I sound a bit frayed, we are. We dig into the animated shorts and a few of the live action ones as well. I finally caught up with "Bullhead," which will not, I think, beat "A Separation." Kris wonders if "Monsieur ...

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