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    Shaunie O'Neal Sets Record Straight On "Basketball Wives"-Inspired Movie: "It's Nothing Like The TV Show At All"

    Many of you weren't too thrilled with last week's news that Fox Searchlight had picked up a Basketball Wives-inspired pitch from producer Tracey Edmonds and Shaunie O'Neal (ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal), that will be penned by Jum...

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    Academy's Outdoor Summer Screenings to Include 'Casablanca,' 'Princess Bride,' 'Goonies' and 'Raising Arizona'

    The Academy's summer screening series, "Oscars Outdoors," at the open-air theater of the Academy Hollywood campus, will kick off Friday, June 15, and run through August 18. These Friday night screenings will focus on classic and contemporary adult favorites (including "Casablanca,...

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    Career Watch: Scarlett Johansson, Beyond the Black Bodysuit

    Scarlett Johansson's role as Black Widow in "The Avengers" would be unnecessary if the superhero rulebook didn't require at least one buxom babe in black spandex. Thus secret agent Johansson plays a distant fiddle to Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans et al's super-huma...

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger & David Ayer Team For Thriller 'Ten'

    Well, he's back and Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to pile on the movie projects while old dudes blowing stuff up continues to be make money. He's got "The Expendables 2" coming this summer, "The Last Stand" and "The Tomb" looking set for 2013 and now he's ...

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    Two by Lang: 'The Woman in the Window' & 'While the City Sleeps'

    When Alfred Hitchcock made his first thrillers in the mid-1920s, he was often praised as “an English Fritz Lang,” Lang then being world famous for making nightmarish German crime pictures in the silent era, culminating with such 1930’s sound classics as M (about a child murderer) i...

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    Awards Watch: Directors Guild Changes Policy on Awards Screeners

    In a significant sign of the times, after long insisting that their 14,000 members only view contenders for Directors Guild of America awards on the big screen, the national board of the DGA is now allowing distributors to send award screeners to their membership.

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    Abbie Cornish & Brendan Gleeson To Star In Thriller 'An Ordinary Man' Directed By Brad Silberling

    "An Ordinary Man" directed by Brad Silberling....does it sound vaguely familiar? Well, if you have a good memory, you might remember this project came up on the radar two years ago but it now looks like things are ready to press forward.

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    BloodyDisgusting.com and The Collective Partner on Film Finishing Fund for Indie Genre Filmmakers

    Calling all low-budget genre directors: Do you have a horror or sci-fi film with a great ending but have run out of money to get there? Well, BloodyDisgusting.com and the Collective may just come to the rescue.

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    The War on Women is Real in 'The Dictator' Red Band Trailer

    Wow, they went there. The war on women is real in the new red band trailer for "The Dictator." Only Sacha Baron Cohen could be this offensively hilarious. Here's our review from CinemaCon.

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    'Piranha 3DD' Soundtrack Features The Limousines, Amber Pacific, All The Right Moves & More

    Despite a very underwhelming North American haul ($25 million), "Piranha 3D" did well enough globally ($83 million) to justify a sequel in the eyes of The Weinstein Company. Due June 1st, "Piranha 3DD" now has a soundtrack to accompany it. Scheduled for a May 29th digital release, the 17-track sound...

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