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    The Duplass Brothers To Write Drug Tale 'Mule' For Todd Phillips To Direct

    With two mega-hit "The Hangover" movies under his belt, Todd Phillips is a man who has options. And if you remember, back in Feburary, it was reported that he was eyeing four different projects for his next directorial gig after "The Hangover Part III." Well, it looks like one of...

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    New In Release This Weekend: "Restless City," "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," "96 Minutes"

    Nothing new in wide release this weekend, as far as *blac cinema* is concerned; but a few limited-release titles you should be aware of, starting with AFFRM's 3rd release, Andrew Dosunmu's visually-stunning immigrant tale Restless City, which, I assume, you're very well familiar wit...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Deadfall' Starring Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde Is Trapped In A Blizzard of Coincidence & Two-Dimensional Characters

    "Deadfall" starts off strong enough – three criminals, led by Addison (Eric Bana) and his sexy sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) speed away from some unspecified job (it's later revealed to be a casino heist). It's icy out and their driver (the only black character in the whole movie) overcompensates, avoi...

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    Theater Owners Consider Lifting Phone Ban

    Before you know it, we're talking dogs and cats living together: MASS HYSTERIA!

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    Emile Hirsch Joins Toni Collette & Pierce Brosnan In Big Screen Version Of Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

    Emile Hirsch certainly isn't predictable. The actor has vacillated from indie to movies to blockbusters to everything in between and you only have to look at recent batch of films -- "Killer Joe," "The Darkest Hour," "Savages" -- to realize that he moves very much to the beat of his own drum. So a m...

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    2012 New Projects We're Excited About #3 - Byron Hurt's "Soul Food Junkies"

    If you missed numbers 1 and 2 in this series (Andrew Dosunmu's Ma'George, and Shola Lynch's Free Angela), click HERE and HERE.

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    Is Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' The Oscar-Contending, Blockbuster Surprise Of 2012? CinemaCon Wowed By Early Footage

    Let's just get this out of the way: making snap judgements about a movie based on ten minutes of footage is a bit ridiculous, but that said, first impressions mean a lot. It wasn't a fun week for Peter Jackson at CinemaCon who saw his 48 fps preview of "The Hobbit" heavily scr...

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    Review: Restrained Werner Herzog Still Shines In Gripping 'Death Row' Series

    The prologue of each of the four episodes of “Death Row” is the same: a restless camera prowls through the dismal ante-room, holding cell and injection chamber of an unnamed execution facility, while director Werner Herzog tells us in his familiar teutonic monotone that, as a German and a guest of t...

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    'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper Gets September 7th Release...In Spain

    One film that was a bit of a question mark before the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their slate last week was Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." The generational drama led by Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper was rumored to be one of the films announced, but as we know, tha...

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    Review: Nasty Nordic Thriller 'Headhunters' Doesn't Have The Courage Of Its Convictions

    For fans of the crime genre, both on the page and on the screen, Scandinavia has been the hottest source of new material in recent years (although obviously not literally). Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy was a huge bestseller worldwide, and has already provided three Swedish films and David Finc...

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