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    "Fresh" Chess Connections Starring Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson (Today In History)

    Today in history, September 1, 1972... American chess legend Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union to win the international chess crown in a match made for the cold war era, in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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    Stacy Dash Is Out From VH1's "Single Ladies"

    Actually this news about Stacey Dash being dropped from the show came out two weeks ago, but since neither the producers of the show or VH1 confirmed it, it had to be considered but a rumor. Alas it is a rumor no more, because, last night it was definitely confirmed that she would not be returning t...

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    Watch: 4 Intriguing Clips From Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

    When we first heard that Andrea Arnold was going to be tackling an adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," it seemed like an odd fit. Arnold's previous feature length films "Red Road" and her sophomore, breakout effort "Fish Tank" didn't exactly suggest that the helmer had it in her for a stodgy, stuffy literary based movie. But then again, Arnold is no ordinary director. Her first decision to shake things up came in casting newcomer James Howson in the lead role of Heathcliff, making him the first black actor to take on the part. And now with the film set to premiere in Venice, our pals over at C7nema have located four brand new cl...

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    'Attack The Block' Star John Boyega Lands Lead Role In Spike Lee's HBO Drama 'Da Brick'

    "Good Sunday Morning People. Last night I took my daughter Satchel to this New,Hip British Indie Film ATTACK THE BLOCK.It's about a Multi-Cultural group of Teenagers (Mostly Black)in London who fight the Invasion of Aliens.I know it sounds Bugged Out but it's DOPENESS.FUNNY TOO"

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    Paul Dano Reteams With Kelly Reichardt For Eco-Terrorist Film 'Night Moves'

    For her last effort, the uncompromising western "Meek's Cutoff," the growing cachet of indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt allowed the director to cast some bigger names than she had worked with in the past, nabbing Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano to pad out the ensemble. And the experience see...

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    Short Film: Jasmine Burke Stars in Writer/Director Angi Bones "Letters To A Father"

    I happened upon this short film, Letters To A Father, co-written by Angi Bones and George Pierre, and directed by Bones, and I wondered why I hadn't heard of it sooner. It was released earlier this year, so pardon my tardiness if you've already seen it.

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    Laurence Fishburne Talks About His Role In "Contagion" As Head Of CDC

    It opens next week Friday, September 9th. I haven't seen it yet. Hoping to catch a press screening early next week, which will be followed by my review. Sanaa Lathan stars as well, by the way, playing Fish's wifey in a pivotal role. Watch both slips below; potential spoilers...

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    George Clooney's "Ides of March" reviews (updated)

    George Clooney's "Ides of March" reviews (updated)

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    Forest Whitaker, Antoine Fuqua Developing Individual Series Projects For TNT

    2 new projects announced to be in development for cable TV network TNT.

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    Coen Brother's Folk Music Project Lands Financing

    The Coen brothers' next project, a film about the New York City folk scene in the 1960s, has just received funding from StudioCancal, who promised to co-finance this project.

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