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    OWN Doc "Tent City, USA" Gets Official Release Date (Homeless Citizens Run For Office)

    The OWN original documentary which we first told you about 2 weeks ago, will premiere on the network on Thursday April 5 from 9PM - 11PM EST/PST.

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    5 Ways to Juice Up J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz' (If It's Renewed for Another Season)

    "Alcatraz" closed out its 13-episode season this week with a two-hour finale, the ratings for which were actually lower than the week before. Not a great sign for the Fox freshman drama, which hasn't yet been renewed, though fans are trying to rally behind it.

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    High Fidelity: Why Fans Demanding Faithfulness To Their Favorite Source Material Is Damaging Movies

    Let's face it, we see more adaptations than original material in movie theaters. And that's not something new: adapting from plays or novels (and now, other movies and TV shows and video games and board games and action figures) is as old as cinema itself. But what has changed, or at least become mo...

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    AMC is Developing a Football Drama, With Tommy Lee Jones in Talks to Direct Pilot

    For those of us in need of something to fill the football-and-weeping niche vacated by the much-missed "Friday Night Lights," AMC is developing a period football drama entitled "The Real All Americans" that looks like it could totally hit the spot.

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    Brooklyn Girl Film Festival begins tomorrow; includes 'Color of Beauty' and 'UnRapped'

    Beginning tomorrow March 29th through March 31st is the first annual Brooklyn Girl Film Festival.  Their mission: To showcase the work of women filmmakers from around the globe.  Whether their work is a serious documentary or a lighthearted comedy, Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to...

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    Review: 'Bully' Shifts Blame & Pities The Victims Without Offering Real Solutions To The Problem Of Bullying

    At one point in "Bully," a new documentary about the complex problem of bullying in American high schools, a mother of a bullied high schooler confesses that she feels like both she and her husband have failed their son Alex. He is constantly picked on when he rides the bus to school every...

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    Columbia University Film Festival Goes Retro at Twenty-Five

    New Yorkers this is for you. This year, the Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a week-long festival of screenings and dramatic readings. The fest, which is co-presented by the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and Film Society of Lincoln C...

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    Watch: Charming Trailer For Time-Travel Comedy 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Starring Mark Duplass & Aubrey Plaza

    "The world is mostly full of jankholes," says time traveler Kenneth in the trailer for the Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed." And watching some of the ugly side of humanity come out during this political season (and in the Trayvon Martin saga), we get exactly where he'...

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Visits Set of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"

    Perennial Sofia Coppola muse Kirsten Dunst and rocker Gavin Rossdale have been spotted on the L.A. set of the writer-director's currently filming "The Bling Ring." That doesn't mean that the star of "Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette" or the rhythm guitarist are necessarily in the movie, althou...

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    The 12 Films With Female Leads To Gross Over $200 Million

    In light of "The Hunger Games," its massive $152 million weekend, and the likelihood that its headed for a $400 million+ final gross, it seemed like a good idea to look at the company its about to join as a rare blockbuster featuring a woman in a lead role.

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