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    Famed Manga 'Lone Wolf And Cub' Getting The Hollywood Treatment From 'Fast Five' Helmer Justin Lin

    Manga is all the rage in Hollywood at the moment. While "Akira" is on hold for the moment, fans were concerned when Warner Bros. announced that they were bringing "Bleach" to the big screen. And opinions are still split on Spike Lee's redo of "Oldboy," which is now ...

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    Watch Reagan Gomez, Vanessa Simmons, Essence Atkins & More in 2 New Clips from "Dysfunctional Friends"

    In anticipation of the film's April 3 DVD release, the team from the new film Dysfunctional Friends has released two new video clips. Directed by Corey Grant and produced by Datari Turner, the dramedy is being billed as a black version of The Big Chill.

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    Deborah Cox Joins Revival of "Jekyll and Hyde" Musical

    Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox has joined the cast of the forthcoming revival of the "Jekyll and Hyde" musical Jekyll, set to tour this fall in advance of a Broadway run next year.

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    Branagh Takes Helm of New Jack Ryan Flick at Paramount, Starring Chris Pine

    Kenneth Branagh has taken the helm at Paramount of the long-in-the-works untitled Jack Ryan project, based on Tom Clancy's character. Branagh replaces Jack Bender, who had scheduling issues...

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    Kenneth Branagh Gets Jack Ryan Reboot Moving Again As He Takes The Director's Chair

    Left for dead? Never count out Jack Ryan. A week after the long developing/suffering Jack Ryan reboot AKA "Moscow" lost director Jack Bender, Paramount has re-upped with a helmer who not only knows how to deliver blockbuster action on a dime, he's an Oscar nominee too.

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    How 'The Hunger Games''s Lush Soundscapes Were Made (Video)

    Can't get enough of "The Hunger Games"? Learn about how the film's Dolby Surround 7.1 Immersive audio was created for the film in the video below. Director Gary Ross and his sound team - Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Re-recording Mixer Michael Keller, and Re-recording Mixer...

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    The Films Of Billy Wilder: A Retrospective

    "I want to thank three persons,” said Michel Hazanavicius, accepting the 2012 Best Picture Oscar for “The Artist.” “I want to thank Billy Wilder, I want to thank Billy Wilder and I want to thank Billy Wilder.” He wasn’t the first director to namecheck Wilder in an acceptance speech. A few years prio...

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    BAFTA LA Offers New Scholarships for Grad Students

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) is instituting a scholarship program for graduate students in the U.S., the organization announced this week.

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    Final Box Office: 'The Raid: Redemption' Tops Indiewire's Box Office Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater-average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Ryan Gosling Narrates Trailer for '#ReGeneration' - Our Generation is Apathetic, In Crisis, Not OK (Video)

    With Ryan Gosling's name attached, "#ReGeneration" will reach farther than most documentaries. One of several of the film's producers, Gosling narrates the Phillip Montgomery documentary about disaffected youth and political apathy and how it has contributed to the Occupy Wall Stre...

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