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    Who Were The Winners And Losers Of The Summer Of 2011?

    As the summer winds die down with a flat and uninspired whimper, the realization sets in: the summer of 2011 was for the birds. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the last major tent-pole to open, followed by sleeper hits like "The Help" and the not-so-successful R-rated action comedy, "30 Minutes or Less." Many had forecast that the overstuffed summer would prove disastrous, with Jon Favreau predicting that, "There’s not a weekend where there won’t be teeth on the floor," but ironically it's Favreau's film that proved to be one of the biggest box-office disappointments. Financially, films did very well with three billion-dollar blockbuster...

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    BFI London Film Fest To Close with Terence Davies' Deep Blue Sea, Starring Weisz & Hiddleston

    The BFI London Film Festival, in its 55th year, will close its fifteen-day festival (October 12-27) with the UK premiere of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea. Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale star in the intense 50s drama, which will premiere in September in Toronto. Based on Ter...

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    Nobody Puts Originality In A Corner: Maria Maggenti To Write ‘Dirty Dancing’ Reboot

    For anyone who has managed to go through their entire adult life without having seen “Dirty Dancing”: it's less a 1987 film about a seventeen year-old girl procreating with a lascivious Patrick Swayze, than a colossus that continues to bestride the world of cinema, distorting young boys’ and girls’ ...

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    Thurgood Marshall Made History Today... Watch Laurence Fishburne Embody Him

    Today in history... August 30th, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first black Supreme Court justice.

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    Juliette Lewis Signs On To The Contemporary Noir 'Blood Or Water'

    What exactly happened to Juliette Lewis?

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    Is 'James Bond 23' Titled 'Carte Blanche'?

    Updated: EON Productions officially deny the "Carte Blanche" title rumors. Their statement: "The new film is not going to be called Carte Blanche and will have nothing to do with the Jeffery Deaver book."

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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 7: "Problem Dog"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This recap contains SPOILERS for Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 7. Proceed at your own risk.

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    Ti West Planning A Werewolf Film, Still Looking For Funding For 'The Side Effects'

    Given the tenous state of financing these days, young directors are eager to pile their plates with as many options as possible, and “House of the Devil” director Ti West is no exception. Having told us at SXSW back in March that his next film may be the pharmaceutical testing/space film “The Side E...

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    Will Anne Hathaway Lend Her Pipes To 'Les Miserables' As Fantine?

    Updated: Entertainment Weekly confirms that Hathaway is at least considering the role.

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    New Poster & Photos From Ami Canaan Mann's Venice-Bound 'Texas Killing Fields'

    One of the more intriguing pictures on the upcoming fall festival calendar is "Texas Killing Fields," which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival which kicks off tomorrow. Featuring a strong cast including action staples Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and rising stars Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain (co-stars in John Hillcoat's upcoming 'Wettest County') and Chloe Moretz, the story revolves around the true story of a series if unsolved murders in League City, Texas, where 21 women were killed or have disappeared since 1971. We've been lukewarm on what we've seen so far, but surely there is more to the film than its cast and the su...

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