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    Now and Then: Hitchcock's First Classic, and an Underrated Modern Descendant

    Alfred Hitchcock had been working as a director for more than a decade when he made "The 39 Steps" (1935), a film that's half trench coats, street lamps, and foreign agents. The other half is English wit, a marriage plot, and a MacGuffin: the first proof, long before his later masterworks, that he w...

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    Jena Malone Also In The Mix For Johanna Mason In 'Catching Fire'; L'il Romeo Has Also Met With Producers About The Film

    Another day, yet another peek at the casting behind "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Following our exclusive report last week that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix to play Johanna Mason in the film, one name has dropped out and other has been added. Meanwhile, a totally ra...

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    Angela Bassett Joins 'Olympus Has Fallen'; Ron Livingston Is 'The Pretty One'; David Tennant & Emily Watson To Star In 'The Politician's Husband' & More

    Angela Bassett is the latest to join "Olympus Has Fallen," Millenium Entertainment's rival to Sony's "White House Down." Set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, the premise is pretty much the same: White House + terrorists/bad guys = hero saves the day. In this case, it's Gerard Butler with Aaron Eckha...

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    Don't Ever Cross Alex Cross Says The Official Poster For Tyler Perry's 'Alex Cross'

    Come on, give us that trailer already! All these teases with photos, and behind-the-scenes featurettes and now an official poster... the trailer is what will really give us the best glimpse of what's coming, and I'm dying to see it finally :)

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    HBO's 'Newsroom' Opens Strong, Pilot Available to Non-Subscribers on Multiple Platforms

    Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" debuted to a solid 2.1 million viewers Sunday night, HBO's third best drama premiere in the past four years...

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    Career Watch: Keira Knightley Skids Without Joe Wright, Luckily "Anna Karenina" Is Next

    With a face like hers, stardom was probably inevitable for Keira Knightley. At 27 and with over a decade on the A-list, she's already had hits and misses, a handful of Oscar and Golden Globes nominations and a beauty endorsement with Chanel. She is adored by many of both sexes, but has suffered a st...

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    Derek Luke Joins Paula Patton In David Talbert’s Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

    Derek Luke Joins Paula Patton In David Talbert’s Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

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    Angela Bassett Joins Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' ('Die Hard' In The White House)

    Angela Bassett has signed up to join Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in Antoine Fuqua's actioner Olympus Has Fallen.

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    2012 ABFF Exclusive Video: Sky Nicole Grey Talks 'Better Mus' Come' & 'Restless City'

    Newcomer Sky Nicole Grey, the star of Storm Saulter's Better Mus Come and Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City, spoke to S&A yesterday prior to the closing awards ceremony of the American Black Film Festival, in which her debut acting film Better Mus' was up for Best Director, Best Narrati...

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    Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces 2012 Grantees

    The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The Fund, now in its fifth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films highl...

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