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    Foxx & Tarantino Presenting at BET Awards, Hitting Key Demo for 'Django Unchained'

    Not to miss an opportunity to reach one of the key demos for "Django Unchained" (December 25), Harvey Weinstein has booked Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as presenters for the BET Awards...

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    Louis C.K. On Why He Cast A Black Actress To Be The Mother Of His White Kids In 'Louie;' But Who Is She?

    With what will likely be a comment/joke that stirs up some controversy, aside... What's really funny about this video revelation is that no one seems to know who the actress is that was cast in the part. I first heard the news via Huffington Post, where I also saw the clip; but within their art...

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    Genndy Tartakovsky To Tackle 'Popeye' For Sony Plus 2 New Images From 'Hotel Transylvania'

    Well, it looks like Sony is very happy with "Hotel Transylvania," the animated monster mash that could be a graveyard smash when it opens in September, since the studio has just tapped the film's extremely talented director, Genndy Tartakovsky, to take on a big screen animate update of "Popeye" (acc...

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    The Trailer Test: Indiewire Analyzes 5 New Trailers On Our Radar

    Editor's Note: This is a new column dedicated to bringing a critical eye to new trailers. We offer this feature in the hopes of avoiding what our Criticwire blogger Matt Singer has dubbed the "perpetual sneak preview culture." Instead, The Trailer Test will look at trailers in terms...

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, XXVI Edizione - Day Three: A Cork Bobbing on the Cinephilic Seas of Chance

    I really didn’t intend to watch all 171 minutes of Roman Polanski’s “Tess” under the starry night sky of Bologna, even laved by the cool breezes that feel so sweet after a sticky warm day...

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    'The Human Fly' Headed To The Big Screen

    While Marvel continues to dominate the comic book movie world both in terms of bringing the characters to life and reaping some serious financial rewards ("The Avengers" crossed $600 million domestic this week), it pays to remember that there are many characters the studio doesn't have...

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    Lineup For 13th Edition Of Latinbeat Revealed (The Best Contemporary Cinema From Latin America)

    We'll take a much closer look at this list and highlight individual films... but in the meantime, here's the press release with everything in it (note the above photo is from Eduardo Coutinho's Songs/As Cançoes):

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    Jennifer Lopez's 'Carmen Sandiego' Gets Writer Darren Lemke for Globe-Hopping Adaptation

    The script for Jennifer Lopez's big screen adaptation of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" will be written by Darren Lemke...

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    There's More Than Just 'Ted': The Top 5 Animated Teddy Bears In Movies

    With "Ted," Seth MacFarlane's tale of a grown man and his anthropomorphic, foul-mouthed teddy bear, opening this weekend (and for the most part proving to be foul-mouthed fun; look for our review very soon), we got to thinking about the childhood playthings of our (cinematic) past. Considering what ...

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    Is 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Film Criticism?

    I leave the answer to this question in your hands (of fate).

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