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    Academy Celebrates 40th Last Picture Show Anniversary with Restored Definitive Director's Cut

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Last Picture Show with a digitally restored "Definitive Director’s Cut" on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. After the screening the Academy is hosting a cast and crew reunion incl...

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    Sophie Okonedo Plans To Focus On Theater Thanks To The Lack Of Film Opportunities For Black Actors

    Well... you go where the work is (especially if it's the kind of work you love). It might mean we'll see a lot less of her on the big screen in the immediate future... but, then again, it's been awhile since we last saw Sophie Okonedo in that format; 2008, when she had 2 films in circulation - The S...

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    Press Accreditation Never Felt So Sexy

    Press Accreditation Never Felt So Sexy

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    Review: '13' Remake Proves To Be One Unlucky Number (To Put It Mildly)

    It’s unfortunate, but there’s a Movie Content Hierarchy. Great filmmakers don’t pretend this exists -- Darren Aronofsky makes a horror movie and genre-hating critics love it, and former Fangoria mainstay David Cronenberg maintains his integrity and themes of perversion and body modification while becoming a boutique festival filmmaker. But more often than not, directors, screenwriter and producers are beholden to the unimaginative thought of “this is how it is meant to be done.” More specifically, films from other parts of the world, particularly smaller ones, have their own vocabulary, their own rhythms and idiosyncrasies. Gela Babluani’s “1...

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    LFF '11: Felicity Jones Says Her Performance In 'Like Crazy' Was Influenced By 'Breaking The Waves'

    Rising U.K. Star & Sundance Breakout Actress Wants To Play A Superhero Or A SnakeHow's your 2011 been? Pretty good? Even so, we bet you've not had as good a year as Felicity Jones is having. The 27-year-old Brit has been working away for over ten years, starting with kids' TV favorite "The Worst Wit...

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    The Strippiest Movie Of Next Summer 'Magic Mike' Lands On June 29, 2012

    Abraham Lincoln, Snow White, G.I. Joe, Batman, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Bourne and...male strippers? It looks like next summer is gonna get more thong filled than you ever expected.

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    Sony Want Jason Segel & Reese Witherspoon To Make A 'Sex Tape' With Nicholas Stoller

    With the duo of Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel scoring big with "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," looking to have a family hit on their hands with "The Muppets" and likely to find big success next spring with "The Five-Year Engagement," Sony is eager to jump on their bandwagon.

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    SKY1's "Mount Pleasant" Gets Second Season; Co-Stars Angela Griffin

    U.K. satellite network Sky1 has announced that a second season of its dramedy Mount Pleasant has been commissioned. Mount Pleasant is a light-hearted show that follows the life of main-character Lisa and the day-to-day adventures she has with her husband, friends, and family. Season 2 will be nine...

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    IMDb Launches Free Entertainment News App

    Sign me up, Col. On the same week that Google Buzz is biting the dust, the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) is launching IMDb Buzz, a free entertainment news app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is now available for download worldwide on the App Store. Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb is "laser-focused on building an unrivaled portfolio of leading entertainment apps,” he states. “In the last month alone, we’ve launched IMDb Buzz (an entertainment news app) and IMDb Trivia (our first foray into games). In both cases, we built a dedicated, platform-optimized app focused on features that IMDb’s more than 110 million monthly unique visitors w...

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    Angela Bassett Gives Gayle King A Piece Of "The Mountaintop" Performance

    The Mountaintop officially opened October 13th and in the clip below, Angela Bassett chats with Gayle King about the play, working with Sam Jackson and gives you a teaser performance of what to expect.

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