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    NBC Orders Adaptation Of "The Republic of Pirates" To Series From "Luther" Creator

    Caught up in all of last week's broadcast TV next season announcements, we missed this: NBC has ordered a new series from Luther creator, Neil Cross, which will be an adaptation of Colin Woodard's book The Republic of Pirates, which is set in the 1700s during what is known as the &...

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    Watch: Florence + The Machine's "Breathe Of Life" Video From 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Plus Soundtrack Details

    Is it that soon? Believe it or not, "Snow White & The Hunstman" hits theaters in just a few weeks, which means the final marketing push will be happening to get moviegoers to buy a ticket, and Universal is hoping Florence + The Machine fans will be among those lining up for the fairy t...

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    'The Carrie Diaries' & 'Arrow' Lead New Series Pickups At CW

    Long a go-to place to reach teen-aged viewers, The CW (formerly known as The WB for you old timers) has made an impressive pick-up of five new drama pilots to turn to series for its forthcoming slate of shows. While the network that’s become commonly associated with “Gossip Girl” a...

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    Marvel's Kevin Feige Talks to Bloomberg About 'Avengers' and Marvel Future (Video)

    In case you weren't aware, Hollywood's man of the hour is Marvel President and "The Avengers" producer Kevin Feige, who speaks to Bloomberg about what is now the summer's first $1 billion blockbuster and what's next. "I have a good job, I can't complain."

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    South Africa: Local Movies Need More Black Audiences For Industry To Continue Growing

    Continuing to highlight similarities in *struggles* across the Diaspora; in essence, those predominantly Black American/Hollywood-centered matters we discuss/debate often here on S&A, are also sources of concern in other parts of the Diaspora.

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    Watch: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Cleverly Recut With Footage From 'Batman: The Animated Series'

    So we're a couple of months out from "The Dark Knight Rises" with the final trailer dropping recently, and it's unlikely there will be many more secrets or plot details spilled until then. So we'll have to wait patiently until we finally see the movie to get the full scope of w...

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    A Market For Genre Film: Montreal's Fantasia Festival Embarks On New 'Frontières'

    Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival -- one of the largest genre film festivals in the world -- is embarking on its 16th edition with a major new industry-driven venture: the Frontières International Co-Production Market. Frontières will be the first international co-production market to ...

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    New Trailer for Sorkin's 'Newsroom' is Jeff Daniels vs. The World

    Jeff Daniels plays a "smart, talented guy who isn't very nice" in Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom." The pressure for the new HBO series builds in this new trailer. "Newsroom" will debut June 24. Daniels is joined by Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Jane Fonda an...

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    Watch: Christopher Meloni Is The Authority In Trailer For 'True Blood' Season 5

    For all the high falutin', critically acclaimed shows on HBO, the network isn't above shoveling out lesser fare, and "True Blood" continues to be the odd man out in their lineup. For this writer, it's a pure guilty, trashy pleasure, but even that wasn't enough to make sitti...

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    'Being John Malkovich' from Criterion: The Actor, The Geek, His Wife, and Her Lover

    Puppetry is control. So are acting, filing, and pet care. Each in its own way signals an attempt to make sense of the chaos that is lived experience, to grab hold of it and make it do what you want. And each, in "Being John Malkovich," director Spike Jonze's and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's exhila...

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