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    Watch: Bill Murray Is Franklin D. Roosevelt In Trailer For Oscar Hopeful 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

    Accent: check. Impersonation of famous person in biopic: check. Forbidden love: check. Wheelchair: check. It looks like Bill Murray is ready for his Oscar moment. The actor was seen as a favorite for the award in 2004 for his performance in "Lost In Translation," but was beaten at the last by Sean P...

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    'Lawless' Character Posters Feature A Sexy (& Eventually Naked) Jessica Chastain, Plus New Shia LaBeouf Image

    Character posters. They're apparently not just for super hero films and tentpoles anymore. The Weinstein Company are getting in on the action and have delivered character posters for most of the cast of the upcoming prohibition-set drama "Lawless."

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    Read Black Panther Co-Founder Huey Newton's 1970 Speech About Gay Rights

    This speech given by Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton on August 15, 1970 was making the rounds on the internet this week and I figured I'd post because it really is a powerful read, whether in light of Obama's recent endorsement of same sex marriage (and the rampant homophobia comi...

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    Robert Altman And Dennis Hopper To Become Subjects Of New Documentaries

    With a career that dates back in the 1950s, Robert Altman started out making industrials and working in television before switching to features in 1970 with "MASH," a film that kicked off a decade where the director flirted with perfection, with classics like "McCabe & Mrs. Miller...

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    Film Movement Enters 'Room 514' at Cannes for North American Distribution

    "Room 514" went to Film Movement for North American distribution out of the Cannes Film Festival. The Israeli psychological thriller, directed by Sharon Bar-Ziv, recently won a special jury mention for Best Narrative Director at Tribeca. "Room 514" is now screening in the ACID pr...

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    "Girls" Looking To Diversify Cast With "Hipsters" Of All Ethnicities

    A number of you emailed this to me earlier today... h/t to you all!

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    Review: 'Natural Selection' Surprises and Charms in More Ways Than One On Its Odd Couple Road Trip Journey

    "Natural Selection" swept the jury awards at SXSW 2011, and has been generally hailed especially for Rachael Harris' performance, a dramatic turn from a well-established comedienne. The feature debut from writer/director Robbie Pickering, the film stars Harris as mousey Texas housewife Lindy who has...

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    In 'Scandal,' Doing the Right Thing Means You Have to Do the Wrong Thing First

    Forget "Veep," is there are show on TV right now with a darker view on politics than "Scandal"? The Shonda Rhimes-created political thriller came to a season one end last night in a crescendo of overheated developments that included a murder, a cover-up, a confession of love and, yes, the scandal pr...

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    Blur's Graham Coxon, Ash's Tim Wheeler & More To Write Music For Debut Feature From BAFTA Nominee Luke Snellin

    You may not have heard of Luke Snellin, and that would make him one of the most talented and promising young filmmakers that you haven’t heard of. Don’t believe us? Watch some of his films, including "Disco" and "Mixtape" below, and you may just change your mind. It’s with a great deal of excitement...

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