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    Are Young Black Girls Being Excluded From Seeing "Red Tails"?

    It's beginning to look like Red Tails is becoming as controversial as Precious. Who'd thunk it? 

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    Berlin 2012 Preview - Moroccan Heist Drama "Death For Sale"

    Titled Death For Sale, this Moroccan drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and will next screen at the Berlin International Film Festival which gets underway this week in that city; and how I wish I was there ot cover it. Next year :)

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    Thanks To "Overwhelming Popularity & Demand" Broadway Revival Of "Porgy & Bess" Gets 3-Month Extension

    The revival of Porgy & Bess on Broadway is apparently doing incredibly well at the box office, so much that the producers of the show announced today that they will extend the musical's run, which was originally scheduled to end on July 8, to September 30!

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    Osama Bin Laden Returns From The Dead To Lead A Zombie Jihad Against The USA? Why Didn't I Think Of That?

    File this one under "the most ridiculous item of the day" to borrow from Bill O'Reilly... or maybe WTF? would be more appropriate.

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    Review: Oscar Contender 'In Darkness' A Refreshing & Complex Tale Of Survival During The Holocaust

    In her director's statement for "In Darkness," one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, Agnieszka Holland writes of representations of the Holocaust in literature and cinema that, "One may ask if everything has now been said on this subject. But in my ...

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    Morgan Freeman Heads Into 'Oblivion' With Tom Cruise; 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Michael Arndt Doing Rewrites

    It seems Joseph Kosinski's next effort after "Tron: Legacy" just keeps getting grander. He's already got one of the biggest stars on the planet, Tom Cruise, leading the way with Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough filling out the female lead roles. And now Kosinski's lined up...

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    'Stake Land' Helmer Jim Mickle To Direct English-Language Remake Of Acclaimed Mexican Horror 'We Are What We Are'

    You may not have seen it (too few did), but Mexican cannibal tale "We Are What We Are" is one of our favorite horror flicks of the last few years. Following a family of flesh-eaters struggling to cope after their patriarch disappears, it was a darkly comic, gruesome tale with more socio-po...

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    Haley Bennett Lines Up Two New Projects; 'Twilight' Actress Angela Sarafyan Joins James Gray's 'Low Life'

    Already cast in Terrence Malick's "Lawless" opposite lauded stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara, the trajectory of Haley Bennett's career is certainly going upward. Her career so far has only seen her star in smaller fare such as Joe Dante's "The H...

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    Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight,' Replaces Jessica Chastain

    Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall") "Caught in Flight." This is excellent news for Watts, deserving of more leading dramatic roles like this, but Princess Diana devotees will certainly have their opinions on this casting choice...

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