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    Stanley Tucci & Chris Cooper Join Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

    Say what you like about Robert Redford's directorial efforts (like, for instance, that "Quiz Show" aside, they very closely replicate the experience of watching paint dry. Underwater), but he knows how to stack a film with a cast of ringers. Even a film as dull as his recent "The Conspirator" was ab...

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    Today's Birthdays - 9/13/11 (Tyler Perry and Isiah Whitlock Jr.)

    Tyler Perry welcomes 42 today. The New Orleans native was just named the highest paid entertainer of the year by Forbes magazine. His list of credits include Madea's Family Reunion, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns, Madea Goes To Jail, House of Payne and Madea's ...

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    TIFF11: "Like Crazy" Raises the Bar on Romance

    What if “One Day” had been a good film? Better yet, where are all of the good romance movies? Romcoms included, every love story with big stars on screen seems to turn into a predictable disaster. Even the more interesting ideas and creative scripts seem forced into rote conclusions and overdone plot elements by the time they make it to theaters. What if for every mismanaged romantic movie there were an edgier, more provocative romance that spun from the same original notion? A “Friends with Benefits” with real danger of heartbreak, for example. For “One Day,” the alternatively intriguing film is the brutal yet endearing “Like Crazy.” If only...

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    Eddie Marsan Plans Shakespearean Directorial Debut ‘Pell Mell’

    Roland Emmerich might be dementedly banging his apocalyptic drum of despair trying to disprove that William Shakespeare ever put pen to paper, but the playwright’s work has never been more popular, despite him popping his clogs almost four centuries ago. Ralph Fiennes already has his revisionist ver...

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    SnagFilms Acquires Online RIghts to "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Times Release to Policy Repeal

    SnagFilms has acquired "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell," a film that tells the stories of 18 real-life characters who were impacted on both sides of the controversial policy.

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    Guest Post: From Hollywood to Bon Temps, and Nary a Feminist In Sight…by Emilie Spiegel

    Sunday night’s HBO lineup included both the series finale of Entourage and the season 4 finale of True Blood—two vastly different shows, herein considered together not only because they play back-to-back on the same network, but because, somehow, women have come to serve the same purpose on both (even though one is set in affluent, glamorous Hollywood and the other in working class, quotidian Bon Temps, Louisiana). Magical agents and magical witches aside, somehow, these two shows have created a narrative economy wherein women serve as motivating agents for men… ciphers largely devoid of their own desires and goals, or as a friend put it “Soo...

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    Watch "Train" - A Short Film About Fear & Guilt By Darius Clark Monroe (Short Shout)

    We featured Darius Clark Monroe's last short film - the provocative Slow - on this site a few weeks ago, and it was very well received. There's a reason why he's been previously featured as one of S&A's Black Filmmakers To Watch :) Here's another reason... (thanks Kia):

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    Jay Baruchel to Write 'Baseballissimo' As 'Goon' Sells For Seven Figures

    The awkward kid from "Undeclared" is doing something right. Both as actor and co-writer, Jay Baruchel's name is all over the hockey picture "Goon," a vaguely "Slap Shot"-ish comedy that, until it debuted at Toronto this past week, only had going for it some fairly uninspiring posters, a less than gut-splitting red-band trailer and the weird casting combination of Seann William Scott and Liev Schrieber to its name. But the picture's apparently uproarious, a bloody laugh-fest for the ages, and has exploded the hitherto staid conventions of the hockey picture (whatever they may be), at least until Kevin Smith aims to get his way and begins work ...

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    "The Book Of Mormon" The Movie?

    The creators of The Book of Mormon - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that centers on two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in Uganda, hoping to convert more than a few Africans, and which features a significant black cast - say they plan to adapt the stage work fo...

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    Chad Coleman, Aisha Dee To Co-Star In FOX’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

    While he's probably best known for his role as Dennis “Cutty” Wise on HBO’s The Wire, Chad Coleman has almost two decades of professional acting experience under his belt. He’ll add another line to his resume this November, when he stars in FOX TV’s new family sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

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