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    Blackjack Returns: The New Adventures of Arron Day (Fundraising)

    Watch the pitch below from writer Alex Simmons on reviving the 1990s comic book series he created called, Blackjack, the Adventures of Arron Day. And if you're buying what he's selling, by all means, click within the Kickstarter widget underneath to donate to his cause. I trust you'll do the right t...

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    Holiday Weekend Box Office Gets Off to Record-Setting Start with 3-D Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    The buzz has grown to a crescendo on Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Whatever you do, see the movie in IMAX 3-D, because Bay and ILM VFX supervisor Scott Farrar have taken on the challenge of outdoing the 3-D standard set by James Cameron's Avatar and by Jove they've done it. (I saw it...

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    Movie Gods Intervene? Matthew Fox Drops Out Of 'World War Z'; Ed Harris Too

    A deeply disturbing universal truth shifted between the years of 2007 and 2010 during the six-year run of "Lost" that shakes us to the core. Seth Rogen dutifully recognized in 2007's "Knocked Up" this sharp and spot-on observation: "You know what's interesting about Matthew Fox? Nothing!" The world ...

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    Naomie Harris Working On Jane Austen-esque Film But With Black People

    Lifted from an interview with Naomie Harris on the Little White Lies blog:

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    Interview: John C. Reilly Talks The Hardships Of Being A Guidance Counselor In 'Terri'

    High school is painfully dull, incredibly awkward, and definitely not what teen-comedies make them out to be. Sure there are parties and sex, but as far as the day-to-day routine goes, it's less like "American Pie" and more in tune with the "Elephant" (well, at least the film's first two thirds…) Ma...

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    Trailer Watch: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Stars Oldman, Firth, Hardy, Strong

    Take one of John Le Carre's best Cold War international espionage thrillers--1974's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy--adapt it with strong writers (the late Bridget O’Connor and her husband and writing partner Peter Straughan) and cast a strong Brit ensemble (Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Benedic...

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    Lena Horne Was Born Today... In 1964 Santiago Alvarez Directed "Now"

    “My identity is very clear to me now. I am a black woman. I’m free. I no longer have to be a ‘credit.’ I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody. I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nob...

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    Watch: Proof That 'No Strings Attached' & 'Friends With Benefits' Are The Same Movie

    So, just how similar are Ivan Reitman's "No Strings Attached" and Will Gluck's "Friends With Benefits"? Well, at one time they were both titled "Friends With Benefits" and Screen Gems had to do some legal dancing to keep the title, forcing the Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher vehicle to change names.

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    "Attack The Block" Star John Boyega Becomes Member Of Club Richard Ayoade Belongs To

    Congrats to Attack The Block star John Boyega for his listing on Screen International's annual list of the UK stars of tomorrow, highlighting the year's hottest new acting and filmmaking talent. I believe he's the only talent of African descent mentioned on the entire list (both actors and filmmaker...

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    Rumor: New Marvel Short Films To Appear On Upcoming 'Thor' & 'Captain America' DVDs

    'Captain America' Gets Terrible New PosterLet's rewind the clock a bit. Last summer, a rumor cropped up that Marvel had a plan to make live-action short films as a way to introduce the characters to audiences who may not be familiar with them — pretty much everyone who's not an avid comic book reader. The this bit info was notable, because just a few weeks earlier word was being knocked around that Marvel was planning to make lower budget movies centered around their second and their tier characters like Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Ka-Zar, Power Pack & Luke Cage -- in essence, a short film introduction seemed like a good way to go to get mainstre...

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