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    First Look Footage At Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" Adaptation w/ 1st Black Heathcliff

    It's about to make its world premiere at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, next week - Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic and only novel, Wuthering Heights, which features the first black Heathcliff in the many times the literary work has been adapted for both the big and small scree...

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    Watch 2 Clips From "Machine Gun Preacher" As Gerard Learns That Death Comes At Night In Africa

    The more I see of this flick, the more convinced I am that I likely won't see it... at least I won't pay to see it.

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    Summer 2011 Wrap: Box Office Heads Toward Record $4.5 Billion

    While 2011's box office is still lagging last year's tally, the summer scored record totals thanks to a raft of sequels, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:Even though Hurricane Irene shuttered theater wickets last weekend, the sun never set at the summer’s domestic box office, which is clicking toward an...

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    First Look At Kenneth Branagh As Laurence Olivier In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    From directing "Thor," to starring, adapting and helming various Shakespeare works to playing troubled cop Kurt Wallander, Kenneth Branagh has pretty much done it all, but surely even he must have been slightly intimidated stepping into the shoes of the legendary Laurence Olivier in the upcoming "My...

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    "Fresh" Chess Connections Starring Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson (Today In History)

    Today in history, September 1, 1972... American chess legend Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union to win the international chess crown in a match made for the cold war era, in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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    Stacy Dash Is Out From VH1's "Single Ladies"

    Actually this news about Stacey Dash being dropped from the show came out two weeks ago, but since neither the producers of the show or VH1 confirmed it, it had to be considered but a rumor. Alas it is a rumor no more, because, last night it was definitely confirmed that she would not be returning t...

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    Watch: 4 Intriguing Clips From Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

    When we first heard that Andrea Arnold was going to be tackling an adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," it seemed like an odd fit. Arnold's previous feature length films "Red Road" and her sophomore, breakout effort "Fish Tank" didn't exactly suggest that the helmer had it in her for a stodgy, stuffy literary based movie. But then again, Arnold is no ordinary director. Her first decision to shake things up came in casting newcomer James Howson in the lead role of Heathcliff, making him the first black actor to take on the part. And now with the film set to premiere in Venice, our pals over at C7nema have located four brand new cl...

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    'Attack The Block' Star John Boyega Lands Lead Role In Spike Lee's HBO Drama 'Da Brick'

    "Good Sunday Morning People. Last night I took my daughter Satchel to this New,Hip British Indie Film ATTACK THE BLOCK.It's about a Multi-Cultural group of Teenagers (Mostly Black)in London who fight the Invasion of Aliens.I know it sounds Bugged Out but it's DOPENESS.FUNNY TOO"

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    Paul Dano Reteams With Kelly Reichardt For Eco-Terrorist Film 'Night Moves'

    For her last effort, the uncompromising western "Meek's Cutoff," the growing cachet of indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt allowed the director to cast some bigger names than she had worked with in the past, nabbing Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano to pad out the ensemble. And the experience see...

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