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    Watch: New 'Men In Black 3' Footage Featured In The Otherwise Intolerable Video For Pitbull's "Back In Time"

    Since "Men In Black 3" is the continuation of a franchise that started in the '90s, it's no surprise that everything about the movie so far has felt ripped right out the decade. But perhaps no aspect has been more dated (or embarrassing) than the theme song by Pitbull. Continuing a...

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    Director Of "Because I Love You" Rides To The Rescue To Defend His Film

    Regular followers of S & A will remember an item I posted a few months ago back in January (HERE) about writer and director Joseph Elmore’s film Because I Love You which is currently now in the final stages of post-production. 

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    Sierra Leonean-Canadian Filmmaker Ngardy Conteh Shares Her Story. What's Yours?

    Continuing on with the S&A tell your story feature I introduced a couple months ago... here's one from a filmmaker that I'm sure we'll be talking about in coming months/years; I'm surprised we haven't already written about her before.

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    Director Xavier Dolan Says He's Disappointed 'Laurence Anyways' Won't Be In Competition, But Still Happy To Be Headed To Cannes

    While yesterday brought good news to directors, actors, productions and distributors with the Cannes Film Festival unveiling their slate, there is one filmmaker who was a bit prickled at first. Montreal's Xavier Dolan. The 23-year-old is no stranger to the south of France, winning acclaim for hi...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: Gay Israeli Drama 'Yossi,' Sequel to 'Yossi and Jagger,' Is Possibly Eytan Fox's Finest Work

    "Yossi and Jagger" showed the potential for a complex exploration of gay identity in modern Israel that director Eytan Fox has now fully realized with a sequel of sorts, "Yossi," possibly his most accomplished work to date.

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    Check Out 'Planet of Snail' At Tribeca This Weekend

    Seung-Jun Yi's doc "Planet of Snail" was the big winner at IDFA last fall, and it is having its North American premiere this weekend at Tribeca. And while I have yet to see too many other docs at the fest just yet, I'd wager a bet that it will end up being one of the festival's...

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    Kevin Feige Says Both Marvel & Fox Can Use Quicksilver & The Scarlet Witch In 'Avengers' & 'X-Men' Films

    The film rights to Marvel comic-book characters in the universe of Hollywood is, as Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige put it in an interview with HeyUGuys, "pretty cut and dry." 20th Century Fox owns The X-Men and the X-men mutant universe, Dardevil and his world and The Fantastic Four...

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    Why Rich Ross Had to Step Down at Disney

    It felt wrong back in October 2009 when Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger first announced Rich Ross as his movie studio chief. And it never felt right. In the wake of the biggest write-off in Hollywood history, "John Carter" (March 9), film industry outsider Ross is stepping down, citing a lack of pa...

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    10 Films To 'Enjoy' On 4/20

    While not exactly an official holiday, 4/20 has long been a pleasurable calendar marking for many folks. And often something that goes hand in hand with a few hours of movie watching. So Indiewire has decided to offer a few suggestions. But instead of a typical list filled with the expected likes of...

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    Disney Chairman Rich Ross Resigns, Is 'John Carter' To Blame?

    Well, with Disney formally revealing that they were taking a $200 million bath on "John Carter," it was not a question of "if" but "when" someone in the corporate food chain was going to take a hit. An executive shakeup was widely expected to happen later this year, tho...

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