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    Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

    While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "...

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    Red Band Trailer for Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Feel Bad Movie of Christmas

    Columbia, with its red band trailer of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which has not been removed from YouTube, below), is selling edgy: "The feel bad movie of Christmas." Meanwhile, the trailer cuts together tantalizing glimpses of everyone in the movie--especially heroic leading m...

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    Rethinking 3-D: Audiences Rebel at Crap Movies, Ebert Protests, Sony Explains, 2-D Loses Luster

    It was all too predictable. Hollywood, in its rush to collect premium ticket prices for 3-D fare, has overdone it, pushing too many grade-B movies into 3-D release. Now, not only are moviegoers often not getting value for their money, but 3-D is actually making the theatrical experience worse for au...

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    Zoe Saldana Directing Episodes Of Vin Diesel's "Bouncer" Pilot; In Talks To Direct Film In Montreal

    "I just had my first time directing yesterday. I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again a...

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    Is Matthew Modine Playing A "Key Villain" In 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

    So it's Monday of Memorial Day weekend which means you've spent the quality time with family, had way too many hot dogs at your Uncle's BBQ, perhaps laid in the sun a bit too long and before it's back to the daily grind at the office tomorrow, you're using Monday afternoon to catch up on some websit...

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    New Queen Latifah-Produced Series "Single Ladies" Debuts Tonight On VH1 In 2-Hour Pilot

    Previously profiled on this site... the new Queen Latifah-produced original scripted VH1 series called Single Ladies debuts TONIGHT, May 30th at 9PM on VH1 in a 2-hour pilot episode that will serve as an introduction to what will be a weekly series to follow later in the summer, in July.

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    Idris Elba Tweets Spark Speculation Of An Audition For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    English actor Idris Elba, still best known as Stringer Bell from David Simon's epic HBO series, "The Wire," tweeted this weekend, "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today...meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part." And the Internet pretty much lit...

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    What Are Americans Content Consumption Preferences?

    Per Hollywood Reporter:according to a March study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC reported that the Netflix model of mailing DVDs is No. 1 with consumers, with 43 percent of Americans doing it, while the subscription streaming service where Netflix also is dominant is No. 2 at 32 percent. Third is ...

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    Will An In-Development 'Hawkman' Movie Be Part 'Indiana Jones,' 'Da Vinci Code' & 'Ghost'?

    Super hero movies. You might be asking yourself, when will this hegemony end? Well, in case you haven't already guessed, as far as the box-office demand shows, they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Case in point, while Marvel Films & Disney keep looking deeper into their archives to see which B...

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    Nollywood Film, "The Mirror Boy," Set For UK Release

    The Mirror Boy, starring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Fatima Jabbe & introducing Edward Kagutuzi, the was the first Nollywood film to premiere at The Empire Liecester Sqaure, in London’s West End, earlier this year, is about to make history again on 10th June at Odeon cinemas across the UK.

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