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    Blair Underwood Talks "On the Seventh Day" Co-Starring Sharon Leal, Pam Grier & Nicole Beharie

    The latest details on T.D. Jakes' new film On the Seventh Day, currently in post-production and directed by Neema Barnette, come from Fox 8 Live. Blair Underwood plays David Ames, a university professor desperately searching for his kidnapped six-year old daughter.

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    Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spin-off Will Be More Like 'Funny People' Says Albert Brooks

    There’s still scant information going around about Judd Apatow’s fourth film as writer-director. Previously entitled “This is Forty,” all we knew previously was that it was a spin-off/sequel of sorts to 2006’s “Knocked Up” featuring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters five years on from the events of the first film. It also boasts a bevy of talent either culled from other Apatow projects or newly welcomed into the family -- Megan Fox, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Wyatt Russell, Melissa McCarthy , Annie Mumolo, and Ryan Lee – with Charlene Yi and Jason Segel as the only other holdovers from the 2006 original. Now there's another nugget of inf...

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    Syfy Cancels "Eureka" (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton Co-Star)

    After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and...

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    Watch: Martin Freeman Debases Self, Career In ‘Swinging with the Finkels’ Trailer

    Though it’s the birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean, and boasts masters such as Mike Leigh and Ken Loach still working at the top of their game, there’s also a rich tradition in British cinema of what one could politely call the “sex comedy”. It began with the light smattering of smut provided by the “Confessions...” series of the 1970s and evolved into the slap-and-tickle blarney of the “Carry On…” movies. In the 2000s, we thought it’d reached the summit of what the fetid sub-genre could achieve with the risible “Sex Lives of the Potato Men,” “Lesbian Vampire Killers, ” and “Three And Out”. But now we have Jonathan Newman’s “Swingi...

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    Feminist Quote of the Day: Brit Marling

    When talking to the Salt Lake City News about the whole "it girl" thing:

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    "Paul" Is a Road Comedy with Some Extraterrestrial Attitude

    This review was originally published March 18, 2011. It has been reposted for its home video release.

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    Music Video Director Hype Williams Will Get Into Bed With Joe Eszterhas' 'Lust'

    While folks like Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Sophie Muller, Chris Milk and Floria Sigismondi are among the names mentioned as top-tier music video directors, it's often overlooked how much of an impression (mostly) hip hop director Hype Williams has made on the genre. Though some of his contemporaries may have had more innovative approaches, Williams work is often bright, expressive and immediate, finding the pulse and heart of the artists and songs he's worked with. Kanye West is a frequent collaborator and Williams' extensive CV also boasts names like Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Missy Elliot, Beyonce, No Doubt, Dr. Dre, Drake, Mariah Car...

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    Gerard Butler Joins The FBI For Thriller 'The Bricklayer'

    It's always good to see an actor who's been coasting along decide they want to get stuck in and actually act again: witness Matthew McConaughey's recent choice of roles, picking up gigs with people like William Friedkin and Richard Linklater. We hope that Gerald Butler is heading along a similar car...

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    Fest Update: J. Edgar, Margaret, Marigold Hotel To Skip Fall Fests, Twixt to Deauville

    Clint Eastwood's period biopic J. Edgar (November 9), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the famed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, is bypassing the fall fest circuit, according to the Toronto Star's Peter Howell. Eastwood and Warner Bros. decided to take the Lance Black-scripted film, whic...

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    Kenny Ortega to Direct Lionsgate Dirty Dancing Remake

    We haven't heard too much of Kenny Ortega since This Is It, his 2009 Michael Jackson documentary, but Lionsgate announced today that it will be producing a remake of Dirty Dancing with Ortega at the helm.

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