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    Phylicia Rashad To Direct Stage Play "Immediate Family" For The Goodman Theatre

    You can now add the title of theater director to the very long list of credits for actress Phylicia Rashad. The prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced yesterday that Ms. Rashad will direct a new production of the new play Immediate Family which will run at the Goodman from June 2 - Ju...

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    TRAILER MIX: VINTAGE MODEL: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

    This vintage edition of TRAILER MIX looks back at a film preview from days gone by, and measures its virtues in terms of nostalgia, contemporary comparison, and innate artistry. Vintage entries will appear periodically throughout the run of the column.

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    Anthony LaPaglia Reunites With Robert Connolly For Julian Assange Pic 'Underground'; Rachel Griffiths & Newcomer Alex Williams Also On Board

    With their promising adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," with names like Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska who were attached to star failing to materialize, Robert Connolly and Anthony LaPaglia (who previously teamed on "Balibo") have now set ...

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    Seth Gordon Will Hang Out With 'The Has-Beens'

    While “The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters” documentarian Seth Gordon got off to a rough start in his narrative filmmaking career with the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn-starring “Four Christmases” in 2008, he’s had a nice rebound with this past summer’s ser...

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    Bryan Cranston Confirms That The Final Season Of 'Breaking Bad' Will Be Cooked Up Into Two Separate Batches

    While many fans will probably just exclaim “Why can’t we just watch it already, Yo!,” patience is certainly a virtue when it comes to the highly anticipated return of the Vince Gilligan-created AMC series “Breaking Bad.” A show that actually needs no introduction at thi...

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    'Argo' Takes 'Gangster Squad' Release Date, Leaving Crime Pic Without A Slot; Still Planned For 2012 Release

    Well, here's an interesting change up to Warner Bros. fall calendar, and one that is sure to get people talking...The studio has moved Ben Affleck's "Argo" to October 12th, taking the date previously assigned to "Gangster Squad," leaving the ensemble crime flick without a...

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    How To Plan For a Better Spring

    For anyone who could do with a genre-defying, heartbreaking, utterly beautiful piece of writing at the end of a long Monday… here is one. If the title alone doesn't seduce you, I assure you this is worth reading. It just might make you cry.

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    'Out Of The Furnace' Gets More Awesome, Adds Woody Harrelson To The Cast

    With the wheels now firmly turning on "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's long awaited next effort, the cast for "Out Of The Furance" -- which was already pretty damn strong -- just added another dose of awesome.

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    Media Watch: Brian Brooks Returns To New York as Managing Editor, But Not at Deadline

    When veteran managing editor Brian Brooks left Indiewire in January to move to Los Angeles, he was hired by Deadline editrix Nikki Finke to be her west coast editor. Well, three months later, Brooks is back in his Manhattan apartment (which he never let go).

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    Paul Robeson Was Born Today... Watch Him Discuss Shakespeare & Othello

    I almost forgot about this; well, actually I did, and was just reminded of it! Baaah! 

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