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    Insanity of Foreign Movie Posters: From 'Big Lebowski' to 'Apes'

    Ever feel like American movie posters are a watered down lost art? They often are, especially when compared to their foreign counterparts...

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    Preview CBS' New Harlem-Set Crime Drama "NY 22"

    Somehow we missed this. I couldn't find any past posts announcing it, so this is probably the first.

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    Cute Vintage Photo Of The Cast Of Characters In Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    With so much Cannes speculation kicking around here's one thing we know for sure: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will be opening the festival. And frankly, that's pretty damn exciting. So far, the film has looked like a solid return to live-action filmmaking for the dir...

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    'The Master' Reportedly Won't Be Ready For Cannes; 'The Paperboy,' 'Killing Them Softly' & 'Lawless' Are Contenders

    Well, even though it turned out to be a gigantic fake that kind of pissed off Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Fremaux, if anything, that lineup got people talking again and new reports are surfacing about what might be appearing on the Croisette.

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    Pam Grier's Autobiography "Foxy: My Life In Three Acts" Optioned; Screenwriter Hired To Adapt

    I remember when the book was published in mid-2010, and I posted an entry about it possibly being adapted into a feature film; Pam Grier herself said there was interest in it, and, like almost every other iconic real life black woman considering a film on her life, I recall her saying that she ...

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    Trailer Watch: Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Heats Up with Pinto & Ahmed

    A new trailer for Michael Winterbottom's "Trishna" is here, and utilizes its beautiful actress and locale to sell the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of The D'Urbervilles," the dramatic tale of class, sex and sacrifice -- this time set in contemporary India. We're excited, but early reviews...

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    Brand New Photos Of Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More In 'On The Road'

    Well, we got the trailer for "On the Road" about a month ago, and since then a handful of character posters for Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Amy Adams, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss, so how about a few more looks at the actual movie?

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    Looking Back At The 1st Quarter of 2012 In Black Cinema; How Did We Do?

    So... the first quarter of 2012 has come to an end, and as I like to do from time to time, let's take a look at how we've done so far this year; and by that I mean, how black films released in theaters (in the USA) during the first 3 months of the year, fared.

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Jay Fernandez Joins Indiewire as Senior Writer and News Editor

    I am thrilled to announce that after a long search for just the right person to head the Indiewire editorial team in New York as News Editor and Senior Writer, Jay Fernandez will start at Indiewire on April 23.

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    Indie Box Office 101: How Do You Measure Whether An Indie Film Has Done Well?

    Understanding how the indie box office works can be a complicated process.  On a fairly regular basis, Indiewire's weekly box office column enrages a few commenters who don't get why a certain film is being deemed "disappointing" or why a film's "mild" per-theate...

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