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    "A Mother's Love" Coming Out On DVD in April

    If you will allow me to digress here for a second, this film answers a question I've had for some time. Whatever happened to Rolonda Watts? Now any of you who watch soap operas will know that she was a regular on the soap Days of Our Lives for 8 years. (I don't so I did't) But I rem...

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    Sundance and SXSW Factual Thriller 'The Imposter' Goes to Indomnia; Reviews

    The Indomina Group has picked up A&E IndieFilms' "The Imposter" for North American distribution. The Sundance entry is also set to play SXSW. Check out the synopsis for the factual thriller below. “Few documentaries are able to draw you in and keep you captivated in the way that 'The Imposter' does,...

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    The Guardian Looking For Applicants For Minority Film Workshop

    The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. is currently looking for applicants for its 2012 Minority Film Workshop which they say will enable them to "explore ways to encourage more producers from minority backgrounds to make films for the Guardian."

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    Watch: The Best Kisses From Best-Picture Winners

    The Huffington Post and Moviefone have culled the best kisses from Best Picture winners, from "Casablanca" to "Titanic," and many in-between. Even "American Beauty"'s tryst between Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari made the cut. Watch below:

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    Quote of the Day on the Oscars and How Women Get Screwed

    You must read these really depressing but totally spot on piece by Martha Lauzen (the woman who gives us the stats of how many women are making movies, today published by the Women's Media Center.

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    Review and Interview: Joshua Marston's Very Impressive "The Forgiveness of Blood"

    One of our favorite films we saw at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival is "The Forgiveness of Blood," the second feature by "Maria Full of Grace" director Joshua Marston. Film critic Daniel Walber, who was impressed with many aspects of the Albanian-language teen drama,...

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    Idris Elba Confirms Nelson Mandela Project + Source Material + Expected Dates

    News of Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela has been circulating the web for at least a month or 2, and while we've known about it, we didn't (and still haven't) posted anything about it because, as far as I know, there hasn't been any confirmation of it... until now anyway.

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    Paul Dano Says Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves' Aiming For Summer Shoot; Says 'He Loves Me' Will Arrive Later This Year

    While other young actors might be chasing the next hot project, few of Paul Dano's colleagues boast the kind of resume he has already assembled thus far into his career. Earning early notice thanks to turns in "L.I.E." and "The Girl Next Door," he broke out with the comedy smash "Little Miss Sunshin...

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    Netflix and Weinsteins Strike First Streaming Deal, Including Likely Oscar-Winner 'The Artist'

    It won’t be long before likely Oscar-winner “The Artist” will silently grace your instant queue. Yes, Netflix and The Weinstein Company have established a streaming deal.

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    Oscar Watch: Parsing the Best Actor Race, the Toughest to Call

    In a year when the Oscar winners are looking all-too predictable, thank God for the Best Actor race. If anyone tells you they know with certainty who will take home the Oscar Sunday night, they don't know what they are talking about.

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