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    Watch: Helena Bonham Carter Stars In Rufus Wainwright's New Video "Out Of The Game"

    This writer is going to use this moment to reveal something he's long kept a secret from many people: I'm a Rufus Wainwright fan. That's right, this cantankerous, snarky writer can't help but get caught up in the musician's larger-than-life pop songs and is probably the only pers...

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    Exclusive Clip: Chuck D Discusses Race, Music & The Importance Of 1978's R&B-Powered 'Stony Island'

    Before he directed smash-hit action films like "The Fugitive," "Under Siege" and "Collateral Damage," director Andrew Davis got his start with something quite different, making his debut with the raw and real 1978 R&B-powered musical drama "Stony Island."

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    Why Olivia Colman Says the Brutal 'Tyrannosaur' Was 'Most Enjoyable Time I've Had'

    Prior to taking on lead duties opposite Peter Mullan in"Tyrannosaur," British actress Olivia Colman was best known for her witty turns in "Hot Fuzz" and a slew of TV projects, including "Peep Show" and "Green Wings." Now thanks to her award-winning performance as an abused housewife in the feature d...

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    Clive Owen, Movie Dad

    For further study: notes on a piece about the cinematic image of Clive Owen.

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #4: 'Death of a Superhero' Director Ian FitzGibbon

    Ian FitzGibbon was an actor for ten years, training at RADA and appearing in "lots of English TV," including "Prime Suspect," before becoming bored and craving a challenge. So he began making short films and directed for TV, before making his first feature, 2008's "A Film With Me In It." And now, "D...

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    'Smash' Soundtrack Arrives On May 1st With 13 Songs Including 2 Previously Unreleased Covers

    Despite the success of "Glee," the musical on the small screen is still untested, but NBC is giving it a shot with their more adult-oriented series "Smash." The show follows the production of a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and of course, all kinds of drama happens...

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    Guest Post: A Wake Up Call

    March may have been Women’s History Month, but we should be working actively all year to have more women’s work on film and on stage. We cannot accept the lowly statistics without activism. It’s not that women aren’t writing enough or aren’t trying to get produced. Ther...

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    Project of the Day: 'FRIEND' Looks At Cyber Bullying

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Watch: Maggie Grace Gets A Whole New Look From Guy Pearce In 2 New Clips From 'Lockout'

    We’ve long passed the point where Luc Besson’s name attached to a thriller could get us excited, and we suspect that “Lockout” won’t be the film that causes us to reconsider that particular standpoint. Starring Guy Pearce as a wrongly accused convict, and Maggie Grace a...

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    Sundance Institute Announces 8 Projects For 2012 Theatre Lab (Ken Saro-Wiwa Project Makes The Cut)

    News on the march! I'm especially eyeing that adaptation of Africa Kills Her Sun by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa (read all about him HERE). Recall Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata chaned the title of his oil exploitation thriller Black Gold to Black November - a reference to the month of activist Sa...

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