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    Protesting Filmmakers Cry Victory, But How Will PBS Resurrect Indie Docs?

    After PBS was aggressively petitioned by independent documentary filmmakers last week (see my article "The PBS Debacle") over changes to their programming schedule, the New York Times is reporting that the public broadcasting company has agreed to find a new home for the two long-runnin...

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    Jim Broadbent Joins Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall In John Crowley's Untitled Thriller, Because Jim Broadbent Is In Everything

    It's a little known fact, but in the mid 1980s, in a bid to fight underemployment in certain aspects of the entertainment industry, the British government passed the Broadbent Act, which set up a quota that one in four British movies would have to cast British character actor favorite Jim Broadb...

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    Review: 'Brake' Isn't Stuck, But It's Only Built For An Obvious B-Movie Set-Up And Shallow Payoff

    And here with his audition for a basic cable star vehicle is Stephen Dorff. The diminutive actor has been allowed by Hollywood to attempt to play tough guys repeatedly, despite having the physical composition of Christian Slater’s post-shave whiskers. But his effort as a journeyman actor in both big...

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    Are Female Critics More Likely to Enjoy 'The Hunger Games' Than Their Male Counterparts?

    One blogger says female critics are more inclined to like "The Hunger Games." We looked at the statistics to see if he's right.

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    Reese Witherspoon Marches Into 'Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp' Producing & Taking A Supporting Role

    Back in 2006 Reese Witherspoon produced her first feature film, “Penelope.” That Christina Ricci comedy about a girl cursed with a pig snout and ears skewed young and featured Witherspoon herself in a supporting role. It took her a while to dip her toe in the producing waters again, but ...

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    Discovery Communications Denies Reports It May Dump OWN

    Eariler this week in USA Today, Fox Business and some other media sources were reporting that analyst Derek Baine of the research and investment firm SNL Lagan that Discovery Communications was reeling from a $143 million loss due to the sluggish performance of the Oprah Winfrey Network and sug...

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    Then Why Is it Called 'Battleship'? Peter Berg Says The Movie Has "No Direct Correlation" With The Game

    At this stage, it seems that rather than providing it the safety of an established brand name to lean on, the connection to Hasbro’s “Battleship” game is proving to be more of a hindrance than a help to Peter Berg’s upcoming blockbuster. While a film about "Transformers&...

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    R&B Artist Usher To Play Sugar Ray Leonard In 'Hands Of Stone'; Ryan Kwanten & Michelle Rodriguez Also Join

    Late in 2010, seemingly on the back of David O. Russell's "The Fighter" and all its success, Gael Garcia Bernal and Al Pacino boarded "Hands Of Stone," a biopic of legendary Panamanian boxer Robert Duran which had Venezuelan helmer Jonathan Jakubowicz set to di...

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    Brazilian Martial Arts Actioner "Besouro" Gets Name Change For USA Release; Now Streaming On Netflix As "The Assailant"

    Oh my damn! So there I was breezing through my Netflix recommendations and came across a movie titled The Assailant that had an really familiar cover image.

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    "Luther" Creator Says Season 3 Will Be The Last Before Big Screen Leap + If Luther Was Written As A Black Man

    In january, BBC One announced that a 3rd season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, had been ordered!

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