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    Joel Schumacher Tries To Pull Off His Best Michael Haneke Impression In New 'Tresspass' Photos

    Oh, Joel Schumacher, with your patchiest of patchy careers ever (though some Playlisters will outright call it an awful one). There is some interesting work in your flawed ouevre oeuvre, including "Tigerland," and "Falling Down," but so-so efforts ("Veronica Guerin") are usually overcome by the ungood ("Phone Booth," "The Number 23," "Twelve"). Pitched somewhere between a B-movie director with good intentions and poor execution and a thoughtless Hollywood A-list director without much vision whose best days are far behind him (think of the days when his career was big enough to score him two "Batman" films, even if he did kill the franchise un...

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    Watch Episode 3 Of New Documentary Web Series "Black Folks Don't" ("Black Folk Don't Travel")

    Here's the just-released episode 3 of documentary filmmaker Angela Tucker's Black Folk Don't web series; this one is titled Black Folk Don't: Travel.

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    New Looks At Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' & Rebecca Hall-Led Ghost Story 'The Awakening'

    1998 was the last time we had a film from Whit Stillman—“The Last Days of Disco”—and it has taken thirteen years, and a few projects that never got off the ground, to finally bring the indie filmmaking legend back, and we hope the wait is worth it.

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    First Look At Dwayne Johnson As Roadblock In "GI Joe: Cobra Strikes"

    Tweeted by The Rock himself. Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in G.I. Joe 2, aka GI Joe: Cobra Strikes, currently shooting.

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    Empire Big Screen '11 Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Reminds Us Why We Love The Movies

    Good god, it's been a bad year at the cinema. It's not so much that there've been a lot of awful films, although of course there have. It's more that there have been a lot of deeply average ones, and very little greatness to share around. Even the better end of the scale, it's not quite scratched the right itch for us: as good as, say, "Beginners" or "Win Win" or "Midnight in Paris" are, they don't quite get the synapses firing in the way that truly great cinema does. It's the kind of thing that the crime flick has always done well -- there's a reason that the Cahiers du Cinema crowd worshiped early American genre pictures, for example, but t...

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    Trailer For Maggie Gyllenhaal Vibrator Comedy 'Hysteria' & Emily Blunt In 'Your Sister's Sister'

    Looking for some excitement? Maybe a little bit of a buzz to boost your mood? Yeah, we could throw around double entendres all day, but let's just get straight to it, shall we?

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    Idris Elba Claims Black Men are Never Called Sexy

    This is interesting. I can't say I agree; I actually thought the opposite. The media is more prone to label black men as "sexy" than, let's say, "handsome." In a recent interview with The Life Files, Idris Elba expressed his views on the topic:

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    Guest Post: Money and Independent Film, Climbing the Financing Mountain by Elizabeth Dell

    There was a time when all I wanted to do was make my first movie. And when sweat, tears and a lot of luck turned into a movie, all I could think about was getting it out into the world – convincing distributors and Showtime viewers and DVD buyers (those brave, defiant three!) to love B-GIRL as I do...

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    First Look & Trailer For Rachel Weisz Spy Pic 'Page Eight' And Saoirse Ronan In 'Violet & Daisy'

    So with TIFF unveiling its final batch of flicks, here come the first looks at the films that will be throwing elbows for attention in Ontario.

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    UPDATE - Jennifer Hudson's "Winnie Mandela" Biopic Confirmed To Debut At Toronto's TIFF

    An update to my post yesterday... it looks like Winnie is indeed going to premiere at TIFF as Jennifer Hudson said in the radio interview I posted yesterday. It's been confirmed this morning, as the festival released its Gala additions to this year's lineup. S&A won't be at Toronto this year unfortu...

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