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    Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette Has Bits Of New Footage, Keeps Excitement Level High

    We couldn’t be more excited about the June release of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus “Prometheus.” After a couple years now of speculating how/if it will fit into the “Alien” canon and a series of near spoilers, we don’t have much longer to wait until w...

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    First Official Poster For "Sparkle" Remake (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Others)

    You've seen the trailer for at Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (with original music compo...

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    A Big Week for Women and Hollywood

    Just wanted to make sure that you saw the pieces that I wrote this week for The Washington Post and the NY Times' website Room For Debate.

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    Tony Hale Talks Being a Body Man in 'Veep' and the Return of Buster Bluth

    The Washington staffers in "Veep," the first American TV series from "In the Loop"'s Armando Iannucci, are a caustic, backstabbing lot, forever scheming to advance themselves or at least hold off the underlings gunning for their jobs. All of them, that is, except for Gary, the starstruck aide played...

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    Project of the Day: The Dream of the 90's is Alive in '20 Years of Madness'

    Project of the Day: The Dream of the 90's is Alive in '20 Years of Madness'

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    5 Things You May Not Know About Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'

    Picking your favorite Akira Kurosawa film is a tricky choice for any movie fan. From "Rashomon" to "Ran," the great Japanese filmmaker, one of the most beloved and influential directors of all time, knocked out a string of classics in a career that lasted well over 40 years. But more often than not,...

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    "#whilewewatch": First Definitive Doc of #OccupyWallStreet Emerges?

    Tonight, at 8pm EST, a documentary calling itself "the first definitive film to emerge from Zuccotti Park," "#whilewewatch," will have its world premiere online at SnagFilms.com (Indiewire's parent company). Made with "full access and cooperation from the mastermind...

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    'Jaws,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Once Upon a Time in America' and 'Tess' to Get the Cannes Classics Treatment

    As has been the case since 2004, this year's Cannes Film Festival will once again screen revamped masterworks in the Cannes Classics section. The program for the 65th year of the event includes 13 feature films, two shorts, a mini-concert and four documentaries, all of which are world premieres.

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    Trailer For "Wavumba" - Feature Doc Steeped In Kenyan Fishermen Lore

    I screened this 2 days ago at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival here in NYC, and I'll be posting my review of it some time today. 

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    Trailer Watch: Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish Directed by Eve Annenberg

    Synopsis: Eve Annenberg's gritty, funny new feature stars predominantly non-actor twenty somethings who grew up speaking Yiddish as a first language in Brooklyn. This is possibly the first narrative film acted by both men and women in this much spoken, colloquial Yiddish in over seventy yea...

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