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    Berlin 2012: Billy Bob Thornton on the State of Cinema, Skipping Sundance and Loving Angelina Jolie

    "Directing this film was a very special thing for me," Billy Bob Thornton said today in Berlin of his new film "Jayne Mansfield's Car," his first directorial effort in over a decade. "The reason it came about was that I was complaining a lot about the state of movie...

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    Brand New Trailer For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Surfaces (With New Footage); March 30th Release Scheduled

    As I guessed would happen, after a new poster was unveiled over the weekend (see it at the bottom of this post if you haven't), an official new trailer for Halle Berry's shark thriller Dark Tide has surfaced, ahead of its March 30th release.

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    Listen Now: S&A Podcast w/Ashley Akunna, The Creator Of The Petition Against Casting Thandie Newton In "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

    Yesterday's live S&A podcast was a HOT one!  We kicked things off with a very "heated," but insightful conversation with Ashley Akunna, the creator of the petition against Thandie Newton's casting for the film adaptation of the popular novel Half Of A Yellow Sun. She expla...

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    Mike Leigh Recalls Bingham Ray in Berlin: "He was in his own unique category."

    Mike Leigh Recalls Bingham Ray in Berlin: "He was in his own unique category."

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    Today At The Pan African Film Festival: Join S&A For A Panel Discussion On Diversity In Film Criticism

    A reminder for later on today for those of you in LA...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: Reverence Outweighs Insight In Kevin Macdonald's 2 1/2 Hour 'Marley' Documentary

    A long film detailing a tragically short life, on paper, Kevin MacDonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley" has more than enough of a pedigree to justify its 2 1/2 hour running time. After all, it's a biopic of one of the most influential and evergreen musical pioneers of all time, being brought to u...

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    'Party Down' & 'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Adam Scott's career thus far pretty much defines the phrase "paying your dues." He's been working steadily pretty much since the start of his career logging time on both television and the big screen, but the last few years have finally seen his star deservedly rise. Of course, the...

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    Awards Video: BAFTA Winners Streep and Dujardin Campaign for Oscar, Davis and Spencer Get Real on Smiley

    Thankfully for Oscar Show ratings, while many races are seemingly locked in, the Best Actor and Best Actress race are not. This opens up an opportunity for each viral video clip, awards win, or high-profile in-depth interview to make a difference with Academy voters. Thus Meryl Streep and Jean Dujar...

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    Beat Generation Thriller 'Kill Your Darlings' Adds Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Ben Foster & Jennifer Jason Leigh

    With Walter Salles' adaptation of the most iconic Beat generation work, Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," getting closer to an expected 2012 Croisette premiere, there another project in the works set in same era involving the same characters that's quickly gaining momentum. Jo...

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    Kino Lorber Acquires 'The Well-Digger's Daughter' Remake

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to French actor Daniel Auteil's ("Cache") directorial debut, "The Well-Digger's Daughter." The film, set to premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 17th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series, stars Auteil, as well as Astri...

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