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    Mark Wahlberg Re-Uniting With David O. Russell For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    Film Will Seemingly Shoot Ahead Of Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted' The first time David O. Russell teamed up with Mark Wahlberg, it was on the outstanding "Three Kings," but their follow-up was something of a mixed bag: "I Heart Huckabees" divided critics, and was mostly ignored by audiences. But Wahlberg was brilliant in it, and their third collaboration, "The Fighter," was far more successful, picking up Oscar nominations and a hefty box office take, and the two seemed to be a good team. Unfortunately, their next mooted film was the video game adaptation "Uncharted" which, while we have faith that Russell would turn out something more int...

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    By The Way, Where is George Lucas' "Red Tails"?

    Last night at dinner with some friends, we somehow got into a conversation about George Lucas and how he keeps whoring out Star Wars for more money, with the six DVD/Blu-ray packages set to come out in September, as well as the converted 3D versions of the films, coming out next year in theaters, st...

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    Interview: Ethan Higbee & Adam Bhala Lough Directors Of Lee Scratch Perry Doc "The Upsetter"

    When filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough came into Lee Scratch Perry’s life he had already squelched the dreams of other documentarians wanting to make a movie about him. But there was something about that time, not long after the turn of the century, which allowed Perry to open up and rece...

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    Exclusive Details On Ava DuVernay's Next Project "Middle Of Nowhere" (Synopsis, Start Date, Crew)

    Seems like it was just yesterday that the country was all abuzz over Ava DuVernay's feature narrative debut, I Will Follow, which recently concluded its noteworthy theatrical run - noteworthy because it was AFFRM's first release (AFFRM being the African American Film Festival Release Movement, spear...

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    Ryan Gosling Directing & Starring In Remake Of Music Biopic 'The Idolmaker'

    After what seems like years and years, it appears that we're finally on the verge of something that's been in the works for a while: the arrival of Ryan Gosling as a fully fledged, honest-to-god movie star. The actor might have captured teen hearts in "The Notebook" and picked up an Oscar nomination...

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    Today's Birthdays - 5/13/11 (Stevie Wonder)

    A big Happy Birthday goes out to singer Stevland Hardaway Morris also known as Stevie Wonder! He turns 61 today. Although he's not an actor, the Michigan native's music has appeared on an endless list of film and tv productions. A few on that list...The Woman In Red, The Last Dragon, Fame, School...

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    Emmy Watch: Fringe's Anna Torv Talks Seeing Double

    Can J.J.Abrams' sci-fi Fringe earn serious Emmy love? Amy Dawes talks to the series' Aussie star Anna Torv.Fringe, the creepy, suspenseful sci-fi series created by J.J. Abrams for Fox, has come into its own in season three. Once derided as an X-Files rip-off, it’s entered mind-bending new territory...

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    Introducing The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (With Matthew Cherry)

    As the site grows, I'm always looking for ways to both entertain and inform our readers - a diverse group of people, whether they are in the industry (or working towards that goal), or they are film enthusiasts, or just curious folks, and everything else between.

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    Can You Name Hollywood's Black "A-List"? (Survey)

    A few days ago, I caught the end of a twitter debate going on concerning what black actors and actresses are considered "A-List". Although this is not a new debate, I'm always surprised by the names that will come up and why. Part of the difficulty with developing this list is trying to determine ...

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