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    Fest Update: J. Edgar, Margaret, Marigold Hotel To Skip Fall Fests, Twixt to Deauville

    Clint Eastwood's period biopic J. Edgar (November 9), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the famed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, is bypassing the fall fest circuit, according to the Toronto Star's Peter Howell. Eastwood and Warner Bros. decided to take the Lance Black-scripted film, whic...

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    Kenny Ortega to Direct Lionsgate Dirty Dancing Remake

    We haven't heard too much of Kenny Ortega since This Is It, his 2009 Michael Jackson documentary, but Lionsgate announced today that it will be producing a remake of Dirty Dancing with Ortega at the helm.

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    Hype Williams Will Direct "Sexual Thriller" Penned By Joe Eszterhas Titled "Lust"

    Hit veteran music video director Hype Williams has signed on to direct a "sexual thriller" titled Lust, based on a script by Basic Instinct and Showgirls screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas.

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    Opening Weekend Numbers For Rashaad Ernesto Green's Acclaimed Drama "Gun Hill Road"

    An addendum to Sergio's box office report this weekend...

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    Review: 'Superheroes' An Intriguing But Unquestioning Look At Real Life Crimefighters

    Superheroes have captured the collective imagination ever since Superman first lifted a car over his head in Action Comics #1. The idea of a person blessed with extraordinary powers, or a regular citizen who adopts an alter ego to protect humanity, and right the wrongs that the regular justice system fails to address, has resonated with the young and old for decades. And while over the years there have been somewhat random and scattered incidents of people trying to recreate the vigilante hero experience on the streets of their city, today there seems to be a greater movement afoot. Across the country some very organized individuals are suiti...

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    "She's Gotta Have It" Was Released Today... About That X-Rating And Black Sexuality On Screen...

    Today in history... August 8th, 1986, Spike Lee's feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, was released theatrically, and is, by the way, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!

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    My Interview With Sapphire

    Before I get to the subject a few words. I can't really recall now how many interviews I've done in the past 6 years or so since I stumbled into doing it. Quite a few I can tell you. I've talked to them all: actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, opera singers and a few odds and ends here and ...

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    All The Money Was Spent On Hats & Wigs: New Images From 'The Three Musketeers'

    Film Will Open The Tokyo International Film FestivalWe didn't think Paul W.S. Anderson's very loose adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famed novel could look any more ridiculous -- this thing has fucking flying boats -- until we saw the picture above. And then we realized "The Three Musketeers" will be ...

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    Corbin Bleu Joins Horror Flick "Nurse 3D"

    Former High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu will be shaking that squeaky clean image soon since he's just been cast in the horror flick Nurse 3D.

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    On The "Burden Of Representation" Debate... Your Input Requested

    It's been one of those hectic days for me, so haven't had much time to do any ShadowAndActing at my usual speed; to keep you engaged in the meantime, here's a little riddle/survey that has been hanging around at the back of my mind lately...

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