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    'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Scheduled For May 2, 2014

    Well, that was fast. While it's not unusual for sequel talk to surround franchises before they're released, it is pretty unheard of them to get dated, but Sony believes they have a winner on their hands as they've gone ahead and slated "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for a May 2, 2014 release. That's les...

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    Nicole Ari Parker Is Blanche Du Bois To Blair Underwood's "Stanley Kowalski" In "Streetcar"

    Blair Underwood has found his Blanche Du Bois. Nicole Ari Parker will make her Broadway debut as Blanche Du Bois, opposite Underwood (also making his Broadway debut) playing Stanley Kowalski, in the Emily Mann-directed production of A Streetcar Named Desire, scheduled to debut in spring 2012.

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    Review: Shion Sono An Exciting New Discovery; 'Cold Fish' Bleak, Bloody, Bold

    The following is a reprint from of our review from VIFF last year.

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    Watch: Roland Emmerich Drops Trailer for TIFF Premiere "Anonymous"

    A director like Roland Emmerich rarely registers as a blip of indieWIRE's radar, but we couldn't ignore the new trailer for "Anonymous," which promises to be something of a departure for the undisputed king of the apocalyptical blockbuster ("Independence Day," "2012"). Either that or it's his misgui...

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    Review: '30 Minutes Or Less' Is A Fun But Forgettable Conclusion To The Summer Of R-Rated Excess

    Zipping along at a brisk pace -- albeit one that feels like it's rushing to be over -- featuring dueling bromance buddy tales from both protagonists and villains, and mostly amusing in its vulgar humor and gags, the "action"-comedy "30 Minutes Or Less," is entertaining, but ultimately only a mild ef...

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    Tell Me a Story: Raul Ruiz's "Mysteries of Lisbon"

    Thanks to his towering 1999 adaptation Time Regained (a film that seems more and more like a mirage the further away we get from it), the Chilean-born Raúl Ruiz is one of the few filmmakers whose work truly earns the term Proustian. He has the perfect artistic temperament for the kind of epically layered filmmaking necessitated by his latest project: a film version of Camilo Castelo Branco’s 1852 novel The Mysteries of Lisbon, a beloved Borgesian classic of Portuguese literature little known to English-language readers. His tendency toward the baroque is tempered by a literate approach to character and a stately aesthetic. This is not the sor...

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    Watch Sophie Okonedo In 1st Trailer For Upcoming High-Profile Australian Drama "The Slap"

    Here's one black British actor who's apparently keeping busy, despite recent articles that suggest otherwise for the lot... and she's working on almost every continent now it seems :)

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    Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry, Episode 13: "Post Production Wk 1" (VIDEO)

    Here's the latest - episode 13 - in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry, as he moves into post-production on his feature film debut, The Last Fall, with an ensemble cast that includes Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Keith David and Harry Le...

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    Teaser For "The Mountaintop" Starring Samuel L. Jackson & Angela Bassett

    As we already know, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett will soon star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the mysterious Camae respectively, in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun).

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    Oscar Watch: Response to Ratner, Who Wants More Laughs in Kudocast

    Thursday we brought you the surprising news that Brett Ratner, of Rush Hour fame, would be producing the 84th Academy Awards alongside veteran Don Mischer. Ratner swiftly got on the phone with various outlets to spin the news. But first, the award for best Twitter reaction to Ratner's new gig (and ...

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