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    Trailer For South African Coming Of Age Surf Drama "Otelo Burning"

    Intriguing-looking trailer for a new South African film titled Otelo Burning, which opened this year's Durban Film Festival - a festival that runs through July 31st.

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    Captain America: The First Avenger

    I’m a bit late coming to this film—blame Comic-Con—but having heard good buzz I went to see it this morning with high hopes. For starters, a comic book story set during World War Two offers a perfect opportunity to banish irony, make use of Nazis as bad guys, and cheer on a...

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    Blake Lively & Chloe Moretz Pair Up For 'Hick' In First Official Look

    Eager to put the teen soap "Gossip Girl" behind her, Blake Lively has been making strong turns in feature films like "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," last year's "The Town" (and less notably, this year's "Green Lantern"). The actress is set to make a return trip to Toronto this year for the indie d...

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    Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Documentary; Film Will Feature Kurt Cobain Footage

    After the flop that was 2005's "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe comes back with a vengeance in 2011. He's got three films in the can all coming out at various times this year, his Oscar hopeful, "We Bought A Zoo," his Elton John doc, "The Union,” which chronicles John and Leon Russell‘s collaborative ...

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    Lush New Pictures Of Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston In 'The Deep Blue Sea'

    Will this be the year of Rachel Weisz? She's certainly never been busier. While she'll be busy on the sets of "Oz The Great And Powerful" and "The Bourne Legacy," she'll also be hitting Toronto hard in September stumping for two films: Fernando Meirelles' "360" and Terrence Davies' "The Deep Blue Se...

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    Toronto 2011: Guggenheim's From the Sky Down Opens Strong Slate of Star-Packed Films, Oscar Hopefuls

    Davis Guggenheim's From the Sky Down will open the 36th Annual Toronto Film Festival on September 8, making history as the first documentary to do so. Of the U2 doc, Guggenheim says, "U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction, this band has endured and thrived," and his film "asks the...

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    Kevin MacDonald's Long-In-Development Bob Marley Film Will Finally Make Its Debut

    “I’ve got the Bob Marley film, which I should be finishing up the edit of today... And then the plan is to take it to Toronto."

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    Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' To Close 2011 Venice Film Festival

    Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse,' Jean Marc-Vallee's 'Cafe De Flore' Head Up Venice Days Line-UpAnnoyingly, the fall film festivals seem to have gotten together and decided to release all their news at the same time, on the same day: just as Toronto was unveiling its line-up, Venice has now announc...

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    Casting Call For “Restless City” Director Andrew Dosunmu’s 2nd Feature, "Ma'George"

    Andrew Dosunmu, director of the beautifully hypnotic Sundance 2011 selection Restless City (a film I hope will get some theatrical exposure soon), is currently casting for his next feature film, titled Ma'George - a project previously workshopped at the Sundance Labs.

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