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    Julia Ormond Will Get Motherly In 'Man Of Steel'

    It looks like Superman has found his Mom.

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    Media Watch: Gannett Cuts Jobs, Film Threat Returns as Magazine

    Remember Chris Gore's 90s online film mag Film Threat? Well new publisher and editor-in-chief Mark Bell bought it in 2010 from Gore and now, bucking current trends, plans to turn it into a quarterly $4.99 glossy print publication, launching in September. According to Folio, FilmThreat.com gets abou...

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    Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively & More Testing For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde & Possibly Jennifer Lawrence All In The MixSo what happens when your last film earns seven Oscar nominations and two wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress? You get your pick of the lot when it comes to rounding up the...

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    Edinburgh Film Festival Reportedly Remains Unimpressive

    Last week, we discussed the reportedly disastrous opening of the Edinburgh Film Festival and the controversy surrounding the preliminary participation and subsequent parting ways of actress Tilda Swinton, her collaborator Mark Cousins and former festival director Lynda Myles. Unfortunately, accordin...

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    'Men In Black 3' Budget Apparently Up To $215 Million

    The production of "Men In Black 3" is approaching "Waterworld"-esque proportions. The problems have been well documented but here's the short version: production started on the film late last year in New York to take advantage of tax rebates. The problem was, there wasn't a finished script. No matter, filming got underway and the plan was to shoot the present day sequences first (which they did), take a hiatus to nail down the script, and then regroup to do all the time travel stuff. Well, the start date for the second half of the production was slightly pushed as they still continued to tinker with the script and to date, no less than four s...

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    David Alan Grier Talks "We The Peeples;" Drops Release Date!

    Well... as I said in my last post about the project, we haven't heard much of anything about it since early announcements last summer/fall; and suddenly, I've posted 2 items (including this one) about the film, in the last week! That tells me we're getting closer to seeing something of it - a poster...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'One Day' Reveals Jim Sturgess Is Kind Of A Jerk

    Oh, romance. Sometimes you end up chasing your true love for decades even if he's kind of a rakish cad and insensitive jerk which seems to be the message in this new trailer for "One Day."

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    Trailer For Noel Clarke/Thandie Newton Dramedy "Huge" Arrives! Opens In Theaters Next Month

    Ok... so we finally get our first real look at the British drama/comedy starring Brit renaissance man Noel Clarke and Thandie Newton, amongst others, by way of a trailer which I embedded below.

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    Shocker: Cars 2 Early Reviews Trend Rotten as Pixar's Magic Carpet Ride Touches Down

    Well folks, the worm has turned. Disney Animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter--he who can do no wrong--has finally turned out a Pixar movie (a sequel) that is earning mixed reviews. No! Say it ain't so! Pixar's magic carpet ride has finally come to earth with a thudding 44% Rotten on the Tomatomet...

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    Can A Serious Film Be Made About American Slavery?

    I've been meaning to get to this topic since it was bought up briefly on last Weds (June 15th) podcast and I thought right now I would throw it out there to hear what you say. But seriously could a serious film about slavery in the U.S. be made?

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