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    Dwight Yoakam & Dennis Quaid Set To Star In Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

    A decade after his last directorial effort, news filtered through last year that Billy Bob Thornton had finished a script for a post-war drama titled "Jayne Mansfield's Car" with Tom Epperson and that he was set to direct and star along side Robert Duvall.

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    Trailer Watch: Spy Kids in 4-D Stars Jessica Alba, Spy Dog

    Robert Rodriguez has managed to keep the Spy Kids franchise fresh over a decade--and it has earned $485.2 million worldwide to date. This time, with fourth installment All the Time in the World (in 4-D!), he adds Sin City babe Jessica Alba as a stepmom with a secret--as well as a very talented dog. ...

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    Trailer & Poster For "Taxi Sister" (On Being A Female Taxi Driver In Senegal)

    Trailer for an upcoming documentary, directed by Theresa Traore Dahlberg, titled Taxi Sister, which centers on Boury, a female taxi driver in Dakar, Senegal.

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    Watch: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Shoots Wannabe 'Luke Cage' Promo Teaser

    Former NFL'er and "Old Spice" guy Isaiah Mustafa wants to be more than just a pretty face that smells good and The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. Dude wants to act. He's appeared on shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "Chuck," and "NCIS," popped up in "Madea's Big Happy Family," and has a small role in W...

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    Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival: The Women

    Here are the women directed films that will be screening at the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival from June 20-26. Just a note, the opening, closing and centerpiece films are all directed by men. They will also be highlighting the body of work of Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker.

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    Janice Min's Revamped THR: Is it Working?

    While many Hollywood insiders are happy with Janice Min's revamped weekly print edition of The Hollywood Reporter, and the site's online traffic continues to surge, I still wonder about the underlying economics of the whole enterprise. (The NYT's David Carr basically drinks the Koolaid.) Both former...

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    Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

    While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "...

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    Red Band Trailer for Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Feel Bad Movie of Christmas

    Columbia, with its red band trailer of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which has not been removed from YouTube, below), is selling edgy: "The feel bad movie of Christmas." Meanwhile, the trailer cuts together tantalizing glimpses of everyone in the movie--especially heroic leading m...

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    Rethinking 3-D: Audiences Rebel at Crap Movies, Ebert Protests, Sony Explains, 2-D Loses Luster

    It was all too predictable. Hollywood, in its rush to collect premium ticket prices for 3-D fare, has overdone it, pushing too many grade-B movies into 3-D release. Now, not only are moviegoers often not getting value for their money, but 3-D is actually making the theatrical experience worse for au...

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    Zoe Saldana Directing Episodes Of Vin Diesel's "Bouncer" Pilot; In Talks To Direct Film In Montreal

    "I just had my first time directing yesterday. I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again a...

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