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    Chris Tucker, Disappointed With Roles Offered Him In Recent Years, Plots A Comeback!

    He says nothing was specifically responsible for his detour, except disappointment with the roles offered him. And Mr. Tucker, who on Friday will begin his own cross-country comedy tour in preparation for what he says will be bigger things to come, is supremely confident that he can pick up exactly where he left off... “When I got to ‘Rush Hour,’ ” he said, “I felt like: O.K., I’ve proven myself as the pinnacle. Now where’s all the bigger movies?” Instead, he said, the parts he was offered were too similar to “Rush Hour” and “frankly, just weren’t good enough.&rdqu...

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    Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield and Ted Hope on Tap for TIFF's Industry Programs

    Nick Broomfield, Morgan Spurlock, Ted Hope, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald are among the names taking part in this year's industry programs at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today by the event. The TIFF Industry programs prov...

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    Edward & Bella Cruise In A Speedboat In New 'Breaking Dawn' Pics

    SQUEEEEE! NEW PICS OF EDWARD AND BELLA! TAKE THE PHONE OFF THE HOOK!

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    Weekend Preview: Fright Night, One Day, Conan the Barbarian; Momoa: "Drogo would kick Conan's Ass"

    As Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help do torrid business, the dog days of August are now upon us. This is the traditional dumping ground for movies that Hollywood deems neither robust enough to compete in the summer fray nor able to earn quality reviews during the more demanding adult fall ...

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    Zoe Saldana Will Make Directorial Debut With "Glamour" Short Film; Will Debut Online In October

    It shouldn't be news that Zoe Saldana wants to get behind the camera and direct. We've told you that a few times - most recently in May, when it was announced that she would be directing episodes of Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox, titled The Ropes - an original web series about the lives of bo...

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    Steve Harvey Entering Daytime Talk Show Race With NBC

    Well, I guess with Oprah Winfrey gone, it's anybody's crown to wear, and the race is on.

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    A Feast of Classic Films

    A successful film festival needs to have good movies, good people, and a good home. The folks behind the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso, Texas have got it all. Their boast of being “The world’s largest classic film festival” is not an idle one; spread over eleven days, it features scores of films from the silent era to the 1980s, shown almost entirely in 35mm, with special guests, outdoor screenings, seminars and more. It’s insanely ambitious but I must say I was genuinely impressed. How can you not admire a festival that precedes its screening of Walt Disney’s Fantasia with the short subject Mick...

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    Join the Hunt for Martha Marcy May Marlene Trailers; Exclusive Preview and Photo

    Fox Searchlight is releasing two chilling new trailers for writer-director Sean Durkin's Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene--which will be screened at this fall's Toronto and New York Film Festivals before its opening October 21--but it will be tough to find them. Searchlight isn't presenting the...

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    Amazon Expands Instant Video with 100k+ Library Titles

    Netflix beware. At the end of July, Amazon announced a partnership with NBCUniversal to provide some 9,000 streaming movies and TV shows to its Prime subscribers.

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