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    Early Preview Screenings Of Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Next Week!

    For our readers in France anyway... :)

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  • The Playlist
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    Ian McShane Will Play One Of The Dwarfs In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    He's been a saloon owner in the western "Deadwood," Blackbeard in "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and now Ian McShane is lining up a big, small role. What?

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    Byron Allen Launching New HD TV Channel For African American Audiences

    Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...

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    Films to Watch for This Fall on the Film Fest Circuit: The Women

    The intrepid folks at IndieWIRE have put together a wish list for films they want to see this fall on the film fest circuit. Here are the women centric and women directed ones on the list. (all descriptions from IndieWIRE) On the list there are 7 films directed by women out of 50. My only other t...

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Bob Persons "Herzog Astrology"

    There are a lot of barriers to entry in the film business. Gender,race, and class get a lot of attention (but still not enough to facilitate significant change... yet). For many reasons, indie film is also looked at as the domain of youth. We hear all kinds of stories of Sundance whiz kids bursti...

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    George Clooney's "Ides of March" Opening Venice

    George Clooney's fourth directorial effort, "The Ides of March," will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. This marks the first of what will be a series of announcements surrounding the major fall festivals, which indieWIRE extensively speculated about Monday.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Wet Hot American Summer' Director David Wain Says He's Thinking About A Sequel/Prequel

    Says Universal Won't Release A 10th Anniversary Edition DVDIt may be hard to believe but it's been ten years since "Wet Hot American Summer" hit theatres. It probably doesn't feel like that long because not many people saw it upon it's initial release. After making a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, the camp comedy received only a perfunctory theatrical release that next summer and died at the box office, collecting less than $300,000 during its run. But fans began to discover the film on DVD, quoting it, having themed parties and suddenly the former flop became one of the biggest cult films of the past decade. This writer can re...

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    Review: 'Cars 2' Features All New Parts, But With Less Than Pleasing Results

    Brightly colored, heartwarming, and making expansive narrative sweeps with an incredibly limited running time, it's the kind of bold, splashily produced film that has rarely graced multiplex screens this summer. But its biggest accomplishment might be that it reunites us with old friends (some of th...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Press for Transformers 3 Starts With Bashing Megan Fox

    I'm sorry, but how did Megan Fox's departure from Transformers 3 become a big press hook for the movie? Is the movie so bad that they need to distract from the actual movie to events that happened two years ago?

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    'Gossip Girl' Star Penn Badgley Will Play Jeff Buckley (But Not In The Movie You Thought)

    It's been a confusing last few days. "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley was rumored to be playing Jeff Buckley in the long gestating biopic that is set to be directed by Jake Scott. The word was getting so heated that co-producer Orian Williams told Pop & Hiss that the word around Badgley in the develo...

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