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    A Hint For The U.S.? 'Only God Forgives' Has Scored An April 4, 2013 Release Date in Denmark

    As the fall festival season takes shape, with Venice and TIFF more or less unveiling their lineups (though Telluride won't reveal theirs until the end of the month), we now have a pretty good idea of what we can expect in the coming weeks. And what we can count out. And one of those films that is looking less likely to appear is Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives." So when will we get it? An internatoinal release date might provide a clue...

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    Meta Golding Will Be Throat-Ripping Enobaria In 'Catching Fire'

    Haitian-American actress Meta Golding has been cast in Lionsgate’s upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, playing Enobaria, a former career tribute from District 2, known for the brutal way she came to win The Hunger Games.

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    Wrapping Up The Inaugural Blackstar Film Festival In Philly...

    The inaugural Blackstar Film Festival went down in Philly this past weekend under the direction of Maori Karmael Holmes.

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    Julianne Hough To Star In Pre-'Juno' Diablo Cody Penned 'Time And A Half'

    “Juno” may have been the film that announced Diablo Cody as a screenwriter to be reckoned with, but by then she’d already penned a bunch of scripts that she believed would probably never see the light of day. One of those scripts, “Time and a Half,” a Gen X inspired satire of modern day hipsters which Cody described as “a generational, working stiffs kind of comedy” now looks dead certain to make it to the big screen. Cody sold the script some time ago and hasn't touched it since, telling us last year "they hired somebody to rewrite it at some point and, I didn't really want to work on it anymore" but it’s unlikely that will stop the film, which has just secured its lead actress, from being marketed as a Diablo Cody flick.

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    Shadow & Act One On One With Carmen Ejogo On Her Work In 'Sparkle' & Upcoming Projects

    After the press screening of the film Sparkle, Shadow and Act was able to participate in a roundtable, as well as individual interviews with cast and crew, at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly HIlls, California. During these sessions, we captured the inside story on the films mission, insights about the storylines, and valuable information from the producers, cast, and of the project.

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    Review: 'The Campaign' Is A Laughless And Cowardly Political Comedy

    There’s always been something insidious about the MPAA ratings system. It has allowed filmmakers to more directly label films as if they were products off the supermarket shelf -- “The Dark Knight Rises” is going to be PG-13, because it’s about a character kids wear on their jammies. “American Pie” is going to be R-rated, because they’re going to talk about sex a whole lot. But sometimes, you wonder if the PG-13 and lower ratings are designed to rescue filmmakers from themselves, forcing them to find creative ways to tell certain stories without the benefits of explicit content. Unfortunately, that train of thought is absent from “The Campaign,” a proudly vulgar idiot festival that wears its sophomoric R-rating on its sleeve, infusing a ripe satirical comedic idea with nonsensical foul content in lieu of character, story and comedic resonance.

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    Original 'Brave' Director Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar For Mystery LucasFilm Project

    Well, this isn't exactly going to be shocking news to anyone who followed the long, sad history of Disney and Pixar's "Brave," but it looks like Brenda Chapman, the film's original director (she still wound up with a co-director credit even though she was removed from the film 18 months before the movie opened), has left Pixar for good. It seems LucasFilm Animation has hired her for an as-yet-unannounced project. Oooo mysterious!

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    Imagine Entertainment Developing Pelé Biopic For Release Before 2014 World Cup

    Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Pelé - born Edison Arantes do Nascimento - will be the subject of a scripted feature film backed by Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment, based on a recommendation by New York Cosmos soccer club chairman Paul Kemsley, who owns the life story rights to  Pelé.

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    Olympics Watch: Yo Geno Had It Not Been for Feminists You Wouldn't Have Your High Paying Coaching Gig

    I've had very mixed feelings about Geno Auriemma the women's basketball coach at the University of Connecticut.  He's bred many wonderful players and now this week he is leading the US Women's Olympic basketball team which is routing its opponents on the way to another gold medal.  Personally, I think when one team destroys another team that makes for a very boring game.  Maybe that's why I haven't really cared about watching women's basketball much during this past week.

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers Is A Shadowhunter In 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

    Since the successful debut of the “Twilight” franchise, and especially in the aftermath of “The Hunger Games,” studios have been rushing to find the next big thing in the young adult genre, and Screen Gems is betting big on Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” saga. Set to begin shooting in Toronto in a few weeks, the film has found its lead villain in Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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