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    Megan Fox Says She Won't Come Between Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann In Judd Apatow's Next Film

    Exclusive: More so than any of his previous films, Judd Apatow's next movie is being kept firmly under wraps. We know that it's a spin-off to "Knocked Up," focusing on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters from that film, we know that Rudd's character now runs a record label, we know it's being referred to in some circles as "This is Forty," although that's not the official title, and we know that Apatow has assembled a typically salivating supporting cast, with Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Chris O'Dowd, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Annie Mumulo, Ryan Lee, Wyatt Russell, Robert Smigel, and a few returning alumni of the 2007 comedy, including Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi, although not, it would appear, Seth Rogen.

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    More On The Experiences Of Black Actors In Europe Versus Black Actors In The USA...

    Recall the series of entries we posted on the black British actor's lament on the lack of onscreen opportunities for black talent in the UK, and the so-called talent drain as some of those actors and actresses are said to be fleeing west to the land of milk and honey, aka Hollywood, where better opportunities supposedly await them?

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    TIFF '11 Review: Woody Harrelson Stands Tall Amidst Crumbling LAPD In Riveting 'Rampart'

    "Everything you learned at the Academy is bullshit." That's the sage bit of wisdom Date Rape Dave (Woody Harrelson, and we'll get to his cop moniker in a moment) gives a new trainee in the opening frames of Oren Moverman's "Rampart," a searing and riveting look at a crooked cop's decay amidst the crumbling LAPD at the turn of the millennium.

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    Adam Scott Says 'Party Down' Movie Will Shoot Next Summer, If Schedules Can Be Worked Out

    Exclusive: Many a prematurely-canceled TV show lives on in hope of resurrection on the big-screen. This is partly due to the success of "Star Trek," originally a low-rated three-season TV show that became Paramount's biggest franchise after the success of "Star Wars". Very occasionally, it happens; Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi TV show "Firefly," became the Universal movie "Serenity," although the film didn't catch on with many beyond fans. But more often, there's a lot of talk, but very little action -- even Annyong's agent has given up hope of an "Arrested Development" movie ever happening.

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    Commemorating 9/11 On Screen...

    First, if you live in New York City, TONIGHT, at 7:45PM, the Walter Reade theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, will be screening Spike Lee's 25th Hour - the first major motion picture shot on location in New York after September 11, 2001.

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    Lynne Ramsay Has A Psychological Sci-Fi Movie In The Works, Plus A Picture At Warp Films

    Director Talks About Almost Working With Aphex Twin & Plaid, Was Asked To Do 'Jane Eyre,' But Turned It DownExclusive: If you haven't already surmised, the consensus seems to overwhelmingly suggest that "We Need To Talk About Kevin" -- the long-awaited return of Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay -- is a big winner. Starring Tilda Swinton, in a performance that's already turned towards Oscar talk, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller (Antonio Campos' "Afterschool") and boasting a score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, " our review from Cannes earlier this year described the movie as a "haunting and unflinching drama... Swinton is superb, and if there were any doubt she’s one of our greatest living actresses, that has now been removed with one swift stroke." A recent tweet from our Toronto International Film Fest correspondent said the picture was, "beautiful, brooding, devastating -- I need a stiff drink. Maybe two."

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    Terry Dexter & Teyana Taylor Now Attached to Star in Florence Ballard Screen Biopic?

    If you recall, I did a post a little over a month ago; regarding the rumor that Jurnee Smollet was attached to play ex-Supreme Florence Ballard and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles was supposedly in the role of Diana Ross, in the screen biopic Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.

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    Weekend Box Office (Sept 9-11)

    As expected Contagion was No 1, with The Help (AKA the film they cannot kill) as No.2. But the this weekend's two biggest surprise were, first, the dismal opening take for Warrior, a film that Lionsgate was very high on. The film got fantastic responses from preview audiences and Lionsgste screened the hell out of the movie around the country (maybe too much so) and did a ton of publicity work for it yet it failed to catch fire.

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    Trailer Watch For "The Raid" (A Man's Man Movie If Ever There Was One)

    Yeah, now we're talking! Below is the red band trailer for the Indonesian film The Raid , directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans, which has gotten nothing but ecstatic reviews since it was screened at the Toronto Film Festival this month. Not surprisingly, it's been picked up by up for release in worldwide territories - USA (Sony Pictures), Canada (Alliance), the UK (Momentum), Australia (Madman), France (SND), Germany (Koch), Japan (Kadokawa), China (HGC) and Turkey (Calinos).

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Contagion' Infects Box Office In Year's Weakest Overall Frame

    It looks like “Contagion” lived up to its name, landing at number one with $23 million and sapping the rest of the lineup of its health, creating one of the genuinely weakest weekends of the year. The Steven Soderbergh thriller, loaded with familiar faces, benefited from a savvy ad campaign and a few IMAX engagements to deliver what should count as a big opening by September standards.

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