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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Preview Of Forest Whitaker Produced & Narrated Prison Documentary "Serving Life"

    Said to be the first original documentary from Oprah's OWN network, Serving Life will air next week Thursday, July 28, at 9PM ET on the cabler.

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  • The Playlist
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    Oscar Isaac Joins 'The Bourne Legacy'

    Let's get away from the heat wave for a moment and rewind the clock back to the cooler temperatures of February. Back then, writer/director Tony Gilroy was beginning to look at actors for the lead role of "The Bourne Legacy" and basically every young, eligible male was in contention with Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer, Benjamin Walker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Kellan Lutz all in the mix. Well, as you know, the part eventually landed with Jeremy Renner but in a rare stroke of Hollywood good fortune, one of those contenders has been asked back.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Open Casting Call For Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Happening Tomorrow In Cleveland, OH

    Now you too can be in a Tyler Perry movie! A casting call will be held this weekend in Cleveland, OH for I, Alex Cross; these are paid gigs too, by the way.

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  • Press Play
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    REELING AND SPINNING: The soundtrack to CADDYSHACK is still alright

    By Craig D. LindseyPress Play contributor

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Upcoming Screenings In New York And Chicago For "The Interrupters"

    Director Steve James' (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) remarkable new documentary The Interrupters, about the efforts by volunteers of the non-violence organization Cease Fire, to combat street violence in Chicago, will be shown in New York and Chicago starting in late July and August.

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  • Spout
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    "Another Earth" is Not the Indie Sci-Fi Film You're Looking For

    This review was originally posted January 26, 2011, after its world premiere at Sundance. It is being republished now for its theatrical release.

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  • The Playlist
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    Morgan Spurlock Secretly Screens Trailer For His Comic-Con Doc, Says It'll Be In Theaters This Fall

    Here's the thing about Comic-Con. You can't be everywhere at once and no matter how much planning you put into it, there is always something you're going to miss or in this case, a surprise you didn't see coming. So for those who were at Animation Showcase in Hall H early yesterday afternoon, they got a treat as director Morgan Spurlock showed up and showed a teaser trailer for his forthcoming documentary "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope." Say what?

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  • The Playlist
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    Hilary Swank Goes Sci-Fi With 'Shrapnel'

    Hilary Swank usually tends to play biographical characters such as transsexual Brandon Teena in “Boys Don't Cry,” aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in “Amelia” and lawyer Betty Anne Waters in “Conviction.” She also dabbled a bit in the romantic drama genre in “P.S: I Love You” and did ill-advised stints in horror with "The Resident" and "The Reaping" but according to Variety, the actress has been looking for some time for a new genre, so how about sci-fi?. Radical Pictures have announced that Swank will produce and star in the big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel “Shrapnel,” written by Nick Sagan (yes, the son of Carl Sagan) and M. Zachary Sherman, and originally created by Sagan and Mark Long. (And not to be confused with the John McTiernan project of the same name).

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Jason Brubaker "The Modern Movie Making Movement"

    Times HAVE changed. In many, many ways. But what we call Indie Film is an era gone by. The opportunity to create and connect has never been greater -- and it means other changes are afoot. Jason Brubaker reached out to me with what I felt was an important idea, but like many I encounter, I was too busy to participate unfortunately.Jason recognizes that filmmakers no longer need "discriminatory distribution" and can reach audiences with their work in new and different ways. But Jason also recognizes we need to share the info on how we do it. Most importantly, he recognizes this is a community effort. He has done a great service to our community and deserves our thanks. But I am going to let him tell you all about it with a guest post. Thanks Jason!

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Sarah's Key Author Tatiana de Rosnay Answers Questions As the Film Opens Today

    There have been several generations of Holocaust films by now. Most of the films focus on the Nazis and the Germans. But Sarah's Key the film, based on the best-selling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay gives it to the French.

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