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    An Opportunity For New Yorkers To See Raoul Peck's Corruption Dramedy "Moloch Tropical" This Weekend

    If you live in New York City and you missed past screenings of Raoul Peck’s (Lumumba) most recent offering, Moloch Tropical, well, you’ll get yet another chance to see it! Come on folks – you have ZERO excuses now! I expect every (ok, maybe not every) New Yorker who reads this blog to have seen this film already, and if you haven’t, make an effort to see it when it screens again at the Haiti Film Fest at Spike Lee Screening Room in Long Island University on Dekalb and Hudson, in Brooklyn.

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    Ridley Scott Finds Another Film He'll Never Direct, Teaming With Gerard Butler For African Coup Drama

    Natalie Portman Now Linked To Director's 'Gucci' Project Next year, Ridley Scott's twentieth film as director, "Alien" semi-prequel "Prometheus," will be released. The British helmer will also turn 75, and he has more films in development than most Hollywood studios; the director is attached to everything from political drama "Reykjavik" to board game adaptation "Monopoly" and, only announced a few hours ago, a biopic of turn-of-the-century explorer Gertrude Bell with Angelina Jolie. Just for good measure, another one found its way onto his dance card this evening.

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    Tonight's S&A Live Podcast Show Postponed Until Sunday

    By now, I'm sure some of you S&A readers are anxiously waiting for your favorite film rebels, the S&A crew, tonight. Well, we decided to postpone tonight's show until Sunday at 3:00pm/est so we ALL can join in the cinema chit-chat! In order to accommodate our different schedules, we've decided Sunday works best for most of us and hopefully you as well.

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    Gavin Hood Picks 'Hugo' Star Asa Butterfield To Headline Adaptation Of 'Ender's Game'

    Casting is always a difficult proposition, but doubly so when it comes to finding an actor or actress on the younger end of the scale; picking a fledgling young star who doesn't come across as being too precious, while still being able to sell potentially difficult material. And it's triply difficult when you're working from well-established material, with all the preconceived notions that might be in place for an audience. These are the difficulties that director Gavin Hood has been faced with for his new film, "Ender's Game."

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    Check Out Second U.S. Trailer for Steve McQueen's "Shame"

    The much talked about NC-17 rated Steve McQueen's Shame, has just released a very interesting new trailer to the song "New York, New York," sang by Carey Mulligan's troubled Sissy character, Michael Fassbender's sister in the film.

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    'Immortals' Helmer Tarsem Singh To Direct Ex-Guillermo Del Toro Project 'Killing On Carnival Row'

    Tarsem, or to give him his full name (the director seems to have abandoned his mononame pretensions of late), Tarsem Singh, has had a mixed week. On the plus side, his latest film, swords & sorcery actioner "Immortals," opened to a healthy box office haul of $32 million -- despite some poisonous reviews -- exceeding most expectations, and likely planting the director firmly on the A-list. On the minus, the trailer for his next film, Snow White tale "Mirror Mirror," debuted to almost universal derision, seeming to immediately undo any suggestion that the commercials veteran, who won acclaim with passion project "The Fall," might become the next Zack Snyder. Or even the next Dominic Sena.

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    Watch Trailer For Crime Comedy "Silver Case" (Brian Keith Gamble, Chris Facey)

    Italian filmmaker Christian Filipella's feature debut, Silver Case stars Eric Roberts, Brian Keith Gamble (The Keeper), Seymore Cassel, Chris Facey, Shalim Ortiz, Stanley B. Herman among others.

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    Review: The Suburban Horror Of Unhappiness In 'Rid Of Me'

    Review: The Suburban Horror Of Unhappiness In 'Rid Of Me'

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    'Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father' Gets New Producer, But January Start Delayed

    There is probably a cautionary tale in here somewhere, but since the story is still playing out the lessons will have to be learned at a later date. Needless to say, however, when producer Marc Fiore organized a big showy press conference this spring (pictured above) to announce "Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father" (aka "Gotti: Three Generations" aka "Gotti"), he put the cart in front of the horse to a certain degree. Lindsay Lohan, despite making an appearance without a bra and being extensively rumored, isn't in the film. Meanwhile, a few months later, Joe Pesci would sue the producers over the film and just last month, money problems looked to put the production on ice.

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    Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Largest Grant From World Cinema Fund To Finance Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

    Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, was one of just 5 projects selected by the World Cinema Fund to receive production funding from its allotted $283,000 grant.

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