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    Rejected By Sundance #2 - Short Films By Pierre M. Coleman

    Recapping... Soon after the Sundance Institute announced its 2013 lineup of films, I posted an entry here asking black filmmakers who submitted films for Sundance consideration, but who were members of the many thousand whose films were rejected by the festival, to email me and introduce themselves and their projects, so that I can share here on S&A.

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  • The Playlist
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    Will These Scenes Make The Final Cut Of 'Iron Man 3'?

    Remember that piece of potentially huge box office news that turned out not to be true at all? You know, when it appeared that “Looper” had opened bigger in China than it did domestically? Well, we’re not quite there yet, but there’s certainly an increased trend of big movies making changes purely to target specific overseas markets. In some cases – as was the case for "Looper" – a different cut of the movie is released in a foreign territory which panders specifically to that market (and the financiers lending coin to the production). It looks like the next film to go down that route could be Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3,” which has just added a new cast member.

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    Acclaimed Nigerian Hit Drama 'Ijé' ('The Journey') Now Available In North America

    The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.

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    Shepard Fairey-Designed Poster For 'Let Fury Have The Hour' (Chuck D, Edwidge Danticat, Van Jones, Others)

    A call to action, the short story goes... In the 1980s, a generation of artists used their creativity to respond to the reactionary politics that came to define the culture at the time. In director Antonino D Ambrosio's Let Fury Have The Hour, over 50 notable musicians, artists, and thinkers are brought together to trace a social history from the cynical heydays of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to today, ultimately imparting a message of hope.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jeff Goldbum Says His 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Character A Cross Between Sigmund Freud & Jack Benny

    We really don’t get to see enough of Jeff Goldblum any more. The actor’s last three big-screen appearances were in small roles, in “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” “Morning Glory” and “The Switch,” and that’s just not enough to help sate our Goldblum cravings. That’s why we’re looking forward as much as we are to seeing Goldblum let loose in Wes Anderson’s next movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He’ll line up alongside regular Anderson collaborators Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson, as well as some Anderson newbs in Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Saorise Ronan.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Angelina Jolie Wields Power over Salt 2 Script

    Sony is reportedly negotiating with Becky Johnston to take over writing duties for Salt 2.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Marty Feldman's Televangelist Satire 'In God We Trust'

    Marty Feldman Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Feldman's "In God We Trust," a satire of televangelists that met with critical derision and terminated his five-year studio contract.

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Shannon & Samantha Morton Join 'The Harvest' For 'Wild Things' Director John McNaughton

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    The year was 1998, and the movie was "Wild Things." The trashy sexploitation movie wasn't exactly the best reviewed film of the year, but thanks to some girl-on-girl action, a menage a trois and enough double entendres for a singles mixer, it became a cult favorite, spawning a number of direct-to-DVD sequels. So why has director John McNaughton not made any features since 2001's forgotten comedy "Speaking Of Sex"? (Maybe we just answered our own question). While his return behind the camera won't be heralded with the same acclaim or anticipation as Lynne Ramsay's or Terrence Malick's, at least two excellent actors are eager to see if he's still got it.

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    Scottie Pippen & Wife Are Joining The Reality TV Show Circuit... aka 'Big Pippen'

    From Left Right Productions, it'll be titled Big Pippen, says THR, and will revolve around Chicago power couple Larsa and Scottie Pippen.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Sean Penn & Josh Brolin Square Off in New 'Gangster Squad' TV Spot, Plus Featurette & Stylish B&W Cast Photos

    Having taken the low-key route through reshoots, delays, and retooled marketing, Ruben Fleischer's period actioner “Gangster Squad” has come roaring back to life in the last few months, dropping an action-packed trailer, posters, and a fitting soundtrack to match. Eager to make up for lost time, that push now continues with a new featurette, TV spot, and image gallery to beckon audiences back to 1940s Los Angeles.

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