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    'Little Miss Sunshine' Star Abigail Breslin Joins Sex Comedy 'Virgin Mary'

    Perhaps still best known as the potbellied pageant princess in “Little Miss Sunshine,” Abigail Breslin has spent the better part of the last decade growing up on screen. From her precocious young character in the Ryan Reynolds-starring “Definitley, Maybe,” to the anarchic youngster in “Zombieland,” Breslin has proven to have something a lot of the Disney approved tween set are lacking: range.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Mark Ruffalo & Tim Robbins 'Kids Are All Right' Writer's 'Thanks For Sharing'

    Stuart Blumberg's career really took off last year. While the screenwriter did have good credits to his name (the terminally underrated teen comedy “The Girl Next Door,” and "Keeping the Faith," starring his good friend Edward Norton), he wasn't exactly a household name. By the end of the year, that would all radically change and he became the acclaimed screenwriter behind Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," and shortly thereafter he had earned himself his first Original Screenplay Oscar nomination.

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    Review: 'Talihina Sky' Offers A Fractured, Muddled Look At The Kings of Leon

    For a film that appears to have unfettered access to the band Kings of Leon, Stephen C. Mitchell's "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon" offers little cohesive insight into either the band or the forces that shaped the group and their music. The members of Kings of Leon -- brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill, along with their cousin Matthew -- were first catapulted into the public eye in the U.K., and mainstream American success wouldn't come until 2008's Only by the Night. Mitchell's documentary seems to have been made at some point during those key years, and zeroes in on a Talihina, Oklahoma family reunion (the band members hail from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee).

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    Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar to Open 25th AFI FEST

    Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar to Open 25th AFI FEST

    Clint Eastwood's period biopic J. Edgar will open the 25th AFI FEST on November 3. The R-rated movie, which opens limited November 9 and wide November 11, was not ready for the fall festival circuit.

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    Danny Glover Talks His "Toussaint Louverture" Film: "It's Still Alive... It's A Signature Piece..."

    We're still working on it; we're in one of those periods where the idea is still alive and still resonates out there; we just have to get all the resources together to make it happen, and we believe, I believe it's still a signature piece of our company and a piece we want most to happen.

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    Seth Rogen Confirms He Won't Be In Judd Apatow's 'Knocked-Up' Spin-Off

    Actor Says His (Co-)Directorial Debut 'Jay and Seth vs. Apocalypse' Shoots In FebruaryOk, the speculation can end. Earlier this year when producer/writer/director Judd Apatow announced he was making a “Knocked Up” spin-off film that would focus on the married couple in the film played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, many assumed and or hoped, that we'd also be seeing the two leads of that comedy, Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl.

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    Keith Richards' 'Life' Autobiography Being Made Into A Biopic

    Is there anyone fucking cooler than Keith Richards? Trick question, because the answer is: no. One half of the legendary Glimmer Twins, the legendary axeman who by all accounts should have died multiple times by now, is simply one of the most influential rock 'n roll musicians of the last half century and more. And it's not just his unique style (and lifestyle) that legions have followed, but his life is the stuff of myth. Last year, Richards spilled the beans on his life in his extremely well received, best-selling autobiography last year "Life" and surprise, surprise, a biopic is already in the works. However, it's very early days.

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    Watch Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Face "The Thing" In Scene From Upcoming New Version

    Here's a clip from the upcoming reboot/re-imagining/re-whatever-you-want-to-call it of The Thing; this one directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and others.

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    Romantic Comedy "The Heart Specialist" Coming Out On DVD Oct.4

    Not many people saw The Heart Specialist since it sort of came and went in a flash with very little publicity. However, you now have chance to see it since it will be released on DVD (both standard and Blu-ray) on October 4th through Fox Home Video.

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    Pariah To Screen at London Film Festival In October

    You know I'm getting the feeling that Dee Rees' Pariah is going to be THE Black film of 2011. Of course there are A LOT of black films out there, but you know what I mean. The one that is going to get everyone talking and debating about (and hopefully get people frothing at the mouth and into violent fist fights says Sergio, rubbing his hands with glee).

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