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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sapphire's "Push" Sequel Too Gritty for Film Adaptation?

    Hot on the heels of our previous post about her new novel The Kid, Sapphire sat down for a revealing conversation with NPR, which may give a hint as to whether the book will see a transition to the big screen anytime soon.

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  • Caryn James
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    Horrible Bosses: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis in the Real Hangover Sequel

    Horrible Bosses is the funniest comedy since The Hangover – the real Hangover, not this year’s lame sequel. In fact, it is everything you might have wanted a Hangover sequel to be. The outlandish premise is carried by an ideal cast, with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as friends plotting to murder one another’s irredeemably awful bosses – not what career-advice books usually counsel, but these poor guys’ powers of invention are a little bit skewed.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim Cast Shaping Up: Day, Hunnam, Elba and Kikuchi

    Babel Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi joins Horrible Bosses breakout Charlie Day, Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam on Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, the director's return to the helm for the first time since his Oscar-nominated Pan's Labyrinth.

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  • Spout
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    Before "Project Nim" There Was "Project X"

    James Marsh's new documentary, "Project Nim," is based on a true story. So is the 1987 feature "Project X." But in spite of their similarity in plot -- a chimpanzee is taught American sign language as part of a university study and then later winds up in a horrible government testing facility -- their origins are not common. I'll get to their respective source materials in a moment, but first I'll admit to being reminded of the 24-year-old Matthew Broderick vehicle while watching "Nim." It had been a long time since I'd seen "X," though, so I revisited the movie this week on the eve of the doc's release. The differences came through far more remarkably than its parallels. And those differences are interesting enough to think about from the perspective of someone who loved the feature as a kid and now loves the doc, because it's actually quite difficult to be a fan of both.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2011 Day 1 In Brief + Photos

    It's been raining since I got here, and it's still raining. I haven't seen the sun, thanks to the dark clouds that have been hiding them. So much for South Beach Miami sun, beaches and fun!

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Donnie Yen's 'Wu Xia'

    Of all the films picked up in The Weinstein Company's flurry of acquisitions so far this year, if we were gambling men, we'd wager that Peter Chan's "Wu Xia" has the biggest chance of wasting away on Harvey's movie shelf where films like the still unreleased "Shanghai" still reside.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now: Teaser for Team Sizzle's "The Coalition"

    The Coalition is the first feature film to emerge from Team Sizzle, the independent film company financed by Baltimore Ravens football player Terrell Suggs.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    AMC's Jesse And Angie Go Online

    Even with the end date for ABC's All My Children set for September 23rd, the show is not quite dead yet.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' Gets Fresh Meat Courtesy Of Alexandra Daddario

    It's been eight years since Marcus Nispel's dreary reboot or whatever of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" that was only really notable for greasing up a young Jessica Biel, putting her in tight jeans and tank top and having her run around screaming her head off. Well, enough time has passed that a new batch of teenagers haven't had the horror classic ruined for them yet, so along comes "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" and, another young woman who will likely find her top ripped and soaking wet.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Relativity Beefs Up Fall Slate with Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, Banks on Genre for 2011/2012

    Relativity Beefs Up Fall Slate with Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, Banks on Genre for 2011/2012

    Neophyte distributor Relativity's future is banked on its 2011/2012 schedule, which is packed with genre fare (see full line-up below). Much production coin and P & A is invested in this slate. Relativity has now beefed up its fall lineup by taking back North American rights from Lionsgate of its own production of Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler as real-life reformed criminal Sam Childers.

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