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    "Stud Life" (An Homage To Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It") At BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Fest

    Ahead of its debut at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival which runs from March 23 to April 1, here's the trailer for a feature film project titled Stud Life, the debut from award-winning film-maker Campbell X, which is being described as an "homage to Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It and Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies And Videotape."

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    David Cronenberg To Direct TV Pilot 'Knifeman,' Sam Raimi Executive Producing

    We've come to expect the unexpected from David Cronenberg, and we certainly didn't foresee that his first feature film in four years, "A Dangerous Method," would turn out to be a talky, stagey, history lesson (even with a good deal of spanking). Neither did we expect that he'd ever be directing a cast that included Robert Pattinson and Jay Baruchel, but we'll see them both in "Cosmopolis" later this year. And we certainly didn't expect that the director, having not stepped onto a television set in over two decades (he helmed an episode of the shortlived "Friday The 13th" series), would be headed back to the small screen.

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    Watch: Lost 1951 Short Film 'Modern Football' Directed By Robert Altman

    We live in an age where it seems almost every movie is just a mouse click or Netflix queue away, but there are still corners and pockets of the cinema world that are hiding in boxes or have been neglected by time waiting to be rediscovered. And even someone like the legendary Robert Altman still has a few things yet to see to the light of day. However, one of them has now been discovered thanks to director Gary Huggins.

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    '50/50' Helmer Jonathan Levine In Talks To Direct McG-Produced, Stephen Gaghan-Penned Spy Flick 'Dead Spy Running'

    Given that the Bourne, Bond and 'Mission: Impossible' franchises are about as reliable a way of landing a hit as you could ask for, finding a new spy series to turn into a blockbuster is sort of the Holy Grail these days. But clearly, it's trickier to make it work than studio executives would hope for: from "The Saint" and "xXx" to "Shooter," through "Salt" and "Abduction," DVD bargain bins are littered with espionage actioners that never quite got enough traction to sustain a long-running series.

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    Taping To Begin Soon For Steve Harvey's TV Talk Show

    I'll bet all you ladies just can't wait to see that gorgeous hunk of man every afternoon five days a week can you? Well you won't have to wait much longer.

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    SXSW 2012 Review - Ya'Ke Smith's "Wolf" (What Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Should Have Been)

    The cinematic punch in the gut I so desperately needed before leaving SXSW and Austin, TX tomorrow morning, Ya’ke Smith’s feature film directorial debut Wolf is an audacious, potent drama that will likely elicit extreme reactions from viewers when it’s eventually in general release – reactions that will undoubtedly lead to fiery discussion centered around the central themes the film tackles.

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    LUCK RECAP: A Herd of Two

    Episode seven of "Luck" at first feels like a placeholder, until you look back over it and realize that the universe is reordering itself beneath the surface of things. In the pilot, most of the characters seemed detached from life, or isolated; but now, with just two episodes left to go until the end of the season, they've formed or deepened relationships. More importantly, given the show's seeming belief in kindness as good karma, a lot of the characters have taken responsibility for another human being or fellow creature.

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    VIDEO: The Story of BREAKING BAD, As Told by The Cousins

    The two boys were inseparable growing up. They were twins, and although they fought on occasion, there was a special unbreakable bond between them at all times. Words were rarely necessary. They would just look at each other and know what the other one was thinking. It was a psychological and intellectual bond, bordering on the spiritual. It is a profound thing to not need words. Nobody else could enter their cyclical closed bond. That was okay by them. As long as they had each other, they didn't need anyone else.

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    SXSW '12 Doc Review: Teens Aimlessly Wonder Through The Night In "Tchoupitoulas"

    There seems to have been mostly documentaries featured this year at SXSW for the films pertaining to our site. One of them, Tchoupitoulas, helmed by brothers Bill and Turner Ross, began promisingly. The beginning sequences instantly hooks the viewer; the film introduces our teen protagonists in their New Orleans home, as they partake in domestic sibling rivalry, showcasing a palpably real, amusing and bittersweet dynamic between the youngest and one of the oldest brothers.

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    Review: '21 Jump Street' Is A Hilarious, Heartfelt Action-Comedy That Just Might Be An Instant Classic

    In cinema as in life, self-awareness can be a virtue or it can be a deadly thing. Since there’s essentially no such thing as originality, conceding that you’re working within existing parameters or with familiar formulas excuses, and can sometimes enhance, the effectiveness of a lot of necessary decisions that eventually must be made in order to tell a story. Calling too much attention to those choices, however, turns storytelling into parody, characters into punch lines, and any emotional investment that may once have existed into fodder for dismissal, if not derision.

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