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    Review: 'Bachelorette' Is The Movie For Anyone Who Wished 'Bridesmaids' Was More Like 'The Hangover'

    Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions, "Bachelorette" is the movie for all those people that wished "Bridesmaids" was more like "The Hangover." Three bridesmaids embark on a non-stop parade of debauchery fueled by coke, booze, and pills that make "The Hangover" dudes seem kind of like pussies. Kirsten Dunst plays Queen Bee Regan, leader of the "B-Faces" (short for "bitch faces"), a group of high school friends now in their early '30s scattered across the country in various stages of their lives. This crew includes promiscuous cokehead Gena (Lizzy Caplan), spacey retail worker Katie (Isla Fisher) and Becky ("Bridesmaids" scene stealer Rebel Wilson), a girl who was known as "Pig Face" in high school.

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    Call For Proposals For Production Of South Africa's NFVF Women Filmmaker Project

    NOTE: This is only open to South African citizens or residents of South Africa. So for our readers in the country (and I know we have a strong presence there), or if you know anyone who qualifies, read on from the press release:

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    Trailer - Ving Rhames In 'Death Race 3: Inferno'

    Truth be told, I genuinely admire actors like Ving Rhames and Vivica A. Fox. Sure it's easy to mock them for their choices, their presumed limited acting talent, and to call them C-List actors. But the fact of the matter is that, they're two very rare actors in Hollywood.

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    Watch New Web Series 'Mommy Uncensored' (Based On Real-Mommy Experiences)

    Described as The Bernie Mac Show meets The New Adventures Of Old Christine, this new web series chronicles Karen Wright’s uncharted journey through the crazy realities of being a stay-at-home mom.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Atlas Shrugged Part II' Proves It Actually Got Made

    Well. It happened: they actually made a sequel to last year's cringe-worthy "Atlas Shrugged Part I," which was savaged by critics (amazing Roger Ebert quote: "the most anticlimactic non-event since Geraldo Rivera broke into Al Capone's vault"), and even in its limited theatrical run not much of a hit (making less than $5 million against its $20 million production budget).

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    BFI '12 Preview: Shocking South African Drama 'Accession' (HIV-Positive Man Seeks Virgin For Cure Myth)

    The uncompromising, documentary-style South African drama Accession, directed by Johannesburg native Michael J. Rix (Tengers), will screen at this year's BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) as part of its Dare section. The film, which premiered at the Durban International Film Festival this past July, will compete next at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in October.

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    New, Shorter Trailer For 'Cloud Atlas' Offers A Little More Footage, New Yorker Profile Of The Wachowskis Offers New Insights

    Of all the 150 or so world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is getting underway as we speak, the one we're perhaps most curious about is "Cloud Atlas." An epic adaptation from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer of David Mitchell's excellent best-seller, the film spans thousands of years, with six separate storylines featuring an all-star cast of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Keith David, Susan Sarandon and more, playing multiple roles of different genders and races in a genre-hopping, independently produced epic.

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    'No Love in the Wild' - bell hooks' 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' Critique

    If you've been reading this blog long enough, you'll know that we're fans of bell hooks' critiques, essays, analyses, etc, on all things *black cinema.* We've referenced her words from time to time. When bell speaks, we pay attention, whether we agree with her or not.

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    Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz And A Lion Feature In First Posters For 'Gambit'

    For the second year in a row, it seems that we won't be getting a new Coen Brothers film. The directors had been especially prolific in recent years, with four films in four years between "No Country For Old Men" and "True Grit," but producer Scott Rudin confirmed a while back that it was unlikely that their latest, "Inside Llewlyn Davis," would be ready in time for release in 2012, despite the hopes of many. We suspect we won't see the film until Cannes next year at the earliest, but fans should take heart: a project that the brothers had a hand in will be surfacing over the next few months.

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    SyFy Picks Up Stateside Rights To Sky 1's 'Sinbad' (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris)

    Our readers in the UK have already seen the some if not all of the new series - the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - that features performances from the likes of Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels. It began airing July 8.

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