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  • Shadow and Act
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    Nicole Beharie Joins CBS Legal Drama "The Good Wife"

    About an hour ago, beautiful and talented Nicole Beharie (@nikkibeharie), who just completed shooting Mathew Cherry's The Last Fall and T.D. Jakes' On the Seventh Day, tweeted: "On the set of "The Good Wife"... And ACTION! Working with some terrific actors..."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New On DVD-- "Blitz"; Rising Star Zawe Ashton Shares Screen With Heavyweights Statham, Considine

    First off, let me express my surprise at the fact that (what seems to be) a pretty decent Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Bank Job) flick is going straight-to-DVD. I saw the trailer for Blitz last spring, and I was sure that it would be another in his long line of profitable "shoot-em-ups". Based on the Ken Bruen novel of the same name, Blitz looked like it would be the crime-drama of the summer. But alas, today we see the release of Blitz on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Donnie Yen Join 'The Expendables 2'?

    As "The Expendables 2" keeps moving toward a start date, the rumored casting for the elderly action flick continues unabated. It was just about a month ago that we got our last look at the proposed assembled team with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis set to appear, and John Travolta and Chuck Norris as the supposed new names. However, curiously missing was Jet Li who played the somewhat offensively named Yin Yang, easily the most energetic member of the cast who was mostly squandered as the butt of the joke in the film. So it looks like Sly and co. are trying to find another familiar martial arts face to step in.

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  • Spout
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    "Trollhunter" is a Fantastic, Fun and Potentially Accidental Satire

    This review was originally posted from the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2011. It has been reposted for the film's home video release.

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    More: Home Video
  • Hope for Film
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    Is So Much Choice Really Any Choice At All?

    So many people want to "keep their options open" as opposed to actually committing themselves to something they really believe in. We fill our shelves with 1001 variations and some people think it is freedom, but doesn't it just obscure the real problem that we haven't committed to what we really want?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sugar Ray Leonard - The Man Behind "Real Steel"

    Is there anyone who's anxiously waiting to see Dreamworks/Disney's film version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots, aka Real Steel, which is coming out on October 7? I mean that seriously. Anyone at least over the age of 12, and not some 30 year old geek fanboy living in their parents basement, surrounded by their collection of Star Wars and Hellboy collectables? Raise your hands.

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    More: FYI
  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Is Light On Scares & A Minor Effort From Producer Del Toro

    Originally written back in 1998 for Miramax, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” has had quite a long road to the big screen. Scribes Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins (“Mimic,” “Dragonslayer”) adapted the film from a 1973 made-for-TV movie as a vehicle for del Toro to direct but the project was shelved after numerous rewrites failed to satisfy the studio. Del Toro moved on to direct “Mimic” for Miramax instead which ended up being a disastrous clash of egos between the filmmaker and Bob Weinstein. The producer demanded so many changes that del Toro eventually disowned the film.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Djimon Hounsou Will Play "Angel Of Death" In Adaptation Of Milton's "Paradise Lost"

    Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Alex Proyas' adaptation of John Milton's epic good-versus-evil poem Paradise Lost.

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    More: casting
  • Spout
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    "Fright Night" - Ranked Against Other Remakes, a Defense of the 3D Work, Views on Teen Sexuality

    If you ignored Craig Gillespie's "Fright Night" over the weekend, letting it pretty much die in sixth place, I forgive you. It's an entertaining and much-improved version of Tom Holland's 1985 original, but it's not an immediate must-see title for theater viewing only. And with a lackluster use of 3D, you're better off saving your money anyway if that's your only option. Hopefully you'll catch it at some point down the line. Just bookmark this roundup until you've seen it, if you're worried about spoilers.

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    More: Remakes
  • Press Play
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    NOBODY'S BUSINESS BUT THE TURK'S #1: Of Booze, Sex and Monkeys

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join Press Play in welcoming the unique and fearless voice of writer-critic Ali Arikan. Ali is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

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