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    Review: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Monkeys Around, Showcases Action Over Nuance

    When blockbuster films deal with conflict that poses a global threat, the question hangs over them: why is humanity worth saving? It’s the drug-film conundrum: 95 minutes of injections and hard-living make a stronger impression than the therapy and lessons of the remaining 10. Why bother presenting a human population worthy of life, love and discovery when the audience and filmmakers can take more pleasure in annihilating them?

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    Cast Your Vote In The "Pariah" Poster Challenge

    Alright, so the deal is as follows: Focus Features needs your help in settling on an official poster for the release of Dee Rees' feature debut, Pariah. 5 different looks have been created (3 of them above, the other 2 below), and you've been asked to vote on which you like best.

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    Warner Sets Oscar Sights: Sets Clint Eastwood's 'J.Edgar' For November 9th

    While Clint Eastwood's period drama/biopic, "J. Edgar," only finished shooting in February, it isn't surprising that Warner Bros. has already dated the film for Oscar season of this year. Eastwood has a reputation for working quickly, on schedule and right on budget, and the studio was already planning a fall release and today, they made their awards season play, slotting the film for November 9th. Leonardo DiCaprio leads the Dustin Lance Black-penned picture as the first director of the F.B.I., and the film should be a player for Warner Bros., who have nothing else in their stable this year aside from Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." But then, if it turns out to be a tepid effort like last year's "Hereafter," you can expect WB to shift their resources (like they did in 2010, putting a bigger push behind "Inception" and "The Town").

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    Dee Rees ("Pariah") Signs w/ WME; Hired To Pen Script For Original Thriller Next

    Writer/director of Pariah, Dee Rees has reportedly switched representation, moving from UTA, who initially signed her soon after her film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, to WME. No particular reasons were given.

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    First Official Look At Henry Cavill In Action In Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

    Is That Ryan Reynolds? Who Did His Hair, Vidal Sassoon?So, the cameras have started rolling on Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" and to beat the shitty, crappy cell phone camera snaps of obsessive nerds from revealing the "first look" at Supes, Warner Bros. ha (mostly) beaten everyone to the punch by releasing the first still of Henry Cavill in tights and in action. And, yeah, we're going to need more convincing.

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    First Look At Henry Cavill as Superman

    Here's your first look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming reboot of the franchise titled, Man Of Steel, courtesy of the WB.

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    Watch Josh Groban's Unexpectedly Funny Top Ten

    What would it take to make the lethally unhip Josh Groban funny? This thoroughly clever, hilariously–written Top Ten List of Rejected Josh Groban songs. He keeps a straight face and sings his lungs out on creaky standards – God Bless America, Somewhere Over the Rainbow – whose lyrics are twisted to include Kim Kadashian’s butt, Rupert Murdoch’s phone hacking and other cultural touchstones.

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    Watch: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Gets Another Terrific Trailer

    What is there really left to say that we haven't already said about "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"? Featuring a fantastic cast, with "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson making his English language debut, each successive look at the film keeps getting better and better, and this newest trailer pretty much puts it over the top for us.

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    Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' & Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Get U.K. Release Dates

    International release dates can be a curious thing. With international box office making up bigger and bigger percentages of total grosses, many high profile films open abroad before they do in the States, with "Fast Five," "Thor" and "X-Men First Class" numbering among them. But then others, such as "Bridesmaids" and "Super 8," which require a little more work, get a steady roll-out, taking months to make their way around their world. And then there are the prestige pictures. The vagaries of international distribution mean that some pictures will sneak out abroad after festival bows -- "The Tree Of Life" opened in France weeks before the U.S -- while others can literally take years to find a big-screen home, like Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," which bowed in the U.K. in June, a full eighteen months after its American release.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch - Me And My Black Best Friend...

    Good morning! I tell ya, I think someone should create a series of videos similar to this that ridicule all those familiar cinema archetypes we talk about so often... there might be a goldmine there. Thank me later, whoever you are :)

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