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    Green & Red Band Trailers & New Poster Drop For Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

    Green & Red Band Trailers & New Poster Drop For Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

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    Trailer Watch - Check Out Bruce Willis And Forest Whitaker In "Catch .44"

    Here's the first look at the suspense thriller Catch .44 starring Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll and Brad Dourif. 

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    New Poster For Zhang Yimou's 'The Flowers Of War' Blooms

    The slow Oscar build for Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers Of War" continues. The film was picked up this week by Wrekin Hill who plan to give it an Oscar qualifying run before a wider release next year, but as always, as it has yet to play for the all important critics and Academy folk, it remains to seen if it has the juice to be a Best Foreign Film nominee and/or possibly nab some other nominatoins as well.

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    Before Buying 'Drive' On BluRay You Might Want To Wait For The "Queen" Edition Nicolas Winding Refn Is Planning

    Although a date has yet to be announced for the home video release of “Drive,” director Nicolas Winding Refn suggests that fans might want to skip the first release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray and wait for a deluxe edition that he’d like to put together in a year or so. Speaking to The Playlist recently, Refn indicated that an upcoming double-dip will offer greater insights and information about the film than the bare-bones iteration that’s due in a few months.

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    Tyler Perry Overexposure? 4 New Movies In 2012 (Including 1 w/ Madea); Has 2 New Scripts Penned; TV Network A Go!

    Reading THIS profile on his eminence Mr Tyler Perry done by Variety, celebrating the 7th season of his TV series House Of Payne, and also taking a look at his upcoming slate of films, all of which we've covered here on S&A.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Blogger Romenesko Ditches Media Site Poynter after Attribution Spat

    Jim Romenesko, the high-profile media news blogger, abruptly quit his position with Poynter yesterday, reports the NYT's  Media Decoder.  His unexpected decision to leave came after a disagreement with boss Julie Moos about not using quotations when borrowing from other media sources.   Last night, Romenesko emailed the Institute, which teaches journalism ethics: “I’ve had a great dozen years at Poynter, and I look forward to my next chapter.” This marks Romensko's third and finally successful attempt to resign from Poynter. His decision to leave under the scrutiny concerning attribution, aggregation, and contemporary journalism sparked heated infighting on Twitter and other social media sources. Moos responded on the Poynter website:

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    Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

    Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

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    Buzz Lightyear Shrinks In First Look At 'Toy Story' Short 'Small Fry' Premiering Before 'The Muppets'

    Yes, there is another reason to see "The Muppets" later this month, and it has nothing to do with the return of those felt covered friends to the big screen. While "Toy Story 3" was at least the end of the feature length franchise (for now), it has continued on in the form of short films that will continue the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the rest of the gang. This summer saw the toys return in "Hawaiian Vacation," preceding "Cars 2" and now, they've got a whole new tale to tell in "Small Fry," and it looks like the pint sized heroes are getting even smaller. Or at least one of them is.

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    Oscar Talk: Out with the Old, in with the New: Grazer and Crystal Take Over

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I chew over many things, from the AFI FEST debut of Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" to German Oscar entry "Pina"'s chances in the doc race and China's submission Zhang Yimou's "Flowers of War" landing a year-end release, but mainly we hash out the dramatic changes at the Academy Awards show this week. Gone are Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy, while AMPAS president Tom Sherak wasted no time accepting "Tower Heist" producer Brian Grazer's offer to produce. Soon after Billy Crystal tweeted that he was hosting, the Academy confirmed the news--and put the tweet into its official announcement. Onward.

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    Oprah Looking Forward To Return To Acting; Talking To Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Jonathan Demme About Potential Roles

    As was recently announced, she's also been chatting with Broadway producers about starring in future stage projects. So yes, expect to see Oprah Winfrey in something sometime soon, whether on stage, or on screen - and I'm not talking about another talk show - now that, as she says, she now has more flexibility, given that she no longer hosts her previous hit talk show. Although, I figured she'd be buried in building her new network OWN, and wouldn't have any time at all for anything else... certainly not right now, given that the network is struggling in its inaugural year. 

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