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    'Scary Movie 5' Is Happening & Lindsay Lohan Might Be In It

    The rehabilitation/comeback of Lindsay Lohan has been... unpredictable, at best. But Lord knows she's trying. This spring she hit "Saturday Night Live" for an uneven hosting gig, and earlier this summer she wrapped the contentious shoot of the Lifetime celeb-ploitation flick "Liz & Dick," which had its own share of production isses. Currently, she's in pre-production on Paul Schrader's micro-indie erotic thriller "The Canyons." Her next move? No, it's not another one of her bi-weekly photo sessions with Terry Richardson. It's potentially a role in a wheezing comedy franchise. Guess you can't argue that she's selective...

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    Anna Kendrick To Star In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

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    So is Joe Swanberg selling out, or is Anna Kendrick slumming it? Perhaps it's somewhere in the middle for both these talents, but if you told us before today that these two would be working together on a movie, we would've laughed.

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    Jaume Collet-Serra Out, Eli Roth In For 'Harker' With Russell Crowe

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    Multi-hyphenate Eli Roth certainly hasn't just been lazing about over the past decade—he tackled a sizeable role as the Bear Jew in buddy Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds," kick-started a new horror franchise as a producer with "The Last Exorcism," and soon will even be starring in Chilean earthquake thriller "Aftershock" (which he also produced)—but he has been absent from the director's chair since 2007's "Hostel: Part 2." While many are divided on whether Roth is a genre maven or just a lucky hack, there's no denying he's had a solid fan base hounding for an extension of his "Grindhouse" faux trailer "Thanksgiving" for some time now, with Roth even looking to expand the scope of his filmmaking with a big budget sci-fi picture entitled "Endangered Species." Word has been quiet on both those fronts, but now a little news has stirred up that could have Roth finally directing on a much larger scale.

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    With Ernest Borgnine's Death, Sidney Poitier Becomes Oldest Best Actor Oscar Winner Alive

    Not necessarily something to celebrate (given what happened that led to it), but I thought it was worth mentioning that, with the recent death of the great Ernest Borgnine on Sunday, Sidney Poitier became the oldest Best Actor Academy Award winner alive.

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    Reggie Gaskins' Feature Film 'The Lying Truth' To Open Theatrically This Month

    Actor/screenwriter/director Reggie Gaskins' second feature film, The Lying Truth (is it just me or doesn't that sound like the title for an Oscar Micheaux film?) will make its first limited threatical run, starting on July 27 at the Nova Cinemas in Fort Pierce, FL.

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    Submission Deadline For 2012 BronzeLens Film Fest Extended To July 16

    A little late on this, but you've got 6 more days to send your entries in for consideration if you haven't already, and are interested:

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    Watch Episode 1 Of New Superhero Web Series 'Heroic Daze'

    Unloading some more new web series this week; Here's the first of several.

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    Lionsgate Picks 'Hunger Games' Sequel Release Dates

    Not wasting any time, Lionsgate is pushing forward with three sequels to "Hunger Games," which has already grossed more than $400 million domestically, much as its new motion picture chiefs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger did at Summit with the "Twilight" series. They're even splitting the finale into two parts, "Twlight"-style.

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    Tyler Perry Celebrates 20 Years In Show Business Today - Join Him!

    I actually had a moment when I thought, wait a minute, his first film was released in 2005, so either his math is faulty, or I'm missing something. Then I realized, oh yeah, he's been on the black theater circuit for a long time now - since 1992, when he was just a young 22 years old who'd bought into the so-called Horatio Alger myth, hustling like a beaast in Atlanta, trying to make something of himself, and climb society's socioeconomic ladder.

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    Universal Wants Jake Kasdan's 'My Spy'

    “Bad Teacher” director Jake Kasdan is obviously doing something right because he’s a man who’s seemingly in high demand at the moment. He’s currently attached to direct the Shawn Levy-produced adaptation of “Man Made,” “Sex Tape” with Jason Segel, a Warner Bros action-comedy called “Family Getaway,” and an untitled project with his "Bad Teacher" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. That’s what happens, we suppose, when your R-rated comedy rakes in over $200 million.

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