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    U.S. Distributors are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: China Lion

    China Lion (Aftershock) will release Chinese films in the U.S. Under the excusive deal with AMC, China Lion will supply up to 15 films a year to the cinema chain in the U.S and Toronto and Ottawa in Canada. According to Film Journal International, AMC will play the film on 23 screens in key markets with a large Chinese demographic, namely New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Houston, Boston, Seattle, Toronto and Ottawa. It is now playing in 3 AMC theaters in Greater Los Angeles: Monterrey Park, Rowland Heights and Arcadia.China Lion is expected to announce significant new acquisitions at this year’s AFM. CEO Barlow said, “We are delighted to partner with such a U.S. theatrical powerhouse as AMC. After a long absence, Chinese, Asian and European audiences will have access to the very best of Chinese theatrical releases, in most cases screening day-and-date with China.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Steve Carell Eyeing Role As Rocker's Son In 'Imagine'

    Update: Variety has confirmed Carell has signed on to the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Judi Dench To Make Out With Johnny Depp In 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

    The Playlist's Second Weirdest Sexual Fantasy Fulfilled The fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, the Rob Marshall-helmed "On Stranger Tides," is about six months away from release, and has virtually, but not quite, wrapped. But that doesn't mean that it's above adding another high-profile cast member, albeit in a tiny role.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kyra Sedgwick Joins Sam Worthington In 'Man On A Ledge'

    Joins A Strong Cast That Also Stars Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward BurnsKyra Sedgwick has joined the excellent cast of the already-in-progress thriller, "Man On A Ledge" starring Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward "I think my films are dogshit" Burns and newcomer Genesis Rodriguez

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  • The Playlist
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    Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman Will Star In 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

    'Julia and Julia' Actor Chris Messina Will Also Star In "Offbeat Romantic Comedy""The Office" actress Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace ("Predators"), Malin Akerman ("The Heartbreak Kid") and Chris Messina will all star in what is being touted as an offbeat romantic comedy, "The Giant Mechanical Man."

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    For Colored Girls - Review

    The actresses who star in the new film For Colored Girls have been saying on the press tour that the film is not just for colored girls. I find it crazy that women have to stand up and say that a film that stars some of our finest African American actresses is not just for one segment of the population based on the title and the fact that the film is populated by just African Americans.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mike White Offered ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

    Small update from earlier in the week: the Natalie Portman-produced “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is obviously a hot project and multiple directors have been circling it after David O. Russell bailed on it for "Drake's Fortune" (and the 300 other projects he's attached himself to), including Mike Newell (”Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time”), Neil Marshall ("Centurion”), David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"), and Jonathan Demme.

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  • The Playlist
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    Scarlett Johansson Set To Join Matt Damon In Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

    Just a few days ago it was reported that a bevy of beautiful young women, including Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams were circling the female lead in Cameron Crowe's upcoming "We Bought A Zoo," but it looks like one has emerged victorious.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Actor-Musician Breed: From Gosling, Deschanel and Johansson to Crowe, Reeves and Bridges

    Some musicians try to crossover into film (some successfully, others not), and some actors try to crossover into music (ditto). To earn commercial success in both arenas you usually need--more than actual talent in either department--to be accessible pop-star material. On the one hand are mainstream stars, from Jennifer Lopez to Justin Timberlake; on the other, artists like Ryan Gosling or Zoe Deschanel with a passion for genuine expression who don't seem to care if their side careers are successful or not.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For Yet Another Casual Sex Comedy 'Friends With Benefits'

    Why the fuck not, right? After every other studio dropped trailers for "Hall Pass," "No Strings Attached" and "Just Go With It" in the past 24 hours, why not one more? It seems like studio marketing executives never heard of audience fatigue, but whatever, you're going to be seeing these trailers forever until they come out, and we totally understand if you get these all mixed up.

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