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    Stream This: James Gandolfini In 'Romance & Cigarettes,' Pixar Shorts & More On VOD This Week

    It's homage week here at The Playlist, and, goodness knows, there's plenty to pay tribute to. "World War Z" opens in theaters today, and you may be in the mood to spend a little extra time with Brad Pitt. We'd like to suggest settling in with one of his oldies-but-goodies. Similarly, with Pixar's "M...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Maniac,' 'Downloaded,' 'Unfinished Song' and More

    Elijah Wood goes on a killing spree, Gemma Arterton teaches choir, and Alex Winter, aka Bill of Bill & Ted, brings us a documentary about filesharing's affect on the music industry. Here's a list of the indies opening this week, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.

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    OWN's Summer Lineup: 'Oprah's Lifeclass,' Ivanla: Fix My Life,' 'Oprah: Where Are They Now'

    OWN's Summer Lineup: 'Oprah's Lifeclass,' Ivanla: Fix My Life,' 'Oprah: Where Are They Now'

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    Casting Watch: Helena Bonham Carter Joins Blanchett, James and Madden in Kenneth Branagh's 'Cinderella' UPDATE

    UPDATE: Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's live-action version of "Cinderella" for Disney. Bonham Carter joins Cate Blanchett (playing the wicked stepmother), Lily James of "Downton Abbey" in the title role, and Richard Madden of "Game of Thrones" as the p...

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    Watch: 40-Minute Talk With Sam Mendes & Paul Greengrass About 'Skyfall,' 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight' & More

    Well, here's a pretty fascinating converastion for anyone interested in watching two seasoned, veteran directors talk about their craft and more.

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    For Nolan's 'Interstellar,' Casey Affleck Joins McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain and Caine UPDATED

    UPDATE: Casey Affleck is the latest to sign on to Christopher's Nolan's time-traveling "Interstellar," which currently has Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain and Bill Irwin lined up. Affleck has been on a roll lately, with David Lowery's Western "Ain't Them Bodies Sa...

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    Coming-of-Age Drama 'Calloused Hands' To Open 2013 British Urban Film Festival

    While the full lineup hasn't been unveiled, Andre Royo's coming of age drama Calloused Hands will open the 2013 British Urban Film Festival, which runs September 5-9.

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    Nikki Amuka-Bird To Co-Star In Cinemax Drama Pilot 'Quarry'

    Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther) has been cast in the Cinemax drama pilot Quarry, an adaptation of the popular Max Allan Collins novels.

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    Trivia: When Christopher Nolan First Came To Warner Bros., He Was Offered 'Troy' To Direct

    While Deadline and Variety scrap it out over bragging rights on the story of honcho Jeff Robinov leaving or not leaving Warner Bros. , a little nugget of trivia has leaked out that may pique the interest of Christopher Nolan fans. Granted, it's not the juiciest piece of news you'll hear all day, but...

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    First Poster for Doc 'The Church House: Sexuality in The Black Church'

    First Poster for Doc 'The Church House: Sexuality in The Black Church'

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