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    Help Fund 'One Day I Too Go Fly' (4-Year Chronicle Of 5 African Engineering Students At MIT)

    I'm late on this; It looks like a project that's worth your attention and contributions, so without me taking up more time explaining it, since, as of this posting, the campaign has 34 hours left to reach its goal, I'll just let the filmmakers speak for themselves, via the email I r...

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    Soundtrack For Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Features Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Stevie Nicks & More

    We got a look a first look at the Dave Grohl directed documentary “Sound City” a couple of weeks ago with the trailer, and as intrigued as we were about the film we were doubly intrigued by its soundtrack – this is The Playlist after all. From what we’d seen so far it looked ...

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    A Luke Cage Movie Directed By Quentin Tarantino, Starring Laurence Fishburne?

    Before you get all worked up about the idea, don't worry, it's not something that's actually going to happen; but rather something that almost DID happen, many moons ago, before Quentin Tarantino made Pulp Fiction.

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    Sundance Institute Announces Grants to 25 Documentaries

    Sundance Institute has announced the 25 feature-length documentary films that will receive $550,000 in grants from its Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP). Grantees were selected from 696 submissions from 104 countries. “As we enter a new cycle for political leadership in the U.S. and...

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    Ice-T Exec Produced 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp' Picked Up For Spring USA Theatrical

    Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to Jorge Hinojosa's Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall.

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    Hollywood Pulls Back Premieres in Wake of Newtown, 'Django Unchained' Cancels

    It happened after Columbine and Aurora and now Newtown is making Hollywood sensitive to celebrating. That is, in the week following the most horrific gun tragedy in America's history, Fox, Paramount and Weinstein Co. have pulled back several movie premieres.

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    First Look: New Photos Of 'We're The Millers' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis & Emma Roberts

    It's an underrated little gem, but the director of "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, is back. Truthfully, Rawson Marshall Thurber didn't really go anywhere, but 2008's indie “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” wasn’t terribly well received. He's now back in studio ...

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    Exclusive: Wynton Marsalis In Talks To Score 'Robeson' (Prominent Director In Talks To Helm)

    An update to our December 4 piece, announcing that British actor and co-star of Showtime's hit drama series Homeland, David Harewood, was in talks to play Paul Robeson in an independently-produced biopic on the life of the legendary man behind the voice, the actor, singer, activist, an...

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    Did The Nick Fury Solo Movie Get Folded Into 'Captain America 2'?

    You may recall earlier this year in the summer we had a podcast about super hero films and much of our discussion touched upon rumors we had heard brewing from the Marvel Universe. One of the unconfirmed stories we had heard about centered on the mooted Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, which was in the...

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    Sad Monkey News: James Franco Says He Likely Won't Cameo In 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    Sad trombone face. James Franco, the star of "Rise Of The Planets Of The Apes" (aside from the chimpanzee Cesar of course), was all set to do a cameo in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." The rub is that the original director Rupert Wyatt bowed out (Matt Reeves is now directing it...

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