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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Wins Big at The African-American Film Critics Association Awards

    The African-American Film Critics Association announced their best of 2012 yesterday. Leading with 4 awards is Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was chosen for Best Picture and Sally Field for Best Supporting Actress. Cicely Tyson will be receiving one ...

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    Watch: Brand New Trailer For J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    There are few directors at the blockbuster level who are as engaged in the marketing of their films than J.J. Abrams. The director understands how word travels around the web and uses it both to his advantage and control. He's been behind viral campaigns for his previous films, and even though he ga...

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    First Look At January Jones & Elisabeth Moss In Sundance Pics 'Sweetwater' & 'Top Of The Lake'

    This Christmas holidays are nearly upon us (damn, that was fast) and while Hollywood will take a brief breather, come January everyone will be packing their bags and kicking off 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. It's as pretty stellar lineup this year, and in particular, two projects with fema...

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    Sundance Institute Selects 12 New Projects for January Screenwriters Lab

    Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its next prestigious Screenwriters Lab, which takes place Jan. 11-16 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The annual workshops give selected films a leg up in the independent film community in terms of financing and representation and make them likely candi...

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    Oscar Isaac & Max Minghella Get Together On 'Memorial Day' For Kieran Darcy-Smith

    There is nothing better to have in Hollywood than options, and Aussie helmer and Blue Tongue Films collective member Kieran Darcy-Smith is learning that lesson. The actor arrived at Sundance earlier this year with his debut feature, "Wish You Were Here," and while not exactly a breakout hi...

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    RIP Actress, Pioneering Tap Dancer Jeni LeGon

    She actually passed on December 7, but I only just got word of it over the weekend.

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    John Boorman Talks Almost Making 'Lord Of The Rings,' Working With Marcello Mastroianni, What He's Doing Next & More

    Veteran director John Boorman, president of the Jury at the Marrakech International Film Festival last week, has had an interestingly checkered career of era-defining highs ("Deliverance," "Point Blank") and baffling, outlandish lows ("Zardoz,""Exorcist II") a...

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    Projects From K'naan, Chinaka Hodge Are 2 Of 12 Selected For Sundance Screenwriters Lab

    A handful of projects from writers/filmmakers of African descent that we'll be watching and hopefully talking about in the next year or two... or three or four... you know how these things go in indie filmmaking world.

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    All The Songs In 'This Is 40' Including Paul Simon, Missy Elliot, Van Halen, The Pixies & More

    While turning 40 in Judd Apatow's latest might not be pretty, the writer/director/producer knows that of the many things that mark mid-life, music is a big one. And perhaps more than any other of his films to date, "This Is 40" is stacked with music. The official soundtrack boasts...

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    Watch: 30-Minute Conversation With Martin Scorsese From Jon Favreau's 'Dinner For Five'

    If you were a film fan and had the Independent Film Channel in the early aughts, there was no doubt you were watching "Dinner For Five." Jon Favreau led the unscripted show that found him sitting down each week for a meal with four actors, directors, writers etc. to talk about fi...

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