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    Preview 'Oblivion' (Based On Real-Life Legal Case That Outlawed Marriage Abductions In Ethiopia)

    Written and directed by Zeresenay Mehari, the arresting story for Oblivion, a feature length scripted film, is based on a true story about the legal-precedent-setting court case that outlawed the practice of abduction for marriage in Ethiopia – also referred to as "Telefa."

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    Watch: Truly Odd Trailer For 'The Letter' With James Franco & Winona Ryder

    It’s been awhile since Winona Ryder, star of a vast array of films from “Edward Scissorhands” to “Girl Interrupted,” has really taken the lead in a picture – lately she’s mostly been a supporting player in films like “Black Swan,” “Star Tre...

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    New Images Of Jennifer Lawrence In Thriller 'House At The End Of The Street'

    For the few superfans out there who are eagerly awaiting Jennifer Lawrence's cheapie thriller "House At The End Of The Street," they likely already know that next Tuesday you can get your hands on the novelization, which will spill the entire movie for you a month before it hits theate...

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    Axe Of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters And Film Viewing Culture

    Long-time readers of S&A will remember our online showcase of these locally-made, hand-crafted Ghanaian movie posters advertising Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, martial arts and home-grown action movies and dramas in the country.

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    Bradley Cooper Finds 'Bad Blood And Trouble'; Also Eyed For Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'

    While J. Blakeson's underrated feature debut "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" didn't exactly blow up the box office, it did find its way in front of the right people in Hollywood, and they soon came knocking. Over at Warner Bros., he's already been tapped to direct "The ...

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    Sundance Winner 'Violeta Went to Heaven' Goes to Kino Lorber [Trailer]

    "Violeta Went to Heaven," winner of Sundance's World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize, will be released in North America by Kino Lorber later this year. The film, from Andrés Wood, tells the story of legendary musician, folksinger and poet Violeta Parra. A full synopsis and the traile...

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    NYFF Picks 32 New Titles for Main Slate: 'Amour,' 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' 'Frances Ha,' Passion,' 'No,' 'Holy Motors' Make Cut

    The New York Film Festival always leans heavily on the Cannes Fest, and sure enough of the 32 titles they've selected for the main slate of the 50th fest (September 28-October 14), many are from Cannes, including Michael Haneke's "Amour," which won the Palme d'Or. The open...

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    'Amour,' 'Something In The Air,' 'Beyond The Hills' & More Added To New York Film Festival Slate

    The New York Film Festival continues to impress as they unveiled their main slate this afternoon, adding to the recent announcements that Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" would open the fest, Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" would close it,  and David Chase's "Not Fade Away&...

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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

    LACMA and The Academy will co-present the first US retrospective exhibition of Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, which launched in Frankfurt and has toured Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, was developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmus...

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    John Goodman Nabs Villain Role In 'The Hangover Part 3'

    Okay, so saying "The Hangoover Part 3" has a villain is a bit of stretch -- the series has thus far featured guys who give the Wolf Pack trouble, but aren't necessarily their enemy -- but regardless it does allow for the opportunity to let some good actors have some fun. In "The Hangover Part 2," Pa...

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