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    Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block

    And so it begins... This must happen every single time a biopic on the life of a public personality (in this case, a black public personality - alive or dead) is announced and/or cast.

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    A Movie Star's Independent Mind: 10 Films From Brad Pitt, Producer, As 'Killing Them Softly' Opens Small

    Pitt has never been afraid to headline a big studio project as an actor (see Paramount's "World War Z" coming in June, or several billion dollars-worth of other tentpole fare), but as a producer he has almost exclusively put his weight behind indie-minded projects such as "Voyage of Time," "Tree of ...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates European Film Awards

    As we head into December, we head deeper into awards season and that means accolades bestowed upon films deemed worthy. Over the weekend, the European Film Awards were handed out with Michael Haneke’s “Amour” leading the night with wins in the four major categories: best film, dire...

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    Jennifer Lee Named Director of Disney's Frozen

    Last week, Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, writer of the hit Wreck-It Ralph, will be co-directing their 53rd full length animated feature film, Frozen.  Lee will become the 2nd woman to helm a Disney film, but the first from Disney proper (as far as we can tell).  Brenda Chapman who co...

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    George Lucas May Collaborate With Departed LucasFilm Producer Rick McCallum Again On Future Projects

    Given that producer Rick McCallum maintained a consistent level of communication and exposure throughout his tenure at Lucasfilm -- shepherding the “Star Wars” special editions and prequel trilogy to fruition -- it was a bit of a surprise to see his recent retirement notice come under su...

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    Watch: Smaug Flies In New 'The Hobbit' TV Spot Plus IMAX Posters & More

    While critics' reactions to Peter Jackson's long-awaited “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” should start dropping today (the first quasi-review has tilted toward the positive), it's up to the film's marketing team to continue the slow intriguing reveal, and that means sh...

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    John Waters Picks Terence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea' As The Best Film Of 2012

    So far, the best of 2012 lists have been dominated by high falutin' Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound, so leave it to the always eclectic director John Waters to provide the first truly diverse and totally unpredictable top ten of the year, all with his trademark wit.

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    Watch: Treat Your Depression With Ablixa From Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

    Taking a page out of their playbook for “Contagion,” Steven Soderbergh’s third collaboration (and his penultimate film) with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is dipping its toes into viral marketing with a site for the antidepressant at the center of “Side Effects.”

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    Rumor: Darkseid Is 'Justice League' Villain

    If all goes according to plan, three massive geek movies are coming in 2015: "Star Wars: Episode 7," "The Avengers 2" and "Justice League," which equals non-stop rumors for the next little while. In fact, it was just last week that we dealt with the quick rise and fall&...

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    Sidney Poitier To Publish First Sci-Fi Novel

    Legend Sidney Poitier has already published two highly regarded and successful books of memoirs. Now he's venturing into a whole new field altogether.

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