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    Rockstone Releasing Acquires N. American Rights To 'Holla II' Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Rockstone Releasing Acquires N. American Rights To 'Holla II' Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway

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    New 'Iron Man 3' Poster Is A Good Example Of Bad Photoshop, Kevin Feige Shares Joss Whedon's Reaction To The Movie

    You might not remember, or perhaps you deleted it from your memory, but circa Marvel's campaign for "Iron Man 2," they dropped a hilariously terrible international poster that basically was a mashup of all the things in the movie. Well, three years on, they haven't deviated from the playbook as a ne...

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    Steve Coll to Helm Columbia School of Journalism

    Steve Coll, a star at the Washington Post and the New Yorker, has taken on one of the toughest jobs in all of the media ecosystem: running the vaunted Columbia School of Journalism.

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    More Than An Actress, Multi-Threat Danai Gurira Wins Drama Critics Circle Award For Writing

    Most probably know Danai Gurira primarily as an actress (playing Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead); but you should know that she's also a prodigious playwright, with award-winning credits to her name.

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    Watch: Gru & The Minions Are Back To Fight Evil In New Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

    Here's an honest question: when you put song by Eminem that's over a decade old in the trailer for a kids movie, who exactly are you trying to appeal to? Parents, who have a suddenly nostalgia for Slim Shady? It certainly can't be kids who probably have no idea who or what a Marshall Mathers is. Mor...

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    Justin Timberlake Reportedly Might Be Daddy Warbucks In Quvenzhané Wallis' 'Annie' Remake

    Justin Timberlake Reportedly Might Be Daddy Warbucks In Quvenzhané Wallis' 'Annie' Remake

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    We Need To Talk About The Director: Lynne Ramsay Quits 'Jane Got A Gun' On First Day Of Production

    While it took nearly a decade for Lynne Ramsay to deliver "We Need To Talk About Kevin," her third feature following 2002's "Morvern Callar," things seemed to be moving swimmingly for her foray into the western genre with "Jane Got A Gun." Natalie Portman signed on last spring, and the film quickly ...

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    Contest Giveaway: DVDs Of 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan & Rebel Wilson

    This week sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Bachelorette" starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Rebel Wilson. This raunchy, unflinching, darkly comic indie was written and directed by Leslye Headland ("Terriers") and follows three best friends (Caplan, Fisher, Dunst) who are invit...

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    In the Works: Harmony Korine Signs On for Reported Southern Crime Film Following 'Spring Breakers' Success

    In the wake of Harmony Korine's Disney-darlings-gone-wild "Spring Breakers" setting the opening record for a 2013 limited release title, the eclectic director has made a production deal for his next film. Title and log line are under wraps, but Deadline reports that it centers on a "multi-generation...

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    Scottsboro Boys Names To Be Cleared - What Happened To Lee Daniels' Musical Adaptation?

    Quite timely and certainly topical. I'm sure we're all intimately aware of enraging/horrific/sad/scary real-life stories of Black men facing injustice within the American judicial system, broadly speaking, especially when the victim of whatever crime they are charged with, is white and female.

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