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    Universal Planning 'Pitch Perfect 2' For 2015 Release

    It really wasn't a matter of if, but when. Late last year, it was revealed that Universal was already planning on a "Pitch Perfect" sequel, with Rebel Wilson among those eyed to return (because, duh) and it's really quite simple why they want a follow-up: the first movie was a smash hit. Not only di...

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    Louis Gossett Jr. Books Role In Boxing Drama 'A Fighting Man'

    Louis Gossett Jr. Books Role In Boxing Drama 'A Fighting Man'

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    Rosario Dawson Gives Some Real Talk on the Reality for Actresses

    In a recent interview, Rosario Dawson gave some honest talk about the disturbing reality of being an actress in Hollywood. She says she's come to meetings with producers with them looking at pictures of actresses on websites for so-called inspiration. However, if those pictures aren't inspiring enou...

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    Preview - 'Death Metal Angola' (The Hardest Hardcore Is Angolan Hardcore)

    The short story, courtesy of the film's website, goes... Following nearly 40 years of unrelenting war, peace and reconstruction are slowly arriving to Angola. Damaged first by the war for independence from Portugal, Angola was then ripped apart by a devastating civil war that orphaned thousands of c...

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    7 Character Posters & Voice Cast Revealed For 'Monsters University'

    Someone raised an interesting but kind of depressing point about Pixar recently. Between 1995 and 2009, the peerless animation company produced ten movies, with just one of those being sequel – 1999’s “Toy Story 2.” If all goes as expected, between 2010 and 2015 four of the company’s seven features ...

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    CinemaCon: MPAA Head Chris Dodd Urges Parents to "Check the Box," Descriptors on Film Ratings Blocks Now More Prominent

    During MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd's remarks today at CinemaCon (the national theater owners' convention), a new campaign was revealed intended to remind parents to "Check the Box" (being the ratings box) so they can make informed decisions about the content of a movie before determinin...

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    Indie Content Marketing Thoughts For the Day- Proactively Fine-Tune Your Content Using Your Analytics- and DVDs Are Not Dead

    I've been attending a lot of conferences lately, in an effort to learn more about how the various cogs in the wheel are reacting to the disruptive technologies and content platforms causing so much animated discussion at the highest levels of media producers and distributors.

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    Watch: Werner Herzog Describes Roger Ebert's Search For "Truth In Cinema" On 'Charlie Rose'

    It’s really amazing how fast time flies. It has already been two weeks since Roger Ebert left us, leaving a void in the film world that may never be filled. For many, his name was synonymous with the term “movie critic” with the Siskel & Ebert brand becoming a household name shortly after entering n...

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    Restored Shirley Clarke's Landmark 'Portrait Of Jason' Gets New Theatrical Life This Friday

    A landmark of non-fiction film, Shirley Clarke's Portrait Of Jason (a film I first saw in a rare screening at in NYC 2 +years ago, from a not-so good print), was shot in Clarke’s apartment in the Chelsea Hotel during a 12-hour period, beginning on the evening of December 3, 1966.

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    Cicely Tyson on Her Career, New Broadway Role and Making a Difference

    The great Cicely Tyson was recently profiled on CBS News for her new role on Broadway. Tyson, an award-winning actress, hasn't been on the Broadway stage in 30 years. She's starring in a revival of the 1953 drama The Trip to Bountiful, staged for the first time with a black cast. Tyson plays Mother ...

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