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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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    Magnolia Pictures Guzzles Up 'Drinking Buddies'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies," which premiered last week at the SXSW Film Festival.

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    Shane Carruth Talks Sci-Fi 'A Topiary,' Shares Plot Details, Reveals Steven Soderbergh & David Fincher Were Going To Produce

    It's taken nearly a decade, but "Primer" writer/director Shane Carruth has returned this year with another acclaimed head-scratcher, "Upstream Color." A film that we raved was "thematically rich, layered and hypnotic," as the movie heads into release next month and the conversation continues to swel...

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    Watch: StereoTypes Paris - French African vs. African American?

    What I found most interesting about this video is that the black people he talks to seem to be the most oblivious or tentative, seemingly denying that there's any racism in France; and it's not until he talks to a few white people, about halfway through the piece, that we really start to get into th...

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    Exclusive: Congressional Medal Of Honor Awarded Navy SEAL Gets A Tribute In Clip From 'MURPH: The Protector'

    With the rhetoric in Washington, spin in the media and general fatigue in the public, no matter where you stand on the military efforts of the United States overseas, it's easy to forget there are very real men and women putting their lives on the line every day. Sometimes that simple fact can get l...

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    Mike Leigh Will Make His Long-Planned Turner Biopic, Helped By Sony Pictures Classics

    Mike Leigh is finally going to make his passion project, a biopic on painter J.W.W. Turner: "I want to explore the man, his working life, his relationships and how he lived. But what fascinates me most is the drama that lies in the tension between this driven eccentric and the epic, timeless world ...

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    Latest Behemoth 'Godzilla' Starts Production, As Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Heads for July 12 Release

    Principal photography began March 18 in Vancouver on Warner Bros./Legendary behemoth "Godzilla" with an all-star global cast: Brit Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars alongside Japanese Ken Watanabe, French Juliette Binoche and Americans David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston as well as indie darling Elizabeth ...

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    Chris Rock Sets Up Showbiz Rom-Com To Star In & Direct This Summer

    Deadline is reporting this as an *exclusive* today, but, really, we posted the news almost a month ago, when Showbiz 411 first reported it, also as an *exclusive* to them. Showbiz411 is obviously not as big an industry news site as Deadline is, so I think many missed the initial announcement last mo...

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