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    '47 Ronin' Moved Again To Christmas Day 2013; 'Kick-Ass 2,' '2 Guns' & More Get Dates

    So, if Universal initially moving "47 Ronin" from November 21st to February 8, 2013 was a sign that they lacked faith in the flick, is this next manuever an indication they now, in fact, have big plans for it? You don't hand out holiday dates to just anything, and the studio has n...

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    Two Jay-Z Docs Reportedly Coming: One From Will & Jada Smith; The Other, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

    First, the New York Daily News (NYDN) reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were producing a Watch the Throne documentary, via their Overbrook Entertainment company. A portion of that doc was reportedly leaked onto the web last week, and according the the NYDN, the documentary...

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    Morris Chestnut Will Play Halle Berry's Love Interest In 'The Hive" + Joins 'Kick-Ass 2' Cast

    Is it just me, or does it feel like Morris Chestnut has been on the quiet side lately? I know he was last in Think Like A Man, but his role wasn't a significant one (he wasn't in the starring cast, in the kind of film that he'd usually be on the short list of black actors being cons...

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    Watch: Engaging, Inspiring Trailer For AIDS Documentary 'How To Survive A Plague'

    While certainly a considerable threat to this day, it's easy to forget how massively destructive the country's AIDS epidemic was in the 1980s -- and how little politicians and health administrations did to curb it. Refusing to let go without a fight, a collective of Greenwich Village activists forme...

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    Watch: International Trailer For 'Looper' Explains The Mechanics Of Time Travel In The Film's Plot

    While there is a plethora of fantastic movies headed to Toronto this year, only one will have the distinction of kicking everything off at TIFF and the honor in 2012 goes to Rian Johnson's "Looper." And indeed, it will give audiences at the festival a helluva ride to start off ten days...

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    First Look At, And New Info On John Akomrah's 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th Century Dürer Painting)

    One of several S&A 2012 Toronto Interntational Film Festival highlights... British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work, titled Peripeteia. 

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    How Can Women Gain More Influence in Hollywood? A NY Times Forum Debate

    Head on over to the NY Times Opinion forum for a debate I co-curated on how we can get more women into power positions in Hollywood.

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    Tim Roth To Play Prince Rainer III In 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman; Frank Langella Also Joins

    With Nicole Kidman already on board as actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly and Paz Vega as her friend/confidante/opera legend Maria Callas, "La Vie En Rose" helmer Olivier Dahan has now added some testosterone to his upcoming feature "Grace Of Monaco," with Tim Roth jumping on board...

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    Disney Shuts Down Production On Henry Selick's Stop-Motion Animated Film

    Well this is kind of a shock – Deadline is reporting that Disney has shut down production on "Nightmare Before Christmas"/"Coraline" director Henry Selick's new stop-motion animated feature. This would have been his first for his newly created studio, called Cinderbiter...

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    Watch: Joe Carnahan's '70s-Soaked NC-17 & PG-13 Sizzle Reels For 'Daredevil'

    What could have been... With the rights to "Daredevil" now headed back to Marvel this fall after the clock ran out on Fox, it's likely this is the most we're ever going to see of what a grittier, more adult take on the superhero might have been. Director Joe Carnahan wasn't kid...

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