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    Steven Spielberg Reveals Daniel Day-Lewis' 'Lincoln' Rejection Letter; Leonardo DiCaprio Was Key In Getting Him Back On Board

    As fans of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" probably already know by now, Daniel Day-Lewis originally rejected the role, and the world's most famous living director had to chase the notoriously discerning actor for nine years before he agreed to take the titular part. Obviously, he eve...

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    Watch 6 Clips From 'Fire In Blood' (USA Involvement In Blocking Aids Drugs From Reaching Africa)

    Continuing our highlights of films scheduled to screen at month's Sundance Film Festival, here are a whole bunch of clips from a feature documentary we previously profiled, that will compete in the World Cinema Documentary category, titled Fire In Blood, from director Dylan Mohan Gray.

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    Newcomer Jack Reynor Lands Co-Starring Role Opposite Mark Wahlberg In 'Transformers 4'

    Even though the trailer for his upcoming "small" movie "Pain & Gain" showed us the Michael Bay we forgot about -- fun, ridiculous, over-the-top, funny -- dude has sports cars to buy, so he's dully shooting "Transformers 4" next. Sigh. And Bay has been busy ...

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Will Be NC-17, Says Writer

    It's not shocking news exactly, but in case any of you were wondering, as far as screenwriter Kelly Marcel is concerned, yes, Universal/Focus Features' movie version of the erotic global bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" will be rated NC-17. Given that the film's sexy S & M...

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    Josh Brolin Confirmed For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'; Replaces Clive Owen As Dwight

    That was fast. Yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" and Josh Brolin was said to be one of the additional actors potentially joining the cast. Now Brolin is confirmed. Dimension Films announced today that Brolin has joined the...

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    Trailer, Poster For Upcoming Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers)

    As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

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    Writer Kelly Marcel Says 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Will Be "Raunchy" NC-17 Rated Film

    One of the biggest sensations of last year was the "Twilight" fan fiction turned erotica sensation "Fifty Shades Of Grey," and it arguably is also one of the riskiest buys of 2012. Studios fought tooth and nail to get the rights to the bestseller, with Universal and Focus Fe...

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    James Mangold Says Logan In 'Wolverine' Is Not Part Of The X-Men, But "A Samurai Without A Master"

    With the film due this summer, and still no trailer, the only thing we have to go by on "The Wolverine" thus far is a handful of images and quotes from a few interviews. Rumors of various characters from the "X-Men" films popping up have been percolating (Hugh Jackman has made th...

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    Register Now for FEST Training Ground 2013, Filmmaker and Film Enthusiasts' Workshop Convention in Portugal

    Registration is open for FEST Training Ground 2013 in Espinho, Portugal, a weeklong convention for filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the world, featuring workshops and master classes guided by industry experts.

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    20th Anniversary Screening Of 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.' + Panel Discussion w/ Leslie Harris (NYC)

    Leslie Harris came along during what I'd call the golden 90s - when there was promise of a "revival" or a new wave in black cinema; one that seemed to flutter, wasn't sustained, and never fully actualized. 

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