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    Robert Townsend Set To Direct Basketball-Themed Rom-Com Titled 'Playin' For Love'

    Robert Townsend is getting behind the camera again; this time to direct a basketball-themed rom-com titled Playin' For Love.

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    Watch: 2 Clips From Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-Winning 'Amour'

    With "Amour" earning Michael Haneke his second Palme d'Or this spring at Cannes where it received rave reviews and was selected by Austria as their official Oscar entry, there is no doubt the director's latest is in the awards season hunt. But will voters match critics in their appreciation for this...

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    New Copyright Exemptions Put Strain On Filmmakers and Consumers

    This week the U.S. Copyright Office met again to decide on exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), resulting in a renewal of the exemption (first secured in 2010) that grants filmmakers the right to rip content from DVDs and streaming videos for the purpose of "fair use" incorpora...

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    Watch: 'Trash Humpers'-Esque Experimental Dance Short Film 'Naran Ja' Directed By Alejandro González Iñárritu

    While we patiently await Alejandro González Iñárritu to get moving on his next feature -- and he's got options with "The Revenant" and "The Flim-Flam Man" both brewing -- he's taken a quick time out to go experimental on us.

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    IndieGoGo Campaign For Black Film Review Web Series 'Reel Soul"

    Thanks to S & A, the Chicago based black film review webseries, Reel Soul, has been a success. And if you don't believe me, just ask co-creator and co-host Vaun Monroe.

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    Kasi Lemmons Tapped To Direct Film Adaptation Of South African Tome 'Agaat'

    Another Kasi Lemmons project that we can only hope will eventually (sooner than later) see the light of day.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Cloud Atlas' & 'Chasing Mavericks' Ride The Wave Of New Movies In Theaters

    Here at The Playlist, we regularly express a variety of opinions in reviews, columns, and features, and now we'd like to encourage that opportunity among you, our faithful readers. We're launching a new format for "In Theaters" (let’s call it version 2.0), in which we’l...

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    New Image Of Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun In 'Movie 43' Plus New Still Of Arnie In 'The Last Stand'

    As we recently wrote, Gerard Butler could probably use a new agent by this point or maybe just a better sense of material. "Chasing Mavericks" opens this weekend with zero buzz, and it will likely be just as quickly forgotten as "Machine Gun Preacher" and probably the upcoming "Playing For Keeps." B...

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    Watch: TV Spots For 'The Hobbit' & 'Breaking Dawn 2' Promise An Epic Beginning & Ending

    Though "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" have little in common except unnecessarily long movie titles, they are both franchises that are beginning and ending, respectively, this fall. And they both are trying to catch you at home as you try and find...

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    Kasi Lemmons Boards 'Agaat,' Will Adapt & Direct South African Apartheid Drama

    Kasi Lemmons, director of "Eve's Bayou" and "Talk to Me," is attached to adapt and direct South African apartheid novel "Agaat," written in 2010 by Marlene van Niekerk. The rights to the book have been optioned by producers Patrick Holzen, Mark R. Harris and Debbie ...

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