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    2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival Focuses on Women Directors

    The Houston Cinema Arts Society recently announced their lineup for the 2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival. This year in honor of the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies, the festival is emphasizing women directors. Both the opening and closing films of the festival are directed by women. Opening u...

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    Madea Will Celebrate Christmas With You In Theaters Next Year + Other Tyler Perry Release Dates

    Lionsgate has announced release dates for Tyler Perry's next 2 films - one that's already been packaged and on its way to production; the other that's still a mystery at this time, but the current working title should tell you all you need to know.

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    Trick Or Treat: Halloween DVDs & Blu-Rays Worth Scaring Up Including 'Arachnophobia,' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' & More

    Attention boys and girls, it’s almost that time again. The time of year when ghosts and goblins roam the streets on All Hallow’s Eve, and the rest of us adults stay inside and watch horror films (or so we say). Well fortunately, plenty of the major studios and boutique home entertainment labels have...

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    Leila Djansi's Acclaimed Drama 'Ties That Bind' Now On VOD Platforms (Kimberly Elise Stars)

    Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind, which stars Kimberly Elise, alongside Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, is now available on major international VOD platforms, like iTunes, so now you can check it out for yourselves.

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    Premiere Of 'Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora' In London Next Month

    The details courtesy of Imagine Media... followed by a promo for the film at the bottom:

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    Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Beatles Manager Brian Epstein In Tom Hanks-Produced Biopic

    There might be unlikelier potential megastars around than Benedict Cumberbatch, but we're not sure we can think of any. The 36-year-old British actor had been slogging away in film and TV roles for a decade, mostly in a series of stuffed-shirt roles. He impressed those who took notice (particularly ...

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    Drafthouse Picks Up Harrowing Genocide Reenactment Doc 'The Act of Killing'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired US rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's breakout Danish doc "The Act of Killing." The film, described by Errol Morris as "a non-fiction film unlike anything else," is a series of portraits of Indonesian death squad leaders, challenged to reenact their real-life mass killings ...

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    Why Scott Foundas Ditched Lincoln Center Programming to Go Back Where He Belongs UPDATED

    Three years ago, when Scott Foundas left the Village Voice Media's LA Weekly to join the Film Society of Lincoln Center as associate programmer, I was disheartened. Why? Because he is one of the most gifted critics of his generation. I took Foundas leaving his clear avocation as a sign of the contin...

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    FilmNation Picks Up Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Breaking Glass Buys Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

    After 2011’s Oscar-winning “The Descendants,” Alexander Payne is looking for a little extra help in getting his follow-up feature “Nebraska” to the screen. The road trip flick starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte is seeking a supplement to its financing by shopping its international distribution right...

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    Ice Cube's Resuscitated 'Ride Along' w/ Kevin Hart, Gets MLK Holiday 2014 Release Date

    Speaking of Ride Along, which I wrote about this morning, revealing new cast members...

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