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    Trailer Watch - Toni Braxton In 'The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure'

    In this week's totally non-essential news item, here's the trailer for the children's film, The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, featuring a guest appearance by singer Toni Braxton, which opens on August 29th.

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    'Gangster Squad' Officially Pushed Back To January 11, 2013; Rewrites & Reshoots Planned

    Well, it didn’t take Warner Bros. long to finally make a decision on “Gangster Squad.” After the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado -- which happened a week ago tonight -- Warner Bros. went into crisis mode figuring out how to handle the Ruben Fleischer-directed film, which ...

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    20 New Images & A Motion Poster For The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

    It has been a whirlwind 48 hours for "Cloud Atlas." A couple of days ago The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s ambitious film was announced as part of the stacked TIFF lineup, and just yesterday we got our first look at Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent in the film. But...

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    Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder,' Brian DePalma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Lead Venice 2012 Line-Up

    After something of wild goose chase (see above), the Venice line-up was announced this morning on the festival's official site, and although somewhat given away by the TIFF announcement a few days back, the big ticket is "To The Wonder," the second film in two years from anti-prolific auteur Terrenc...

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    Watch: Staggeringly Ambitious, Visually Impressive 6-Minute Trailer For The Wachowski's & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

    Well, damn. After a prolonged period of radio silence, this week has seen a flurry of activity regarding "Cloud Atlas," the adaptation of David Mitchell's acclaimed best-seller by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. On Tuesday, it was announced that the film would make its world premiere ...

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    Doug Liman Tackling Big Screen Adaptation Of Jack Finney's 'Time And Again'

    Published in 1970, optioned by Paul Newman and then attempted by Robert Redford in the mid-1990s, with more filmmakers to follow, getting "The Body Snatchers" writer Jack Finney's novel "Time And Again" up on the big screen has been a decades spanning effort worthy of the boo...

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    'Just Wright,' 'Brown Sugar' Screenwriter Hired To Pen Script For 'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel

    In February, the talk was on whether the upcoming sequel to Waiting To Exhale would at all be affected by Whitney Houston's passing, and if the project would actually continue ahead.

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    Dani Weinstein Replaces Sarah Greenberg Roberts at The Weinstein Company

    The Weinstein Comapny has moved to replace publicity chief Sarah Greenberg Roberts, who left TWC in May after leaving Lionsgate last year to move to New York. They're bringing back 11-year Weinstein veteran PR exec Dani Weinstein to be president of publicity.

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    'Time and Again' Resurfaces with Lionsgate, Liman After Decades in Development Hell

    Have you ever read Jack Finney's "Time and Again?" It's a classic time travel book from 1970 about an ad exec who enters an apartment in New York's Dakota (where John Lennon lived, also the setting for Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and goes back in time to 1882, when the landmark building was ...

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    S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winner Ka'ramuu Kush Signs w/ APA + Hosting Master Class At Howard U

    Congratulations are in order for #3 S&A Filmmaker Challenge winner Ka'ramuu Kush who has officially signed with talent and literary agency APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) - a firm that counts the likes of Viola Davis, Gary Oldman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, ...

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