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    The Curious Case of Brad Pitt's China Tweet

    The Daily Beast reports that Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter (which is blocked there) with upwards of 400 million users, was sent spinning last week when Brad Pitt started an account, inaugurating it with this message: "It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming..." The We...

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    Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

    This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Ca...

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    Watch 1st Trailer For Halle Berry's 'Slender Thread' w/ A 'Serial Killer Twist Thriller - 'The Call'

    Maaaan! Can Halle Berry buy a hit movie... soon? Might this be it? Based on the below trailer, I'm going to say that's a negative.

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    'CB4' Turns 20 This Year - Time For A Sequel?

    1993 was actually a decent year for black cinema, or blacks in cinema (in the USA anyway); I'm planning on introducing anniversary retrospectives, throughout the year from 2013 and on - something I really should have started years ago. But, better late than never. 

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    Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter Talk Jane Campion's Top of the Lake at TCAs

    At the Sundance Channel’s Television Critics Association panel last week, everyone was buzzing about Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s epic seven part miniseries starring Elisabeth Moss and reuniting Campion and her The Piano star, Holly Hunter after 20 years.

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    South African Thriller 'Layla Fourie' Starring Brit Rayna Campbell Will World Premiere At Berlin

    Last we wrote about this project, in September - a multi-country co-production thriller by Pia Marais, titled Layla Fourie - was in post-production, with expectations that it would likely debut on the international film festival circuit in early 2013.

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    ACE Reveals Eddie Award Nominees; 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' & William Goldenberg Each with Two Nominations

    The American Cinema Editors have announced the nominees for their 63rd Annual awards, the Eddies. All five best editing Oscar nominees got nominated in the appropriate category (comedy or drama). Double nominees include double Oscar nominee William Goldenberg ("Argo," co-editor of &...

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    ACE Award Editing Nominees Include 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Argo,' Skyfall,' 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & More

    So, the editing awards right? It's usually the part of the Oscar broadcast that for many is a good time to hit the bathroom, or refill on cheese dip, but to those who know their awards history, it's an important category. Usually, a nomination for Best Picture and Best Editing indicates a st...

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Slamdance Found Footage Horror Comedy 'Ghost Team One'

    With "A Haunted House"opening this weekend, and "Scary Movie 5" arriving in the spring, the horror comedy genre isn't going away...but surely we can do better? Next week, the Slamdance Film Festival will get underway and directors Scott Rutheford and Ben Peyser will be bringi...

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    Watch: James Gray & Harris Savides Talk The Visuals Of 'The Yards'

    It's no secret by now that The Playlist are big fans of James Gray -- in fact more than one of us got the book "Conversations With James Gray" this holiday season. While we patiently await his upcoming "Lowlife," which seems likely to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in M...

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