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    Watch: First Clip & Featurette For Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Plus New UK Poster

    With a stellar reaction at the New York Film Festival last month, Ang Lee’s 3D opus “Life Of Pi” is turning into a major awards contender and now the studio is amping up its marketing push, hoping to crossover from critical raves to actual box office success. 20th Century Fox has r...

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    Danny Glover Talks His Role As 'Shinishi' In 'Tula, The Revolt' (Feature On Slave Uprising In Curacao)

    As noted earlier last week, Danny Glover will lend his talents, joining the starring cast of the slave uprising project Tula, The Revolt, from Dutch director Jeroen Leinders, which is based on a true story about a slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 17...

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    Judd Apatow Goes Long Again: 'This Is 40' Will Run Over 2 Hours

    "It's long," Leslie Mann told Collider this summer about "This Is 40." "The first cut was really long, but now he's gotten it down to I think... two [hours] and change? But it's worth it, you want it to be that long." Now it seems the "change" for ...

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    New In USA Theaters: Tyler Bronson & Bobby Fischer In The Hood (Also 'Middle Of Nowhere' Expands)

    So Alex Cross opens today, as you all already know. I completely forgot to do one of our "Guess The Opening Weekend Box Office" competitions for Alex Cross. We'll all be watching closely to see how well it does - Tyler Perry shifting sharply away from his comfort zone.

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    First Official Pic Of Amber Heard In 'Machete Kills'

    Machete doesn't do promotion we guess. Either that or Amber Heard is better eye candy. Probably the latter, since the first offiical image from "Machete Kills" has arrived and it looks positively domestic.

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    Catholic Church's Sexual Abuse Uncovered: Thomas McCarthy's Secret Project, Gibney's 'Mea Maxima Culpa' at Film Forum

    Director Tom McCarthy ("Win Win," "The Visitor," "The Station Agent") and "The West Wing" scribe Josh Singer have signed on for Anonymous Content's film about the journalist who exposed the Catholic Church's longterm cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts.

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    Four Films & Composers Selected for Sundance's Composers + Documentary Lab

    The Sundance Institute pairs together four documentary projects and composers to participate in the tenth annual Composers + Documentary Lab, which takes place at their Utah resort October 26 - November 1.

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    'Blackface' Version Of 'Clybourne Park' In Berlin Cancelled

    As I have said before on S & A more times than I can count, sometimes you can't make this stuff up folks. It writes itself.

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    Penske Promotes Variety's Sobrino-Stearns to Publisher

    Jay Penske has promoted Variety's veteran ad-sales exec Michelle Sobrino-Stearns to publisher of Variety. Never in the showbiz publication's 107-year-history has it been headed by a woman.

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    David Fincher Wants Brad Pitt To Star In '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

    We're almost a full year from when "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" hit theaters, and we're still no closer to figuring out what David Fincher's next feature film will be. Of course, not that he's been sitting around idle -- he has spent the bulk of 2012 producing and dire...

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