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    Warner Bros. Nabs Rights for Mickey Spillane's Pulp Private Eye Mike Hammer

    Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to pulp author Mickey Spillane's rough-hewn, brilliantly unsympathetic private eye Mike Hammer. There are currently no specifics on the film adaptation, but one thing's for sure: the studio has its work cut out to compete...

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    Angelina Jolie on Attempted Murder of Malala Yousafzai; Woman of Impact Emergency Appeal for Girls' Education Fund

    In the wake of the Taliban shooting of a 14-year old girl named Malala Yousafzai, who vocally promoted girls' rights to education, The Daily Beast features a story written by Angelina Jolie. The activist writes:

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    Script For Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Officially Lands Online Plus Preview Jon Brion's Score

    We're getting down to the last couple months of the moviegoing season, and as yet there are only a small handful of movies left to be seen that are also considered Oscar contenders. But thanks to the For Your Consideration campaigns, you can have a chance to read a couple of the year end's b...

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    'The Help' Director Tate Taylor To Helm James Brown Biopic

    Of the many long brewing biopics in Hollywood, a movie about James Brown is among them. Spike Lee was once on board the project, with Wesley Snipes as his choice to play the lead, but that iteration has long since been taken off table. Can a powerhouse trio that includes "The Help" directo...

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    Director Of 'The Help' In Talks To Direct James Brown Biopic; What Happened To Spike Lee's Film?

    Well... First Spike Lee spent years trying to get his Jackie Robinson project financed and produced (unsuccessfully), only to eventually watch Legendary Pictures and Brian Helgeland launch their own Jackie Robinson picture with Chadwick Boseman starring (scheduled to be released in 20...

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    Feature Film Version Of André Robert Lee's 'Prep School Negro' To Screen At DOC NYC

    The feature-length version of a film we first introduced you to way back in 2009, the first year of this site's existence, will be screened at the DOC NYC festival next month.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp Head to China in 'Gilbert Grape' Via YOU On Demand

    YOU On Demand, China's leading Pay-Per-View and VOD platform, has reached a licensing agreement with Screen Media Ventures to distribute the company's films via transactional VOD and subscription VOD.

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    Watch: Second Teaser For 'Iron Man 3' Reveals First Peek At Guy Pearce Plus New Pic Of Ben Kingsley As Mandarin

    Just when you thought trailers for trailers couldn't get any dumber, Marvel has decided to create two for what better be a helluva spot for "Iron Man 3" tomorrow because we're sick of posting about this movie already.

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    First Look: Michael Cera & Emily Browning In 'Magic Magic'

    While Michael Cera will return to your computer in his most beloved role as George-Michael Bluth in the next season of "Arrested Development," he's always been eager to break out of that mold. And while "Youth In Revolt" was a (half) attempt to do that, his next effort will c...

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    Watch: Kylie Minogue Sings In 2 New Clips From Leos Carax's 'Holy Motors'

    This is one on the tongues of cinephiles this fall -- Leos Carax's long-awaited feature film effort, "Holy Motors." While this writer had mixed feelings on the meta movie swirl, it seems to be a minority opinion, as most have been taken by the film's ambition and playfulness. ...

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