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    Hollywood Pulls Back Premieres in Wake of Newtown, 'Django Unchained' Cancels

    It happened after Columbine and Aurora and now Newtown is making Hollywood sensitive to celebrating. That is, in the week following the most horrific gun tragedy in America's history, Fox, Paramount and Weinstein Co. have pulled back several movie premieres.

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    First Look: New Photos Of 'We're The Millers' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis & Emma Roberts

    It's an underrated little gem, but the director of "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, is back. Truthfully, Rawson Marshall Thurber didn't really go anywhere, but 2008's indie “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” wasn’t terribly well received. He's now back in studio ...

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    Exclusive: Wynton Marsalis In Talks To Score 'Robeson' (Prominent Director In Talks To Helm)

    An update to our December 4 piece, announcing that British actor and co-star of Showtime's hit drama series Homeland, David Harewood, was in talks to play Paul Robeson in an independently-produced biopic on the life of the legendary man behind the voice, the actor, singer, activist, an...

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    Did The Nick Fury Solo Movie Get Folded Into 'Captain America 2'?

    You may recall earlier this year in the summer we had a podcast about super hero films and much of our discussion touched upon rumors we had heard brewing from the Marvel Universe. One of the unconfirmed stories we had heard about centered on the mooted Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, which was in the...

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    Sad Monkey News: James Franco Says He Likely Won't Cameo In 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    Sad trombone face. James Franco, the star of "Rise Of The Planets Of The Apes" (aside from the chimpanzee Cesar of course), was all set to do a cameo in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." The rub is that the original director Rupert Wyatt bowed out (Matt Reeves is now directing it...

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    Quentin Tarantino Says He Wanted To Make A 'Luke Cage' Film Starring Lawrence Fishburne After 'Reservoir Dogs'; Wrote 'Pulp Fiction' Instead

    Add one more to the pile. Quentin Tarantino's "what if?" abandoned projects list is long. Ideas that he once toyed with included more Elmore Leonard adaptations, the James Bond film “Casino Royale,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E,” an untitled '70s-like airpla...

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    Projects From Egypt, Ghana, Senegal Selected To Receive Sundance Institute Doc Grants

    Projects From Egypt, Ghana, Senegal Selected To Receive Sundance Institute Doc Grants

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    Powerful, Award-Winning Drama 'War Witch' Released on VOD And Theatrical Starting In Feb.

    We've been following this powerful, harrowing film, titled War Witch, regularly on S & A, and it's one that I've been especially dying to see after Tambay's rave review last spring (HERE).

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    Criterion Adds Terrence Malick’s ‘Badlands,’ Robert Bresson’s ‘A Man Escaped,’ Fritz Lang & More For March 2013 Release

    Going on spring break this year? Well, you might want to shorten the trip or dip into the budget, because Criterion is coming for you in March full throttle with an auteur heavy line up, led by the one and only Terrence Malick.

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    Eddie Redmayne Joins The Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' With Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

    To whoever is repping Eddie Redmayne as he makes his way into Hollywood: nice work. The actor has been taking a variety of roles, from the gritty indie "Hick," to the biopic "My Week With Marilyn" to this month's Oscar contending "Les Miserables," all allowing him t...

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