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    Wahlberg Joins Michael Bay's Next Testosterone Fest, 'Transformers 4'

    The combined testosterone of Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg will fuel "Transformers 4" for Paramount. The director confirms that Wahlberg, who stars in his "Pain & Gain," is "the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the 'Transformers’ legacy."

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    Sorry Guys, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino & Zack Snyder Won't Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    If things stay the way they are now (which they probably won't), "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be directed by Matthew Vaughn with a script by Michael Ardnt (he completed a treatment for the trilogy, but he hasn't yet signed to write the screenplays). And while fans to continue to toss around dream nam...

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    Best Actress Race Is Wide Open: Oscar Perennials vs. Newbies

    As soon as an actor wins an Oscar, they enter the Academy fluke zone. It means that going forward, they have earned an advantage: they will be taken seriously as a possible nominee.

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    HBO To Remake French Brothel Series 'Maison Close'; Watch Bonello's 'House of Pleasures' First

    HBO has taken North American rights to the 19th century-set French series "Maison Close," with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson's banner Leverage set to produce the English-language remake.

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    Several Familiar African Films In The Cairo International Film Festival Lineup (November 27 to December 6)

    The 35th Cairo International Film Festival will take place from November 27 to December 6.

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    Jews in the News: 4 For AFM

    Three finished films about the Shoah, one from France, one from Germany and one from Macedonia with a fourth French-German co-production by a top French art house film producer Sylvain Bursztejn are proof that the issue of genocide and the guilt of nations has not been resolved or forgotten. These...

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    Call For Papers: An Academic Anthology That Will Explore Acclaimed Haitian Filmmaker Raoul Peck’s Work

    It's unfortunate that his excellent Moloch Tropical isn't yet readily available for rent here in the USA. You can buy it from Sankofa.com for $30, but it's not really available widely, and definitely not as a Netflix rental.

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    Sam Mendes Mocks The Pitch He Received For 'The Avengers'; No Script, Just Comics With A Release Date

    We'll certainly give Marvel credit for doing the impossible in creating a linked cinematic universe for their characters that is (mostly) coherent and complete. It's certainly no easy task, but they've managed to take their brand beyond the comic book store and into the pop cultural sphe...

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    Brooklyn Gets A New Hybrid Movie Theater; Opens Tonight With Screening of 'Holy Motors'

    The video rental shop Videology reopens its doors tonight in Williamsburg -- only this time, the space will boast a new hybrid movie theater that can seat up to 45 people. And the revamped venue now comes loaded with a fully stocked bar. Perfect for viewing Leos Carax's crazy Cannes concoction.

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    Watch: International Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Scares Up New Footage

    Having premiered at the AFI Fest last week, the verdict is still out on whether or not Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" will be a major player in the awards season race. But, with the first reviews mostly positive (though not overwhelming, and we were certainly not quite taken with its char...

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