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    Northwestern U Screening 'Native Son' w/ Richard Wright In Feb (A Magnificent Failure You Must See)

    I first wrote about this 1951 film version of Richard Wright's classic and incendiary novel Native Son, with Wright himself as the lead, over a year and half ago, thinking that I would never have to write about it again.

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    Kate Winslet Joins Young Adult Adaptation 'Divergent' Alongside Shailene Woodley

    While she did star in the then-biggest movie of all time, in "Titanic," Kate Winslet has, before and since, stayed away from franchise territory. The closest she's ever come to a tentpole was probably Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," or maybe the Aardman animation "Flushed Away," but in general, she...

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    'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Is A Go, Starts Filming In May

    So remember a couple of years ago when it was announced that The Weinstein Company and Miramax had made a deal which would basically allow them to sequelize everything in the catalogue, with rumors of follow-ups to "Rounders," "Shakespeare In Love," "Swingers" and more all tossed around? Well, Harve...

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    Sudanese Civil War Refugees Will Be Center Of A Feature Wooing Reese Witherspoon To Star

    Refugees of the Second Sudanese Civil War will be front and center in a new feature film project that is currently wooing Reese Witherspoon to star.

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    Abel Ferrara to Appear in Silent Italian Film From 'The Legend of Kaspar Hauser' Director Davide Manuli

    What is “4:44 Last Day on Earth” writer-director Abel Ferrara doing in a silent Italian film? Only filmmaker Davide Manuli can say for sure.

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    Sundance: Magnolia Eyeing 'V/H/S' Anthology Sequel 'S-VHS'

    Magnolia is set to press play with "S-VHS," the sequel to horror anthology "V/H/S." The new pic includes entries from directors Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener, and Gareth Huw Evans and Timo Tjahjanto.

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    J.J. Abrams Joins The Empire, Confirmed To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    Usually we'd be throwing up flags on this until Disney announces this thing themselves, but The Wrap and THR are both reporting that this is indeed legit and real, so let's get to it....

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    Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix May Reteam for 1969-Set Comedy 'Inherent Vice'

    Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, "Inherent Vice." The duo's "The Master" topped many high-brow Best of 2012 lists, and Phoenix even got an Oscar nomination despite his disdain for campaigning and his opinion that awards are "total utter bullshit."

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    'They're White. You're Black. This Is Basketball' - Terrence Howard Dispenses Wisdom In 5-minute 'Movie 43 Clip'

    'They're White. You're Black. This Is Basketball' - Terrence Howard Dispenses Wisdom In 5-minute 'Movie 43 Clip'

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    Robert Downey Jr. Out, Joaquin Phoenix In For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

    Joaquin Phoenix may come off as somewhat mercurial, perhaps even unapproachable, but his talent is unassailable, and it seems he forges strong creative connections. One need look no further than the four films he's made with James Gray, and now it looks like he's ready to re-up with his "The Master"...

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