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    'Donnie Brasco' Writer Paul Attanasio Latest To Tackle Universal's 'Scarface' Update

    Despite already striking gold with two films -- the 1932 Howard Hawks-helmed original and the equally iconic Brian De Palma 1983 remake -- Universal decided last year to attempt another update of the classic “Scarface” story. While David Ayer was the first name attached to pen the s...

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    Willem Dafoe & Jean-Marc Barr Join Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac,' Nicole Kidman Drops Out

    With production now underway, the cast for Lars Von Trier's upcoming hard- and soft-core erotic drama "The Nymphomaniac" is in flux, with some regulars coming on and one big name dropping out.

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    Tom Cruise Really Likes Sci-Fi, Eyes Another One In 'Our Name Is Adam'

    Maybe that whole Xenu thing isn't sci-fi enough for him? Either way, Tom Cruise has really been digging the sci-fi genre of late. Earlier this year he wrapped on Joseph Kosinski's upcoming "Oblivion," this fall he's shooting "All You Need Is Kill" with Doug Liman, and...

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    Wally Pfister Says 'The Avengers' Is "Appalling," Teases His Directorial Debut Is A Sci-Fi Film

    There are certain corners of the internet (or IMDB message boards) -- ones we usually dare not venture to -- where nerds battle it out over which comic book movie this summer was better: Joss Whedon's record breaking "The Avengers" or Christopher Nolan's epic finale "The Dark ...

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    Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier Round Out Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Cast

    Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier will reunite with Lars von Trier for his new film "Nymphomaniac," completing a cast that already includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Connie Nielsen and Stacy Martin.

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    Filmmakers Of Controversial Mockumentary 'Snow On Tha Bluff' Casting For New Film Project

    One of the most controversial and discussed films on S & A has defintely been the raw mockumenatry (or is it a documentary? - there's still a difference of opinion) movie Snow On Tha Bluff. You can search S & A to find the various items we've posted about it, and numerous comments it...

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    IndieGoGo Campaign For 'Very Smart Brothers - The Series'

    O.K. I admit that I've heard of the website Very Smart Brothers (HERE), and as hard as I'd like the believe that there's only ONE black website (that being..ahem...S & A)  I have to confess that there others out there as well...

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    'The Paperboy' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In Jan.

    Wait, didn't this just come out? And they're already announcing its DVD release, which means the writing is on the wall for this one, and it's time to move on.

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    Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams Back On, Lee Daniels To Direct

    The year was 2010, and at the time Amy Adams was attached to play famed rocker Janis Joplin with "City Of God" helmer Fernando Meirelles to helm. Or that was at least the plan. And then there was nothing heard again about a biopic until earlier this year when "Martha Marcy May Marlene...

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    'The Place Beyond The Pines' & Luc Besson's 'Malavita' Get 2013 Dates

    Gosling, De Niro, and some young whippersnappers get dates on the 2013 calendar, so let's skip the preamble and get right into it....

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