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    Robert Townsend, Isiah Thomas Open Casting For Basketball Players For Roles In 'Playin’ For Love'

    Robert Townsend and Isiah Thomas Hold Auditions for Basketball Players in Community Film Initiative that Promotes Non-Violence

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    Saoirse Ronan Takes The Female Lead In Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" has mostly been developing under cover of night, but yesterday the director himself spoke up about the movie. He revealed that it takes place 85 years in the past and is inspired by the films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, which sounds just fine to us. And ...

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    Kylie Minogue & Gemma Arterton Are 'Walking On Sunshine' For Musical Comedy

    It has been an interesting, arthouse-driven year for both pop star Kylie Minogue and actress Gemma Arterton. The former features in the lesbian werewolf drama "Jack and Diane" (opening today) and in one of the most talked about movies of the year, Leos Carax's "Holy Motors." As for Arterton, she's b...

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    Preview Stark 'Living/Building' (A Thorough Look At Technological Change In A Remote Part Of Chad)

    A feature documentary titled, Living/Building, that's been buzzed about a bit this year, on the international film circuit, from 20-year-old French director Clemence Ancelin, making her feature film debut.

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    AFM: 'Hot Flashes' 'Bridesmaids' Of a Certain Age?

    The older demo is starting to look appealing. "The Hot Flashes," starring Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim, screens at AFM on November 3. The film seems to be aiming for a middle-aged "Bridesmaids" vibe, and follows a group of five Texan women who start ...

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    Matthew Cherry's Family Drama 'The Last Fall' Extended An Additional Week At Rave, LA

    Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, began its theatrical run exactly a week ago, Friday, October 26th, in Los Angeles, at the Rave Cinemas in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw plaza.

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    Watch Guggenheim fellow Yoruba Richen's Short Doc On The Black Vote For Gay Marriage

    A short doc from filmmaker Yoruba Richen - a name we've mentioned quite often on this site; most recently, she was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her upcoming new documentary, The New Black, which explores "the complicated histories of the African Ame...

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    Elijah Wood & Sasha Grey 'Open Windows' For Nacho Vigalondo’s English-Language Debut

    Elijah Wood really likes horror and thriller movies. The actor has been making a big play into the genre lately, starring in the "Maniac" remake, leading the ticking clock race in "Grand Piano," launching his own production company specializing in scares, and signing up to s...

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    Savannah Fest: Adam Shankman Says Making 'Hairspray' The Happiest Time Of His Life, Reveals He Initially Didn't Get The Job

    With Warner Bros. putting "Jersey Boys" into turnaround yesterday, it's another reminder that getting a musical made in Hollywood isn't easy. Generally big and expensive productions, not even a smattering of A-list stars in something like "Nine" can guarantee a success, but when they do connect with...

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    17 Posters Confirm 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Has A Lot Of Characters In It

    There's no doubt that Peter Jackson is an experienced at guiding large ensembles through dense narrative surrounded by big special effects. But in case you forgot just how big "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is, here are fourteen posters to remind you.

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