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    First-Look at Mekhi Phifer, Sterling K. Brown in Indie Thriller 'The Suspect'

    We first told you about this thriller back in September of 2011, when it was in pre-production. At that time, Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams were set to star in the Stuart Connelly project; but most likely, due to conflicting/busy schedules opted out.

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    Behrouz Ghobadi, brother of Bahman Ghobadi, Released from Prison

    Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi – a younger brother of internationally acclaimed film director Bahman Ghobadi (Rhino Season) – has been freed from prison in Iran, according to Amnesty International. Since his arrest on November 4, Behrouz Ghobadi was held in an undisclosed loc...

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    Wanuri Kahiu's Feature Doc On Kenyan Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band Gets Funding Boost

    I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year.

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    'Like Crazy' Director Drake Doremus May Make A Futuristic Love Story Next

    Ok, name as many sci-fi romance movies as you can: go. Sure, you can probably come up with "The Time Traveler's Wife," or "The Adjustment Bureau," but what about good ones. "Happy Accidents," "Starman" if you're feeling generous, "Solaris," &...

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    5 New Images Of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska & Matthew Goode In 'Stoker'

    Judging by the reactions to our review of Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" out of the Sudance Film Festival, it seems that some of you only want to hear that this movie is the greatest. And admittedly, we were looking forward to it (certainly this writer was), and while commenters love to poi...

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    Moussa Touré's Lauded 'La Pirogue' Opens For 2-Week Theatrical Run At Film Forum (NYC)

    Moussa Touré's Lauded 'La Pirogue' Opens For 2-Week Theatrical Run At Film Forum (NYC)

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    John McAfee Is The New Snow White: Another Movie In The Works About The Eccentric Software Inventor

    What’s less exciting than the prospect of a movie based on the life of the McAfee anti-virus inventor? Well, how about two movies based on the life of the McAfee anti-virus inventor! That might have been a reasonable reaction had these films gone into production a few years ago, but since then...

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    Preview 'This Is Congo' (In-Depth Look At Democratic Republic of Congo’s Resource Wars)

    Hmm... From director Daniel McCabe, comes a feature doc titled This Is Congo, which promises an in-depth look at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s resource wars, told from multiple perspectives of those directly involved and affected.

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    Ray Liotta Goes From 'Muppets In Space' To 'The Muppets 2'

    Way back in the 1990s, Ray Liotta was a pretty big deal for a while there. Of course, he broke out in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," but he also earned attention for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field Of Dreams." At any rate, by time 1999 rolled out, he could be cast in ...

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    David Fincher Considers Reese Witherspoon's 'Gone Girl' as Next Directing Vehicle

    David Fincher, whose last big screen project was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remake with Rooney Mara, is eyeing his next endeavor--which may also be an adaptation of another popular book. "Gone Girl," written by Gilian Flynn, has sold over two million copies and is being prepped for a big scre...

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