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    Acclaimed Nigerian Hit Drama 'Ijé' ('The Journey') Will Be Released In North America On 12/4

    This is good news! The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.

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    Watch: 2 Clips From Thomas Vinterberg's Tense 'The Hunt'

    Though it won't be hitting screens on this side of the ocean until next year, we can say with certainty there will probably be few films in 2013 that will get under your skin as deeply as Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt." The director's lauded return to form won Mads Mikkelsen an...

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    Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins Tom Cruise In WB's Time Loop Thriller 'All You Need Is Kill'

    S&A fave actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill for Warner Bros (from a script penned by Dante Harper),which centers on a soldier (Cruise) fighting in a war with aliens, who finds ...

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    Jennifer Lee to Co-Direct Disney's 'Frozen'; Women Helmers Still Minority in Animated Features

    Disney has tapped Jennifer Lee to co-direct the studio's 53rd animated feature "Frozen" with Chris Buck. Lee contributed to the film's screenplay, and was also a co-writer on old-school-arcade box office hit "Wreck-It Ralph."

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    First Quasi-Review Of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Warns Of Jar Jar Binks-Esque Character

    There is probably no film more heavily embargoed this fall than Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Even though it premiered on Tuesday in New Zealand, reviews have been under lock and key, but the New York Daily News has decided to risk the wrath of Sauron and posted the first quas...

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    PGA Honors Music Producer Russell Simmons with 2013 Visionary Award

    The Producers Guild of America announces they will honor producer Russell Simmons with the guild's 2013 Visionary Award at the PGA awards ceremony on January 26.

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    Are Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig Shooting A Film At Barnard?

    This is The Playlist equivalent of a geek rumor, so just bear with us. Granted, the pieces of evidence are a bit flimsy and who knows if it's all just a misunderstanding, but it's also too compelling to ignore. The short version is: Noah Baumbach and possibly Greta Gerwig may be shooting som...

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    ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer Derek Connolly Writing A Pixar Film; Jennifer Lee To Co-Direct Disney's 'Frozen'

    Who would have thought that “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the low budget sci-fi-ish Sundance hit, would produce some of the most sought after creative talent in the business right now? It was a cute movie and there was certainly some artistry at work, but anyone who thought that the film’s director, Coli...

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    S&A 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Blu-Ray Giveaway (Enter Now To Win!)

    A film that really doesn't need much of an introduction on this site, at this point, given just how much coverage it's received. 

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    Sundance Lineup is a Win for Women Directors and for Everybody Who Cares About Movies

    For the last couple of years (the time that I have written this blog) I have lived in a world full of disappointment when it comes to film festivals which you can also extrapolate to a world full of disappointment at the opportunities available for women directors. If women directed films can't...

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