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    Billy Dee Williams Says He's Been Asked To Return As Lando Calrissian; Hasn't Decided Yet

    Since it was announced that a new trilogy of Star Wars films (Episode 7, 8, and 9) are in the works, there've been rumors suggesting that the next film in the series, Episode 7, could see the return of old favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia and, yes, even secondary characters like ...

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    Magnolia Acquires Sundance and SXSW Music Doc 'Muscle Shoals'

    Magnolia Pictures likes docs. The indie distributor has acquired US rights to Greg "Freddy" Camalier's Sundance entry "Muscle Shoals," a documentary about the Alabama Muscle Shoals recording studio that spawned some of the greatest records of all time. Produced by Stephen Badger and Camalier, the fi...

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    'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Will Make World Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival In April

    The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the feature documentary from Kartemquin Films (the company behind a few documentaries we've covered here on S&A, like The Interrupters and the Bill T Jones profile A Good Man), will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

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    Nancy Meyers New Film To Be At Sony

    There are not a lot of women who direct at the studio level. I can count them on two hands. The loss of Nora Ephron took one big name off the list, so it is always important to note when a woman gets a studio directing deal.

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    New Poster For Doc 'Room 237' Pays Homage To The Original 'The Shining' One Sheet

    While Rodney Ascher's documentary "Room 237" quite vocally does not have the endorsement of the Stanley Kubrick estate, that hasn't stopped the marketing from paying homage to "The Shining." It was just about a month ago, the a clever trailed riffed on the original teaser and now that playfulness ha...

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    Dyn-o-mite? Sony Pictures Is Developing A Feature Film Based On 'Good Times'

    Dyn-o-mite? Sony Pictures Is Developing A Feature Film Based On 'Good Times'

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    Dyno-mite! 'Good Times' Headed To The Big Screen

    There's no point being outraged, shocked or surprised. Moviemakers want safe, reliable properties, preferably cheap, and with every comic book, sexy fan fiction, fairy tale and young adult series getting snatched up, of course, television will be the next place to get fracked. Even the title alone w...

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    Watch: Trailer For Keanu Reeves Starring Indie Drama 'Generation Um..."

    Sitting on a shelf for a long, long time (it shot about two years ago, with the first images arriving in 2011), the Keanu Reeves starring indie "Generation Um..." is finally making its way to theaters this spring. And this first trailer is here, and if you've ever wanted to see a movie where Reeves ...

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    WIGS Announces New Season and New Series

    WIGS Announces New Season and New Series

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    Russ Parr's Controversial 'The Undershepherd' Will Be Broadcast By TV One March 30

    I've known of the film's TV One broadcast debut for a few months, but couldn't say anything about it until it was made public.

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