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    Samuel L. Jackson To Ask Voters To 'Wake The F@#% Up' For Obama

    The ad hasn't premiered yet and people are already asking that it not be shown.

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    SPC Buys Haifaa Al-Mansour's 'Wadjda," the First-Ever Feature By a Female Saudi Filmmaker

    Sony Pictures Classics has bought all North American rights to "Wadjda," the first-ever feature directed by a female Saudi Arabian filmmaker.

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    Hollywood & Crime: Byron Allen Facing $35 Million Lawsuit In Sammy Davis, Jr Life Rights Battle

    I haven't done one of these Hollywood & Crime posts in some time; although I don't know if I'd say that a *crime* has been committed here; that's for a court to decide.

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    HBO Documentary Films Picks Up 'Love, Marilyn,' Featuring Array of Stars Reading Monroe's Letters & Diaries

    HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Liz Garbus' Telluride and TIFF entry "Love, Marilyn." Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the iconic star's death, Garbus' doc features contemporary actresses (Viola Davis, Glenn Close and Lindsay Lohan among them) reading entries from Monroe...

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    In Theaters: 'The Master' Hopes To Not Have The Weekend 'Stolen' By 'Resident Evil' Or 'Liberal Arts'

    It’s back-to-school season, in the real world and in Movieland, as art continues to imitate life. As you (or your kids, or a friend, or maybe just some random person on the corner) get back into the swing of the classroom, you can watch the big screen stars do the same thing! We do mean this l...

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    Everything Is Connected In Poster For The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

    There were few films that caused quite as much of a stir as "Cloud Atlas" did at TIFF this year. The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's sprawling and ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel earned enthusiastic applause at its premiere screening, but critics were more divided, with ...

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    DreamWorks Remaking Steve Martin & Lily Tomlin Body Switching Comedy 'All Of Me'

    Ah, the body switch comedy. The genre tends to be unpredictable at the box office, and usually doesn't lead to blockbuster sized success, but these movies can bring in decent coin if made on the right budget, and they're the kind of material that's an easy sell for future play on endless...

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    New Orleans Shows Louisiana Pride Picking 'The Paperboy' and 'The Sessions' & 'The Iceman' to Bookend Festival

    The New Orleans Film Festival has announced its opening and closing night films: On October 11, Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" will open the festival, while both Ben Lewin's "The Sessions" and Ariel Vromen's "The Iceman" will close the event on October 18 in a ...

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    'You're Next' Director Adam Wingard To Helm Actioner 'Dead Spy Running' For Warners

    Movie development is always interesting to watch, both to see how a movie changes shape and who could or could not have taken it on at any time. "Dead Spy Running" has been kicking around Warner Bros. for a while now, with the studio picking up the project in 2008 with McG first considerin...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires TIFF Romantic Drama 'Still'

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken U.S. rights to Michael McGowan's romantic drama "Still," starring James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold. The film premiered on September 10 at TIFF.

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