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    Spike Lee Says He's Already Made Back His Investment In 'Red Hook Summer' And Then Some...

    Time is flying on by, as the theatrical release date for Spike Lee's latest work, Red Hook Summer, fast approaches. August 10 to be exact, almost exactly 2 months from today; it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw the film at the Sundance Film Festival, where it caused a bit of a st...

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    'Tahrir: Liberation Square' Director Stefano Savona Talks Egypt, New Projects, Michael Moore & More

    Media coverage for the Arab Spring has slowed down in recent months, but that doesn't mean things in the Middle East have settled down. Egypt, for example, is facing election woes, and the President they toppled more than a year ago has just been given a verdict for his various crimes.

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    Stephen Colbert & More Voice 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'; Legendary Debbie Reynolds Goes 'Behind The Candelabra' & Ian McShane Has 'Cuban Fury'

    DreamWorks' animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the popular cartoon series, has announced more names for its voice cast with Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter and Stephen Tobolowsky all joining Ty Burrell and Max Charles, who'll voice the titular characters r...

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    CASTING WATCH: Aronofsky's 'Noah' Wants Winstone, Watson & Wife; Penelope Cruz Joins 'Counselor,' Reteams with Almodovar

    Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is adding to its ark. Aussie Russell Crowe will play the titular Biblical character, while Brit Ray Winstone ("Sexy Beast," "The Departed," "Hugo") has been offered the villain role. Emma Watson is in talks to join as Ila, a girl rescued by Noah, a role Dakota Fanning had t...

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    Fox Searchlight Names Director Neil Burger for 'Animal Rescue' Adaptation from Dennis Lehane

    Neil Burger will direct an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story "Animal Rescue" for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertertainment after his surprisingly successful "Limitless" starring Bradley Cooper.

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    Strand Takes Eytan Fox's 'Yossi'; Heading to Fall Fests Prior to 2013 Release

    Strand Releasing takes North American rights to Israel's "Yossi," from director Eytan Fox. The film, which debuted at Tribeca to strong reviews, is the director's follow up to "Yossi & Jagger," and features Ohad Knoller again in the titular role. In "Yossi,"...

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    New Images From 'Total Recall' Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel

    By this point, there isn't much left to reveal about Len Wiseman's "Total Recall." The trailers have made it clear it's going to be a pretty average sci-fi flick, granted, with some identity twisting traits, but nothing that has had us truly sitting up and taking notice. To recap, Colin Farrell is i...

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    Noel Clarke Leads Fight Against Alien Predator In New Trailer For Sci-Fi Horror "Storage 24"

    Here's another look at the upcoming sci-fi horror flick from Brit renaissance man Noel Clarke, titled Storage 24.

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    Watch: It's Peter Parker Vs. Flash Thompson In New Clip From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    There are few stills from a movie in the past year that captured the imagination quite like the one above for "The Amazing Spider-Man." It was one of the earliest looks at the film that Sony released and it was....curious to say the least. But with the studio currently playing the We'r...

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    New Details On Marlon Wayans' Found-Footage Spoof w/ Essence Atkins; Cedric The Entertainer Cast

    Last I wrote about this, late in May, it was being shopped around by sales and distribution company IM Global at the Cannes film market, hoping to secure USA and international deals. 

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