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    Joaquin Phoenix Backtracks On His Damaging Oscar Comments, Says He Owes Career To His Nomination

    For every year-end darling labeled by audiences and critics as an Oscar contender, there likewise exists an awards season campaign fully brought to its knees by an actor's derisive remarks. No matter the veracity of their statements, it's long been established that any unfavorable opinion no...

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    An Interpretation Of William Shakespeare’s 'Antony and Cleopatra,' Set In Pre-Revolution Colonial Haiti?

    Last we wrote about award-winning African American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney was in May, when we announced that he was teaming up with Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy) on what was described as a triptych feature about Liberty City that is being produced by...

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    Exclusive: Adam McKay Says 'Step Brothers' Rap Album Fell Apart, Sequel Still Possible But Won't Be Next

    If you look across Adam McKay's filmography, you'll see that his comedy usually comes in pairs: Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby"; Allen and Terry in "The Other Guys" and hell, even Ron and Baxter" in "Anchorman." And even his latest producing venture on "...

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    New Generation of Polish Filmmakers Hit Tribeca Film Center

    From November 15th-17th, eighteen films by The New Generation of Polish Filmmakers will screen at the Tribeca Film Center. New York Women in Film and Television is the event partner alongside Munk Studios. Several female directed films are featured including the opening night film, Women’s Day...

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    Zack Snyder Says He Understands Rules Of Superman Better Than “Normal” Filmmakers For 'Man of Steel'

    With “Sucker Punch” attempting to balance sincerity and absurdity in a side-by-side existence, director Zack Snyder seems primed to finally tilt matters over into the former camp with his much-anticipated Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” Following the tentpole's low-key u...

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    Guillermo Del Toro Says He Hasn't Been Approached For 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' Colin Trevorrow Would Love To Direct

    Time for your daily “Star Wars 7” update. Since George Lucas’ involvement (or lack thereof) in the new “Star Wars” trilogy was confirmed, the internet has breathlessly speculated about who would take the reins of the franchise. With a quick succession of fanboy-favorite directors counting themselves...

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    Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan Talks Newly-Launched $100,000 Afrinolly Short Film Competition

    Announced yesterday... Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan and actress Stephanie Linus have teamed to launch a new short film competition called the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, with the goal being to help cultivate the next generation of African filmmakers, to expand the conversations ...

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    Sean Penn Takes On 'Bourne'-Esque 'Prone Gunman'

    With some of his esteemed peers flocking to genre films in recent years -- Liam Neeson in the “Taken” films, and Brad Pitt in next year’s “World War Z” -- it seems Sean Penn has decided to do an action film of his own with “Prone Gunman.”

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    Kevin Clash 'Highly Unlikely' To Return To 'Sesame Street'

    In the followup to my item yesterday about the sex abuse scandal involving Kevin Clash of Sesame Street most people were outraged though some commenters, here on S & A and elsewhere, wanted to gave him the benefit of the doubt.

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Host' Starring Saoirse Ronan Pits Emotions Vs. Aliens

    With "Twilight" coming to an end this week (NOOOO!), your mom and sister will have more options just around the corner for supernatural tween romances. At Warner Bros., they're hoping "Beautiful Creatures" will fill that void, while Summit is banking on Stephenie Meyer once a...

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