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    MGM Grabs Vidgame Franchise 'Tomb Raider'

    In the Hollywood studios' neverending quest for brand name franchises, MGM has acquired feature film rights to the updated vidgame missions "Tomb Raider," about a daredevil archaeologist on a series of globe-trotting quests. MGM, which owns some rights to "The Hobbit" and James Bond franchises, wil...

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    New Film On Doris Payne - International Jewel Thief & Black Woman (Not Halle Berry's Project)

    Waaaay back in 2008, before S&A was born, some of you might remember the announcement (I posted it on my old personal blog, The Obenson Report) that Halle Berry had signed up to star in a project called Who Is Doris Payne, a Eunetta Boone-scripted, fact-based film about the international jewel t...

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    Matthew Vaughn's Next Film Will Be Mark Millar's 'The Secret Service,' Slated For 2014 Release

    Matthew Vaughn doesn't tend to be the sort of director to get attached to a zillion projects. The director behind "Kick-Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" found his schedule wide open when he dropped out of helming "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" last fall, and while he was briefly rumored as a contender fo...

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    Watch: James McAvoy Needs To Find A Way Out In Clip From Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Plus New Images

    If one thing seems to be clear about Danny Boyle's "Trance," it's that it might mess up your mind as much as it does its lead character, an auction house worker who gets caught up in an art heist gone very wrong. "...a head-spinning, psychologically rich take on the crime flick," we said about the m...

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    Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

    Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.

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    Kate Mara Joins Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

    While her sister was the one rumored for a part last fall (that eventually went to Rebecca Hall), the equally talented Kate Mara has found herself vaulted into one of the most intriguing movies on the 2014 horizon.

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    Making Connections

    As Women and Hollywood has grown over the last couple of years we have been getting more and more emails from people who have ideas and projects that they need help with. There are also people who have films they are trying to get the word out about, scripts they are looking for a producer or direc...

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    Watch: New French Spot For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Highlights 4 Fighting Styles

    Oh snap, kinda forgot about this one. With Wong Kar-Wai's long awaited marital arts epic now having premiered and playing in international release, we're just patiently waiting a stateside release date for the movie from The Weinstein Company. So until that happens, we'll just have to be content wit...

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    Egyptian Censorship Authority Gives Release Approval To Controversial Doc 'Jews Of Egypt'

    After some initial resistance, Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses' independently-produced feature documentary Jews of Egypt has now received approval from the Egyptian censorship authority, for a local theatrical release, the director said in a press statement.

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    Ryan Gosling Says 'Only God Forgives' Is A "Nightmare"; Says Terrence Malick Currently Editing Five Films

    This week finally sees the limited release opening of "The Place Beyond The Pines," Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to “Blue Valentine" starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan and many more. A searing drama about family and legacy, the movie earned a rare A-grade review from us w...

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