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    Watch: New 'Skyfall' Clip Features 007 Facing Friendly Fire Plus 2 New U.K. TV Spots

    Now that the hype surrounding the release of Adele's “Skyfall” theme song has been sufficiently met, the questions shift to the Sam Mendes-directed 007 film itself, and whether Daniel Craig can pull off the 23rd installment. However, after a strong critical reaction resulted from its...

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    Preview Forest Whitaker-Narrated, Exec Produced Rwandan Feature Doc 'Rising From Ashes'

    Narrated and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary from director/producer T.C. Johnstone's.

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    Watch Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson, Matthew Fox In 6 Brand New Clips From 'Alex Cross'

    Well, D-day is fast approaching. Alex Cross opens this Friday. And, to some surprise, it'll be screened for the press before it opens - a rare occurence for a movie starring Tyler Perry; although this one he didn't write or direct. I'll be seeing it tomorrow night, in fact! My curio...

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    Women Directed 5 of 8 Documentary Shorts on Oscar Shortlist

    Eight documentary shorts have been chosen for the 2013 Oscar shortlist. Between three and five will receive a nomination. Five of eight of the shorts are directed by women.

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    Christoph Waltz Is Mikhail Gorbachev In 'Reykjavik' With Michael Douglas As Ronald Reagan

    Well, this just got interesting. Actually, this just got even more interesting. With Michael Douglas already slotted to play Ronald Reagan, his Cold War foe in the upcoming "Reykjavik" has been cast and it's an actor who is increasingly becoming something of a chameleon on screen.

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    Oscars: James Franco Will Compete For Supporting Actor With 'Spring Breakers' & Anne Hathaway For Best Actress In 'Dark Knight Rises'

    Get our your crystal ball Oscar prognosticators, because it's time to shake it up again. The weekend brought with it a couple more bits and bobs and changes to the Oscar race, with a couple more folks chasing the statue in some unlikely films.

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    Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

    With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for thei...

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    'It's a Girl' Documentary on Gendercide Teams Up with Causes.com [Trailer]

    The documentary "It's a Girl!" reveals a remarkable and unsettling issue facing women today: the issues of gendercide in India and China. To add more power to its cause, "It's a Girl!" has teamed up with Causes.com to bring concrete activism to this issue.

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    "Argo" Reconsidered: Ben Affleck is a Right-Wing Propagandist

    Aside from a pro-Jimmy Carter coda and a few asides that show America's support of the repressive Iranian monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Ben Affleck's "Argo" is essentially and overwhelmingly right-wing, pro-American propaganda, demonizing Iran as backward, barbaric, and f...

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    Award Winning Short Film 'Mikel's Faith' Now Available On VOD

    After being screened at over 30 film festivals across the country and at Cannes and the winner of 13 awards, writer and director Alexander Etseyatse's short film Mikel's Faith is now available for download on Amazon On Demand (which you can find HERE)

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