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    "This Movie Gets Worse Every Screening": Producer Notes For 'Blade Runner' A Fascinating Look At The Sci-Fi Classic

    That Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" had a troubled production is no secret, with currently four different versions of the movie -- 1982 Theatrical Version, 1982 International Version, 1992 Director's Cut and 2007 Final Cut -- all readily available for those who truly want to dip into the tweaks and c...

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    Rob Thomas Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Doc In The Works, Says He Considered Making 'Veronica Mars' As "Cool Noir"

    After Warner Bros. promised to back a "Veronica Mars" movie if fans raised $2 million within a month and the Kickstarter campaign proved more than successful (it currently sits at $3.6 million raised), there is no official word on whether the studio will help fund the film (they have agreed to distr...

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    Watch: Get Put Under A Spell With 3 New Clips From Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

    While he’s been talking up the film all over the place over the past week, Danny Boyle’s mind-fuck thriller “Trance” doesn’t arrive in theaters until next month. If you’ve already heard some of Rick Smith’s score and still need something to hold you over until April, three new clips from the film ha...

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    Lynn Nottage Is Adapting 'Intimate Apparel' As An Opera For The Met

    Lynn Nottage Is Adapting 'Intimate Apparel' As An Opera For The Met

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    Ed Bland - R.I.P. Jazz Composer and Pioneering Black Independent Filmmaker

    It is with regret that we have to report the passing, last week, of jazz composer and pioneering filmmaker Ed Bland at his home in Smithfield, Virginia at the age of 86.

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    Meet Mother Russia, Black Death & More With 6 'Kick-Ass 2' Character Posters

    The first trailer came out Wednesday and now six character posters have been revealed for this summer’s “Kick-Ass 2.” We get a glimpse at new characters Night Bitch (played by Lindy Booth), Black Death (Daniel Kaluuya), and the revised name/costume for the Mother Fucker, formerly Red Mist (Christop...

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    "Like Really": Emma Watson Shoots Down 'Fifty Shades Of Grey Rumors' (Again)

    For those pervs hoping for some hawt Hermione action, Emma Watson has sad words for you today. Despite recent rumors stirring the the pot (filled with melted candle wax) that she might be taking the lead role in the erotic "Fifty Shades Of Grey," that's not gonna happen.

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    Finally: Union Talk at VFX Town Hall

    Not surprisingly, talk of unionization and a trade association dominated the international Pi Day VFX town hall meetings on Thursday in LA, the San Francisco Bay Area, Austin, Vancouver, and Wellington. Everyone agrees that the VFX industry has reached a tipping point and that the business model ...

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    Help Fund 'The Abandon' (5 Black Men Learn They May Be The Last Humans On Earth)

    In December, we posted the pilot episode for awarding-winning playwright and screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins' sci-fi series called The Abandon, and, as I recall, many of you really dug it! In fact, it was well-received across the blogosphere, wherever it was shared.

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    Casting Call: Atlanta-Based Docu-Fiction Project In Search Of African Female Lead

    Casting Call: Atlanta-Based Docu-Fiction Project In Search Of African Female Lead

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