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    Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker Teach 50 Cent About Money, Fear, Respect In Trailer For 'Freelancers'

    Here's the first trailer for that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson crime drama we first told you about in early 2011 and haven't written a word about since. Probably because there's been nothing about it to write about... until today, now that its trailer has turned up o...

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    Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

    Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy...

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    Watch Trailer For Delightful Short 'The Last/First Kiss' Starring Tracey Heggins & Carlton Byrd

    This lovely short film screened at the Boston International Film Festival in April, which is where I saw it.

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    Must See Documentary - 'Colored Confederates: Myth Or Matter Of Fact?'

    There has been a movement for the longest time by so-called "historians" who argue and claim to have definitive proof that there were many black slaves, up to over 90,000 some claim, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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    'Grown Ups 2' Adds Shaquille O'Neal, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Cato From 'The Hunger Games' & More

    In the few short years since “Funny People” was released, Adam Sandler has made it his goal to outdo the fake terrible movies that his character did in Judd Apatow’s film. The nadir of his inexorable downward slope will probably be next year’s “Grown Ups 2” and he...

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    S.J. Kincaid's 'Insignia' & Michael Koryta's 'The Prophet' Getting Big Screen Adaptations

    Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have looked towards the literary world for inspiration, a practice that intensified over the following century. Of course now the primary objective of adapting a book is to buy into the built-in audience and brand awareness that some of them have. Case in point, ...

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    James Sallis' 'Drive' Sequel 'Driven' Being Developed Into A Movie

    It was just about this time last year when the buzz around Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" was beginning to build and make a serious noise. The picture had just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to rapturous reviews, going on to to earn Refn Best Director honors. And the film manage...

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    Ben Linus From 'Lost' Joins Woody Allen's Next Film, Will Probably Be Creepy In It

    "Lost" may be over, but Ben Linus continues to creep us out thanks to Michael Emerson's magnificent portrayal of the enigmatic member of the Dharma Initiative. And for better or worse, that persona is one that continues to be attached to Emerson, even after the series has ended.

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    Waging War Against Texting in Theaters and 10 Other Things I Learned at CinemaCon

    The latest salvo in an ongoing war against texting in theaters started at a CinemaCon panel I moderated in Las Vegas with Sony vice-chairman Jeff Blake, Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles, "Fast & Furious" producer Neal Moritz, IMAX president Greg Foster and Alamo Drafthouse chief Tim League.

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    2 Academy Award Winners Be Damned, 50 Cent Ruins Movies: Trailer For 'Freelancers' With Robert De Niro & Forest Whitaker

    50 Cent is a financial titan. The rapper has expanded his brand into sneakers, books, body spray, condoms, vitamin water, energy drinks and, of course, film production via his Cheetah Vision production company. And that's what we're here to talk about. You see, while 50 Cent likes to make mo...

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