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    TIFF Preview: Fox Searchlight Pushes Oscar Contender 'The Sessions,' Releases Poster

    Fox Searchlight, which snapped up Ben Lewin's "The Sessions" (formerly "The Surrogate") at Sundance for $6 million, holds high Oscar hopes for film, which stars John Hawkes as journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, who is afflicted with polio but wants to have sex. (Think "My Left Foot.") Searchlight is ...

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    Gerard Butler Says He Won't Be Returning For '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

    Considering "300: Battle of Artemisia" isn't continuing the tale set forth by its predecessor, "300," it's not a complete shock that Gerard Butler won't be returning to reprise his role as King Leonidas. However, according to producer Bernie Goldman, there was a part for him and Lena Headey in the s...

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    New Details On David O. Russell's 'Nailed,' Film Unlikely To Ever See The Light Of Day

    The sorry saga of David O. Russell's "Nailed" is really a cautionary tale of working with shady financiers. The tale is one that has been told a few times over in the past couple of years, but in case you missed out, we'll recap it for you.

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    TIFF Adds Masters and Mavericks to Lineup

    Got the rundown yesterday on the TIFF Masters and Mavericks screenings. It seems that no women qualify to be Masters.

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    Kenya International Film Festival Announces 2012 Dates, Theme

    This will be the first year that we actually cover this festival; not that any of us is traveling to Kenya for the festival, but we'll be following it much closer than we have in the past 3 years. And I just might have someone over there write up a few film reviews and overall reactions to ...

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    Byron Hurt's 'Soul Food Junkies' to Premiere in New York City on August 30

    A film we've covered regularly on this site, and one of Tambay's 2012 Projects We're Excited About, acclaimed documentary Soul Food Junkies will have its New York City premiere next Thursday, August 30 at Lincoln Center.

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    Tribeca Film Institute Awards New Media Grants

    The Tribeca Film Institute announces the grant recipients for its second annual TFI New Media Fund. The grants are designed for an assortment of interactive, non-fiction, transmedia projects, and range from $50K to $100K apiece, with funding effective immediately. List of recipients below.

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    Terrence Howard to Guest Star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

    Hawaii Five-0 fans can look forward to a star-studded episode this October, as Terrence Howard will appear in the show's upcoming third season. Kardashian kid Kendall Jenner will appear in the same episode, although separately from Howard. 

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    'Snow White And The Huntsman' Star Sam Claflin Confirmed To Play Finnick Odair In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    It's been one of the most sought-after roles in recent Hollywood casting history, one that names like Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, Garret Hedlund and even Robert Pattinson were (mostly erroneously) linked to. And after several months, it's finally been filled, with Lionsgate announcing via a press r...

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    New Poster for 'Lincoln' Features More of Day-Lewis' Uncanny Profile

    We've already opined that Daniel Day-Lewis is the embodiment of Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and this new one-sheet poster for the film only reinforces that.

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