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    Cannes 2012 - Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun Will Shoot Next Film "Gris-Gris" This Fall

    I recently read a lengthy interview with acclaimed Chadian filmmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun with Black Camera film journal, in which he vowed never to return to FESPACO, continental Africa's largest and most prominent film festival, given the festival's "organizational problems&...

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    This Is Gonna Make You Cream: Two 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Arrive

    "Hey America, isn't this an old-fashioned shot to the nutsack?" Now titled "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," as promised, a teaser-trailer for the "Anchorman 2" sequel has arrived a few days after the teaser-poster landed (teases!), and after a weekend when it played in front of "The Dictator.". St...

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    Kino Lorber Picks Up Dutch Prostitution Doc 'Meet the Fokkens'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “Meet The Fokkens” from filmmakers Gabrielle Provaas and Rob Schröder. The film will next screen Stateside at the SilverDocs Film Festival in June, followed by a premiere at Film Forum August 8 and a limited theatrical rele...

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    Watch: First Teaser Clip Of Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    Woah. We knew that the Weinstein Company were about to unveil some footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in Cannes tonight (and we'll have our reactions from that for you later), but we just got a nice surprise, courtesy of the Twitter account of Megan Ellison, with the first footage from...

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    David Oyelowo's MI5 Torture Drama "Complicit" Starts Shooting Today; Global Theatrical Release Planned

    With his next starring project, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, making its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Brit actor David Oyelowo (who we recently interviewed HERE) will star in the Channel 4 (UK) drama titled Complicit.

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    Watch: Hugh Jackman Botch His Audition For Harlem Village Academies In Hilarious New Viral Video

    Who doesn't love Hugh Jackman? Of course, he's made his fair share of shitty movies ("Kate & Leopold," "Van Helsing," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") , but there's something inherently likable and undeniably charming about the actor so that, even when the film is bad, Jackman's never less than totally c...

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    Cannes 2012: Lee Daniels' "The Butler" A Sensation At Marché; Gets Nicole Kidman, July Start Date

    By several accounts, Lee Daniels' next project after The Paperboy, The Butler, has been the "US arthouse sensation of the market" (the market being the Cannes Film Market happening right now, in case you haven't been following all out posts).

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    Watch: Brandon Cronenberg Turns Up The Creep Levels In First Clip From Cannes Success Story 'Antiviral'

    Everything we've seen so far of Brandon Cronenberg's "Antiviral" has promised a leaf out of his father's book and, based on early positive word from the Croisette, it looks like Cronenberg Jr. has definitely delivered. We now have a the first clip from the picture, which sees the young helmer turn u...

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    Mark Duplass, Jennifer Aniston & Ben Kingsley Head To 'Convention,' Patrick Wilson & Christina Hendricks Lead Darren Aronofsky-Produced 'Zipper'

    Mark Duplass has had busy couple of years, directing and writing three films with his brother, and starring in a number of projects including the raunchy FX comedy, “The League,” and in the upcoming sci-fi tinged indie dramedy “Safety Not Guaranteed” with Aubrey Plaza. He’s following up that role wi...

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    Feature Doc On The Life Of Nat King Cole Titled "Magic Window" Scheduled For 2013 Release

    Jon Brewer, the director and producer of the aforementioned B.B. King feature documentary, BB King: The Life Of Riley, is working on another music-themed feature project - this one about Nat King Cole.

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