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    Watch: New Trailer for Indie Drama 'Lesson Before Love' (Opening in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Chicago TODAY)

    Opening today, indie director Dui Jarrod's debut feature film Lesson Before Love receives a limited release in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Chicago as part of SMG with a Twist programming at Studio Movie Grill locations.

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    Oprah Smokes Cigarette In Goodbye 'Love Scene' w/ Terrence Howard In Photo From 'The Butler'

    Oprah Smokes Cigarette In Goodbye 'Love Scene' w/ Terrence Howard In Photo From 'The Butler'

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    Documentary Filmmakers Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada Named MacArthur Fellows

    Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada have been named MacArthur Fellows for 2012, which brings a $500,000 grant to each over the next five years. The documentary filmmakers are among 23 fellows chosen by the MacArthur Foundation, which made the announcement Monday.

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    These Are The Agents Being Cast In Marvel & Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Show

    When it was revealed in August that Marvel was taking the comic book powerhouse to the small screen with "S.H.I.E.L.D.," and that ABC had already ordered up a pilot, it was clear this was no mere idea they were just kicking around. Now that they have Joss Whedon on retainer through 2015, M...

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    Watch: Orson Welles' Film Noir 'The Stranger' That Is Getting Remade By The Guy Who Directed 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

    While undercut by his intent to show studio execs his ability to keep budgets under control above all else, Orson Welles' 1946 thriller “The Stranger” remains quite a taut and entertaining genre entry. Starring Welles himself alongside Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young, at no poin...

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    David S. Goyer Reveals 'Man Of Steel' Will Be "Naturalistic" & "Rooted In Reality" Like 'The Dark Knight' Movies

    It could be argued that comic book movies didn't really get taken seriously until Christopher Nolan's Batman series came along. While the genre was already a proven moneymaker, they weren't regarded as anything beyond mere pieces of blockbuster entertainment. But from "Batman Begins...

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    Jill Scott Is Cool With Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone (Well, That Is If....)

    Yet another development in the endless controversy of the year.

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    Aretha Franklin Says Taylor Hackford Is Directing Biopic, They're Fine-tuning Treatment, Casting

    Aretha Franklin Says Taylor Hackford Is Directing Biopic, They're Fine-tuning Treatment, Casting

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Actors Ruled Ineligible For SAG Awards + What This Could Mean

    THR reports that the cast of this years indie critical darling Beasts of the Southern Wild, which Fox Searchlight has been positioning as an awards season contender, has been ruled ineligible for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

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    Gina McIntyre Takes Over as Editor of LAT's Hero Complex Blog

    LAT deputy film editor and genre buff Gina McIntyre, editor and contributor on departing staff writer Geoff Boucher's The Hero Complex, is officially taking over the blog. Boucher was lured away by EW.

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