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    Idris Elba Has Met With Bond Producers To Play 007; Christopher Nolan Would Be "Dream" Director For Franchise

    As 23rd Bond chapter “Skyfall” preps for its public bow Stateside next month, and with many early reviews, including ours, calling it a fine return to franchise form, the pairing of Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes looks to be one with a promising future if sustained. However, even in safe water...

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    HBFF 2012 Preview - 'The Black Kungfu Experience' (On Kungfu’s Black Pioneers & Heroes)

    A film we alerted you to earlier this year, which was online at the time, in full, but was quickly pulled soon after our posting, likely for this reason...

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    3 More Posters For 'Killing Them Softly' Link Violence, Capitalism & America

    Posters, posters, posters, posters, posters and now even more posters. If there has been one distinct thread through The Weinstein Company's marketing campaign for "Killing Them Softly," it has been an array of terrifically stylized one sheets for the movie. But whether that translates into audience...

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    Change in Release Pattern for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty

    Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar winning The Hurt Locker was supposed to open wide into the crowded Christmas market on December 19. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony is now looking to platform Zero Dark Thirty on the date and have it open wide in early January.

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    Moviepilot Launches Agency to Improve Film and TV Promotion Through Social Media

    Moviepilot.com will launch a new agency designed to aid studios in marketing their releases by using "social media intelligence and analytics to better understand and connect with target audiences," a company press release announced Wednesday. A personal recommendation platform for movie and TV fans...

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    First Batch Of On-Set Photos From 'Tula, The Revolt' (Feature On Slave Uprising In Curacao)

    As noted earlier last week, Danny Glover will lend his talents, joining the starring cast of the slave uprising project Tula, The Revolt, from Dutch director Jeroen Leinders, which is based on a true story about a slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch co...

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    'The Wolverine' Flexes Bone Claws In New Still, James Mangold Says Film Is Not A Prequel

    Jean Grey or not Jean Grey? That is the question. With rumors landing a few days ago that Famke Janssen shot a cameo in "The Wolverine," the presumption was that the film would precede the "X-Men" trilogy of pictures. But the answer to that presumption is an emphatic "no&quo...

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    Millenium Picks Up 'Upside Down' With Kirsten Dunst & Jim Sturgess, Will Be Released In 3D

    Geez, we had pretty much forgotten about this one. With production starting over two years ago, it has taken a very long time for this movie to see the light of day. While there has been smattering of stills and even a trailer at the beginning of the year, "Upside Down," starring Kirsten D...

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    Clive Owen Is 'The King Of The Castle' In Directorial Debut From The Writers Of 'The Sitter'

    Establishing himself as an actor capable of both dramatic heavy lifting and action movie flexibility, one thing Clive Owen hasn't done very often is comedy. Sure, there was "Duplicity" and "Shoot 'Em Up" we suppose (not to mention a cameo role in "The Pink Panther&qu...

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    'Middle of Nowhere' Expands To More Cities This Weekend - Is Your City One Of Them?

    Is S & A turning into the Middle of Nowhere channel? Seems that way doesn't it? But then again isn't that we're all about? That is bringing to attention intelligent, well made, independently made black films? 

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