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    Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers) Gets Theatrical Debut Date

    As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

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    BBC to Release Documentary 'One Life' from Creators of 'Earth' -- Daniel Craig Narrates

    BBC Worldwide announces a limited engagement run of documentary "One Life," narrated by Daniel Craig. From the creators of "Earth: the Movie," the fifth highest-grossing documentary to date, the film follows the spectrum of the human journey from birth until the "delivery of the next generation."

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    Disney Planning Young Han Solo & Boba Fett 'Star Wars' Spinoff Movies

    Will, this is timely. Given the general slow drip of news and secrecy at the mouse house surrounding their upcoming "Star Wars" we had no idea that very literally moments after we had finished writing What The Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Movies Mean For The Franchise & 5 Possibilit...

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    Byron Hurt ('Soul Food Junkies') Announces Next Film: 'Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?'

    After a strong festival run and recent PBS broadcast of his latest film Soul Food Junkies, documentary filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt has announced that his next feature doc will tackle another hot-button issue in black culture - hazing, the often dangerous practice of initiating new members int...

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    Colin Firth Joins Nicole Kidman's Amnesia Thriller 'Before I Go to Sleep'

    Colin Firth is joining Nicole Kidman to star in Rowan Joffe's "Before I Go to Sleep," a thriller set up at Scott Free and Millennium Films. The film is based on Brit novelist S.J. Watson's book of the same name. Joffe adapted the screenplay, which centers on a woman (Kidman) with amnesia...

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    Kino Launches National Screening Campaign of 'King: A Filmed Record: From Montgomery to Memphis'

    Mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative, the 3-hour, landmark, Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary (1970), King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, was released on DVD, on January 15, courtesy of Kino Classics.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Monterey Media Acquires U.S. Rights to 'The Lesser Blessed' Starring Benjamin Bratt

    Monterey Media has acquired all U.S. rights from Entertainment One Film International for the coming-of-age drama "The Lesser Blessed," starring Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon ("The Twilight Saga") and Chloe Rose (TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation). The film was written and directed by Anita Doron (...

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    Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Europa Report' with 'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley

    Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has picked up US rights to sci-fi film "Europa Report," starring Sharlto Copley. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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    'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michôd Goes Into Production on 'The Rover' with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

    Australian director David Michôd, who helmed 2010's brilliant white-knuckle crime film "Animal Kingdom," has gone into production on his next film, "The Rover." It stars Guy Pearce (also in "Animal Kingdom") and Robert Pattinson.

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    Disney Confirms 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs for Individual Characters -- Yoda's Up First

    Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during an interview on CNBC that the Mouse House will release "Star Wars" spin-offs based on individual characters. The studio, which acquired Lucasfilm with long-time Steven Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy attached as CEO, is wasting no time pushing forward an ambit...

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