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    Salim Akil On 'Sparkle' Studio Input: "Was A Nice, Small, Fun Movie Until Whitney Died & Then It Was Crazy"

    Well, one day S&A will be big enough to get a sit-down interview with Salim and Mara Brock Akil. Until then, we'll have to pinch from those who are big enough, like The Hollywood Reporter, who published a lengthy piece on the dynamic duo, today, on its website.

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    As Kennedy Moves to Lucasfilm, Marshall Adds Production President

    As Kathleen Kennedy transitions to running George Lucas's Lucasfilm empire in San Francisco, her husband and partner Frank Marshall is making changes at their Kennedy/Marshall production company. Marshall, the new sole head of the company, is adding a new production president, development executive ...

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    Tim Robbins To Direct 'City Of Lies,' First Feature Film Since 1999

    In the 1990s, the already well regarded actor Tim Robbins, kick started a directorial career that was not only promising, but was met with the great acclaim. Starting with the 1992 political parody "Bob Roberts," three years later Robbins followed it with the excellent death row drama &quo...

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    Maysles Cinema Introduces Monthly Film Series Exploring Integral Elements Of Hip Hop Culture & Influence

    Tomorrow night, August 10th, starting at 7:30pm... titled The 5th Element?, Maysles Cinema here in NYC introduces a monthly film series exploring the integral elements of hip hop's culture and influence beyond the traditional four: the MC, DJ, Bboying, and Graffiti.

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    First Photos And Details Emerge For New ‘Toy Story’ Short ‘Partysaurus Rex’

    When “Finding Nemo” is theatrically re-released next month, re-formatted for 3D and following a similar trajectory that made “The Lion King” a surprise smash last year, it will come packaged with it a very sizable incentive – a brand new “Toy Story” short film, entitled “Partysaurus Rex,” and center...

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    The Porn Industry Takes a Whack at Crowdfunding With Offbeatr

    The adult entertainment industry has always bred innovators. And it was only a matter of time before the porn world got sucked into the crowdfunding craze. So it’s hardly a surprise that Extra Lunch Money launched Offbeatr Thursday, the first real effort to turn the fevered dreams of sexually ...

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    Javier Bardem Is Apparently From 'The Matrix' In New Poster For 'Skyfall' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Photos

    James Bond is fifty years old this year, though he doesn't show his age one bit, as the franchise is faster and fresher than ever. And with a new movie just a couple of months away, more and more bits and pieces from "Skyfall" are starting to arrive, making us both excited and...concer...

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    Exclusive: Two Clips From The Ashley Hinshaw & James Franco-Starring Porn World Film 'About Cherry'

    Where does using your sexuality to make money end and pornography begin? Can a young woman make it in the adult film industry and come out unscathed, and are the sacrifices in your personal life worth it for the potential wealth and fast track to a better social status? Those are some of the questio...

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    Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Will Feature Marvin Hamlisch's Final Score

    While "Role Models" might be the unlikeliest place to find a reference to the late Marvin Hamlisch, it speaks to the songwriter/composer/arranger's reach and admirability that his name could be dropped into a bawdy R-rated comedy. And while that reference likely flew over the heads of most who were watching that movie, cinephiles know that Hamlisch's passing this week is a great loss. The man was behind the music for some of the most important films of the last few decades, including, yes, "The Sting," but also "Sophie's Choice," "Ordinary People," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Same Time Next Year" and more. But it seems Hamlisch has one more gift...

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    Peter Scarlet Leaves and is Now Former Director of Abu Dhabi Film Festival

    Peter Scarlet leaves immediately and is replaced by Fest colleague Ali Al Jabri, who on Tuesday was announced as the new festival director. Jabri was previously the director of the festival's Emirates Film Competition, he has worked recently closely with Scarlet. Jabri will now run the festival for ...

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