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    Cannes 2012: Marlon Wayans' Directorial Debut, Co-Starring Essence Atkins, Looking For A USA Home

    Announced on this site in early February... Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

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    Eli Roth Aims to Make Horror Thriller 'The Green Inferno' His 'Scariest and Most Intense Film'

    Eli Roth will get back in the directing chair for the first time since his 2007 sequel “Hostel: Part II” with the horror thriller “The Green Inferno,” courtesy of production-financing outfit Worldview Entertainment. Filming is scheduled to begin in Peru and Chile in the fall.

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    Cannes Market: 70mm Doc 'Samsara' Sells to Canada, Australia and New Zealand; Oscilloscope Has U.S.

    "Samsara," documentarian Ron Fricke's follow-up to "Baraka," was shot over five years on five continents on 70mm film. eOne Canada acquired rights to the film, which will be released in the US by Oscilloscope and in Germany by Busch Media Group on August 24.

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    "A Walk Among The Tombstones" Gets Some Life Again; Will TJ Come Along For The Ride?

    Liam Neeson isn't at all the face I pictured when I read this novel awhile ago. For starters, I imagined someone younger actually - maybe early to mid-40s. Neeson will be 60 next month.

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    Robert Redford Collaborator Joe Ricketts Plans Racist Anti-Obama Ad Blitz

    What must Robert Redford be thinking? On his last film, "The Conspirator," the famous liberal film pioneer partnered with Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts to bring the story of the assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln and the subsequent court hearings to the big screen. At the Toro...

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    Liam Neeson To Star In One-Time Harrison Ford Project 'A Walk Among The Tombstones'

    It seems barely a week goes by without it being announced that Liam Neeson is attached to play some kind of badass. Ever since "Taken" renewed his stardom, he's been a busy bee, punching people (and wolves) in everything from "The A-Team" and "Clash Of The Titans" to "The Grey" and the upcoming "Non...

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    The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's ‘Cloud Atlas’ Scores A Dec 6 U.S. Release Date & Almost 3-Hr Running Time Revealed

    In a piece about the various financial comings and goings at Cannes, Anne Thompson has revealed specifics about the Wachowskis and Tom Tywker’s ambitious, Tom Hanks-led adaptation of David Mitchell’s multi-tiered “Cloud Atlas,” which screened on Wednesday for international buyers, including details ...

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    Does The New "Prometheus" International Poster Reveal Idris Elba's Character's Fate?

    A week or so ago, Sergio asked for your thoughts on whether Idris Elba's character in the film lives until the end, or if he succumbs to the "Brotha Rule" - token black guy whose purpose really is to be sacrificed so that the others (the white characters) can live.

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    First Teaser Poster For Sam Mendes' 007 Movie 'Skyfall' Arrives, Plays On Classic Bond Imagery

    Bond is back. Of course, Bond has been been back 21 times since "Dr. No" kicked cinema's longest-running continuous franchise off fifty years ago, but the financial difficulties of MGM seemed to be one of Ian Fleming's superspies most deadly foes. Fortunately, Bond survived, as he ...

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    3 UK *Urban-Themed* Productions Hit US Shores: "Shank," "Anuvahood," & "Sket"

    2 British films we've covered are now available here in the USA on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD, with a third one on the way, scheduled for an end-of-the-month Stateside release.

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