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    RIP Al Freeman Jr.

    The son of African American stage actor Al Freeman (1884-1956), and star of stage, TV and film, Al Freeman Jr. (born Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., on March 21, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas), has died at the age of 78 years old.

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    Best of the Week: 'The Master' Arrives in Santa Monica, 'Bourne' Debuts, Plus Festivals, Interviews & More

    This week on TOH, we eagerly anticipate the Toronto and Venice film fests, we review both "The Bourne Legacy" and the surprise screening of PTA's "The Master," we round up the best films of the year so far and more!

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    Julie Delpy Talks Exposing Herself In '2 Days In New York' & Talks About The Film's Great Cameo

    Julie Delpy is about to fly to Greece, so she's making her last-minute arrangements. First she needs a dress -- and she only has fifteen minutes to shop. And then there's the weather -- will New York have any more of those insane storm clouds that could delay her flight? And finally, she arr...

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    First Look: Russell Crowe Bearded and Burly As 'Noah' in Aronofksy's Biblical Genesis Epic

    Check out the first official photo of Russell Crowe as the titular ark captain in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." (The first glimpse of the legendary ark can be seen here.) While the role had a few other prominent (and younger) names attach and then drop out of the project...

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    Watch: Anna Kendrick Sings 'No Diggity' In Extended Clip From Musical Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

    “OH SNAP, no she didn’t!,” is what we’d imagine the filmmakers behind the Anna Kendrick-starring “Pitch Perfect” want us to say throughout the majority of the running time for this film, which goes where few films have gone before in an effort to take a “Bring it On”-style comedic riff on a capella ...

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    Keira Knightley Beats Evangeline Lilly & Felicity Jones To Female Lead Opposite Chris Pine In 'Jack Ryan'

    It sounded, for a few weeks, as if Keira Knightley was done with the blockbusters. The actress, and star of the giant "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, told Empire Magazine this month "It comes to a point where you think, 'What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?' A...

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    Exclusive: Julie Delpy Says Despite Recent Reports, The 'Before Sunset' Sequel Won't Shoot This Summer

    When reports surfaced earlier this year that the long-awaited sequel to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise"/"Before Sunset" films would shoot this summer, many were surprised at the announcement. A collaboration between Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, last we had all heard, the fi...

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    'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

    I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

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    Watch: First 10 Minutes From Rebecca Hall-Led Chiller 'The Awakening' Plus 2 More Clips From The Film

    While the Rebecca Hall and Dominic West-led “The Awakening” has been rolling out in theaters across the world for some time now, the fright show is only just receiving a Stateside release in limited run theaters next week. While buzz on the film hasn’t exactly been deafening, one o...

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    Preview Meta-fictional Feature 'Tango Macbeth' - A play, Inside A Documentary, Inside A Film

    In reading the synopsis for this, I immediately thought of William Greaves' 1968 momentous Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, and its layers of metatextual storytelling, inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary, inside a documentary, inside a documentary.

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