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    Ethiopian-Irish Actress Ruth Negga Believes Her Heritage Is Negatively Affecting Her Career

    The Irish Sun is reporting that Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga (Misfits, Love/Hate) believes her heritage has prevented her from success in Hollywood.

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    New York City-based production company A24 announced today that it has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III."

    New York City-based production company A24 has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen. A24 will release the film in the U.S. in February 2013, with FilmBuff handling domestic digital distribution.

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    Watch New Clip From Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' (w/ 1st Black Heathcliff)

    It's been about a year since it made its world premiere at the Venice FIlm Festival in 2011; since then, it's been released almost all over Europe and parts of Asia, and will finally see a USA release this fall, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which picked up North American distr...

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    "Obama's America" Loses Box Office Momentum; But Watch Out for Rightwing Nonfiction Wave

    The rightwing agit-prop doc "2016: Obama's America," a movie so full of conjecture and hole-y logic it makes a Michael Moore movie look like the phone book, has finally reached its box-office peak over the Labor Day Weekend, declining 14% in ticket sales from the previous week's...

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    Watch: New Clip Debuts From 'Great Expectations' With Ralph Fiennes & Jeremy Irvine

    Tackling an adaptation of a 150-year-old Charles Dickens novel, especially one that has already been brought to the screen at least a dozen times in various forms, is a daunting task indeed. What do you change? What do you freshen up? Well, if you're Mike Newell, who directed a new adaptation, the a...

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    7th Annual Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival Unveils Lineup - 120 Films From 30 Countries

    Over the next couple of weeks, we will be going through the film festival's lineup to highlight individual films, so watch out for those posts. Some of them should be familiar, since we've written about them before; but, from a quick glance, I can say that there are several that we have...

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    Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar 4' Won't Be Part Of Back-To-Back Sequel Shoot

    What, exactly, is going on with James Cameron's "Avatar" sequels remains something of a mystery. Since the movie broke box office records in late 2009 (and reintroduced 3D in new and vital ways that few filmmakers have carried forward), it was largely assumed that there would be follow-up films and ...

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    Udo Kier Will Be In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' Hopefully With All Of His Clothes On

    While much of the talk about Lars von Trier's upcoming sex epic (sexic?) "Nymphomaniac" has concerned the real life sex scenes the prickly auteur is insisting the film contain. (To blur or not to blur, that is the question!), the two-part movie is also amassing an impressive cast who are set to pote...

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    First Look Pic, Official Synopsis For South African Thriller 'Layla Fourie' Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

    Last we wrote about this project, in March, shooting was just getting underway on location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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