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    New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

    Three Wong Kar-Wai posts in one week? Given how little we hear from the director, that's practically a deluge. But with his long awaited "The Grandmasters" finally finished and coming to theaters (overseas anyway), there is some new material to dig into. We've already seen a new tr...

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    World Warm BodieZ: Is There Anything New Left To Say With The Zombie Movie?

    Ever since the undead first lurched around George A. Romero's "Night Of The Living Dead," audiences have been captivated by zombies. They've entered nearly every pop culture sphere, hunting for brains at the movies, on television, in books, graphic novels, comics and more, and in 2...

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    It's About Tim: Writer-Director-Actor Tim Robbins' 5 Most Distinctive Indie Roles

    This week, news broke that Tim Robbins would be returning to the director's chair for "Man Under," a dysfunctional family comedy that will mark his first theatrical feature as a director since "Cradle Will Rock" in 1999. Along with Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz...

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    The UK's Guardian Asks Why Race Should Still Play A Part In Awards Recognition

    Going through my news feed this morning as usual, and came across THIS article in the UK news magazine The Guardian, titled Do black actors still need the Screen Nation awards?

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    'Lincoln' Scribe Tony Kushner Writing Something New For Steven Spielberg

    With “Lincoln” finally hitting theaters today in select theaters -- it opens wide next week -- and pundits predicting multiple nominations for the long-delayed project, Steven Spielberg has decided he wants to stay in the Tony Kushner business and is already working with the “Linco...

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    What Do You Make Of The New 'World War Z' Trailer? (Who Knew Fana Mokoena Was In It?)

    I realize that the usual studio approach to trailers is to emphasize the spectacle, especially when it comes to movies like this; but this looks insane. And not necessarily in a good way. These zombies are on steroids; or maybe we could call them super zombies!

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    Tom Cruise Wears A Mech Suit, Runs From An Explosion In New Pic From 'All You Need Is Kill'

    All you need is Cruise, amirite? While the tabloid machine never stops swirling around the actor, he's just putting his head down and getting the work done, and though "Jack Reacher" looks generic as well, we have to say our eyebrows are certainly raised by this image.

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    Michael Bay Confirms Mark Wahlberg For 'Transformers 4'; Reveals New Logo

    First Michael Bay said his "Pain And Gain" star Mark Wahlberg would be in "Transformers 4," then he said, well, no, but we'll work together on a "different project" and then yesterday is sounded like Marky Mark was back in the fold. So we suppose it's no ma...

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    Meet Mati Diop, Niece Of Great Senegalese Director Djibril Diop Mamb├ęty And A Talent To Watch

    We totally missed this one, and it's actually quite a major miss! But thankfully, it didn't go completely unnoticed by us.

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    'Nairobi Half Life,' Mati Diop, 'Narcocorrido' Among AFI FEST 2012 Award Winners

    Big congrats to Kenyan director David Tosh Gitonga, as his feature film debut, Nairobi Half Life, which S&A has covered plenty, has been awarded the Audience Breakthrough Award at the AFI FEST 2012, presented by Audi. 

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