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    Watch: Got Milk! Super Bowl Ad Directed By Peter Berg Starring Dwayne Johnson

    This weekend comes the greatest sporting eating advertising event of the year: the Super Bowl. Frankly, we couldn't tell you what teams are playing or even who the players are, but what we do know is that it's a major marketing weekend for the studios looking to pimp their expensive bau...

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    Watch: Diego Luna's English Language Directorial Debut 'Drifting'

    Actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have a lot in common. In addition to being Mexican heartthrobs and best friends since birth, they are also both budding directors who co-own Canana Productions, a company that has produced projects helmed by each. Most recently, the company co-produced a two-...

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    Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

    Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Basse...

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    Eddie Vedder Writing A New Song & Contributing Tracks To Christian Bale's 'Out Of The Furnace'

    Christian Bale and Casey Affleck teaming up for "Out Of The Furnace," the long-awaited sophomore effort from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper, is pretty much all the reason we needed to place it on our Most Anticipated Of 2013 list. But the gritty Rust Belt tale about two...

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    Casting Watch: Chastain Is 'Miss Julie' with Liv Ullmann at the Helm, Farrell and Morton to Co-Star

    Jessica Chastain is set to star in the title role of "Miss Julie" in Liv Ullmann's film adaptation of August Strindberg's classic play about a young upper-class woman who finds herself attracted to a senior servant. Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton are attached to co-star.

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    How To Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party at the Alamo Drafthouse

    The Alamo Drafthouse just released a video and poster for its newest contest, the chance to "Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party." The theater is asking for submissions via Facebook for the "biggest, best, and most creative" movie themed party to be thrown at any of Alamo's locations. You choose what ...

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    'Homegoings' (Doc Exploring African American Funeral Traditions) Debuts at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2013

    We first alerted you to Christine Turner's feature documentary titled Homegoings, in late 2011, when it was one of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $150,000 in grants towards completing their projects, from the Tribeca Documentary Fund.

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    Tina Fey Says ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Still In The Works

    She’s spoken about the possibility in interviews before, and it seems this subject has cropped up numerous times over the years. But after Tina Fey announced, “I think Paramount’s on board,” during a red carpet interview at the SAG Awards, the blogosphere took it as a sign th...

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    Cinedigm Takes 'Narco Cultura,' Sundance Documentary on Drug Cartels

    Cinedigm has picked up North America distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz' documentary "Narco Cultura," which premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the influence of drug cartels on pop culture on both sides of the Mexican-America...

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    Cinedigm Takes Sundance Drug War Doc 'Narco Cultura'

    Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to Sundance documentary "Narco Cultura," directed by Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz. The company plans a theatrical release and awards-qualifying run for 2013.

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