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    19th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Announces Lineup, Dates

    I'll return with individual highlights; in the meantime, check out the basics in the press release below; and feel free to head over to the festival's website (HERE) for the full lineup and other relevant info.

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    The French Choose Weinstein's 'The Intouchables' for Foreign Oscar Race

    In a change of direction, a markedly younger seven-member film commission including Cannes director Thierry Fremaux has chosen heart-tugging crowdpleaser "The Intouchables" as their official Oscar submission, their first comedy.

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    'Les Miserables' Pushed Back To December 25th, New Image Of Eddie Redmayne & Amanda Seyfried In Film

    There's a lot of films this year which are going to go down to the wire when it comes to making their Oscar-targeted release dates. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" was still announcing casting in May, although it seems to be well on course for its December date. Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unch...

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    New Image Of Martin Freeman In 'The Hobbit' Teases New Trailer Arriving Tomorrow

    It is, we're told, Tolkien Week. We're not sure entirely what that means, except that it's presumably something like Shark Week, but with elves. But in movie publicity terms, it means a big push from Warner Bros. for their upcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," a two-part hastily cobbled-toge...

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    8 New Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone & Josh Brolin In 'Gangster Squad'

    In an alternate universe, you could have snuck off work this afternoon to take in a matinee of Warner Bros.' all-star period actioner "Gangster Squad." The film was originally set for release on September 7th, nearly two weeks ago, until the Aurora shootings in July caused the studio to delay the fi...

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    Viola Davis To Be Honored w/ Career Achievement Award (Silver Hugo) + Retrospective At CIFF

    The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 11-25, 2012. The full schedule will be announced on September 20th.

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    Jimi Hendrix Died Today... Updates On Andre Benjamin's 'All Is By My Side' (Official Synopsis)

    Jimi Hendrix Died Today... Updates On Andre Benjamin's 'All Is By My Side' (Official Synopsis)

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne & More Pass On Lead In 'Black Nativity'

    Update: Fox Searchlight has confirmed that the film is still in active development. A start date has yet to be scheduled.

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    Spike Lee Says He Wants To Do Stevie Wonder Documentary; Says Prince Refused To Let Him Use Footage For 'Bad'

    Nicely suited amongst the ranks of Ridley Scott as a purveyor of countless pledged projects, Spike Lee has still carved out his own special corner for plans of biopics on seemingly every African American pop culture figure, alive or deceased. Joe Louis, James Brown and Jackie Robinson have all been ...

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    Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting

    Denzel Washington is on the cover of GQ‘s October Style Playbook issue, on newsstands September 25; the featured interview is already online, and in it, Denzel reveals a few items I wasn't previously aware of, and I'm guessing some of you aren't aware of either. So I'm sha...

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