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    Casting Call: Actor Of African Descent To Play Bantamweight Boxing Champ 'Panama' Al Brown

    I was contacted by a casting director in Paris, France, hoping I could assist with finding an actor to play the lead role in a film based on the relationship between bantamweight boxing world champion Alfonso Teofilo Brown, better known as "Panama" Al Brown, and French ...

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    Watch the Teaser for Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Before Epic Trailer Premiere [Video]

    Remember when trailers merely appeared on TV screens and in front of movies at the theater? Those days are long gone. Now trailers get premieres of their own. It should thus come as no surprise that the trailer for Steven Spielberg's hotly-anticipated "Lincoln" will debut at an epic scale, being liv...

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    9 New Images Arrive From Michael Winterbottom's 'Everyday' With Shirley Henderson & John Simm

    While “The Master” and “Cloud Atlas” stormed TIFF this festival year with their sweeping performances and expansive themes (one film a little more successfully than the other, by most accounts...), it was inevitable that many other films, even from world-renowned directors, were going to fall under ...

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    Revolver Entertainment Picks Up UK Rights To Halle Berry's 'Dark Tide'

    Likely a film Halle Berry would like to forget (she's probably glad Cloud Atlas is attracting much buzz currently), it interestingly didn't play in USA theaters (although you can get it now on DVD/Blu-ray), but did overseas, pulling in over $430,000 from 6 territories (in parts of Asia,...

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    European Film Academy Names 47 Contenders for EFA Awards, From 'In Darkness' & 'Tinker Tailor' to 'Rust and Bone"& 'Amour'

    The European Film Academy announces the forty-seven films recommended for a nomination for the 2012 European Film Awards. Hailing from thirty-one countries, the films are listed below. Among them are some of last year's Oscar contenders, including "In Darkness" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," plus ...

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    3 New 'Anna Karenina' TV Spots Showcase Theatrical Elements, Director Joe Wright To Make Stage Debut In London In February

    Aside from the now-infamous tracking shots within his films, it’s gradually getting harder to place where director Joe Wright will head next. Historical drama has been his wheelhouse, yes, but after the art-house action of “Hanna” dazzled with ingenuity and skill, it seems he’s ready to display his ...

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    Black Power Takes Center Stage at TIFF With Angela Davis Documentary

    Sunday, a bit of history was explored here in Toronto. The festival premiered Shola Lynch's documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners in one of its gala slots. For a festival that premieres big Hollywood movies and epic films nightly (especially the first weekend) seeing a documentar...

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    Chicago - See 'Cloud Atlas' 1 Week Before Opening As Chicago International Film Fest Centerpiece

    Congratulations residents of the Windy City! You'll get to see the highly-anticipated work from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer - Cloud Atlas - a full week before it officially opens in theaters.

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    Lionsgate & Roadside Take 'Imogene' with Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening & Matt Dillon

    Kristen Wiig's "Imogene" has gone to Lionsgate and Roadside for joint US distribution after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. From directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("Cinema Verite," "American Splendor"), the film follows Wiig's Imogene, a New York playwright ...

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    Joss Whedon Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Will Be "Twisted," 'Avengers 2' Will Be "Complex & Difficult"

    As follow-ups to one of the three biggest movies of all time go, making a Shakespeare movie in your back garden with your friends must go down in history as one of the more unlikely ones. But that's exactly what "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon did, using the time between the Marvel pic wrapping ...

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