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    Preview 'No No: A Dockumentary' (Legend Of Dock Ellis, LSD No-Hitters, Hair Curlers & Beaning Batters)

    I believe it was 3 years ago that we featured a short film based on this very subject - Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No, which was based on a colorful recording by former baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, describing how he pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of LSD. Ellis, for his p...

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    Watch: James Franco Directs Samsung Galaxy Note Ad Starring James Franco

    Well, you gotta give the folks over at advertising firm Cheil USA a hand, because if you're going to come up with a campaign around the Samsung Galaxy Note touting its multitasking capabalities, there are few celebrities more equipped to deliver that message than James Franco. Hell, in the past ...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch Says You'll Only See Smaug's Eye In The First 'The Hobbit' Movie

    ...and then there were three. With everything official for "The Hobbit" to be turned into a trilogy, it looks like we're going to be talking about Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth for a lot longer than we expected. And we can also start picking apart when various members of t...

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    First Official Photo Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen / Cecil Gaines In 'The Butler'

    Nothing too special here, especially as we've already seen a few unofficial on-set pics of the cast between takes and such.

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    First Official Image Of Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' In Lee Daniels' Next Film

    Well, after spending the better part of the spring and summer assembling its massive ensemble cast, Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is now rolling and perhaps in preparation for sales at TIFF next month, the first official image from the film has dropped. And it's a silhouette.

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    Ridley Scott Halts Production On 'The Counselor' In Wake Of Tony Scott's Death

    Today, Hollywood continues to reel from the tragic news that director Tony Scott took his own life over the weekend. While he shared collaborations with many of Hollywood's brightest talents and biggest stars, none were as close, creative or deeply meaningful as those with this brother Ridley Sc...

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    In 'Mingus On Mingus' Grandson Searches Through Lore To Find Grandfather - Charles Mingus

    From Orangethenblue Productions comes a feature-length documentary directed by Kevin Ellington Mingus (grandson of jazz legend Charles Mingus), titled Mingus on Mingus.

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    Mike Birbiglia Set to Follow Up 'Sleepwalk With Me' With Film Adaptation of His One-Man Show 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend'

    After adapting his hit off-Broadway one-man show "Sleepwalk With Me" into an acclaimed first feature, comedian Mike Birbiglia isn't messing around with the formula that brought him praise and indie-film cred (his debut won the Best of NEXT Audience Award at Sundance and comes out Frida...

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    New Images From 'Jack Reacher,' 'Anna Karenina' And 'Violet & Daisy' With Saoirse Ronan

    Over the weekend, this writer finished reading "Persuader," one of Lee Child's dozen plus books centering on ex-military man turned drifter/problem solver Jack Reacher, and it only underscores how divisive the casting of Tom Cruise is in "Jack Reacher," based on "One Sho...

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    First Look: Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Gearing Up For Their 'Guilt Trip'

    Awww, now that's one delightful duo. Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand aren't exactly two names you'd expect to see share top billing on any feature but the pair play mother and son in Anne Fletcher's upcoming road-trip comedy "The Guilt Trip."

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