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    Victoria Mahoney's Acclaimed Drama 'Yelling To The Sky' Expected To Be Released By End Of 2012

    News that I think will thrill a lot of you, who've emailed me over the last 8 months or so, asking when Victoria Mahoney's impressive feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky (which I saw at the Gen Art Film Festival last year) will be commercially released.

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    Trailer For Faith-Driven Indie Drama 'King's Faith' (Co-Starring Lynn Whitfield, James McDaniel)

    Here's the first trailer for King's Faith, directed by Nicholas DiBella, and produced by Mark Costello and Marc Wax.

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    RZA Is Making An 'Iron Fist' Animated Short w/ 'Afro Samurai' Creator, Ahead Of Feature Release

    The rapper turned actor/director's feature film directorial debut, and one of the projects that made it on my fall 2012 list of films to see, The Man With The Iron Fists, will see a USA theatrical release on November 2.

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    Deadline Imminent For Pan African Film Festival Call For Submissions (Last Call)

    I attended the festival for the very first time this year, and was overwhelmed by the number of films screened; truly one of the largest black film festivals in the world, in terms of volume alone. It was also where films from the likes of comedies like Think Like A Man, to historical dramas li...

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    Marc Forster Will Be 'Imagining Nathan'

    Marc Forster hasn't been having a great 2012, though there is light for him at the end of the tunnel. While "World War Z" has become such a fiasco that the film's star, Brad Pitt, won't even talk to him, Forster is quietly lining up options that he can tackle once the zombie ep...

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    Darrell Roodt's 'Little One' Is South Africa's Entry For Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

    Darrell Roodt's 'Little One' Is South Africa's Entry For Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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    Martin Freeman & Eddie Marsan Join Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

    Here's a fun fact: Peter Jackson had an ever so brief cameo in Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz" (so did Cate Blanchett, for the record). You know who else did? His future Bilbo Baggins, and now that actor will be taking in a role in "The World's End." So, small world right?

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    In Theaters: 'Looper' 'Won’t Back Down' From 'Hotel Transylvania;' 'Pitch Perfect' May Be 'The Other Dream Team'

    In case anyone was feeling too happy, the potential ruin of the human race is out in full celebratory regalia this weekend. Inescapable hit men, broken education systems, a Puritan-era killing machine, and a grifting mommy make up just a taste of the gleeful subject matter. And – for a lift &n...

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal High School Drama 'Won't Back Down' Has Some Teachers in a Tizzy -- But It's Not the First Time

    Writer-director Daniel Barnz's "Won't Back Down" is certainly not the first dramatization of the inner workings of a high school to breed controversy, but it arrives at an especially contentious moment. With debate raging for years and a high-profile teacher strike in Chicago recen...

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    Wes Bentley and Brit Marling Join Malick Collaborator AJ Edwards' Lincoln Drama, 'The Green Blade Rises'

    Wes Bentley and Brit Marling have boarded "The Green Blade Rises," about Abraham Lincoln's early years. The film, from writer-director AJ Edwards and producers Terrence Malick, Nicolas Gonda and Charley Beil, will also star Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke as Lincoln's step-mother and...

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