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    Tyler Perry Taking Indefinite Break From Stage To Focus On 'Some Major Projects' (Like What?)

    I don’t know if you remember this or not, but around 2005 I took off from touring my Madea plays for about 5 years. During that time, I was working mostly on movies and TV shows. Well, as much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take...

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    Nominees for World Soundtrack Academy's 2012 Awards: Best Composer, Score, Song

    The World Soundtrack Academy nominees for 2012 Awards for Best Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film are listed below. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on October 20, the closing night of the Gh...

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    Billy Ray The Latest Writer To Tackle Martin Scorsese's Developing 'Sinatra'

    Even as he gears up "The Wolf of Wall Street," the ever-busy Martin Scorese is keeping the fires burning on a handful of projects, including his long-developing biopic "Sinatra." In the spring of 2011, powerhouse producer Scott Rudin ("The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") decided ...

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    Avenue Capital Hedge Fund To Announce Variety Buy This Week

    The frontrunner to buy 107-year-old entertainment industry trade Variety is New York billionaire Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital hedge fund, according to The New York Post. A source reports that Variety parent company Reed Business Information has accepted a bid between $30 million and $40 million. An o...

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    Exclusive: 2 New Images From David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson

    It might seem like we're in the dwindling days of the summer movie season, what with selection at your local theater waning, but this weekend a brace of talented thesps and an acclaimed director will make their way to cinemas in one of the Cannes Film Festival's most talked about movies.

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    Ang Lee's 3-D 'Life of Pi' Will Open NYFF

    Ang Lee's "The Life of Pi" (November 21) will open the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), the first 3-D film to do so. (Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" played as a 3-D work-in-progress last year.) The NYFF has already announced its closing night film, Paramount's "Flight," di...

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    Keanu Reeves Says Wyld Stallyns Will Have "Lost Their Rock" In 'Bill & Ted's 3'

    We always sort of figured "Bill & Ted's 3" would be like "Ghostbusters 3," something people like to talk about but that would never actually happen. And while Dan Aykroyd keeps dreaming about his movie coming together, fans of the Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter franchise go...

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    Eric Bana Will Be A 'Lone Survivor' With Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch & Taylor Kitsch

    Unknown ObjectWith Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch already on board for Peter Berg's Navy SEAL flick "Lone Survivor," you might think the cast couldn't get any beefier. But that's where you're mistaken.

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    Watch: International Trailer For 'Great Expectations' Starring Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter

    Literary adaptations are always a hot item in the fall season when more serious films come out to play, and that's no different in 2012. With "Les Miserables" (based on a book, turned into a stage musical and now a movie), "Anna Karenina" and "Life of Pi" all expected to make big waves in the coming...

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