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    FIRST LOOK: Idris Elba Reveals New Sides of South African Leader in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Check out this first look at Justin Chadwick's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. From the screenplay by Bill Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Les Miserables"), the biopic reveals sides of the pivotal Sou...

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    Kenyan Director Hawa Essuman Wins Director’s Eye €25,000 Prize For Supernatural Drama 'Djin'

    More kudos to Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's supernatural screenplay titled Djin, which has won the Director’s Eye prize at the 9th African Film Festival of Cordoba (Spain); the award comes with 25,000 euro (or about $32,600) to be used in deve...

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    Liza Johnson Directing Kristen Wiig in Hateship, Friendship

    Kristen Wiig will be starring in Hateship, Friendship which begins shooting next week in New Orleans.

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    RZA Would Have Played His Character From 'The Man With The Iron Fists' In 'Django Unchained'

    Quentin Tarantino has been careful in building a sort of shared universe between his films across the last couple of decades. There's not a huge degree of crossover, but certain things -- like Red Apple cigarettes -- recur across his movies, while a character from one film can be related to another,...

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    Cinedigm Bringing Digital Cinema To The Caribbean; Announces Large Scale Deployment

    This is worth noting, as you might recall a report we posted last December that said film/celluloid projection could be a thing os the past by the end of 2015, as the world's theater industry would be entirely digital in the next 3 years.

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    Preview Award-Winning South African Drama About Curses & Secrets: 'Uhlanga: The Mark'

    The trailer could be tighter, but I'm digding the images in front of me, and there's enough intrigue here that I'd like to check out the film in full.

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    Watch: New Clips From 'Flight' & 'Fun Size'

    This morning we have a pair of clips from two wildly different films: an Oscar contender dealing with addiction and a film from a tween-friendly studio. Check them both out below.

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    Directors Guild of America Opposes California Proposition 32

    Not surprisingly, one of Hollywood's most powerful unions, the Directors Guild of America, opposes California Proposition 32. If passed, Prop. 32 would effectively prevent unions from participating in political activity in California. DGA President Taylor Hackford made the following statement expr...

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    Watch: Full Movie Of Mickey Spillane Playing His Own Mike Hammer In 'The Girl Hunters,' WB Picks Up Rights To Character

    It doesn't get much more hardboiled than Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. The private investigator who first appeared in the author's book "I, The Jury" embodies all the characteristics that would inspire a generation of burly brusiers who take the law into to their own hands. A ...

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    All The Songs In 'Fun Size' Including Passion Pit, Beastie Boys, Carly Rae Jepsen & More

    A wild night out needs to be accompanied by an appropriate soundtrack, and while the tunes compiled for "Fun Size" won't go down in history as one of the all time greats, it should turn some younger ears on to a least a few decent tracks.

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