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    Comic-Con '12: Peter Jackson's Cameo, The Role Of Women, Extended Cuts & More From 'The Hobbit' Presentation

    To say the Comic-Con crowd is a little excited about the long-awaited release of the first “The Hobbit” movie this holiday season would be the understatement of the century. Saturday morning’s Hall H line was quite possibly the longest in the convention’s history, which could be attributed partially...

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    Another Supporting Role For Viola Davis - Joins Cast Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    Despite all the critical acclaim, accolades, and several vocal pushes by the likes of Meryl Streep, Viola Davis continues to be relegated to supporting roles in films that center on stories about Caucasian characters. 

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    Comic-Con '12: An Alternate Take On The ‘Man of Steel’ Footage & Other Highlights From Superman’s Hall H Appearance

    Seven years after the release of Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns,” Warner Bros. and DC Comics are taking another crack at reviving the onscreen presence of the most recognized name in the comic kingdom. “Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill in the red and blue tights, pr...

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    Preview 'The Brian Banks Story' - Upcoming Doc On Black Man Falsely Convicted Of Rape

    A documentary project that I was alerted to over the weekend that immediately got my attention...

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    'Star Trek: The Next Generation' 25th Anniversary Event - In Select Movie Theaters Nationwide

    Happening a week from today, for all your Trekkies... 

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    New Initiative Launch: 'African Metropolis' - 7 Filmmakers, 7 Cities, 7 Stories (The Details...)

    This is wonderful news! You'll hopefully recall the ImagiNations Pan-African project in which a series of six feature films based on contemporary African literature would be produced - an initiative created and spearheaded by Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Steve Markovitz, the writer...

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    Review: Tabloid Journalism, Media Tricks & A Coldplay Montage...Yes, It's 'The Newsroom'

    There is perhaps no better encapsulation of the many flaws and tremendous promise that Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" contains than "I'll Try To Fix You." The last of the first batch of episodes sent to press, as the credits roll, it's easy to see why advance reviews were all over the map, because th...

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    Comic-Con '12: Thomas Jane & Ron Perlman Unveil Unofficial 'Punisher' Short Film; 'Star Trek 2' Footage Revealed...Kind Of...

    A brief litle update on various bits and bobs from San Diego over the weekend so here we go...The last time we heard anything about the future of Marvel's "The Punisher" was last fall when Fox committed to a TV pilot that would bring the character to the small screen...and that's about it since then...

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    Anti-Obama Doc Opens Big; But Get Ready for Precipitous Drop

    Just like the Republican candidates who surged and fell in the Republican primary race, a new righwing agit-prop doc aimed at President Obama called "2016: Obama's America" brought in big audiences at a single Texas movie theater over the weekend, but it will surely drop in subseque...

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    Comic-Con '12: Highlights From Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Presentation Of Giant Robots Battling Giant Monsters

    Guillermo del Toro's presentation for “Pacific Rim” at Comic-Con yesterday was brief, but well-played. A lifelong self-proclaimed geek, this is clearly not the man's first rodeo. "I am shitting my pants right now,” joked del Toro as he sat before the packed 6,500 capacity Hall H.

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