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    New Poster for 'Lincoln' Features More of Day-Lewis' Uncanny Profile

    We've already opined that Daniel Day-Lewis is the embodiment of Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and this new one-sheet poster for the film only reinforces that.

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    Tribeca Film Institute and Ford Foundation Award $400,000 in New Media Fund Grants

    The Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with Ford Foundation’s Just Films Initiative, has given $400,000 in New Media Fund grants to six transmedia projects, TFI announced Wednesday. The interactive nonfiction projects, which center on issues of social justice, will gain access to lab devel...

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    Watch: Two Clips From Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey,' Including New Addition Shirley MacLaine

    After the hugely disappointing second season of the show, which crossed over from trashily entertaining to just plain dull, we were wondering if there was anything that could win us back to the third season of smash-hit costume drama "Downton Abbey." And then creator Julian Fellowes went and cast Sh...

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    Lindy Booth In Talks To Play Night Bitch In 'Kick-Ass 2'; Jim Carrey's Cameo Unlikely

    So it was only yesterday that we were discussing the possibility of Jim Carrey joining the sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” – a film the comedian is reportedly a big fan of. He would be joining a cast that has Aaron Johnson, Chloë Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and maybe even Nicolas Cage all returning...

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    Visit 'An African Election' Digital Guide Ahead of the Film's October 1 PBS Premiere

    As previously reported, acclaimed documentary An African Election, Jarreth Mertz' behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 elections in Ghana, will have its US national television premiere on PBS WORLD on October 1.

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    What Does the Growing Success of Anti-Obama Doc '2016: Obama's America' Mean for the Future of Cinematic Political Advocacy?

    We may finally have a successful political documentary made from a conservative perspective on our hands. “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $1.2 million this past weekend in limited release, including showings at New York City’s Regal Union Square theaters that placed it third behind “The Dark Knight ...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis Looks Mournful In First One-Sheet For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    With only a little more than two months before release, all we've seen of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is one official image. Is it a matter of confidence? A knowledge that people are going to want to see a biopic of the legendary President, directed by America's favorite filmmaker, and starring one...

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    Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Pena Patrol The Streets In New 'End Of Watch' Trailer

    So, is "End Of Watch" yet another familiar cop drama from David Ayer just dressed up in POV/found footage aesthetics or does it truly have something new to say about being a cop in Los Angeles? We'll find out soon enough, but as this new trailer bears out, it certainly won't be lac...

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    James Franco Has Sort-Of-Remade William Friedkin's 'Cruising' For An Art Project

    Is it just us who find it increasingly hard to get enthused about James Franco's new projects? We appreciate his broad-mindedness; the way he can go from blockbusters like "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" to cheap action movies like the Jason Statham vehicle "Homefront" to indies like "About Cherry...

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    Benefit Screening of 'LUV' in Chicago in September

    Writer/director Sheldon Candis' dramatic film LUV with Common, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Rainey Jr, Lonette McKee and Charles S. Dutton will have a benefit screening in Chicago on Monday, September 10 at the Showcase ICON Theater before its theatrical release.

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