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    Behind the Lionsgate/Ross Breakup on the "The Hunger Games" Sequel

    It's deja vu all over again. The director that established the first installment of a franchise is moving on. On April 6, The Playlist scooped the news that Gary Ross would leave "The Hunger Games" trilogy, and would not direct the "Catching Fire" sequel.

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    'The Babymakers' Goes to Millennium for Multi-Platform July Release

    Millennium Entertainment takes all US rights for a multi-platform release of Jay Chandrasekhar's "The Babymakers," which had its debut at SXSW.

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    'Anchorman 2' Could Be In Theaters As Early As Christmas 2013; We Nearly Got 'Step Brothers 2' Instead

    If you're still not stoked about another "Anchorman" movie, this quote from director Adam McKay should fix that: "The funny thing is we re-watched it for the first time in four or five years the other day. I had seen pieces of it on TV. But Will and I actually sat and watched the ...

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    Danny Glover, Barry Levinson, Bob Balaban & More Join Stephen Frears’ 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    The Stephen Frears-directed “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” has had no shortage of casting updates since things got underway back in February, with future “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” star Benjamin Walker joining the fold as Kevin Kennedy, a Supreme Court clerk who...

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    New Pics From 'Prometheus' Deepen The Mystery

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the "Prometheus" marketing campaign thus far is that it has managed to be both breathlessly exciting with some of the best cut trailers of the year, but also relatively still deeply mysterious. While the broad strokes of the story are known, just whe...

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    Emily Watson, Anna Friel & Lena Headey Will Fall In Love With POWs In 'The Poisoners'

    From one WWI-set period flick to another, it looks as if Emily Watson is moving from “War Horse” to something set in the same era, but with far less of the treacle from Steven Spielberg’s sentimental war picture.

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    Black Film exhibit & events at The Cultural Portal: Reclaiming Our Image NOW through June in Houston

    For all you filmmakers and enthusiasts in the Houston area, there is an exciting Black film event happening during the next few months courtesy of Our Image Film and Arts. They are doing an "exhibit" at Project Row Houses (in which art projects are presented in historic shotgun houses...

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    Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Jean Reno & More To Star In Adaptation Of Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

    The are few works that have been more revered and adapted than "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov. The Russian master's play, written over 100 years ago, still forms the basis for countless new stage iterations -- both professional and amateur -- inspired a ballet and an opera, but oddly e...

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    Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire'? 5 Directors We Think Could Do The Job

    So, writer-director Gary Ross, having helped make "The Hunger Games" into a gigantic hit, has decided to move on to new pastures. As we reported last week, Ross will be focusing on a new project, and after a few days, Lionsgate officially confirmed he will not be helming "Catching Fire," with both t...

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    Watch 3 New Clips From "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day"

    One of 5 (or is it 6) black films in stateside theaters this month alone (read my post about that HERE if you haven't)... the T.D. Jakes-produced thriller Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, which Codeblack Entertainment will release this Friday, April 13th via its ne...

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