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    Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite 2' Will Be A 'Blazing Saddles'-Style Comedy

    Michael Jai White likes to talk about "Black Dynamite 2" even though the sequel seems no closer to happening than it did when the original movie first came out in 2009. While promises were made this spring that shooting would get underway by the end of 2012, it looks like those plans didn't pan out,...

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    IMAX Award Call for Entries: Capture the Theme of Exploration

    Co-hosts IMAX, Newsweek and The Daily Beast announce the launch of the IMAX Award, which will recognize up-and-coming filmmakers who capture the theme of exploration.

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    SXSW Film Announces First Wave of 2013 Conference Programming

    Is it that time already? I feel like we just got back from this year's festival. Time's flying on by.

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    Watch: First Clip From Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Starring Elle Fanning

    Given that upstart indie distributors usually don't have a chance against major studios or more established competitors when it comes to campaigning for its stars, if we were running things, Elle Fanning would be getting a nomination for "Ginger & Rosa." It's a film we loved at...

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    Exclusive: Matthias Schoenaerts Spills On Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties,' Says 'Robocop' Talk Was Blown "Out Of Proportion"

    One of the big breakout performers of 2012 is looking likely to be the first major Belgian movie star since Audrey Hepburn (yep, she was born in Belgium) -- Matthias Schoenaerts. The 34-year-old has been acting for nearly two decades, but finally exploded in 2012 thanks to acclaimed back-to-back per...

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    Legendary Japanese Director Koji Wakamatsu Dead at 76, After Being Struck by Taxi

    Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu is dead at 76 after being struck by a taxi, it was reported today. Wakamatsu was hit while crossing a major road in Tokyo, suffering injuries to his head and lower back. He passed away today, days following his admission to a hospital. Wakamatsu was in Tokyo after wi...

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    The Guy Who Directed Brandon Lee's 'Laser Misson' Is Making A 9/11 Conspiracy Movie With Woody Harrelson & Martin Sheen

    So, one of America's most defining moments in contemporary history is being put in the hands of the guy who directed "Charlie Sheen's Stunt Spectacular" and Brandon Lee's "Laser Mission." And no, we're not cherry picking out of the CV (or IMDB page) of BJ Davis --...

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    Mark Strong, Brian Cox & Taissa Farmiga Join Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Mindscape’

    Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, best known for the 2005 remake of "House of Wax" and 2009's "Orphan" (a very respectable $76 million worldwide) is turning into quite the B-movie cottage industry force.

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    Trailer For That Other 'Kill Osama Bin Laden' Movie, 'Seal Team Six'; Xzibit Co-Stars

    Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty has been getting all the attention, but The Weinstein Company has its own 'kill bin Laden' movie, titled Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden, which dramatizes the hunt and death of Osama bin Laden.

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    Diane Kruger & Anton Yelchin Are Working '5 To 7'

    One of the benefits of living in Montreal (as this writer does), is being able to get a bit of European flavor, and around here the "cinq-a-sept" is sacred. The term (meaning five-to-seven) describes the after work hours in which co-workers, friends and colleagues share drinks and laughs b...

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