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    African Feminist Engagements With Film (Feminist Africa Issue #16)

    Some *light* reading for you to do this weekend, or the next... courtesy of the African Women In Cinema blog, and the African Gender Institute within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.

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    Todd Phillips Lines Up 'Rear Window'-Esque Thriller 'Trust Your Eyes'

    Even though "The Hangover III" is in the midst of production, Todd Phillips is already looking beyond the final chapter of the fratboy comedy franchise, and has been lining up various projects as potential directorial vehicles. Over the past year, his name has become attached to the stoner...

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    'Lawrence of Arabia' 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration Hits Theaters October 4

    On October 4, "Lawrence of Arabia" will celebrate fifty years with this Sony Pictures' Colorworks restoration by playing at over six hundred theaters throughout the country. Special matinee screenings will include an introduction from star Omar Sharif...

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    Media Watch: Daniel Frankel Leaves Entertainment Journalism for PR

    One sign of the times is seeing more and more experienced journalism professionals move over to PR and corporate public affairs. It's the best way for them to make real money, alas. Increasingly, "journalism" is a freelancer's game that rewards churning out lots of short copy with ...

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    Watch: Woody Allen Explains Why 'GoodFellas' Is A "Great American Movie"

    While Woody Allen tends to not think much of his own output, he's more than happy to recognize talent among his colleagues, and it may surprise some to know that Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" is one that he considers to be a "great American movie."

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    Denzel Washington Turned Down 'Seven' & 'Michael Clayton,' Javier Bardem Passed On 'Minority Report'

    Guess who read their latest issue of GQ this morning? And like you may have heard recently, making the rounds is a bit of what-might-have-been, movie-related casting news with two heavyweight actors revealing roles they turned down. Let's get to it, shall we?

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    Justin Timberlake Is Good To 'The Last Drop' With 'Nick & Norah' Helmer Peter Sollett

    While "Trouble With Curve" was manipulative dramatic drivel, the film wasn't without its merits, most notably watching Justin Timberlake prove he's got an easy onscreen charisma that hasn't really been well served in any movie projects he's done thus far outside of "Th...

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    Watch: Impressive, Stylized Trailer For Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker' Starring Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska

    As much as we're excited that Fox Searchlight made a last minute blitz to release "Hitchcock" into theaters for the award season, we kinda wish it was Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" instead. Last week brought us a tease, but the full length trailer is here and it's stunnin...

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    CinemaCon Announces 2013 Dates

    Next year's theater convention CinemaCon will take place on April 14-18, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The largest gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, the convention is on track to bring in 5,000 motion picture professional attendees in its upcoming installment.

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    The Web Remembers Andy Williams (1927-2012), 'Moon River' Crooner, Grammy & Emmy Winner

    '60s crooner and TV host Andy Williams died Tuesday night after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer. A major music star contemporary with Elvis and Sinatra, Williams had 18 gold records, with three going platinum, and was nominated for five Grammys, along with hosting the show a number of times. H...

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