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    Angelina Jolie Being Lined Up For Cameo In Paolo Sorrentino's Next Film 'The Great Beauty'

    Well, he made Sean Penn go goth in "This Must Be Place," so who knows how Paolo Sorrentino will tranform Angelina Jolie in his next film, but either way, the director is already angling a role for the actress in his upcoming effort.

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    Preview 'Doin' It In The Park' (On History, Culture, Social Impact Of NYC's Outdoor B-Ball Scene)

    As a New Yorker familiar with the hard-nosed West 4th street pick-up b-ball games that attract many onlookers (natives and tourists), I'm definitely interested in seeing this upcoming new documentary feature titled Doin' It In The Park.

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    More Fantastic Fest Titles: 'Dredd 3D,' 'Room 237,' 'The Shining' & More Join Burton Opener 'Frankenweenie'; 'The Master' Also Expected

    Fantastic Fest has finalized its first round of films playing in its 2012 edition. As previously announced, Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the festival, which runs September 20-27 in Austin, Texas. We got up close and personal with "The Art of Frankenweenie" exhibitio...

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    Animated Oscar-Nominee 'Chico & Rita' Limited Edition Collector's Set Releases September 18

    Cinedigm is releasing Fernando Trueba and Javier Marisca's Oscar-nominated animated film "Chico & Rita" on DVD, Bluray and VOD September 18, and digitally August 21. The Limited Edition Collector's Set also includes the soundtrack and a 16-page excerpt from the graphic novel. The Spanish film celebr...

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    Darren Aronofsky Finds His Cain & Abel For 'Noah'

    With production gearing up on Darren Aronofsky's massive "Noah," he continues to pad out his already impressive cast with more Biblical characters to help tell the tale of the man who built the Ark. Now, two famous siblings from Genesis will be making an appearance.

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    OBIT: French Avant-Garde Filmmaker Chris Marker (VIDEO CLIP)

    French writer and avant garde multimedia artist/photographer/filmmaker Chris Marker died at age 91 on July 29. The film that they screen most at film schools is Left Bank Cinema entry "La jetee" (1962), followed by "A Grin Without a Cat" (1977), "Sans Soleil" (1983) and his documentary essay on Akir...

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    Watch: Rashida Jones Proves Her Job Skills To Chris Messina In Clip From 'Celeste And Jesse Forever'

    Rashida Jones made a pretty significant splash at this year’s Sundance, co-writing and starring alongside "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg in the romantic dramedy “Celeste and Jesse Forever.” We were among many who gave the film a pretty solid recommendation, calli...

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    'The Raid' Star Joe Taslim Takes Villain Role In 'Fast & Furious 6'

    Director Gareth Evans’ Indonesian action-thriller “The Raid” has only been in the pop culture atmosphere for barely year, yet that seems like enough time for Hollywood to start plucking the film’s top talent to work on their own projects. Evans has been working on his English...

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    Musical Based On Life Of Sammy Davis Jr. Pushes Ahead w/ New Title, Crew Attachments, Dates

    Recalling my ealry April 50+ Biopic Projects On Black Public Figures "In Limbo" post, there are 3 Sammy projects we know of that are in some stage of development - 1 a feature film; the other 2 stage works.

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    First Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton In 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

    You don’t hear of many British-Nigerian co-productions, but judging by the talent involved in the one that’s currently making its way to screens then we’d argue the two filmmaking nations should join forces more often. The British Film Institute and a Nigerian private equity firm h...

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