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    'Martha Marcy' Filmmaker Sean Durkin Will Direct 'Joplin,' With Tony Winner Nina Arianda As Janis

    Borderline Films writer-director-producer Sean Durkin has landed on a project to follow his critically acclaimed Sundance 2011 drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” which nabbed Durkin the narrative directing award at the festival that year. Durkin is now attached to helm “Joplin,&rdqu...

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    Will Yun Lee Is Silver Samurai In 'The Wolverine'

    When we reported on the batch of new names joining "The Wolverine" earlier today, we speculated that was just the tip of the iceberg particulary with the film starting to shoot soon, but we didn't expect to see more news arriving so quickly, especially for such a big part. But indeed, ...

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    Preview South African Action/Drama 'Zama Zama' (Illegal Activity In Gold Mining Region)

    Black South African cinema continues to excite and intrigue, especially for the uninitiated like myself, who are gradually getting familiar with the country's offerings. I'll leave the pro stuff to our friends at Africa Is A Country who cover politics, sports, entertainment, and more, f...

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    Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel' Not Getting Converted For IMAX 3D (Yet)

    Even though Christopher Nolan -- advocate for film stock over digital and IMAX over 3D -- can present his own movies however he wants, even if Warner Bros. would've love some extra three dimension coin from "The Dark Knight Rises," that power doesn't seem to extend to movies he exe...

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    Chris Cooper Moves To 'August: Osage County' & James Woods Signs Up For 'White House Down'

    Two of our fave grizzled actors have joined a couple of upcoming flicks, so read onward to see who will growl in what....

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    Trailer for Ursula Meier's Knockout Silver Bear Winner 'Sister' with Lea Seydoux & Kacey Mottet Klein

    The trailer for Ursula Meier's "Sister" had landed. The film is a knockout, both excitingly fresh and powerfully moving. It won the Silver Bear at Berlin and features Lea Seydoux's best-yet performance and a star-making turn from Kacey Mottey Klein as a professional 12-year old ski-resort thief...

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    The Ashley Walters, Noel Clarke Planned UK Version Of 'Bad Boys' Gets A Title + New Details

    Noel Clarke first mentioned this last fall, and since then, both he and Ashley Walters have reiterated plans to produce a UK version of Bad Boys, which they wrote together, and it looks like they both plan to co-direct as well (at the very least, co-produce and co-star).

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    Sundance Institute Names 27 Recipients of Documentary Grants; '99%,' Films from Sandi DuBowski and Amy Berg Among Recipients

    The Sundance Institute announced 27 recipients of its development, production and audience engagement documentary grants. Included in the list are: "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film," "The Amichai Film Project" from Sandi DuBowski ("Trembling Before G-d")...

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    Wes Anderson Seeking Out Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Angela Lansbury & More For His Next Movie

    "Moonrise Kingdom" not only earned Wes Anderson some of the best reviews in years, but has also done extremely well in limited release, where it's pulled in $37 million worldwide thus far and has been cracking the top ten domestically, even though it's in less than 900 theater...

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    First Annual Blackstar Film Fest Celebrates Cinema Of The African Diaspora In Philly (Lineup)

    A new black film fesitval is born in Philly, for all our readers in that part of the USA (and I know there are many of you); and I must say that, despite this being its first year, looking over the list of films in its lineup, I'm impressed by the selection.

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