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    Official Synopsis and New Photos From "Soft Focus" by Rod Gailes (S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

    Here's the latest update on Soft Focus, the forthcoming drama by Rod Gailes OBC, winner of the 2nd Shadow & Act Filmmaker Challenge. The film is currently in post production, inching steadily toward a release on this site, which will be accompanied by a motion picture soundtrack release as w...

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    Exclusive: New Look At 'Free Samples' Co-Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jess Weixler Talks Making The Film

    With the Cannes Film Festival dominating the headlines earlier today, let's not forget that right now in New York City the Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, offering cinephiles a host of movies making their premieres and beginning their journey through the fest circuit and eventually into ...

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    Watch: Trailer For The True & Impossible Story Of 'Ruby Sparks' Starring Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan

    Love will turn you upside down, inside out and take you the dizzying heights of rapture and the depths of despair. And somewhere all of those collide in the woozy and charming trailer for "Ruby Sparks," the latest from "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie ...

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    Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins in TV series 'Dark Shadows', Has Died

    What timing. On the verge of the opening of the Tim Burton 'Dark Shadows' movie--which looks like an all-out campy take led by Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, the actor who originated the role in the long-running afternoon soap opera, Jonathan Frid, has died. He was 87. He had been active i...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Online Indie Label SundanceNOW Launches Curated Doc Club

    It's no secret for film festivalgoers that the best titles tend to be documentaries. And yet they are often not released widely outside of major cities. Thus the folks at Sundance Selects have not only launched their digital sister online site SundanceNow ("a new online destination for...

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    Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut Headline 2012 African Movie Academy Awards This Weekend

    This Sunday, April 22, Lagos, Nigeria  hosts the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. Actors Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut, Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Gilbert will appear for the ceremony, which honors films in 26 categories from 53 African coun...

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    Robert Rodriguez Says Mickey Rourke & Rosario Dawson Will Be Back For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For"

    Robert Rodriguez is busy in casting mode. With "Machete Kills" gearing up to shoot, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez are already being touted to return, and with "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" now headed for a summer start, it looks like he's starting to get his pieces int...

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    'The Five-Year Engagement' EP Shows Off Love For Van Morrison & Pedro Almodóvar Films

    Alright, you hopefully read our Tribeca Film Festival review of Nicholas Stoller's "The Five Year Engagement" this morning. We hear that It's a sweet and funny comedy that veers off in tangents, but fortunately, it never loses its way.

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    More Advanced Screening Dates for Laurens Grant's "Jesse Owens" Documentary (NYC)

    Here are a few more chances to see Laurens Grant's acclaimed documentary on 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens on the big screen, ahead of its PBS premiere.

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    Glimpse Spider-Man's Musical Future In New Image from Marc Webb's Reboot

    The newest image from director Marc Webb's “The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot has hit the net, and it hints a musical interlude of dazzling import could loom in the webbed crusader's future, and he's developed the perfect accessories for it.

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