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    The Top 7 Overlooked American Indies of 2011

    One more list as we leave 2011.... From Filmmaker Magazine's blog, I've included a list of my favorite Overlooked Independent Films from 2011 that I've crossposted here. While the world doesn’t need another list of the best films of the year, after considering my own recent list...

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    Don Cheadle Gives Some Perspective On Using The Word "Gangster" Regarding President Obama

    One of the great things about Twitter is when celebrities or public figures get into hot water with their words and/or actions, it affords them the opportunity to quickly, and effectively, clean up any misunderstandings which was the case for Don Cheadle recently.

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    New 'Skyfall' Website 007.com Hints at Details of Fiennes Role

    Check out 007.com, official website of the upcoming James Bond film, “Skyfall,” with its slick countdown: as of Monday there are just 297 days, 6 hours, and 12 minutes left until the November 9 premiere.

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    Focus World Buys Zombie Comedy 'Juan of the Dead'

    Focus World will release the Cuban zombie comedy "Juan of the Dead."

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    New Poster For "Safe House" (Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds)

    And I still don't really care for it (I didn't care for the first official poster either). This poster (nor the first one) would not get me in a theater to see the film, so thank goodness for trailers (I loved the trailer).

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    Time Magazine Blows Up The Box, Votes Ameena Matthews & Khomotso Manyaka As Top 2011 Performances

    From a list penned by Richard Corliss, senior writer for Time magazine, highlighting 2011's best big screen performances, I was absolutely shocked to see these 2 names make the short list of 5 on the women's side: Ameena Matthews and Khomotso Manyaka. 

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    Brit Noel Clarke Has Sights Set On Hollywood With Upcoming Projects

    Brit renaissance man (director, writer, actor, producer, playwright, and who knows what else) Noel Clarke, who we've given a lot of pixels to on this site since it was started in 2009, is one really busy fellow, doing just about everything it seems; and as I noted in a pervious post, I...

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    Martin Scorsese Says He's Considering Making 'Silence' & Frank Sinatra Biopic In 3D

    Despite James Cameron's best intentions, for the most part, the 3D format has primarly been utilized as a cash grab by studios looking to pad out the bottom line in an era when box office receipts appear to be on the decline. However, 2011 marked a bit of a change. At the arthouse, Werner Herzog...

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    Ving Rhames Got $7.7 Million For His Cameo Appearance In "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

    Well... that's what the trivia section of the IMDB page for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol says. Not banking solely on IMDB, I did some digging and found a few other sites saying the same thing, but most significantly was this quote from Ving Rhames while on the press tour for Death R...

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    Storyboards From 'The Tree Of Life' Reveal Abandoned Early Life Sequence With Adam, Eve, Cain & Abel, Plus Photos From Missing Scenes In The Film

    It was quite a 2011 for Terrence Malick. Not only did the director return with his long awaited, Palme d'Or winning "The Tree Of Life," he's got four films in various stages of development including the IMAX documentary "Voyage Of Time," the untitled Ben Affleck/Rachel Mc...

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