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    Marvel Puts The Future Of Phase Two In The Hands Of Joss Whedon In Deal That Extends To June 2015

    “We’re in preproduction on a movie called ’Iron Man 3’ right now. We've got a great director called Shane Black who's taking the reins. It’s the first of what we refer to Phase Two of this Avengers Assemble talk, which will lead to an ‘Avengers 2.’ T...

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    Trailer For Doc 'Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive' Surfaces

    Trailer For Doc 'Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive' Surfaces

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    Obit: New York Film Critic Judith Crist

    Judith Crist, the tough, witty, and often caustic film critic who combined a passionate love for movies with an equally passionate distaste for movie rubbish, died Tuesday, August 7 at the age of 90.  According to her son, Steven Crist, she died at her Manhattan home after a long illness. ...

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    Jeffrey Wright Is A Homeless Veteran On George Tillman Jr.'s 'Inevitable Defeat' Set (Pics)

    More on-set photos from George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict moth...

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    Watch: It's 'Gran Torino' Meets 'Moneyball' In Trailer For 'Trouble With The Curve'

    Ingredients: grizzled, growly Clint Eastwood + a sports movie + new fangled tech vs. old school know how + father/daughter story = one treacly movie.

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    Obit: 'Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch Wrote for Film, Theater and TV --and Streisand

    Marvin Hamlisch, a composer who moved effortlessly from movies to musical theatre to television, winning Grammys, Emmys, Oscars and a Tony award, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 6, at the age of 68 after a brief illness. Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers are the only two composers who have won all o...

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    Oscilloscope Laboratories Buys Award-Winning Doc 'Only The Young'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ debut feature documentary "Only The Young." The film premiered at the 2012 True/False Film Festival and won Best U.S. Feature at the prestigious AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documenta...

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    Reese Witherspoon Will Be 'The Beard'

    Yes, Reese Witherspoon is an Academy Award winner, but when it comes to picking comedies, good lord, she needs to fire her agent or get a second opinion. Her last four? "This Means War," "How Do You Know," "Four Christmases" and "Penelope." And now she's s...

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Score With Jessica Biel In Trailer For 'Playing For Keeps'

    On the one hand, this is directed by Gabriele Muccino, who helmed the underrated "The Pursuit of Happyness" which earned Will Smith his second Oscar nomination after "Ali." On the other hand this is directed by Gabriele Muccino who helmed the sort of ridiculous "Seven P...

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    Producers Circling Carter Paysinger's Memoirs (First Black Principal Of Beverly Hills High School)

    The book hasn't even been written yet, but film producers are already reportedly all over Carter Paysinger's proposed memoirs - a deal recently made at Simon & Schuster - which will see the first African American principal in the 80-plus year history of Beverly Hills High, tell his ...

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