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    First Looks At All-Star Cast Of Black Cowboy Opera "They Die By Dawn"

    It's titled They Die By Dawn - described as a western featuring black cowboys, conceived and directed by Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (a collaborative group of artists - both music and film - headed by Samuel).

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    First Look At Isla Fisher In Louis Leterrier's Magician-Heist Tale 'Now You See Me'

    Louis Leterrier, who broke out with Jason Statham on the first two "The Transporter" films, and went on to direct large scale blockbusters like "The Incredible Hulk" and "Clash Of The Titans," has shifted gears slightly for his next film, the magician-heist tale "N...

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    Josh Brolin Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Will Keep Hammer Fight & Octopus-Eating; Has Blessing From Park Chan-Wook

    So many actors and actresses have been linked with Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake that we have trouble recalling which ones actually scored the roles but things look to be settling down with "District 9" star Sharlto Copley joining Josh Brolin, taking the villain ...

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    Tribeca Launches Film Festival Under the Tuscan Sun

    Teaming with the Tuscan Sun Festival, a classical music and culture festival, Tribeca will be programming a week of film events in Florence, Italy called Tribeca Firenze.

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    Will Smith Talks "Bad Boys 3" & "Uptown Saturday Night" Remake (Says Denzel Worried About Doing Comedy)

    I wouldn't expect a Bad Boys 3 movie any time soon, if ever, based on these comments from Will Smith about the long-rumored threequel to the Michael Bay franchise that also stars Martin Lawrence.

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    Xavier Dolan Announces Fourth Film, Will Direct Adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard's Play 'Tom à la Ferme'

    Young director Xavier Dolan continually provokes a divisive stance with his lush, personal films, but even his detractors must admit he knows how to stay insanely prolific. With his third directorial effort, “Laurence Anyways” readying for its Cannes Film Festival premiere next week, Dol...

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    The Politics of "The Avengers"; Or, Can Clean Energy and Old-Fashioned Jingoism Mix?

    I couldn't help myself. Not because I'm a fan of comic books, blockbusters or Josh Whedon, but because I'm always curious about a cultural phenonemon, and often feel the need to interrogate what is at play in our most popular movies, and especially since this may be the most popular o...

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    Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Feature Film Project Is A Go! John Ridley Writing & Directing

    Another biopic on a black public figure we can scratch off my list of 50+ Biopics In Limbo (read that list HERE if you haven't).

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    Joss Whedon Says 'The Avengers' DVD/Blu-Ray Will Have 30 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes

    We shouldn't really be surprised by this, given that it's Joss Whedon we're dealing with, but it looks like that when it comes to "The Avengers" it seems like there's no end to the awesomeness in sight. Whedon delivered a kick-ass five-star blockbuster to an international c...

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    2 Families -1 Black, 1 White Deal w/ Race In 1940s USA - Film Adaptation Of "Mudbound" In The Works

    Virgil Williams, a writer and producer on TV shows like ER, 24 and Criminal Minds, will make his feature film screenwriting debut, adapting Hillary Jordan's award-winning novel Mudbound, for State Street Pictures and MMC Joule Films.

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