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    Tom Sizemore Wants Woody Harrelson & Ryan Phillippe For Crime Drama 'An Honest Thief'

    Though every week it seems Tom Sizemore leads enough straight-to-DVD releases for video stores (remember those?) to devote a new release wall in his honor, he still manages to sneak a theatrical appearance in occasionally. His latest, “Cellmates” may not have been the return he (or anyone) was hopin...

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    'Ceremony' Helmer Max Winkler To Direct 'Barry Lyndon' Meets 'Trading Places' Comedy 'The Coward'

    Since charges of nepotism have followed Jason Reitman throughout his career, even while on the Oscar beat for “Up In The Air,” an empathetic bond must have been forged with director Max Winkler (son of Henry) when Reitman exec produced his 2010 debut feature “Ceremony.” That film, a coming-of-age dr...

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    'Sparkle' Official Track Listing Features Solos From Jordin Sparks, Whitney, Cee Lo, Goapele

    The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 17, but before that, on July 31, Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for purchase from RCA Records.

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    Academy Names 176 New Members

    In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members. There are just under 6,000 members of the full Academy. Keep in mind that a person is only allowed to be a member of one branch. So for example, Barbra Streisand. ...

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    Ben Wheatley To Direct Big-Screen Version Of BBC Sitcom 'Ideal'

    The BBC’s television channel aimed squarely at 16-34 year olds, BBC Three, is sadly probably better known in the U.K. for its shoddy sitcoms than it is for quality broadcasts. Crude, unsophisticated, and just plain not funny, the channel’s early programming was typified by the awful and ...

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    Isaiah Washington Joins Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton In John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters'

    Isaiah Washington Joins Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton In John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters'

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    First Full Synopsis For Will Smith/Jaden Smith Sci-Fi Adventure 'After Earth'

    Shooting is done for the sci-fi/adventure project 1000 A.E., now just called After Earth, starring father/son pairing Will Smith and Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and, courtesy of Comic Con, we have what I believe is the film's first full synopsis which reads:

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    Poster For Nicolas Winding Refn's Venice Bound Short Film For Gucci Starring Blake Lively

    After news of their teaming late last month, we now have our first look at the poster for Nicolas Winding Refn and Blake Lively's short film for fashion house Gucci, which is set to premiere during this year's Venice Film Festival.

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    USA Rights To Avie Luthra's Acclaimed South African Drama 'Lucky' Acquired By Film Movement

    A film that Vanessa has written about a number of times... Avie Luthra’s Festival-played South African drama Lucky, has been picked up for Stateside release by Film Movement.

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    Watch: Retired Opera Singers Congregate In The First Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

    After a nearly half a century performing in front of cameras, this year will see Dustin Hoffman taking on the role of the director for "Quartet," a musically-tinged comedy adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own acclaimed stageplay.

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