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    Focus Features Africa First Alum Dyana Gaye's Feature Debut ("Des Etoiles") Short-Listed For Cannes L'Atelier

    A project I've been tracking since it first showed up on my radar last fall... a brief catch-up...

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    Acclaimed Doc "Louder Than A Bomb" Gets DVD Release Date (The World's Largest High-School Poetry Slam)

    An acclaimed feature doc we covered quite a bit last year, which went onto a limited stateside theatrical rollout over the summer, an thend a television premiere as an OWN Documentary Club release, will now be released on DVD for the rest of you to see.

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    Halle Berry To Star In Brad Anderson's Call Center Thriller 'The Hive'

    So has Halle Berry been struck with the Oscar curse, or just been making mostly bad choices? Ever since winning for "Monster's Ball" a decade ago, she did the franchise thing in "Die Another Day" and the 'X-Men' trilogy of films and between those, she lined up a strin...

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    SXSW '12 Interview: 'The Raid' Director Gareth Evans Talks Sequel & Going Hollywood; Mike Shinoda & Joseph Trapanese Discuss Scoring The Film

    Few films at this year's SXSW Film Festival have knocked us back in our seat like Gareth Evans' assaultive "The Raid: Redemption." Opening later this month, it's a slickly realized, breathlessly paced actioner about an unlucky SWAT team that invades an apartment building that is more or less exclusi...

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    Nia Long On "Love Jones" Sequel: "We've Been Talking About It" (Do YOU Want To See It?)

    Talk of a sequel to Love Jones have been in the air for some time now, though nothing concrete has developed thus far; and whether director Theodore Witcher, who, as his words suggest, became somewhat disillusioned with the industry and seemed to walk away from it, will even want to make a sequ...

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    Robert Downey Jr. Out & 'Modern Family' Star Ty Burrell In For 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman'

    It was only last month that we were noting how Emmy winning "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell was making some serious strides into the movie world in 2012, with indie flicks "Goats" and "Butter" on the way, as well as having recently signed up for the "Jackie Brown&q...

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    SXSW '12 Interview: Omar Rodriquez Lopez Talks Spirituality, Storytelling & The Symbolism Of 'Los Chidos'

    One of the more talked about films of this year's SXSW has been Omar Rodriguez Lopez's "Los Chidos." Shocking, violent, funny and made in a style unlike anything else at the festival this year (unlike anything you've probably ever seen), the film is divisive, but its differences are what make it int...

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Aliens? Michael Bay Says The New Turtles Will Be From An "Alien Race"

    The origins of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" have never been terribly complex. Tiny reptiles splashed with a mutagenic ooze, living in the sewers, learning karate, eating pizza. Makes sense, right? Okay, it doesn't, but whatever -- fans have been going with it since the characters...

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    Watch: New 'Dark Shadows' Trailer Now Adds Alice Cooper

    Already revealed last summer as filming was underway, it's not much of a surprise that mild shock rocker Alice Cooper would be popping up in the '70s set "Dark Shadows." But in case you forgot or needed proof, a new trailer has landed.

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    Discuss: Will Michael Mann & 'Hugo' Writer John Logan's Unmade 1930s Hollywood Noir Ever Make It To The Screen?

    The walls of the studio backlots have always been haunted by the films that never made it into production. Whether through design, tragedy or somewhere in between, every great filmmaker and star has at least one project that slipped through the net, films that, had they made it to the screen, might ...

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