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    Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoe Saldana & More Join Marilyn Monroe Doc 'Fragments'

    So, did you think the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe was going to end once the awards season was over, and "My Week With Marilyn" faded from view? Guess again. The famed actress is one of the few Hollywood icons who continues to fascinate, influence and be commemorated and a star st...

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    Sarah Palin Propagandist Bannon Unveils New Anti-Obama Doc

    It was only a matter of time before documentary propagandists on the right would launch an anti-Obama screed. Watch out, folks, here we go: From the man who brought us the Sarah Palin hagiography "The Undefeated" comes a new film based on the forthcoming book: "The Corruption Chron...

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    Trailer For "The Announcement" (Nelson George Revisits Magic Johnson's Stunning 1991 HIV Reveal) + Premiere Dates

    A collaboration between NBA Entertainment (NBAE) and writer/director/author Nelson George... The Announcement will premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival next month, where I hope to see it.

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    Brand New Poster For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Surfaces (Official Trailer Likely Coming)

    First, a quick recap... It's the shark thriller titled Dark Tide, in which Ms Berry stars as a diving instructor who is "drawn to close encounters with the White Sharks that rule the shores of the isolated island on which she lives." Olivier plays Halle’s husband in the movi...

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    Weinsteins VOD Label Lands 'Pusher' Remake; IFC Films Goes Into 'Room 237' & Tribeca Gears Up 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

    Have a think about these two important questions: 1) Will a remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Pusher" be any good? 2) What is the real meaning of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? Well, here's some news that should bring the answers to both of those questions a little ...

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    Can "Rampart" Lead Millennium into New Era?

    Whenever a company I don't expect comes along and picks up a film that I admire -- say when Fox Searchlight acquired "Shame" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" last year or when some years back, Miramax picked up "In the Bedroom" or Fine Line took out "Dancer in...

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    Jessica Brown-Findlay, James Frecheville & More To Star In Smiths Comedy 'Shoplifters Of The World'; Russell Brand Also Eyed For Role

    Ah, The Smiths. Who among us, at least those born after 1965 or so, can say they didn't have moments of adolescent angst, confusion and heartbreak soundtracked by the acerbic lyrics of Morrissey and the chiming guitar lines of Johnny Marr? And yet, their influence on film has never quite matched...

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    Roadside Attractions and SPWA Will Release David Mackenzie's 'Tonight You're Mine'

    Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films will release David Mackenzie's "Tonight You're Mine" in theaters May 11. SPWA originally acquired the film under the title "You Instead" after its world premiere at the 2011 Glasgow Fi...

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    Guardian's First Film Award Goes to Ireland's 'The Guard'; Director McDonagh 'Pretty Surprised and Very Pleased'

    John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard," starring Brendan Gleeson, has won the Guardian's First Film Award (in its fourth year). Guardian awards judge and film critic Peter Bradshaw says, "This was an exceptionally good year for debut work and our shortlist was packed with excellent work...

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    Amazon Studios Announces Best Movie and Best Script Awards for 2011 Contest

    Amazon Studios, the open source-inspired studio run by Roy Price with a mission to find new films and screenwriters and offer them first-look deals with Warner Studios, has revealed the winner of its "Best Test" movie and best-script awards.

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