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    Weekend Video Sales: 'The Twilight' Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Sells 3.2 Million DVD and Blu-Ray Units

    Forget weekend box office. This past weekend marked the launch of the home video release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn --Part 1," which has already grossed $700 million worldwide. The film sold an estimated 3.2 million DVD and Blu-ray units.

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    Watch Trailer For Nollywood's Most Anticipated 2012 Film - Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja"

    It's being called one of Nollywood's most anticipated films of 2012 - Obi Emelonye's follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy.

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    'Party Down' & 'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Adam Scott's career thus far pretty much defines the phrase "paying your dues." He's been working steadily pretty much since the start of his career logging time on both television and the big screen, but the last few years have finally seen his star deservedly rise. Of course, the...

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    'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Joins Adam Scott & Richard Jenkins In Comedy 'A.C.O.D.'

    There's something particularly satisfying about watching a hard-working, long-serving character actor finally getting their due. Which is why, for all the cultural monstrosities it has inflicted on us over the last few years, we'll never totally resent "Glee" -- it continues, after...

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    Denzel Washington Says He's "Hovering Around A Comedy" & Has A Thelonious Monk Film He Wants To Star In

    At the moment he's "hovering" around a comedy, having not done a great many of those in his career (although, he jokes, "I've done some that have turned out to be tragedies!"). The role he'd really like to play is that of jazz legend Thelonious Monk; he has a scr...

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    Paul Bettany In Talks To Star In 3D 'Lost Rooms' From 'How I Ended This Summer' Director Alexei Pobogrebksy

    Paul Bettany's career has been a little frustrating of late, for no one more so than him, we imagine. Once touted as the next big thing, he's been in his fair share of hits, but in the last few years, he's either taken supporting roles in films like "The Young Victoria" or "The Tourist," or leads in...

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    Paddy Considine To Helm Adaptation Of Boxing Drama 'Years Of The Locust'

    Paddy Considine took the festival circuit by storm last year when his dark, adult-drama "Tyrannosaur" earned worldwide acclaim. The actor/director/writer penned and helmed the story, which followed a down-and-out alcoholic who meets an unhappily married and deeply religious social wor...

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    Beat Generation Thriller 'Kill Your Darlings' Adds Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Ben Foster & Jennifer Jason Leigh

    With Walter Salles' adaptation of the most iconic Beat generation work, Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," getting closer to an expected 2012 Croisette premiere, there another project in the works set in same era involving the same characters that's quickly gaining momentum. Jo...

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    Angela Davis Documentary Nearing Completion From Director Of "Chisholm '72: Unbought And Unbossed"

    We've actually never written about this, and I think a post is long-overdue, as I was just reminded of it thanks to THIS New York Times profile of Shola Lynch that mentions it.

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    'Rango' Director Gore Verbinski Reveals The Top Ten Inspirations Of His Oscar-Contending Animated Feature Film

    If everything goes the way it should in a couple of weeks, Gore Verbinski's surreal western "Rango" will walk away with the Best Animated Feature Oscar. And it will definitely deserve it, as the film is unique, wondrous, gorgeous and deeply involving epic about a chameleon (Johnny Depp) with an exis...

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