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    Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Eyeing An October Release Date

    Pretty much working under a veil of secrecy, not much has been known about Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming, untitled maybe-about-Scientology, religious cult drama also known as "The Master." What we do know is that is stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Laura D...

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    Ron Perlman Will Give Your Kids Nightmares On The Poster For 'Frankie Go Boom'

    Don't let your kids catch a glimpse of this poster because this is an image that could haunt them for years and cost you thousands in therapy. Ron Perlman is front and center as a transgender computer hacker on the first poster for Jordan Roberts' eccentric-sounding SXSW comedy "Frankie...

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    Iran's Movie Diplomacy: How Can We Attack A Country With Such Great Cinema?

    In 2006, I wrote this headline, "How Can We Attack A Country With Such Great Cinema?" for a blog post, precipitated by a New York Times story I wrote about a number of Iranian films playing at that year's Tribeca Film Festival. Nearly six years later, the headline--and the thoughts ...

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    John Boyega To Headline BBC Drama On 2008 "Honeytrap Murder" Of 16-Year-Old

    A rather sad, sad real-life story.

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    Kristen Bell Is The Snow Queen In Disney's 'Frozen'; 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' Gets New Trailer & WB Buys Graphic Novel 'Bolivar' For Animated Movie

    In a story on Kristen Bell joining the cast of Jennifer Getzinger's cinematic adaptation of Neil LaBute's play "Some Girls," The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that the actress-formerly-known-as-Veronica Mars will "provide the speaking and singing voice" as the lead in Disney's upcoming...

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    Rose Byrne & Anna Faris Say 'I Give It A Year'

    We certainly never saw it coming back when he was turning in small but hilarious performances in Edgar Wright's "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," but in 2012 Rafe Spall is set to become a leading man in a Working Title rom-com. Neither did we imagine that any offspring of T...

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    Nika Williams Joins Cast Of CBS Pilot "Partners"

    If it seems that we've been doing A LOT of TV casting news on S & A lately that's because this is the time of year, during late winter/early spring, when the networks and production companies are busy shooting pilots for new TV shows hoping that they will be picked up for series.

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    Warner Bros. Takes Over Universal's Hugh Hefner Biopic 'Playboy'

    That a feature film biopic hasn't yet been made about one of the most important cultural icons of the last half century certainly hasn't been without a lack of trying. Way back in 2007, Universal and Brett Ratner were planning to make "Playboy," a film about the magazine's foun...

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    Casey Affleck Leads The Pack To Play Christian Bale's Brother In 'Out Of The Furnace'

    Well, here's a face we'd be happier to see more of: Casey Affleck. After directing the underrated faux doc/media stunt "I'm Still Here" Affleck (along with his bud/hip hop star Joaquin Phoenix) kinda dropped off the face of the planet. He was linked to a couple projects he...

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    Dwayne Johnson Continues To Stack Up Projects; Signs Up To Play Mercenary In "Ciudad"

    And the beat doesn't stop for Dwayne Johnson who's just been piling up on project and project after project after...

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