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    Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes To Be Honored By Essence

    Announced earlier today...

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    Acclaimed Documentary 'Crime After Crime' Getting A Feature Film Adaptation

    With Sundance 2012 beginning to wind down, let’s briefly rewind back to the 2011 film festival where Yoav Patash’s “Crime After Crime” premiered to a great reception a year ago. The documentary went on to win a slew of awards at festivals around the country, before being pick...

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    Paul Giamatti Is Friar Lawrence To Douglas Booth & Hailee Steinfeld's 'Romeo & Juliet'; Says 'The Goon' Looks Dead

    Paul Giamatti has pretty much done it all. Drama, comedy, horror, satire, action and hell, even musicals (if you don't remember "Duets" he's also in the forthcoming "Rock Of Ages"). But Shakespeare? Looks like he's gonna cross that one off his list too.

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    Spike Lee's Co-Writer Pens an Open Letter: "Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens."

    This hasn't been a great Sundance for Spike Lee. Reviews for "Red Hook Summer" were generally not good; nor were reviews of his post-premiere Q&A, in which the director launched into an extended rant about Hollywood's marginalization of black stories. Today, Lee's "Red...

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    Sundance: Director Craig Zobel Talks The Controversy, Criticism & Intent Of 'Compliance'

    The Sundance Film Festival has always included provocative films in its programming, as much to challenge attendees’ expectations as to introduce to the world new, visionary filmmakers who aren’t afraid to take risks. In 2012, the film that has caused the most controversy is “Compliance,” Craig Zobe...

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    Watch Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds Tango In A Moving BMW In Clip From "Safe House"

    Quickie recap... Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the thriller Safe House, in which Ryan plays a CIA agent who must protect a rogue ex-agent (Washington) from assassins.

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    "Exit Strategy" The Indie "Un-Romantic Comedy" Opens In NJ & PA Cities February 10th (Details)

    A film Sergio profiled about a month ago will make its official theatrical debut on February 10th, in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA theaters, for our readers in those 2 cities.

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    First Look At Eva Mendes & Kylie Minogue In Leos Carax's 'Holly Motors'

    While it's probably still slightly too early to begin talking about what films will be headed to Cannes in May, one film that almost seems a certainty at this point is Leos Carax's "Holly Motors." Carax has already presented a film in competition with "Pola X" in 1999&nbs...

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    Sundance: 'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Talks About The "Unnecessary Friction" With 'West Of Memphis' Filmmakers

    For almost 20 years, documentarian Joe Berlinger (along with Bruce Sinofksy) has chronicled the complicated history of the West Memphis Three, a trio of Arkansas teenagers who were found guilty of a triple homicide despite questionable evidence. His first film about the trial, “Paradise L...

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    Can't Make It To Sundance? Here's Clips From 'Arbitrage,' 'Grabbers,' 'The Art Of Rap' & 'I Am Not A Hipster'

    Who’s bummed out that they can’t be in Park City right now? Who really wishes they were at Sundance watching all these new movies that the internet is full of buzz about? Good, it’s not just me then. Well to make things slightly easier a bunch of films that have premiered there in ...

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