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    Watch 7 Minutes Of Russ Parr's "The Under Shepherd" Starring Isaiah Washington + Official Synopsis

    Out initial profile of this film last fall sparked quite a frenzy in the comments section - so much that the director Russ Parr and star Isaiah Washington, both jumped into the conversation to challenge primarily the naysayers. 

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    Joel Edgerton Sells Dramedy Script 'One Night Stand' To New Regency

    There are a couple ways to start calling your own shots in Hollywood. One is to start your own producing shingle, and any big name actor you can think of (Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg) has an outlet where they can develop projects. Well, for Joel Edgerton, he's already...

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    Gerardo Naranjo On Innocence, The Genesis Of 'Miss Bala' & "Intelligent Action Films"

    Aside from Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" over a decade ago, there haven't been a lot of decent movies focusing on the drug trade just over the border. Sure, the cartels crop up from time to time, but mostly in villains in dumb action movies, and it feels like quite a while since we've had a really s...

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    Full Frame Documentary Festival Will Pay Tribute to Stanley Nelson

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 12-15) has chosen to highlight the career of Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson ("Freedom Riders," "A Place of Our Own") for its annual Full Frame Tribute. In addition, the festival has announced that this year&#...

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    Matthew Lillard's Comeback Continues, Joins Clint Eastwood & Amy Adams In 'Trouble With The Curve'

    While we, or at least this writer, had a number of problems with "The Descendants," the actors were not one of them. From leads George Clooney and Shailene Woodley to brief supporting roles from the likes of Judy Greer, Robert Forster and Rob Huebel, everyone pretty much brought their A-ga...

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    Do Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Have Competition? Mark Wahlberg Says Whitey Bulger Wants To Meet With Him

    So, who is the right filmmaker to bring the story of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger to the big screen? One of the biggest news stories of the last year, the FBI made headlines worldwide when they finally nabbed Bulger—on their top ten Most Wanted list for the past few decades—who had b...

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    'Red Tails' Cast Talks The FX Heavy Shoot; Film Earned The Approval Of George H.W. Bush

    "Red Tails" is not your average studio release. Distributed by Fox, it was wholly produced and financed by Lucasfilms, the first property under that label in years that wasn't "Star Wars"-related. But instead of a Rebel Alliance fighting an intergalactic war against The Dark ...

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    'No Country For Old Men' Author Cormac McCarthy Sells First Spec Script 'The Counselor'

    Is Cormac McCarthy the greatest living American writer? We're sure cases could be made for many other authors, but show us one who's written something as undeniably great as "Blood Meridian," and we'll start to listen. Thanks to the Oscar-winning success of 2007's "No ...

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    Will 'The Expendables 2' Be PG-13 Thanks To The Demands Of Chuck Norris?

    Rounding up a stable of old school action stars, "The Expendables" was touted as a macho return to old school action moviemaking, and came stamped with an R-rating, delivering all the explosions and cussing (though strangely, none of the gratuitous nudity) of classic shoot 'em ups. And...

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    Writer Graham Yost Says 'Major Matt Mason' With Tom Hanks Will Be A Space Survival Tale Set On The Moon

    Last night brought excellent news for television fans, with the return of the Elmore Leonard-inspired series "Justified." Now in its third season, the show, which stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, has gone from strength to strength, so much so that we named it our fourth favorite ...

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