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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes Ponsoldt's 'Smashed,' Starring Winstead, Paul & Oscar-Winner Spencer

    Sony Pictures Classics has taken worldwide rights for James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" after its Sundance debut. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul Paul and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer lead a sprawling cast including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place.

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    Watch: Reading Of Dustin Lance Black's Prop '8' Play Featuring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John C. Reilly, Kevin Bacon & More

    With the election year in full swing, the gay marriage issue continues to be a major talking point, with the battle over defining the instution being critically discussed in both parties. But the battle has long been waging in California, where the right for gays to marry was recently overturned and...

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    The Mentalist Goes Rom-Com As Simon Baker Joins Rafe Spall In Working Title's 'I Give It A Year'

    Australian actor Simon Baker has never quite become a big-screen star. From time to time, it looked like he might be on his way there: he gave a neat, wounded little performance as the closeted, tragic would-be actor who becomes a pawn in Jack Vincennes' schemes in "L.A. Confidential,"...

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    Watch: Japanese Trailer For 'Brave' Offers Up Lots Of New Footage

    Nope, you won't find Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen or Mater (thank god) here. Pixar returns to cinemas in 2012 with "Brave," their first effort in three years that isn't a sequel, and they are putting a lot on the line. It's the first movie from the fabled animation ...

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    Sony Classics Picks Up "Smashed" With Octavia Spencer

    If you're waiting to see what Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will do next on the big screen you won't have much longer to wait. Sony Classics has announced that it has picked up, for worldwide distrubition, the film Smashed which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival in which...

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    Like 'Project X'? Watch Todd Phillips Unaired NSFW HBO Documentary 'Frat House'

    To say that Todd Phillips has had an ongoing cinematic interest in recklessness and debauchery would be an understatement. As the director of "The Hangover," "Old School," "Road Trip" and the producer behind this weekend's R-rated found footage teenage bacchanalia &...

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    Watch Trailer For Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" Series; Season 1 Now Streaming On Netflix

    Here's the trailer for that Vin Diesel web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - I've already alerted you, and which I didn't care for, which in turn attracted several comments (likely from the same person using di...

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    Watch: Will Smith Is Getting Too Old For This In New Trailer For 'Men In Black 3'

    Are you 9 years old? Then you're probably going to love "Men In Black III." Big, broad and goofy, Sony's latest installment in the alient hunting franchise has very clearly staked out it's claim as a family film event and for everyone else, this looks like it will be pretty dam...

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    'Marley' Soundtrack Features 25 Songs From The Reggae Legend

    You would have to look at people like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra or Johnny Cash to find those who have achieved the same kind of iconic, influential status of Bob Marley. The reggae legend took his unique sound from Jamaica around the world, inspiring millions with his message of togetherness...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Gets 'Smashed'

    Sony Pictures Classics has confirmed its acquistion of worldwide rights to "Smashed," starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World"), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.

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