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    John Boyega In Talks To Join "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Cast + Circling Lead Role In Indie Sci-Fi "Creeping Zero"

    Well... He was the star of Spike Lee's Da Brick, which got passed over by HBO as was announced in recent weeks, but Attack the Block star John Boyega (aka Baby Denzel as he's known in some circles) is said to be in talks to join Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Biyi ...

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    Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

    When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups...

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    Strand Releasing Buys Sundance Drama 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Marshall Lewy's "California Solo," which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

    From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested...

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    Julianne Moore Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Untitled Directorial Debut Starring Scarlett Johansson

    In February it was revealed that renaissance man, HitRecord honcho himself, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was mounting his first feature-length directorial effort. A comedy starring actor and Scarlett Johansson, to anyone who's ever paid even a modicum of attention to Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord o...

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    Disney Unveils Traveling "Fanniversary" Theatrical Roadshow Featuring Rare Clips, Photos, Art & More

    According to Variety, Disney is planning a showcase of "rare and never-before-seen clips, photos, and art," during it's first ever "Fanniversary" show, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that will roll out this spring/summer. The concept behind the awkwardly titled "Fanniversary" is to celebrate ...

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    Joss Whedon Compiled A 1998 Mixtape? 'The Avengers' Soundtrack Features Evanescence, Papa Roach, Soundgarden, Bush & More

    For the most part, comic book movies have never had great soundtracks, and generally, they tend to bring together a generic mass of rawk music, the kind of stuff that studio suits think that the steretypical 14 year-old boys watching the film would really be into. But the rest of the movie world ha...

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    'On The Road,' 'Cosmopolis' & 'Cogan's Trade' Appear Headed To Cannes, So Who Else Will Walk The Red Carpet?

    If you've kept up with us since we dropped our intial Cannes Film Festival piece back in February, a lot has changed and the field is becoming narrower and more clear in terms of what films and filmmakers are headed to the south of France. It requires a bit of moving puzzle pieces, and putting t...

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    Watch: Charming Trailer For Time-Travel Comedy 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Starring Mark Duplass & Aubrey Plaza

    "The world is mostly full of jankholes," says time traveler Kenneth in the trailer for the Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed." And watching some of the ugly side of humanity come out during this political season (and in the Trayvon Martin saga), we get exactly where he'...

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Visits Set of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"

    Perennial Sofia Coppola muse Kirsten Dunst and rocker Gavin Rossdale have been spotted on the L.A. set of the writer-director's currently filming "The Bling Ring." That doesn't mean that the star of "Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette" or the rhythm guitarist are necessarily in the movie, althou...

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