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    Docu-Drama On Trial Of Black Slave Accused Of Burning Down Montreal Gets DVD/VOD Release

    Intriguing docu-drama here, I profiled several months ago, with an unfamiliar narrative, and one I'd very much like to see, and will now have an opportunity to since it's being released on DVD and digitally via iTunes next week.

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    Kristen Bell Talks ‘Big Miracle,’ Playing Supergirl In ‘Movie 43' & The Hope For A ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie

    From TV star to movie star and back again, Kristen Bell is keeping busy. After breaking out as the beloved TV heroine Veronica Mars, Bell has tackled film roles like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “When In Rome” while continuing to dabble on the small screen now and again. In the past, most actors ...

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    Woody Harrelson Says He'll Re-Team With Oren Moverman Again For A "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling have pretty staked claim to the biggest director-leading man bromance at the moment, currently lensing their Thai-set actioner "Only God Forgives," but there's another duo who are right behind the Danish-Canadian duo in that regard.

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    Rooney Mara Replaces Blake Lively As Lead In Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

    In just over a year, Rooney Mara has gone from the virtually unknown star of the disastrous remake of "Nightmare On Elm Street" to an Oscar nominee. The missing link: her brief, head-turning appearance in David Fincher's "The Social Network," a performance that helped win her...

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    James Marsh Working On An Adaptation Of 'The Silent Land' For Focus Features & Talks About Projects 'Valiero' & 'El Aura'

    James Marsh might have missed out on another Oscar nomination for his excellent film "Project Nim" last week, but he's not too upset.

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    Joe Carnahan To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Death Wish'

    Joe Carnahan must be feeling vindicated this morning. The writer/director broke out with 2002's terrific, muscular cop thriller "Narc," but hasn't had a lot of joy since: his 2006 sub-Guy Ritchie action-comedy "Smokin' Aces" wasn't beloved by many, while a director-for-hire gig on the would-be-tentp...

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    Evan Shapiro's Festival Films to TV Series

    I like Evan Shapiro's blog, 15 Film Festival Darlings That Would Have Been Better as TV Series, and am posting it here for my readers. If you read my article to the end and read Evan's article along side of it, and if you like the ideas expressed, then help spread the word. Maybe Sundance itself w...

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    Sundance Eulogy from Bingham Ray's Poker Partners

    Here's the Bingham Ray Sundance Eulogy, which was read at the Sundance Closing Night Awards by choked-up Fest Director John Cooper, from his poker partners Ben Barenholtz, Eamonn Bowles, Tom Prassis, Arnie Sawyer. Good job guys, it made me cry yet again.

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    Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap" Acquired For Theatrical Release By Indomina

    And here's another...

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    Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

    Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

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