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    Hold Onto Your Mullets, A Discography Of New Pics From 'Rock Of Ages' Turn It To 11

    If you still have Def Leppard’s Pyromania album on heavy rotation and prefer Jefferson Starship to Jefferson Airplane, then there’s a pretty good chance you’re excited for the upcoming musical adaptation, “Rock Of Ages.” An ode to the days of hair metal and tight leathe...

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    What It Means To Be Black - Acclaimed Feature Doc 'Colour Me' Now Available On DVD

    It's been traveling the film festival circuit for about a year now, and it's been almost a year since we profiled it.

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    Bow Wow Military Drama/Thriller 'Recalled' To Make World Premiere At Seattle International Film Fest

    Bow Wow Military Drama/Thriller 'Recalled' To Make World Premiere At Seattle International Film Fest

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    Matthew Vaughn Lands Rights To Max Barry's Upcoming 'Lexicon'

    Director Matthew Vaughn has been trafficking almost exclusively in comic book adaptations over the past few years, establishing franchises with 2010's "Kick-Ass" and last year's "X-Men: First Class." While Fox has Vaughn returning to direct the 'First Class' sequel, he'll still be involved in produc...

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    Who? Brenton Thwaites Crowned Prince In 'Maleficent'

    Is Brenton Thwaites going to be the biggest Aussie sensation to hit the United States since Paul Hogan or Yahoo Serious? Only time will tell, but Disney has picked the young stud and dropped him into their brewing "Maleficent" alongside Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Te...

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    "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Will Open The 2012 American Black Film Festival!

    This is wonderful news for those of you who'll be attending this year's American Black Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to 23.

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    DreamWorks Pares Exec Ranks, Makes Sourian Producer, Bario Single Production Chief

    As DreamWorks Studios streamlines into a smaller entity, it has no room for two top-level expensive production presidents. Thus the Reliance-backed company, which is run by Steven Spielberg and Stacy Snider, and distributes through Disney, has given Mark Sourian a first-look production deal.

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    100 Ideas That Changed Film: Magic Lanterns to Feminist Film Theory

    One of our favorite internet diversions Brain Pickings published a post on the 100 ideas that changed film - from slapstick humor (#21), queer cinema (#97), censorship (#48), to the kinetoscope (#3). The post is derived from film reviewer David Parkinson's book 100 Ideas That Changed Cinema.

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    Olivia Wilde Joins Spike Jonze's Untitled iPhone Romance Film With Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara & Amy Adams

    Filmmaker Spike Jonze is apparently not content to just settle for the most talented cast in Hollywood to join his next film. Evidently he wants the most beautiful one as well. In a Deadline report about Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions landing international rights from for Jonze's next unti...

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    Casting Watch: Who's Up for Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'? Only One Fits the Bill

    I just fnished reading "Mockingjay," the third and final "Hunger Games" installment. Fair to say, the plot thickens and the action gets even more intense in "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" as Katniss Everdeen and her two rival swains Gale and Peeta go through several rings of fire.

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