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    2012 Santa Barbara Int'l Film Fest Unveils Its Lineup; Viola Davis Honored As Outstanding Performer of The Year

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from January 26 through February 5, 2012, has unveiled this year's lineup. I have highlighted the films whose subjects are the most interest to our site; most notably those we have already profiled. They include Terrence Nance's ...

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    Alex Stapleton's "Corman's World" Coming Out On DVD and Blu-Ray March 27

    Last month Cynthia profiled African-American female director Alex Stapleton, who directed the documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, about the life and career of B movie king and genuine filmmaking legend Roger Corman.

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    Tilda Swinton & Jamie Bell In Talks To Join Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer' With Star Chris Evans

    You may not know who filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is, but clearly, the world of discerning A-list actors do. And perhaps that milieu have rather discerning taste as well. The South Korean auteur, known for thrilling international works like "The Host" and the police procedural "Me...

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    Terence Blanchard-Composed 32-Song "Red Tails" Soundtrack Now Available For Digital Download

    The disc won't be available for purchase until February 7th (says Amazon.com) but you can purchase the digital files (MP3s) right now via iTunes if you're interested.

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    HBO Buys Sundance Doc 'Me @the Zoo'

    Ahead of its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Fetsival, HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch's "Me @the Zoo," a documentary on the new phenomenon of internet celebrity.

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    Watch: International Trailers For '21 Jump Street' & 'American Reunion' Bring New Scenes, More Raunch

    One TV show-turned-movie and another sequel. That pretty much speaks to the cinematic climate these days, but at least one of them looks like it's going to be a ton of fun.

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    IN THE WORKS: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Peter Webber's Post-WW II Thriller 'Emperor' Starring Matthew Fox UPDATED

    Tommy Lee Jones joins Peter Webber's currently filming political thriller set in Japan, "Emperor." The post-Word War II historical drama stars "Lost"'s Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, a Japanese expert for General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), who must decide whether ...

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    Tommy Lee Jones Will Rule Japan As General Douglas MacArthur In 'Emperor'

    Need someone who can act and bring the right amount of dignity and crankiness to a role? You call up Tommy Lee Jones. Dude can growl with the best of them, and now he's going to take on one of the most famous generals in American military history.

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    Sycamore Takes US Rights to Schepisi's 'Eye of the Storm' with Rush, Rampling and Davis

    Fred Schepisi's Australian "The Eye of The Storm" has been acquired by Sycamore Entertainment for US distribution. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis, the film is based on Patrick White's 1973 Nobel Prize-winning novel, adapted by Judy Morris.

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    Terry Gilliam Short "The Wholly Family" To Screen Online on January 23

    It'd be a mistake for anyone to call one-time Monty Python member Terry Gilliam a conventional filmmaker, but with his new short, "The Wholly Family," the imaginative director is now trying something completely different: an online screening of the film, made possible by sponsor The Guardian.

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