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    Hip-Hop Drama Doc "Player Hating: A Love Story" Gets Theatrical Release Dates + Trailer

    It's billed as an award-winning documentary, with lots of film festival play, but the trailer doesn't immediately reel me in; although maybe it'll work for you.

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    "Holler If Ya Hear Me" - Musical Based On The Music Of Tupac Shakur In Development By Kenny Leon

    A film based on the late rapper/actor's life is still in Limbo (Antoine Fuqua was to direct it, and even began the casting process last spring, but nothing came from that, and Fuqua left the project; John Singleton then was said to have taken over for Fuqua, but then he left the project as ...

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    'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Sequel Gets Title, New Look At 'Smurfs 2' Gives Away Film's Setting

    Well, we guess they had to call it something. We already reported that Sony is moving full-steam ahead on a sequel to their 2009 adaptation of Judi and Ron Barrett's children's book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," but would not utilize the storyline from the book's sequel, "Pickles to Pittsburg...

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    Mike Tyson Says He'll Be In "The Hangover 3" + His New 1-Man Show ("Tyson: The Raw Truth") Debuts

    Chatting with Dan Patrick on his radio show on Tuesday, Mike Tyson confirmed he'll be part of the cast of The Hangover 3 - the completely unnecessary 3rd installment in that particular franchise of films, which is currently in development and expected in 2013.

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    William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' Starring Matthew McConaughey & Emile Hirsch Gets NC-17 Rating

    It seems the MPAA is still getting under everyone's skin. With controvery over the R-rating for The Weinstein Company's documentary "Bully" still brewing, the ratings board has dropped another eyebrow raising decision, stamping William Friedkin's deliciously dark "Killer J...

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    Promo/Poster Art For Vin Diesel's Upcoming Bouncer Web Series "The Ropes"

    Haven't heard much on this since my last post in November... Vin Diesel's new web series (he's producing) with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers; something Vin himself was in a former life.

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    'Napolean Dynamite' Helmer Jared Hess To Direct 'The Pet' For Producer Scott Rudin

    Jared Hess, remember him? Well back in 2004 he was one of the hottest young directors on the block after the success of “Napoleon Dynamite,” which achieved almost instantaneous cult status and spawned a generation of kids who became inseperable from their "Vote For Pedro" ...

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    Official Teaser Trailer For Chinonye Chukwu's "Alaskaland" Surfaces

    Here's the first official trailer for writer/director Chinonye Chukwu's feature film debut Alaskaland - a film previously profiled on this blog.

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    "Sparkle" Possibly Being Moved Up To A May Release

    According to Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times and a few other media sources, Sony Pictures is working double time on post-production to complete the upcoming Sparkle remake with Whitney Houston.

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    First Look At Ryan Gosling In 'Only God Forgives'; The Weinsteins VOD Label Radius Pick Up Rights To The Film

    Riding high off the fumes of "Drive" which had just one Best Director at Cannes, last summer FilmDistrict was set to re-up with Nicolas Winding Refn for his next film, "Only God Forgives" reteaming him with his totally brotastic bud, Ryan Gosling. Well, it seems the winds have ch...

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