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    James Badge Dale Gets Back In The Saddle For 'The Lone Ranger' As Dan Reid

    Before the whole budget crisis struck Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp's "The Lone Ranger," a cast was being lined up that included James Badge Dale. Well, even with the delays and budget cuts and generally worrying over how many hundreds of millions need to be spent o...

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    MoMA's (Still) Missing Film Stills? Not Exactly.

    In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art closed off its venerable Film Stills Achive--an essential resource for archivists and academics--and fired its chief staffers Mary Corliss and Terry Geesken, causing rancor among cinephiles everywhere. I covered the story for the Village Voice almost exactly ten ...

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    Charles Burnett-Directed Stage Play "Mulatto: A Never Ending Saga" Getting Film Treatment

    Killer Of Sheep director Charles Burnett's 2010 stage directorial effort - a 1-woman show starring Juliette Fairley, titled Mulatto: A Never Ending Saga - might be becoming a feature film, with Fairley herself playing the lead role, and Michael Pinckney directing.

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    J.J Abrams and Matt Reeves Team For Bad Robot-Produced Action Film

    Apparently Brad Parker, who has just made his debut on the Orin Pelli-produced post-apocalyptic thriller "The Diary of Lawson Oxford," left quite an impression. Variety reports he'll soon graduate to a much larger-scale action movie for Bad Robot and producers J.J. Abrams and Matt...

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    Tuskegee University & LucasFilm Present "Red Tails" Tuskegee University Takeover 1/14 To 1/16

    All you need to know follows below in the press release... anyone attending??

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    Fox Searchlight Gives 'Margaret' an 11th-Hour Oscar Push

    Oscar ballots are due tomorrow at 5 p.m., but Fox Searchlight has booked Kenneth Lonergan's long-delayed, virtually ignored "Margaret" for a one-week run at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles and sent screeners to all Academy members.

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    Trailer For Ensemble Cast Dramedy "Dysfunctional Friends" Arrives (In Theaters February)

    A quick recap for those not familiar with the film...

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    Early Details On That Next Tyler Perry "Madea" Movie You Asked For...

    Recall my November post highlighting the 4 Tyler Perry movies that are scheduled to be released in 2012, wondering whether he should be concerned about overexposure?

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    IN THE WORKS: Disney Rewards 'Pirates' Helmer Rob Marshall with Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'

    For once a studio is matching director Rob Marshall with an assignment for which is he is well-suited. Marshall moved from Broadway choreographer/director (Tony-winning "Cabaret") and television musical director (Emmy-winning "Annie") to inconsistent Hollywood filmmaker--from Osc...

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    Clove From 'Hunger Games' Joins Will & Jaden Smith In M. Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth' (aka '1000 A.E.')

    Soon-to-be fifteen year old actress Isabelle Fuhrman is carving out quite a career for herself. She first came to notice as the creepy Esther in the horror flick "Orphan," went the indie route for "Salvation Boulevard" and this spring she'll feature in her first major tentpol...

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