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    Harrison Ford Courted For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    We guess Jack Nicholson was busy. He was the last actor named as a contender for the key role of Branch Rickey in the developing Jackie Robinson biopic "42," but it looks like another aging superstar may step up to the plate.

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    "Kinyarwanda" Opening Weekend Numbers + Extended Run News + 5-Ticket Giveaway! Enter Now!

    AFFRM's second release - Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda - made its theatrical debut last week Friday on 9 screens in 7 cities. 

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    Watch: Will Ferrell Made Ads For Old Milwaukee And They Rule

    Who knows why he did it, but according to Business Insider Will Ferrell approached Pabst Brewing Co. and asked them if he could make some ads for Old Milwaukee. For free. And, duh, of course they said yes. The result is three spots, set (and only airing, it seems) in Davenport, Iowa. And yes, they&#...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Cast As Monsieur Thenardier In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is set to get musical and go French once again. The man who squared off against Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street," and recently twirled a villainous moustache as the station inspector in "Hugo," is combining skills fro...

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    Mark Strong Reveals His 'John Carter' Character Matai Shang Will Differ From The Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Mark Strong -- who can be seen this weekend as betrayed spy Jim Prideaux in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" -- already has another book adaption and another Cold War piece in his orbit for next year, with "John Carter" (formerly "John Carter of Mars") and "Closer to the Moon."

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    Cinema Eye Honors 'Titicut Follies' with Legacy Award

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking will present Frederick Wiseman's 1967 documentary "Titicut Follies" with the 2012 Legacy Award.

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    "Presumed Guilty" Biggest Mexican Doc of All Time; Beats "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    One of the biggest box office success stories of the year, south of the border, was the release of "Presumed Guilty," a scathing indictment of the Mexican justice system that debuted on POV in the U.S. last year. According to an annual industry report, the film -- directed by lawyer-tur...

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    First Look At Anthony Mackie In New Still Images From Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

    Aha! There he is! I knew he was in this flick, despite the fact that he was just about absent from the film's first trailer (posted back in September). We see more of him in this one still image than we did in the entire 3-minute trailer. 

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    New Poster For Mel Gibson's 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation'

    It seems that America and/or Hollywood isn't quite ready to forgive Mel Gibson just yet. His attempted comeback films -- the dreadful "Edge Of Darkness" and the middling "The Beaver" -- weren't the vehicles they were supposed to be, and his offscreen behaviour has continu...

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    To Cap Off The Year Of The Movie Dog, Sherlock Holmes' Hound Gets His Own Poster

    For a dog-lover, like many of us at The Playlist, 2011 has a been a great year at the films for screen pups. From Uggie in "The Artist" and Snowy in "The Adventures of Tintin" to Cosmo in "Beginners" and Skeletor in "50/50," mutts have been stealing the show l...

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