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    Angelina Jolie Says She'll Make Sleeping Beauty Reboot 'Maleficent' Next

    Given her omnipresence in the media, it's easy to forget that Angelina Jolie hasn't actually appeared on screen for eighteen months, since the ill-fated "The Tourist." She's not been idle -- far from it, with voice work in "Kung Fu Panda 2" and her directorial debut &...

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    Tribeca Film Takes Berlin Doc 'Side By Side'

    Tribeca Film has picked up North American rights to "Side by Side," a Keanu Reeves-produced documentary on the digital revolution of filmmaking. Featuring interviews with ames Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and othe...

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    Denzel Washington Says He Has A Script For A Biopic Of Legendary Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk, Also Considering A Comedy

    The blockbuster opening of "Safe House" over the weekend, the second biggest of Denzel Washington's career, serves as a reminder that he remains, in the U.S. at least, one of the most consistently reliable box-office draws around. His films do have a cap on them, to be sure, but few ot...

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    "Hit!" With Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD

    Last May, I wrote about this film (HERE) as an example of a film that might make a good remake; that is, a film with a great premise, but with a very disappointing execution.

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    Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

    Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

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    Rohan Marley Says No Actor Can Play Bob Marley In A Movie... Except His Sons

    The long struggle to get a Bob Marley film made has been well documented on Shadow And Act (I recommend reading this post for the details: http://bit.ly/hEs4jj). What we have ended up with after all that is Kevin Macdonald's documentary MARLEY, which will world premiere at the Berlin Intern...

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    Inspired By Haitian Director Raoul Peck, Norwegians Set Up Fund To Back Films From "Developing Countries"

    With the 2012 submission deadline being just 3 days away, we are obviously late on this but I only just found out about it.

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    "Black Stereotypes In Film" At Northwestern U This Thursday

    New York based filmmaker and blogger Katherine Nero will make her historical presentation and analysis of black stereotypes in film this Thursday Feb. 16th from 7-9PM at Northwestern University in Evanston IL.

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    Author Chimamanda Adichie On Adaptation Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun": "I'm Not At All Involved In The Production"

    I know Tambay has been pursuing an interview with Chimamanda Adichie to talk about the controversy surrounding the casting of the film (I'm talking about Thandie Newton) that will be based on her book, but hasn't been able to lock one down he tells me. So I thought I would share this pi...

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    Hammer CEO Teases Reboots Of 'Dracula' & 'Quatermass' Franchises, As Well As A Monster Movie Like 'The Abominable Snowman'

    Anyone who saw last weekend's surprise hit "The Woman in Black" knows that it was a step in the right direction for Hammer Films studio. After a string of woefully underseen, contemporary set horror films (among them the wonderful vampire tale "Let Me In" and the pervy H...

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