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    Patton Oswalt Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Known by many network television junkies as Kevin James’ loud mouth cousin on “King of Queens,” and to comedy fans as a self deprecating standup comic whose jokes often favored obscure or nerdy topics, Patton Oswalt has recently emerged as a fine actor following the praise garnered...

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    Russell Crowe May Take The Lead In Jaume Collet-Serra's Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

    It's good to have options. Last year, when director Jaume Collet-Serra was riding high off the heat of "Unknown," he took a look at a few projects including the long developing remake of "Le Cercle Rouge," he got shortlisted to directed blockbuster sequels "300: Battle O...

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    UPDATES On Brit Amma Asante's Slavery-Set Pic On Life Of Mixed-Race Woman Raised In Aristocratic Family

    About 2 months ago, I profiled black British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante's (above) period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

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    Tribeca Film Acquires 'The Giant Mechanical Man' Starring Jenna Fischer

    Tribeca Film has acquired the U.S. rights to writer/director Lee Kirk's "The Giant Mechanical Man." The romantic comedy starring Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina is set for a spring release, both in theaters and on video on demand. 

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    Samuel Goldwyn Acquires 'People V. the State of Illusion'

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to "People V. the State of Illusion," from award-winning director Scott Cervine. The documentary, made in the vein of "What the Bleed Do We Know!??," explores the science of power of our perceptions and imagination. Here's th...

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    'Return' Star & Director Linda Cardellini & Liza Johnson Discuss Telling The Story Of A Soldier's Transition To Civillian Life

    "Return," the feature film debut by visual artist Liza Johnson, shakes up the traditional soldier's story by centering on a female protagonist, as she adjusts to her home life following a Middle East deployment. The film stars Linda Cardellini ("Freaks and Geeks," "...

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    Lionsgate Honcho Says There Will Be Another 'Twilight' Movie If Stephenie Meyer Writes The Book

    Keep hope alive Bella and RPatz fans and start getting that petition together for Stephenie Meyer! Ever since Lionsgate swooped in a bought Summit, the biggest question has been what their plans are for the latter's biggest franchise and most valuable asset -- the "Twilight" films. Las...

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    Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoe Saldana & More Join Marilyn Monroe Doc 'Fragments'

    So, did you think the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe was going to end once the awards season was over, and "My Week With Marilyn" faded from view? Guess again. The famed actress is one of the few Hollywood icons who continues to fascinate, influence and be commemorated and a star st...

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    Sarah Palin Propagandist Bannon Unveils New Anti-Obama Doc

    It was only a matter of time before documentary propagandists on the right would launch an anti-Obama screed. Watch out, folks, here we go: From the man who brought us the Sarah Palin hagiography "The Undefeated" comes a new film based on the forthcoming book: "The Corruption Chron...

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    Trailer For "The Announcement" (Nelson George Revisits Magic Johnson's Stunning 1991 HIV Reveal) + Premiere Dates

    A collaboration between NBA Entertainment (NBAE) and writer/director/author Nelson George... The Announcement will premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival next month, where I hope to see it.

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