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    'Easy A' Helmer Will Gluck To Direct Action-Comedy 'Secretaries Day' From 'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce

    Sony loves Will Gluck. In the course of three movies (“Fired Up!,” “Easy A,” and “Friends With Benefits”) he transformed the company’s Screen Gems shingle from a cheap huckster of common genre flicks (the “Underworld” movies, “Takers,” “Priest,” “Burlesque”) into the premiere haven for somewhat-inte...

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    'Anvil!' Director Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Jo Nesbo's 'Headhunters' For The Big Screen

    “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” feels like an anomaly. Everybody’s grandmother has read the thing, but will these sweet old ladies show up for a film that has been rated R for “brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language...

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    Watch: 2011, The International Year For People Of African Descent, As Designated By The UN, Comes To A Close

    My parting shot for the night (thanks to the Afro Europe blog for the reminder)...

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    "Awkward Black Girl" Talks Turning Series Into TV Show, Hollywood Meetings, Donald Glover Parties, Chris Rock Assists, More

    America's favorite Awkward Black Girl, Ms Issa Rae (you know her) continues her global expansion... this time New York magazine's Vulture gives the web series some pub in a chat with Issa Rae.

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    Paramount Has a New 100th Anniversary Logo

    The iconic Paramount logo, stars circling a Wasatch Mountain, was first created back in 1916, and has been updated over the years. This Friday the studio is launching its latest revamp on the occasion of the studio's 100th anniversary, in front of "Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol."...

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    2012 Sundance Film Fest Selects "Daughters Of The Dust" For "From The Collection" Special Screening + Julie Dash To Be Present

    Yet another reason to attend Sundance 2012, if already announced lineup of films didn't push you over the fence... another honor for Julie Dash's seminal film; plus she's expected to be there in person to introduce it and participate in a discussion afterward.

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    Official "Pariah" Opening Info (The 9 Cities & Theaters It'll Play In During Its First 2 Weeks Of Release)

    Exactly 2 weeks from today, December 28, Dee Rees' award-winning feature film debut, which we've covered quite extensively on S&A, will make its commercial theatrical debut in 3 cities; a week later, January 6th, 2012, it'll expand to 6 more cities.

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    Rachel McAdams Joins New Brian De Palma Movie, March Start Date Set

    For Brian De Palma fanatics, it's been an agonizingly long wait for another sexy, stylish spellbinder. His last feature was 2007 incendiary "Redacted," which was a noble failure, but a failure just the same. Honestly, we can only watch our Criterion "Blow Out" Blu-rays s...

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    Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Screens in IMAX Friday: Location Guide

    The first six minutes of next summer's sure-to-be blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" will be screening in select IMAX theaters this Friday before showings of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."

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    Watch: Beverly Hills Retirement Home Holds Paintball Contest In Teaser Trailer For 'The Expendables 2'

    Listen. Carefully. On the wind. Can you hear something? A creak of bone. A distant cough. Someone complaining that they haven't taken their pills, asking if you remembered to record "NCIS," and saying how their grandkids are going to show them how to use the Google. That's right, S...

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