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    Art for the 99%: L.A. Artists, Funny or Die to Define Movement via Sweeping Cultural Event

    If the 99% movement had an outstanding issue, it was defining themselves. The "All in for the 99%" hopes to change that on March 31 by showcasing art, music, and cultural activism that speaks to the 99%.

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    'Anchorman 2' Back On At Paramount, Will Ferrell To Return As Ron Burgundy With Action 4 Team Including Steve Carell & Paul Rudd

    I'M IN A GLASS CAGE OF EMOTION! We thought it was dead, we thought it would never happen and were content to watch our well worn DVDs until the laser in our players burned right through the disc. But impossibly, improbably, Paramount has seen the light shining from a whale's vagina, and has ...

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    Samuel L Jackson's Neo-Noir Thriller "The Samaritan" Gets A Trailer, Poster & Theatrical Release Date

    Last fall, IFC Films acquired stateside rights to this Samuel L. Jackson starrer - the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, which co-stars Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga and Brit Tom Wilkinson.

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    John Boyega In Talks To Join "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Cast + Circling Lead Role In Indie Sci-Fi "Creeping Zero"

    Well... He was the star of Spike Lee's Da Brick, which got passed over by HBO as was announced in recent weeks, but Attack the Block star John Boyega (aka Baby Denzel as he's known in some circles) is said to be in talks to join Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Biyi ...

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    Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

    When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups...

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    Strand Releasing Buys Sundance Drama 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Marshall Lewy's "California Solo," which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

    From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested...

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    Julianne Moore Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Untitled Directorial Debut Starring Scarlett Johansson

    In February it was revealed that renaissance man, HitRecord honcho himself, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was mounting his first feature-length directorial effort. A comedy starring actor and Scarlett Johansson, to anyone who's ever paid even a modicum of attention to Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord o...

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    Disney Unveils Traveling "Fanniversary" Theatrical Roadshow Featuring Rare Clips, Photos, Art & More

    According to Variety, Disney is planning a showcase of "rare and never-before-seen clips, photos, and art," during it's first ever "Fanniversary" show, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that will roll out this spring/summer. The concept behind the awkwardly titled "Fanniversary" is to celebrate ...

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