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    Listen: Scarlett Johansson Teams With A Dead Dean Martin For "I'll Be Home Christmas"

    Triple threat Scarlett Johansson has a Christmas present for you. The actress, soon to be feature filmmaker and singer has now joined the ranks of Bono and Natalie Cole in teaming up with dead legends to give an old classic a new spin.

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    Imagine That: Todd Solondz Was Called By Drew Barrymore For 'Charlie's Angels'

    Independent filmmakers dipping their toes and/or being lured by the bigger budgets and better catering tables of studio productions is nothing new. But if there is any director out there who we could never see navigating those waters (without seriously compromising their vision) would be Todd Solodn...

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    Robert Schwentke Heads To HBO To Direct Pilot Episode Of 'The Lobotomist'

    With "R.I.P.D." not slated to hit theaters until 2013, director Robert Schwentke will have a some time to kill until then. Late this summer, he lined up what is expected to be his next feature film, "The Poison Kitchen," a film set in the early days of the Nazi's rise to powe...

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    More Creatures & Vehicles Revealed In New Pics From 'John Carter'

    In development for years, Disney has finally managed to visit Mars with "John Carter" but with a rumored price tag of $300 million this thing is going to have been a massive blockbuster hit if it wants to make any money. And so far, the studio is probably wishing for better buzz. The first...

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    Martin Scorsese Suggests 'The Irishman' Could Be His Next Film, Confirms He Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Play 'Sinatra'

    The film's not out of the woods just yet, but things are looking up for "Hugo." After a somewhat tepid initial reaction at the NYFF, the film's release last Wednesday was greeted with rave reviews, and the box-office, while not tremendous, was decent for a film playing on a third o...

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    Tyler Perry's Open Letter To Penn State Victim

    One day in the year 2026 there will be a entire week during which Tyler Perry will NOT be mentioned on Shadow and Act. We're constantly getting comments from readers on why we do. Simple. The fact is that as long as he makes news we have to cover it, so here is this week's first item.

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    R.I.P. 'Women In Love' & 'Tommy' Director Ken Russell (1927-2011)

    Sad news to start off the post-Thanksgiving week, with reports emerging this morning that Ken Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of "Women In Love," "Tommy," and "Altered States," among many others, and one of the true mavericks of British cinema, has passed at the a...

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    Kenya's "Silicon Savannah" On Becoming An Animation Powerhouse

    Variety gives Kenyan animators in Kenya some shine...

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    Watch "Kinyarwanda" CNN Profile + Links To Opening Weekend Release Theaters

    AFFRM's second release, will make its theatrical debut on 9 screens in 7 cities. Opening weekend release cities and links to theaters below; CNN profile underneath.

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    A "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" Thanksgiving Weekend At The Box Office; "Tower Heist" Fizzles; "The Help" Still In The Top 20

    Despite all the wonderful buzz around The Muppets, it couldn't trump the box office behemoth that is the Twilight saga, which stayed on top on the charts this week, taking in another $42 million (in its second week), bringing its cume to a whopping $221+ million. Throw in the $152+ million ...

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