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    Writer Graham Yost Says 'Major Matt Mason' With Tom Hanks Will Be A Space Survival Tale Set On The Moon

    Last night brought excellent news for television fans, with the return of the Elmore Leonard-inspired series "Justified." Now in its third season, the show, which stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, has gone from strength to strength, so much so that we named it our fourth favorite ...

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    Brit Noel Clarke Addresses "Misconceptions" Of UK Acting Biz + Says "Bad Boys" Project Is Coming Soon

    You may have noticed that Brit Noel Clarke has been oddly silent about the black-actors-in-the-UK-film-industry problem, broadly-speaking; a matter that we've covered quite a bit here on S&A, highlighting articles written by British journalists, lamentations from black British actors an...

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    2012 Santa Barbara Int'l Film Fest Unveils Its Lineup; Viola Davis Honored As Outstanding Performer of The Year

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from January 26 through February 5, 2012, has unveiled this year's lineup. I have highlighted the films whose subjects are the most interest to our site; most notably those we have already profiled. They include Terrence Nance's ...

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    Alex Stapleton's "Corman's World" Coming Out On DVD and Blu-Ray March 27

    Last month Cynthia profiled African-American female director Alex Stapleton, who directed the documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, about the life and career of B movie king and genuine filmmaking legend Roger Corman.

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    Tilda Swinton & Jamie Bell In Talks To Join Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer' With Star Chris Evans

    You may not know who filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is, but clearly, the world of discerning A-list actors do. And perhaps that milieu have rather discerning taste as well. The South Korean auteur, known for thrilling international works like "The Host" and the police procedural "Me...

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    Terence Blanchard-Composed 32-Song "Red Tails" Soundtrack Now Available For Digital Download

    The disc won't be available for purchase until February 7th (says Amazon.com) but you can purchase the digital files (MP3s) right now via iTunes if you're interested.

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    HBO Buys Sundance Doc 'Me @the Zoo'

    Ahead of its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Fetsival, HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch's "Me @the Zoo," a documentary on the new phenomenon of internet celebrity.

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    Watch: International Trailers For '21 Jump Street' & 'American Reunion' Bring New Scenes, More Raunch

    One TV show-turned-movie and another sequel. That pretty much speaks to the cinematic climate these days, but at least one of them looks like it's going to be a ton of fun.

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    IN THE WORKS: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Peter Webber's Post-WW II Thriller 'Emperor' Starring Matthew Fox UPDATED

    Tommy Lee Jones joins Peter Webber's currently filming political thriller set in Japan, "Emperor." The post-Word War II historical drama stars "Lost"'s Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, a Japanese expert for General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), who must decide whether ...

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    Tommy Lee Jones Will Rule Japan As General Douglas MacArthur In 'Emperor'

    Need someone who can act and bring the right amount of dignity and crankiness to a role? You call up Tommy Lee Jones. Dude can growl with the best of them, and now he's going to take on one of the most famous generals in American military history.

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