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    "Pariah" Star Adepero Oduye Signed by ICM

    After the shout-out Meryl Streep gave at the Golden Globes, it was only a matter of time. Adepero Oduye, known best as the star of Dee Rees' Focus Features drama Pariah, has signed with talent agency ICM, reports Deadline. Oduye is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the fi...

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    'The Host' Finds The Seeker In Diane Kruger

    While she spent 2011 losing out on roles in blockbuster movies after testing for "Oblivion," "Total Recall" and "Man Of Steel," don't weep for Diane Kruger. The actress toplines "Farewell, My Queen" as Marie Antoinette in the film which premieres at the Be...

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    Sundance Buy: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first buy of the festival, acquiring the North American rights to doc "Searching for Sugar Man," the directorial debut of Malik Bendjelloul.

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    Sony Classics Takes Sundance's 'Sugar Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Sundance's opening night world doc "Searching For Sugar Man."

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    Watch: Matthew McConaughey Reprises David Wooderson From 'Dazed & Confused' In Video For Butch Walker's "Synthesizers"

    It was just this week around the Playlist watercooler that we were talking about the awesomeness of Matthew McConaughey. That the guy is a charisma machine is without question, but his skills as an actor often go underappreciated. Last year's hit "The Lincoln Lawyer" was only watchable...

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    Watch: Charming, Funny Trailer For 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Starring Jason Segel & Ed Helms

    Jay and Mark Duplass may be growing beyond the M-word cinematic subculture they continue to be lumped in with, but they haven't left the exploration of raw human emotion behind. 2010's "Cyrus" with Jonah Hill saw them marrying their quirkier sensibilities with a more broadly appear...

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    'Cold Fish' & 'Guilty Of Romance' Director Sion Sono Making Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Pic 'The Land Of Hope'

    Is seems Sion Sono isn't done with last March's devastating earthquake in Japan just yet. Perhaps best known to genre fans stateside for his thriller "Cold Fish" or the epically bonkers "Love Exposure," last year Sono went to Venice with "Himizu" his tale center...

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    Halle Berry's Thriller "Dark Tide" Finally Gets A Release Date

    It's a movie that, at one point, seemed like it would never see the light of day but according to Thompson On Hollywood, the Halle Berry comeback film Dark Tide, directed by John Stockwell, will finally get released on VOD (video on demand) then hit theaters.

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    Media Watch: Online Advertising to Surpass Print for the First Time

    The advertising forecast for 2012 is in: online ad spending will surpass print spending for the first time.

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    'West of Memphis' Reveals New Witnesses in WM3 Murder Case

    The West Memphis 3 murder case, examined in the "Paradise Lost" series, just got more complicated. "West of Memphis," the new doc screening here at Sundance, features new information from three witnesses about Terry Hobbs, who has been under suspicion since the 1993 murders ...

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