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    Lionsgate Acquires Summit for $412.5 million UPDATED

    Hollywood insiders have been speculating about just how the long-simmering Lionsgate/Summit merger will close. The problem? While Summit had every reason to cash out at the height of their value before the "Twilight" franchise comes to an end in November with "Breaking Dawn- Part Two"...

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    'Harold & Maude' Leads Criterion's April Slate Of New Releases

    April come she will, and for Criterion, that means finally getting Hal Ashby's sophomore film into the collection.

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    Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

    Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the pa...

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    "The Mountaintop" Closes In A Week! Last Chance To See It! (Broadway)

    If you haven't seen it yet, and you've wanted to, you should know that Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, will close on January 22, just over a week from today - not a lot of time left, so get moving!

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    Judd Apatow, Paul Feig & The Final Word On The Much-Discussed 'Bridesmaids' Sequel: We'll Do A Sequel If & When A Worthy Idea Surfaces

    God, the "Bridesmaids" sequel conversation has to stop. It all started when Universal said they'd consider making a sequel with or without lead actress Kristen Wiig (who wrote the script with her pal Annie Mumolo). Of course they would: the hilarious and successful comedy became t...

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    SnagFilms Acquires Worldwide Rights to Ducat's 'All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert'

    SnagFilms has acquired worldwide theatrical, digital and television rights to Vivian Ducat's “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert.”

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    Antonio Banderas To Play Fidel Castro In 'Castro's Daughter'

    For a while there, we were worried. There seemed to be a way too long stretch of time where Antonio Banderas looked like he might never rebound from what seemed to be a string of bad choices. While he was keeping the lights on with "Shrek" movies, he was starring in one movie after another...

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    "CornerStore," "Joyful Noise," "Sing Your Song," "The Divide" - New In Theaters This Weekend

    And we're off... as already noted in a previous post, January will probably see one of the most *active* months throughout 2012 where *black cinema* is concerned - active in terms of releases, premier festival screenings, and discussion/debate about the films that make up the first 2.

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    Watch: Trailer For The Biggest International Motion Picture Of All Time 'Casa De Mi Padre'

    Audiences will pretty much watch whatever Will Ferrell does -- unless it's an indie drama -- but the question is, will they tolerate subtitles? We'll soon find out as "Casa De Mi Padre" rides into theaters this spring, and yes, it's in Spanish.

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    In Theaters: Sneak Some 'Contraband' Into 'Beauty And The Beast 3D' Or Make Some 'Joyful Noise' About 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    Hello chickadees, once again we have another weekend of random January releases so that we may have some time to catch up on our awards contenders. Time is running out! The Golden Globes are THIS VERY WEEKEND. Who will be the drunkest?? Probably some country singer with a best song nominee (never fo...

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