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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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    Breaking Dawn Gobbles Thanksgiving Holiday Box Office, Muppets Leads Family Film Glut, Hugo Stumbles

    The Thanksgiving holiday weekend offered a rich groaning board for mainstream and specialty audiences alike as more films pushed into the award season fray. Holdover "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part One" and new Disney musical "The Muppets" dominated the weekend, while &q...

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    Weekend Box Office: It's A 'Twilight' Thanksgiving While 'The Muppets' Wins The Family Film Battle Royale

    It's Thankgiving, which means people spend time and money to go see their loved ones, only to get away from them as fast as possible. And always the first to escape from dull holiday festivities, it looks like teens (and Moms who should know better) kept flocking to see Edward and Bella fang ban...

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    Occupy Cinema Perseveres; Sunday Night Shorts in Zuccotti Park

    If Occupy Wall Street has suffered physical setbacks in the last week, several events surrounding the movement continue. On the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving weekend, and that unhappy vision of capitalist excess known as Black Friday, the collective known as Occupy Cinema is screening three...

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue Confirmed For December 21st; Plus New Pics From The Film

    In all the excitement last week over Empire's debut of two new looks at Batman and Bane on the cover of their latest issue, a small morsel of important info from "The Dark Knight Rises" seemed to be overlooked. Just as they did in the run up for "The Dark Knight," Christopher...

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    Nigerian Colonel/Politician Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Is Dead; Watch A Doc On The 60s Secessionist Rebellion He Led

    Reported earlier this morning... breakaway Republic of Biafra leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu died in a London hospital after a stroke. The Nigerian colonel and politician served as the leader of the seccessionist Biafra republic from 1967 to 1970 - a move that was at the center of the Nigerian Civil...

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    Bruno Dumont & Juliette Binoche Team For 'La Creatrice' Based On The Life Of Camille Claudel

    Well this is somewhat of a surprise. Largely known as a filmmaker that specializes in employing amateur actors, it appears that the seventh film by Bruno Dumont will be led by none other than cinephile sweetheart Juliette Binoche. Considering the "Certified Copy" actress' determination...

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    Cronenberg, Ebert, Monroe, Bond & More: The Best From Indiewire This Week

    This week on Indiewire, David Cronenberg talked about his "Dangerous Method," "Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones reflected back on her stellar year, new photos surfaced from the set of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," a slew of potential awards contenders got graded ...

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    Jamie Foxx Feels "Honored and Blessed" To Be Part of Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

    After all the delays in casting the lead of Django in Quentin Tarantino's much talked about western/slavery explotation Django Unchained, which included consideration for actors Will Smith and Idris Elba; Jamie Foxx feels "honored and blessed" to ultimately land the role of a slav...

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    Clement Virgo Not Interested In Making "This-Is-Good-For-You Cinema" In Adapting "Book Of Negroes" + Revamped Western Also In Development

    Already mentioned on S&A, Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo is working on a highly-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes.

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