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    Ray Charles Died Today... Then Jamie Foxx Won An Oscar

    Today in history, June 10th, 2004... singer and pianist Ray Charles died of liver disease in his Beverly Hills home at age 73.

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    Review: 'Parker' Is A Visually Indistinguishable, Punishingly Violent, And Painfully Inert Pulp Trifle

    The character of Parker is one of those icons of hard-boiled pulp fiction – a smart alecky bruiser created by legendary novelist Donald Westlake (under his Richard Stark nom de plume), who appeared in over a dozen novels, a handful of cinematic adaptations (most notably portrayed by Lee Marvin in "P...

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    Hackford Grills Tarantino on 'Django Unchained': Style, Score, Script Adds, KKK Scene; "it was my 'fuck you' to D.W. Griffith"

    "Django Unchained" was among the last of the award season films out of the starting gate. When new Directors Guild member Quentin Tarantino unveiled the film at the DGA on Sunset, it played to raucous applause. Taylor Hackford, who directed Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning turn in the musical biopic ...

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    Aretha Franklin Says Taylor Hackford Is Directing Her Biopic; Wants Denzel Washington To Play Her Dad

    Unsurprisingly, an Aretha Franklin biopic is not exactly a new idea – it’s one that’s been tossed around for many years now yet has failed to get off the ground. As far back as 2008, Aretha herself was speaking out about the project, at the time expressing reservations about a non-...

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    Jason Statham & Jennifer Lopez's 'Parker' Bumped To January 25, 2013

    You know, this was going to be a snarkier post but then we dug up this set photo of Jason Statham wearing a goddamn cowboy hat, and "Parker" is now our most anticipated movie of 2013. Jason Statham has done a lot things in his career -- most of them variations on the same theme -- but we h...

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    Jason Statham Goes Noir In 'Parker' Directed By Taylor Hackford, Penned By 'Black Swan' Co-Writer

    Taylor Hackford already has an Oscar. No, no it's not for "Ray," it's actually for "Teenage Father," a short film he directed way, way back in 1979. And his filmography is mostly dramatic fare, stuff like "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Dolores Claiborne," "Proof Of Life" and last year's "Love Ranch....

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