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    'Hello I Must Be Going' Star Melanie Lynskey On Her Bout With Depression After 'Heavenly Creatures' and Proving Naysayers Wrong

    If you don't know Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey by name, chances are you likely do by face. Since breaking out at 16 opposite Kate Winslet in Peter Jackson's brutal and sad "Heavenly Creatures," Lynskey has worked with some of the best directors in the business (including Steven Soderbergh, Jason Rei...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Cut The Marketing For 'The Master' Himself, Talks Working With Harvey Weinstein

    At times it seemed like it would never happen, but "The Master" is almost (finally) here. Paul Thomas Anderson's long-in-the-works pseudo-Scientology story, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joquain Phoenix, is set to hit theaters in limited release on September 14th (following a string of secret...

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    Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

    File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

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    Watch: Pilot For Jon Favreau/J.J. Abrams World-Without-Electricity Series 'Revolution' Lands Online

    Similar to Joss Whedon's recent ascension to geek god, writer/producer J.J. Abrams has successfully spun his name into a brand that, when paired with a new project or concept, immediately casts an expectation of mystery and excitement into the audiences' mind. Even with the shadow of “...

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    The 10 Best Films To See In September

    While you might be bummed you can't make it to Venice, Telluride and TIFF, over the next four weeks, there will be plenty of movies hitting theaters that are not only just as buzzworthy, but will be heading to cinemas following their splashy premieres around the world. So to help you along your way,...

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    TIFF List 2012: A Complete List of All Films at the Toronto International Film Festival

    For 2012, TIFF has announced over 120 films so far, including new works from Ben Affleck, Deepa Mehta, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David O. Russell, Joe Wright, Ramin Bahrani, Neil Jordan, Mira Nair, Robert Redford, Cate Shortland, Francois Ozon, Joss Whedon, Derek Cianfrance, Noah B...

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    Cross Post: La Femme Telluride

    William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such a bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces behind their projects that...

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    Isaiah Washington Chats w/ Shadow & Act About Starring In 'Suddenly Single,' His Book, More

    Just like the saying goes “An apple does not fall far from the tree,” one can tell a prolific acting teacher by its students.

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    Watch: Trailer For Barry Levinson's Horror Flick 'The Bay' Will Give You The Heebie Jeebies

    Whoa. We were expecting the Barry Levinson-directed found footage eco-horror flick "The Bay," produced by the "Paranormal Activity" team of Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, to be something of a mild curiosity. After all, the 70-year-old director of "Diner" (which Vanity Fair recently prof...

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    'Awake' Creator Kyle Killen Has a New, Hopefully Not Doomed Pilot at ABC

    Aside from having written "The Beaver," Kyle Killen has been the creator of two smart, highly acclaimed and quickly doomed network shows -- the Jason Isaacs-led two realities saga "Awake," which was cancelled by NBC toward the end of its 13-episode first season earlier this year,...

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