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    Spike Lee's FREE Lecture At Chicago State University Is Tomorrow. Expect "Red Hook Summer" Chatter

    As Sergio already announced a month ago, Spike Lee will be lecturing at the Chicago State University library TOMORROW Wednesday February 8th, from 6-8:30PM... figured I'd remind those of you in Chicago in case you've forgotten.

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    Which Best Animated Short Will Win the Oscar? Probably Not Pixar.

    "La Luna," the token Pixar nominee for Best Animated Short Film, is actually the slightest of the five contenders. However, it's also a neat encapsulation of qualities they all possess.

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    Review: 'Return' Starring Linda Cardellini A Modest, Intriguing Portrait Of A Post-War Breakdown

    Homefront drama "Return" deals entirely in a creased and careworn realism, but its premise is reminiscent of the kind of theater experiments that look for a new perspective on a classic production by reversing the races of its characters or shifting the time period or setting. The basic st...

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    Short Film "Yom Kippur At WME" Starring J.B. Smoove Gives Career Boost To Writer

    I just learned that the below short film, made by writer Geoff LaTulippe - a short he made for WME's company retreat, starring comedian/action J.B. Smoove - helped Mr LaTulippe close his first directing job at Paramount - an untitled comedy ensemble based on his pitch.

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    Full Trailer For The Completely Unnecessary "Spider-Man" Reboot Surfaces

    Completely unnessary IMHO; too soon to *reboot* given how short a period it's been since the last one (the worst in the Sam Raimi series). There are sooooooo many other worthwhile superheroes to make films out of; I don't need another Spidey... not in 2012 anyway... not even in 2015.

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    Here's What Cuba's Animated 'Chico & Rita' Has In Common With Fellow Oscar Nominee 'The Artist'

    With its jubilant, colorfully expressionistic style enlivening an old-fashioned love story, the delightful "Chico & Rita" might not look out of place in a retrospective of classic MGM musicals, save for two details: It's neither American nor live action. Sporting a whopping three d...

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    Watch Now! Aki Kaurismaki's Critically Acclaimed Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre"

    Since it's debut at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the dramedy film Le Havre is a flick S&A has closely watched.  It's been well received on the festival circuit, receiving numerous award nominations, and now you can watch it free courtesy of Hulu.

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    'Animal Kingdom' Star Ben Mendelsohn & Sophie Lowe Join 'The Grandmothers' With Naomi Watts & Robin Wright

    While his turn as the unstable Pope in "Animal Kingdom" turned heads, Ben Mendelsohn's first couple attempts to conquer Hollywood haven't quite worked out. Last fall he featured in"Killer Elite" and the disastrous Nic Cage/Nicole Kidman vehicle "Trespass." ...

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    Sharon Stone Joins Director Tony Kaye’s Cougar-Like ‘Fatal Attraction’-Esque Sex Thriller ‘Attachment’

    Kooky English director Tony Kaye has been detached and now he's getting attached. Back in January, it was reported that the British director – still perhaps best known for his “American History X” fiasco, and the damaging 2003 Vanity Fair article about befriending and betraying...

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    Oscar Nominees Luncheon - Best Lead & Supporting Actress Contenders Meet the Press: Davis, Williams, Close, Mara & More

    Each of the 2012 Oscar-nominated actresses -- save Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain -- showed up to meet the press at the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on February 6. (Streep did attend the lunch and posed for the group picture.) Questions ranged from Oscar dresses and nipple...

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