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    TIFF: The Lady - The Story of Aung San Suu Kyi

    (Update: The Lady is opening today for one week in LA for an Oscar qualifying run.  It will open early next year here in the US.  I also have been told that about 30 minutes has been shaved off  -- I haven't seen the new version yet).

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    David Tennant and Rupert Grint To Voice 3D CGI Film Version Of U.K. Kids' TV Favorite 'Postman Pat'

    Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent Also InvolvedYou might not be familiar with "Postman Pat." The kind of peculiarly eccentric, low-key animation series that could only have come out of Great Britain, it involves the adventures of the titular postal worker, and his black-and-white cat Jess, in the fic...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    NBC Orders Pilot For Women's Prison Drama "Bad Girls" Based On Award-Winning UK Series

    Well look at NBC trying to up its edgy programming game :)

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    Trailer Watch: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    Trailer Watch: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

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    Kevin Costner Drops Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    After several films in a row where he's cast either relative unknowns ("Death Proof"), or scattered A-listers among an eclectic cast ("Inglourious Basterds"), Quentin Tarantino has been heading towards his starriest-ever cast for slavery Western "Django Unchained." Biggest-movie-star-in-the-world W...

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    Watch: Terrible Trailer For '13' Even Makes Michael Shannon Look Bad

    Sometimes things just don't go according to plan. Director Géla Babluani seemed to be on the cuSp of great things after his “13 Tzameti” won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2006. Not bad for a movie that was pretty overrated and kind of ridiculous to begin with. As these things tend to go, Hollywood came calling and a remake with a first-rate cast was promptly ordered up with Babluani at the helm. And then things went disastrously wrong. It was yanked from the 2010 SXSW festival before its U.S. premiere (rumored to be because of in-fighting on the final cut between the director and producers) and has sat around on a shelf for nearly two year...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Snoop Dogg Makes Deal To Star In TV Family Sit-Com

    That's right folks, read it and weep. Snoop Dogg has made a deal with veteran TV sit-com producer Don Reo (who has sit-coms such as My Wife and Kids and Two and a Half Men to his credits) and Warner Bros TV, to star as the father in a still untitled new sit-com.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weinstein Co. Sits On Reign of Assassins Starring Michelle Yeoh, Early Reviews

    Talking to The Lady star Michelle Yeoh in Toronto reminded me. Where is Reign of Assassins, which I saw at the Venice Film Festival in August, 2010? Weinstein Co. has been sitting on the elaborate martial arts fantasy from directors Su Chao-Pin and John Woo, which is a well-executed period action fl...

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    "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" Starring Sanaa Lathan May Transfer To Broadway

    Theater producer Elizabeth I. McCann has acquired the rights to the Lynn Nottage Off -Broadway play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.

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    8 Minute Preview Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Shows David Fincher Is Right At Home

    Last night, advance screenings of Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" around the country were preceded by a pleasant/nasty surprise from parent company Sony, in the form of an eight-minute preview of David Fincher's Feel-Bad Movie Of Christmas, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." While it was cut together like...

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