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    Buenos Aires Film Industry Delivers Fuck You to Hollywood

    Buenos Aires Film Industry Delivers Fuck You to Hollywood

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    TNT Cancels “HawthoRNe”

    From Deadline just minutes ago:

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    Listen: Scarlett Johansson Covers "Bonnie & Clyde" With Lulu Gainsbourg

    In the annals of actors-turned-musicians, Scarlett Johansson is actually better (and more underrated) than most. Her album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head, produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, is actually pretty good and in the various compilations or soundtracks she has contributed...

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    Love Today: Maryam Keshavarz's "Circumstance"

    In a mid-nineties interview following the release of her film Fire (which ignited riots across India because of its depiction of a Hindu lesbian love affair), director Deepa Mehta said that had she been a Muslim director dealing with the topic of homosexuality, she “would have been lynched.” Now, some fifteen years later, Iranian-American director Maryam Keshavarz has made Circumstance, among the world’s first fiction films about Muslim lesbians. In fact, prior to Parvez Sharma’s 2007 documentary A Jihad for Love, the dearth of gay and lesbian characters in Iranian film would have had anyone using cinema as their barometer of the times cred...

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    'Abduction' Soundtrack Can't Steal A Good Song, Features Lenny Kravitz, Train & More

    Music supervision is a tricky business. It's a careful balance of working with a filmmaker in choosing songs that will be effective their movie, while in many cases, also ensuring it will be something that will appeal to the intended audience. It's a strange sort of curation but when it works well, everyone is happy. Say what you will about the "Twilight" soundtracks but they have been a savvy blend of tunes that courted both Twihards and those would couldn't care less about the franchise. All of which brings us to "Abduction," Taylor Lautner's first stab at a leading-man action role, and the music chosen for the movie is a pretty bizarre mix...

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    Interracial Love Story "Sonny Boy" Will Represent The Netherlands In Foreign Language Oscar Race

    The film is called Sonny Boy - a Dutch film that tells the true story of the "forbidden" relationship between Waldemar Nods, a 19-year-old student from Suriname, and Rika van der Lans, a married Dutch woman in her 40s, and mother of 4 children. The pair meet in the 1920s, fall in love, and Rika beco...

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    Watch: Greta Gerwig Says Handsome Men Are To Be Avoided In Clips From 'Damsels In Distress'

    It has been thirteen long, long years since Whit Stillman's last film, "Last Days Of Disco," and while we've seen images and read plot details about his forthcoming effort "Damsels In Distress," today we finally get our first real taste of the film, as a clip has hit the interwebs.

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    Your Most Anticipated Fall Movies? (Survey)

    Well... there goes another summer movie season; this one, in my opinion, has been one of the least interesting in recent years. Very little appealed to me. So very little... then again, maybe I'm just getting even grumpier in my *old age.*

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    Chris Messina, Michael Parks & Richard Kind Round Out Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ As Filming Begins

    As production rolls on Ben Affleck's much-talked-about "Argo," the film has added three more supporting players to its already lengthy credit scroll.

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    Watch: Domestic Trailer For Tom Tykwer's '3' Is A Bit Revealing

    While "Run Lola Run" director Tom Tykwer's collaboration with the Wachowskis on "Cloud Atlas" is prepping for its forthcoming shoot, his romantic drama "3" has a trailer that's just hitting the net stateside.

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