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    Martin Luther King Jr Died Today (On Vices vs Virtues & Depictions Of Iconic Black Figures On Screen)

    Today in history... April 4th, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old.

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    TV Dial: Christopher Mintz-Plasse Says 'Friend Me'; 'Angry Birds' Get New Life As Series; Sundance Doc 'The Queen of Versailles' Heads To Bravo

    With big screen funny folks like Jason Segel and Kat Dennings scoring big hits on TV with "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls," another comic actor is making the small screen leap. Christopher Mintz-Plasse will take the lead in the new CBS comedy "Friend Me." Pen...

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    A New Press Play Column: 10/40/70

    This experimental film column began its life at "The Rumpus," and we are very excited to see it continue here. The column freezes the frames of a film at the 10, 40, and 70 minute marks, using these points as the foundations for an essay.

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    First Look: The Gang In Laurent Cantet's Teen-Feminist Rebellion Tale 'Foxfire'

    After the success of working with unknown youths in his Palme d'Or-winning "The Class," Laurent Cantet decided to go down the same path for his latest effort behind the camera, the teen-feminist rebellion tale "Foxfire," adapted once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter fi...

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    Motion Studies #11: Razzle Dazzle Part 6: The Takeaway

    A stunning montage that tunnels through the media distortion field as depicted in dozens of movie and video clips.

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    Breaking the Silence, Sort Of: Whit Stillman's DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

    Wherefore art thou, O Whit Stillman? Though never exactly a blur in motion, the minor auteur managed to generate three hyper-stylized, hyper-talky meditations on manners, morality and money throughout the ‘90s—the last of which, "Last Days of Disco," proved his best known and arguably finest.

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    Sony Picks Up 'The Mortal Instruments' & Dates It For August 23, 2013 Release

    With "The Hunger Games" killing everything in its sights at the box office, Sony has decided to get serious about its adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments," which has the potential to become a "Twilight"/"Hunger Games"-esque franchise, but perhaps even bigger. Or, at least, longer. Like the other a...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: 2001/The Dawn of Blood

    Paul Thomas Anderson is a director who wears his cinematic influences on his sleeve.

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    Introducting "Lost Boy" Austin Dale

    Introducting "Lost Boy" Austin Dale

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    'The Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Spied Shooting Scenes With Christian Bale For Terrence Malick's Upcoming Film(s)

    Terrence Malick is well known for shooting endless amounts of footage, most of which we'll never see, but it seems for this upcoming duo of movies "Knight Of Cups" and the tentatively titled "Lawless," not only can he not turn off the camera, celeb friends are popping up ever...

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