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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 9: "Bug"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following contains spoilers for Breaking Bad season 4, episode 9. Read at your own risk.

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    '13' Finally Sees The Light Of Day, Picked Up For Distribution By Anchor Bay

    "13 Tzameti," 2006's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, is a clipped, tight and exciting piece of genre filmmaking. Gela Babluani's directorial debut concerns a layman who accepts a mysterious envelope meant for another man, only to learn that the payday promised therein forces him to participate in a Russian Roulette tournament. The film is stark, black and white, and French, a minor minimalist masterpiece that lingers in your head for days afterwards. If we told you Babluani remade his own film in color with American money and huge Hollywood stars, would you not believe that it was probably terrible? And would that pessimism be highlighted b...

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    Rutina Wesley Talks Returning To Stage In Parody About White Playwright Who Pretends To Be Black

    Alerted you to this back in July. Performances have begun, as of September 8 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, here in NYC.

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    African & Caribbean Filmmakers To Gather In Cuba To Talk Collaborating (Danny Glover Leads Charge)

    I'm only just now becoming aware of this... I'll certainly be tracking it from here on to see what comes of meeting... Glad to see Danny Glover leading the charge in the spirit of Pan-Africanism:

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    Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' Finally Gets Underway

    Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins & Michael Gambon Join Maggie Smith & Tom Courtenay In CastIt's somewhat surprising, given that most actors give it a shot at one point or another in their career, even if they never go back to it, that Dustin Hoffman has never stepped behind the camera to direct a fil...

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    Review: David Mackenzie's Music Festival Rom-Com 'You Instead' Has A Tin Ear

    Not many films are set at music festivals. D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary, “Monterey Pop” is vital, we’ll grant you, and other rock docs that expose something fundamental about the artists they’re profiling (“Don’t Look Back,” “Gimme Shelter”) remain compelling portraits of some of the most important...

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    Will Jeffrey Wright Be In The Upcoming James Bond Film?

    While promoting his role in George Clooney's The Ides Of March at the Toronto Film Festival, Jeffrey Wright told ComingSoon that he has not "gotten the call to return" to the upcoming 007 movie currently in the early stages of production.

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    Toronto Reviews: Acquisition Comedies Westfeldt's Friends with Kids; Farino's The Oranges

    Buyers are lining up for the more commercial-looking movies on display at Toronto, from horror flicks The Raid and The Incident, about cooks left behind in an insane asylum, to relationship comedies Friends with Kids and The Oranges. Partners Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men) produced and co-star in Manhattan-set Friends with Kids, which Westfeldt also wrote and directed. Westfeldt approached Jake Kasdan to direct, but he and many others told her that this project was so personal that she should take the helm. She's a better filmmaker than she is a movie star; the sharply observed comed...

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    I Feel The Need, The Need For 3D: 'Top Gun' 3D Re-Release In The Works

    The honeymoon has certainly been over for 3D in 2011; U.S. audience have been staying away from the format in droves, choosing to seek out 2D screenings of blockbusters, and it all culminated in August in a goggled-clusterfuck where "Final Destination 5," "Conan," "Fright Night" and "Spy Kids 4" all...

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    TIFF '11 Review: 'Machine Gun Preacher' Is Essentially A Botched 'Rambo'

    In 2008’s blitzkrieg actioner “Rambo,” writer-director Sylvester Stallone recognized the real-life struggles of the people of Myanmar, dramatizing the struggle in a blood-drenched exploitation film that, despite its inelegance, emboldened the people of that region while lionizing a fictional hero of...

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