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  • Shadow and Act
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    Character Posters For "Red Tails"

    I should have posted these already, but forgot to do so... here they are now... our heroes in gear.

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    R.I.P. Jack Layton

    What a sad, horrible thing to return to Canada to. Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, has died of Cancer. Just four months ago, my Canadian political interest and optimism peaked in the weeks leading up to our federal election, at which point Mr. Layton inspired a nation of cynical lefties (and the entire province of Quebec) to do something extraordinary: Give the NDP their very first official opposition and all-but-destroy the long standing centrist Liberal party. Long a strong, Canadian voice for the working class, for social programs, for minorities, for hope... Layton finally saw his efforts come to fruition that ni...

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    Phillip Noyce Departs 'Hunter Killer,' Eyes Romance 'Timeless' & Thriller 'Above Suspicion' Instead

    With a big-time release date of December 21st, 2012, "Hunter Killer" was meant to be a very sharp quiver in Relativity Media's bow during the next holiday season. Alas, director Phillip Noyce has bowed from the project, according to Moviehole. Adapted from the Don Keith and George Wallace novel "Fir...

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    Will 'The Lone Ranger' Ride On Without Gore Verbinski?

    Reporting from D23, Deadline noted a curious omission in comments by Disney exec Rich (not Rick) Ross regarding the currently-stalled "The Lone Ranger." “I’m hoping to do it," he says, "I’m certainly hoping. I think it’s a compelling story and no one wants to work with Jerry [Bruckheimer] and Johnny...

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    Preview: "Carnage" and the Politics of Roman Polanski (updated)

    Preview: "Carnage" and the Politics of Roman Polanski (updated)

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    Must Read On MovieScope: Michael Gubbins' "Face The Music"

    I have had the pleasure of participating in two think tanks sessions with Michael Gubbins of the UK. He's a fun and thoughtful advocate for the change that needs to occur in our industry, if we want to survive. As he points out today in his article in MovieScope "Face The Music", ten years after t...

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  • The Playlist
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    D23: ‘John Carter,’ ‘Timothy Green’ Receive Lukewarm Responses

    'Oz' & 'Frankenweenie' Presentations Are BriefAt this weekend’s D23 convention, Disney hopes to capitalize on the excitement around must-see projects like “The Avengers,” Pixar’s “Brave” and “The Muppets” by presenting a look at their entire slate of releases across all divisions. They opened with a lengthy animation presentation from John Lasseter that was heavy on Pixar (“Planes,” “Brave,” “Monsters University” and two new project announcements) and concluded with a Marvel presentation that, while brief, still managed to set fanboys hearts aflutter with a first extended look at “The Avengers.” In-between Disney faced their greatest challeng...

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    Weekend Box Office Aug.19-21 ("The Help" Cleans Up, Takes Top Spot)

    The Help jumped to this weekend's No. 1 slot, which will either make some people happy and others not so happy. The question now is how far past the $100 million mark will it go.

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    Weekend Box Office: Audiences Stay Home In Droves As 'The Help' Defeats Weak New Releases

    Credit a canny expansion strategy that nabbed “The Help” the number one spot at the box office in its second weekend of release. Disney wisely banked on the film having more buzz than the slate of underwhelming new releases (not all of it positive), and after two weekends, it’s easily one of the season’s big success stories, as the picture has crested $70 million after only twelve days of release. The establishment has been encouraged - stories of the struggles of minorities highlighted by the heroism of a plucky white person of higher social strata are surefire earners, particularly if you market to families. Institutionalized racism at its ...

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    Weekend Box Office: The Help Ascends to Number One, Spy Kids 4 Strongest Newbie

    As expected, robust holdover drama The Help kept all weekend newcomers at bay and claimed the number one spot. Of the newbies, family-friendly Spy Kids 4 fared best. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:Disney/DreamWorks' The Help bossed around three franchise reboots and an arthouse film for the top box office spot, earning $20.5 million in its second sesh and a respectable 21% dip. Clearly, many moviegoers have lost patience with summer carbon copies and are ready to embrace the autumn wave of smart adult fare coming down the pipe. Weinstein Co. four-quel Spy Kids: All the Time in the World came out ahead of the competition with $12 million becaus...

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