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    Footloose—movie review

    Does the world really need a remake of Footloose? I would answer no, but I must also admit that the new movie is innocuous and pleasant-enough to watch. Writer-director Craig Brewer, who made the disarming Hustle & Flow, has taken Dean Pitchford’s 1984 screenplay and layered onto i...

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    The Skin I Live In—movie review

    The Skin I Live In—movie review

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Talk: Spielberg's War Horse, My Week with Marilyn's Michelle Williams, Scorsese's Hugo

    In this week's Oscar Talk Kris Tapley and I debate Simon Curtis's My Week with Marilyn, which I saw at the New York Film Festival and the Weinsteins have moved to Thanksgiving. "You see a lot working behind those eyes," says Tapley. We agree Williams will make the top five for best actress.

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    One More Glass Ceiling Shattered: Patty Jenkins Signed to Direct Thor 2

    This signing deserves a big toast because what it means is that a woman has broken through into the big leagues. Patty Jenkins who directed Monster which got Charlize Theron an Oscar, has been signed by Marvel Studios to direct the big budget action film Thor 2.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    This Means War?

    How unrealistic to suggest anyone would be confused over whether or not to sleep with Tom Hardy over anyone else on Earth:

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    NYFF '11 Review: 'Policeman' A Strong, Haneke-Inspired Rumination On Israeli Society

    While it's absolutely an important issue that deserves coverage, we've already heard nearly every angle of the Israel-Palestine conflict seventy times over -- so much so that we barely have a clue about their other dilemmas. One of these issues starting to come to light is the large economic dispari...

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    Jeffrey Wright was "SPOILED" into thinking "You can be an Actor and Also Be Relevant."

    The Root recently interviewed, Jeffrey Wright about his role in The Ides of March as well as the upcoming 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. During his conversation with Valerie Gladstone, Wright was asked about his affinity for political dramas. His response was pithy but poignant...

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    Watch: A Haunted House Creeps Out Harry Potter In New Trailer For 'The Woman In Black'

    Like we said yesterday about Emma Watson stepping out boldly in her post-"Harry Potter" career, same goes for Daniel Radcliffe. The actor, who has done a couple of small films in between the 'Potter' pics and earned raves on stage in "Equus" and "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," is...

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    Anthony Mackie States The Obvious About Black Cinema

    In an interview in today's Chicago Tribune in advance of the Artistic Achievement Award he will receive this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Tribute, Anthony Mackie states that black film today needs a "catalyst" and that filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Robe...

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