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    'A Dangerous Method' & 'The Skin I Live In' Latest Gala Presentations At New York Film Festival

    Get ready New York, the stars are on their way for the New York Film Festival and this afternoon, organizers announced two big additional special gala presentations to the slate.

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    Book Review: 'Straw Dogs' Retains The Controversy & Thematic Pull Without The Sleaze

    It has been 40 years since Sam Peckinpah released "Straw Dogs," and four decades on, the film still remains a powerful and sometimes hard to watch piece of work. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George, the film centers on David (Hoffman), a American mathematician who moves with his new bride Amy (George) to her hometown of Wakely, Cornwall in England. Some locals are hired on to do some repairs on David and Amy's farmhouse and they immediately take a disliking to the brainy David, and in an act of intimidation, they strangle their cat, leaving it hanging from a light inside the home. Things are then taken up a notch when David, lured into a...

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    Danny Glover Will Star As Mad Scientist In New Sci-Fi Thriller "Mentryville"

    If we held a competition for "Hardest Working Man In Showbiz" Danny Glover would probably make the top 10; seems like every other week, we're announcing that he's attached to star or co-star in some film or TV project. He'll be on that list right alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

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    Oscar Watch: Critics, Academy, Men, Women: The Help vs. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    It's not surprising where @spikelee falls on The Help. He's retweeting the articles that support his views, from indieWIRE's Eric Kohn to Michael Phillips in The Chicago Tribune. UPDATE: And The Association of Black Women Historians also disapproves.

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    Good Luck With That: Kevin Smith Plans 'Hit Somebody' As A Two Film Hockey Saga

    So the "Red State" tour rolls on and over the weekend, it made its way north, hitting Montreal (with a kind of staggering price of $50 for a ticket) where Kevin Smith presented his horror film with the customary Q&A following the screening. And the filmmaker who keeps stressing he wants to retire fr...

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    "Breaking Bad" Will Say Goodbye After 16 More Episodes

    From the press release:

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    Is "The Help" this year's "Crash"?

    Is "The Help" this year's "Crash"?

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    Studio - A New Film Magazine Targeted at Women Launches in the UK

    Does the world need a film magazine targeted at women? The women who created Studio Magazine in the UK believe we do. This is an online based subscription magazine and it definitely looks a bit on the glossy side and I am guessing that it will be very mainstream. The premiere issue has interviews...

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    Guest Post: Why I Made This Film By S. Caspar Wong

    I’ve been called brave twice in my life.  The first time, I left a comfortable, cushy lawyer job and followed my dream of becoming a filmmaker.  The second time is after people watch this film.  

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    Empire Big Screen '11: 'Kill List' Helmer Ben Wheatley's Next Is Edgar Wright-Produced 'Sightseers'

    Comedy 'I, Macrobane' With Nick Frost Will Follow In 2012Perhaps the biggest homegrown hit of Empire Big Screen over the weekend was Ben Wheatley's "Kill List," a low-budget hitman/horror flick from the director of the excellent, terminally underseen crime film "Down Terrace." More than perhaps any other British film that had footage shown, the clips had people talking for much of the weekend, and director Ben Wheatley hit the event on Saturday, along with stars Neil Maskell and MyAnna Buring, to get the buzz going. If you've read our review from SXSW, you'll know that it's a film worth getting very excited about (it even made one member of T...

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