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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Material Needs: An Interview with Sophie Fiennes, director of "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow"

    Sophie Fiennes’s beautifully rigorous and wonderfully mysterious new documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, an observational examination of German artist Anselm Kiefer’s massive thirty-five hectare workspace/art installation in Barjuc, France, seems to have confounded many of the American critics who have had a crack at it. The filmmaker’s decision to elide almost all shreds of context—where we are, what we’re watching, who exactly this Anselm Kiefer guy is and what he’s up to—has been derided as a lack in the filmmaking, as opposed to an aesthetic decision that need be reckoned with on its own terms, pushed and probed to release its s...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    God - or Satan - Appears Above New Brunswick

    "Was it the face of Jesus or the face of the devil?" That's what's apparently being asked with regard to the following video, which sees storm clouds morphfrom what appeared to be a pig face to the face of Jesus:

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  • The Playlist
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    Empire Big Screen '11: First Footage From 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Is Flat-Out Terrific

    Plus Glimpses Of 'Contraband,' 'The Raven' & 'Immortals'After a mixed summer ("Fast Five" and "Bridesmaids" performed well over expectations, "Cowboys and Aliens" well under them), it's interesting to see where Universal goEs from here, considering recent changes in management and all. They've got a...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Rooney Mara Defends Teaser Poster for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    One of my favorite EW issues is about to hit my mailbox - the fall film preview issue. Yum. Can't wait to take a more in-depth look at all the films coming down the pike this fall. One of the most anticipated is of course The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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  • The Playlist
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    Nico Tortorella Joins New Film By 'Like Crazy' Director Drake Doremus, Plot Details Revealed

    Newcomer Mackenzie Davis Also On BoardIt has been a pretty nice year for Drake Doremus. He walked away from the Sundance Film Festival with fantastic buzz for his lo-fi tale of long-distance love "Like Crazy" along with a Grand Jury Prize under his belt for the effort, and he's used that momentum to get his next project rolling. Announced last month, not much was known about the project except that it would reunite him with "Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones, and also feature Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, with the story centering on "love and marriage." Well two new actors have joined the film and in the process some details on the story have landed...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Viola Davis Options Rights To Award-Winning Novel "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"

    A follow-up to my post a few days ago on Viola Davis creating a production company with her husband, and the projects she plans to produce with it, specifically one that she described as "a period piece about African-American homesteaders."

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Emma Stone's Latest Acting Role With Jimmy Fallon

    With two big summer movies to promote - The Help and Crazy Stupid Love - Emma Stone has been on talk shows a lot lately, and she has become one of those guests who does more than turn up.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross Post: Going to See The Help at The White House by Carol Jenkins

    If not for an invitation from Michelle Obama (you know, her people emailed my people) I might have missed seeing The Help. But a request for my presence in the White House screening room was too enticing–not to mention singular– to turn down.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Fittingly, For A Film About The Facts of Life, "What To Expect . . ." Adds Kim Fields To Cast

    According to several news outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, TV star Kim Fields (Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Living Single) has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming Lionsgate film adaptation of the best-selling book What To Expect When You're Expecting. The project also fea...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Colombiana" Star Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Breaking Down

    As we await the August 26th opening of Zoe Saldana's highly-anticipated star turn in the action film Colombiana, Saldana has been out and about, steadily promoting herself and the film.

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