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    Book Review: 'The Art Of Hammer' Is Horrifyingly Good

    One of the many pleasures to be had watching this fall's under-seen vampire gem "Let Me In," was catching a glimpse of the new Hammer Films logo. The British horror studio, which specialized in sexy, stylish Technicolor horror romps, had been dormant since the mid-1980s (after their "House of Hammer...

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    A Community Comes Together

    It’s easy to find cynical views of Hollywood in the press, and even in fictional films and TV shows. The venal industry depicted in Entourage seems all too credible to insiders and civilians alike. Turner Classic Movies’ Moguls and Movie Stars series reminds us that scandal has been a part of Hollyw...

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    Review: 'Tangled' Is Safe Disney Princess Stuff

    About a year ago, Disney released "The Princess and the Frog," their joyful, totally brilliant return to hand-drawn animation. And nobody fucking went. Sure, Princess Tiana toys flew off the shelves of Target stores nationwide, but this was probably to be expected when the studio finally allowed an African American character into the hallowed stable of Disney princesses. But the movie, as a whole, didn't do exceptionally well, putting into doubt the viability of the Disney Princess line of products which, amongst other things, has put the Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World into question and forced the brass to change the title of this...

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    First Official Look At Angelina Jolie's Bosnia-Set Directorial Debut; Film Might Be In Black & White

    Angelina Jolie Has Filmed Scenes In Both English & Bosnian Language VersionsWhile it hasn't been without its share of controversies, filming continues on Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a currently untitled romantic drama, set during the Bosnian War, and following a love story between a Muslim w...

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    Oscar Watch Q &A: Tom Hooper Talks Long Road to King's Speech

    Fest fave The King's Speech, currently the front-runner at Gurus o' Gold, this Saturday blew the roof off its packed Academy screening. The crowd applauded director Tom Hooper, writer David Seidler, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, cinematography and score. It also nabbed the most e...

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    Billy Bob Thornton To Make Directorial Return With 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

    'Bad Santa 2' Also In The Works Midway through what's now nearly 25 years in the film business, Billy Bob Thornton gave his career new life by writing, directing and acting in the drama "Sling Blade," picking up a Best Screenplay Academy Award for his troubles. While the film quickly became an easy ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Harry Potter' Smashes Box Office By Doing 'Harry Potter' Numbers

    So the boy wizard movie certainly opened.

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    THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN TALKIES: 1930

    The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks)Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch)Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)Not So Dumb (King Vidor)Liliom (Frank Borzage)Part Time Wife (Leo McCarey)Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock)The Royal Family of Broadway (George Cukor)Laughter (Harry D’Arrast)All Quiet...

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