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    The Amazing Race: Which Awards Contenders Came Out Of The Venice/Telluride/Toronto Derby On Top?

    After two bonkers weeks, the September festival season is just about dragging to a close (at least in terms of major awards-season debuts; Fantastic Fest is pretty much imminent, but it's not an awards player and the NYFF follows hot on its heels, but most of those films have screened already). And ...

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    TIFF Roundup 9/16 - Review Of Geoffrey Fletcher's "Violet & Daisy" + "Winnie" & "Random" Debut

    Your Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)daily for September 16th...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Says He Didn't Know About 'Die Hard 5' Shortlist, But Likely Would Have Said No

    'Drive' Filmmaker Talks 'Wonder Woman,' 'Logan's Run' And Turning Down BlockbustersYes, it's practically "Drive" week at The Playlist this week, sue us. The film opens in wide release this weekend (2,886 screens) and we sat down with most of the cast including star Ryan Gosling (he wants to direct),...

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    Watch: 3 Clips From 'Ides Of March' Highlight Political Intrigue

    Of all the movies making a play for the awards season this fall, George Clooney's "Ides Of March" is getting into the mix early. Already running the Venice/Telluride/TIFF gauntlet and hitting theaters next month, it will be first out of the gate and it will be interesting to see if audiences respond to a political drama even with the dynamite pairing of Clooney/Gosling. Reviews have been respectable though not ecstatic thus far, with our man Venice noting, "it’s not as accomplished and impassioned as 'Good Night and Good Luck,' but unlike 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' [but] it’s tonally assured, and...very watchable...we had a blast. Whet...

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    Spike Lee Says To Expect "Red Hook Summer" In Summer 2012

    Utilizing social networking site Twitter quite often and effectively, Spike Lee has been keeping his followers up-to-date on his current project, the secretive Red Hook Summer. About a month ago, he announced that principal photography was complete, and attached a photo of his elated self.

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    No New "Black Films" In Theaters This Weekend; So What To See?

    No "black films" opening this weekend, but film festivals abound... notably the Urbanworld Film Festival which opened yesterday and runs through Sunday; although screenings take place just today and tomorrow. Sunday is reserved for awards.

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    Watch: Danny Glover Honored At Deauville Film Festival w/ Tribute Award

    A week ago, Danny Glover was honored with a lifetime achievement tribute award at the 37th Deauville American Film Festival, in Deauville, France. Here he is accepting award:

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    TIFF: The Lady - The Story of Aung San Suu Kyi

    (Update: The Lady is opening today for one week in LA for an Oscar qualifying run.  It will open early next year here in the US.  I also have been told that about 30 minutes has been shaved off  -- I haven't seen the new version yet).

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    David Tennant and Rupert Grint To Voice 3D CGI Film Version Of U.K. Kids' TV Favorite 'Postman Pat'

    Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent Also InvolvedYou might not be familiar with "Postman Pat." The kind of peculiarly eccentric, low-key animation series that could only have come out of Great Britain, it involves the adventures of the titular postal worker, and his black-and-white cat Jess, in the fic...

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    NBC Orders Pilot For Women's Prison Drama "Bad Girls" Based On Award-Winning UK Series

    Well look at NBC trying to up its edgy programming game :)

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