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    Tilda Swinton and Lynne Ramsay Need to Talk About Kevin: Demon Seed or Bad Mothering?

    One of my favorite Cannes’ competition films, Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 2003 Brit bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, debuted to mixed reaction there, failing to land any awards. The film played well at Telluride alongside a Tilda Swinton Tribute and...

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    Rom-Com "He's Mine Not Yours" (Gabrielle Dennis, Jason Weaver, Caryn Ward) On BET This Dec

    Written by Marlon Jones and directed by Roger Melvin, He's Mine Not Yours will star Gabrielle Dennis (The Game), Jason Weaver (Lottery Ticket, Dysfunctional Friends), Caryn Ward (The Game), Carl Payne (Martin, Girlfriends), Clifton Powell, Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game, 35 and Ticking) and Darius ...

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    Monday Hangover: Contagion

    Monday HangoverContagionby Justin Stewart and Matt Connolly

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    The Return Of Whit Stillman, 'Twixt,' Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' & More: Midway Check-In With TIFF 2011

    Running from September 8-18, we're essentially at the midway check-in point of the Toronto International Film Festival. Keeping up with all of the reviews is nuts, hell keeping up with our own reviews is taxing.

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    Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps Set To Star In "Sparkle" Remake; Whitney Houston In Talks

    Breaking news, courtesy of Variety:

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  • The Playlist
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    TIFF '11 Review: Haphazard 'Your Sister's Sister' Ambles Towards Drama With Little Consequence

    Independent filmmaking has become somewhat hyper-obsessed in the last few years with "realism." Lighting rigs have been put away, available light filling in where it will and scripts tossed out for sketches, shaped by improvisation in an attempt to capture as close to an approximation of real human interaction as possible. It's an admirable approach and not just limited to "mumblecore" movies -- Terrence Malick has followed this path pretty closely throughout this career. However, the risk in this style is that if it's too loose, it can structurally crumble the emotional and narrative focus. And for "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton's "Your Sis...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Steve McQueen's Revealing "Shame," "The Descendants"' Rising Star and More

    Today on indieWIRE, Michael Fassbender's acclaimed turn in "Shame" got graded, we profiled "The Descendants" up-and-comer Shailene Woodley, Dustin Hoffman got his directorial debut underway and much more.

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    'Hellraiser' Remake Loses 'Drive Angry' Team Todd Farmer & Patrick Lussier

    We're not saying that it's "The Shining" or anything, but as far as horror movies go, the original "Hellraiser" was something a little different. Some truly innovative imagery, some original mythology, and a nasty little mood. Unfortunately, the series has been dragged into the mud by a series of i...

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    Watch 3 Clips From Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" (Ice Cube Co-Stars As Good Cop)

    A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed. Though there's still buzz around it, especially with regards to star Woody Harrelson's performance. Some are talking Oscar.

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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 9: "Bug"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following contains spoilers for Breaking Bad season 4, episode 9. Read at your own risk.

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