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    Boardwalk Empire: New Making-Of Promo

    This HBO making-of promo for Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire (September 19) is tantalizing to say the least. The featurette includes interviews with Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Scorsese, and each of the leads, as well as more reveals on the story.

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    Tribeca Names 2011 Dates

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    Miss Universe vs. Men in Lipstick, Cassavetes' Blonde Cast, Mackie for Mission: Impossible 4

    Inspired by Louis Bayard of Salon, who argues the death of the beauty pageant, we have a treat for you after the jump. "Even as a gay man," writes Bayard, "I couldn't find joy or fun in last night's monument to wax figurines and Donald Trump." He's referring to the Miss Universe Pageant, which has remained about skin and double-sided tape despite (for-appearances-only?) attempts to refocus the criteria on some kind of merit. Bayard argues that this "carnal philosophy has reaped its reward. Miss Universe is in the pink: stinking with ad revenue, sprawling across a two-hour expanse of network television. The whole enterprise should be neon with...

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    Academy Governors Honor Coppola, Godard, Wallach, and Brownlow

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has voted to honor Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, given to “a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production,” at this year's Governor's Award...

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    "Five Elephants" Stampede to Cinema Guild

    U.S. rights to Vadim Jendreyko's "The Woman with the Five Elephants" has been picked up by Cinema Guild. Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild negotiated the pact for the film with Susanna Guggenberger of Mira Film and Patrick Sibourd of Nour Films. "Elephants," which won the Sterling Award for a World...

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    Hollow Man: Jean-François Richet’s "Mesrine"

    Rumor has it that the film rights to the life story of Jacques Mesrine, France’s most notorious and popular tabloid criminal, were first offered to Jean-Luc Godard, shortly after the subject’s violent death in 1979. Godard supposedly didn’t want to make a film about Mesrine, but rather one about an...

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    Eli Roth to Bang Out "Thanksgiving" Script This Fall

    It's not news that Eli Roth is planning a feature-length horror film based on his satirical trailer from "Grindhouse," titled "Thanksgiving," but while another such spin-off/adaptation is about to hit theaters -- Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" -- it's the perfect time for an update on the status of th...

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    Academy To Award Thalberg to Coppola, Honorary Oscars to Brownlow, Godard, Wallach

    The Motion Picture Academy's board of governors took a vote Tuesday night on this year's honorary Oscar winners, and came up with a remarkable list.

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    TIFF Skip List: 7 Notable Films Not Heading To Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival finalized its schedule yesterday, adding another 102 films to bring its total to 247 features. Though it's quite possible a few stragglers will end up making the cut before the festival kicks off on September 9th, at this point it's unlikely that most (or any)...

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