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    Martha's Vineyard Fest to Honor Matthew Modine

    The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival will give its its first-ever Global Citizen award to actor Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," Showtime's "Weeds") for his decades-long commitment to environmental activism. Modine will be honored at a ceremony September 11 in Vineyard Haven, Mass.,...

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    New Jolie News, Too-High Ticket Prices, Help Find Jean-Luc Godard

    - Credit Angelina Jolie with keeping it interesting. This week alone, news broke that she is writing and directing her first feature, a Bosnian love story, and now she will be starring in an adaptation of Brit miniseries Unforgiven, about a woman's struggle to re-enter society after serving a 15-year prison sentence for murdering two policemen who tried to evict her and her family from their farmhouse. One revenge-hungry policeman's son is out for revenge. The script will be written by The Usual Suspect's Christopher McQuarrie (who also co-wrote Jolie's upcoming The Tourist). Assuming the script is to Jolie's liking, this could be an excellen...

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    Memories of a "Heeb."

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    Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh to be Honored at 25th Israel Film Festival

    The 25th Israel Film Festival will honor Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO and founder of Relativity Media, with their Achievement in Film Award during the event's opening night on October 20th. The festival’s founder, Meir Fenigstein, says Kavanaugh’s “accomplishments within the film industry command the highest respect, making him the ideal recipient,” such as his past creation of deals and structures with Sony, Universal and Warner Bros, and his recent first-of-its-kind pay TV deal with Netflix. As a producer, Kavanaugh’s recent projects include the “A Serious Man,” “Brothers,” and director David O. Russell’s upcoming “The Fighter.” Past recipients of t...

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    Vampires Are Sexy; Casting Vamps

    There is no end in sight for box office blood-sucking. The question is not should we make another vampire movie? it's who do we want to see as a vampire? Vampires are sexy, we get it. So we'll keep watching. Sub-genres have arrived, i.e. the spoof Vampires Suck, the teenage romance (Twilight, obviou...

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    Inner Tuber: Claudia Llosa's "The Milk of Sorrow"

    The Milk of Sorrow begins with the sound of an old woman singing over a black screen. The melody is gentle, but her lyrics are brutal, a recollection of the violence she witnessed—and endured—during the internal conflict that broke out in Peru in the early Eighties. She sings about how she was raped, while pregnant with her daughter, then forced to eat the gunpowder-seasoned penis of her dead husband. Director Claudia Llosa (Madeinusa) holds the blackness for most of the song—well over a minute—before cutting to a close-up of the woman, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Fausta (Magaly Solier). “I don't see my memories,” she confesses as s...

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    Scott Pilgrim: Last Airbender

    First it was Scott Pilgrim vs. The Matrix. Now it's Scott Pilgrim vs. The Last Airbender:

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    New Orleans Films Louis and The Big Uneasy Screen on Katrina Anniversary

    It's unheard of for a movie to play one night in five cities before it's finished and before it has a distributor. But nothing about Louis--which inspired widely divergent reactions at a recent Beverly Hills screening--is what you'd call normal. Also marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrin...

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