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    Rome Day One: Vaticano, Castel St. Angelo, Piazza Navona, Campo Dei Fiori

    After a long travel day, I was up bright and early to grab a caffe latte and walk briskly along the ancient Tiber River--my apartment is one block from Ponte Sisto in the old center city--to huge bright St. Peter's Square and the Vatican. The scale of St. Peter's Basilica is so stunning that more th...

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    'azz everywhere'

    Big. Black. Gay. Loud. New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia presided over a sweaty mess of dancing kids for about 30 minutes late last night at Coco 66 in Greenpoint. I haven't experienced that sort of frenetic energy in a club since catching a late-night Girl Talk set a few years back in Austin, T...

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    Box Office: "Mesrine" Starts Strong For Music Box; "Low" Gets Going In Expansion

    While "The Last Exorcism" and "Takers" battled it out for the final weekend crown of Hollywood's summer, Jean-Fran├žois Richet's "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" was easily the top specialty debut, at least among those reporting estimates to Rentrak earlier today.

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    Weekend Box Office: Last Exorcism Over Takers in Summer Photo Finish

    Two pictures vied for the top slot on the last slow dog-days-of-summer weekend. At press time it looked like Lionsgate's The Last Exorcism was beating out Sony/Screen Gems' Takers. Meanwhile holdovers The Expendables and Eat Pray Love hung onto slices of the top-five b.o. pie, reports Anthony D'Ales...

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    It's Thelma Todd Day on TCM!

    Thelma Todd and her screen partner ZaSu Pitts.

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    The Incredible 'Last Train Home'

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    Publicist to the Festival Films & Winners

    Richard Lormand does it again. This time for Venice.

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    Lee Daniels and Sean Baker Talk Prince Of Broadway: An Honest Indie Gem

    Lee Daniels and Sean Baker talk to Sophia Savage about Baker's drama Prince of Broadway, which after lingering on the fest circuit, is finally hitting limited theaters September 3. Safe to say, Savage fell for this movie. So did Daniels.

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    Eric Rohmer vs. the 3-D Threat: August in Focus

    No movie made more money in August than "The Expendables," an old school action product so thoroughly decried for its empty, virile spectacles that you have to wonder if the majority of audiences pouring money into Sylvester Stallone's pocket have done so with full awareness of the blatant stupidity...

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    FUTURES | Magaly Solier, Star of "Altiplano" and "The Milk of Sorrow"

    In the year-and-a-half that have passed since "The Milk of Sorrow" won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the story of its star's discovery has been told often in the international press. Six years ago, Claudia Llosa, the Peruvian-Italian director of "The Milk of Sorrow," was scouting villages in Peru for h...

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