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    Why Do Review Embargoes Exist?

    Over the weekend, word got out that New Yorker film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo on David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," reviewing the movie in this week's issue of the magazine, several weeks before the release -- and well ahead of the Decemmber 13...

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    Honor Roll 2011 | "We Need To Talk About Kevin" Director Lynne Ramsay: "This is not an issue movie"

    Lynne Ramsay is back. The Scottish director first made a name for herself with her acclaimed 1999 debut "Ratcatcher," which she followed with the similarly well-received 2002 effort "Morvern Callar," a Directors' Fortnight entry.

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    New On DVD: Oliver Schmitz's Touching Drama "Life, Above All" To Be Released In U.S. On 12/06

    Despite its heavy subject matter and the melancholy this film is sure to evoke from anyone with a heart who views it, Oliver Schmitz's Life, Above All is not a film to be missed by anyone who calls oneself a lover of film.   You can (and should) add this DVD to your collection when it&...

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    FOX Announces Mid-March Premiere For "Touch"; Danny Glover And Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Co-Star

    FOX has recently announced their mid-season replacement show line-up, and the Keifer Sutherland-led Touch is among them.  As we told you here on S&A some months ago, co-starring with the former 24 star will be Danny Glover and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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    Tyrannosaur Tops British Independent Film Awards, Fassbender Wins Best Actor

    The 14th British Independent Film Awards, created by Raindance in 1998 to celebrate and promote merit and achievement in British independent films, gave three awards to "Tyrannosaur": for Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director Paddy Considine, and Best Actress Olivia Co...

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    Listen Now! S&A Hot Topics Podcast Show ("There's Something About The Johnsons," Viola Davis and "Shame")

    It's that time...another S&A live podcast show with the crew!  As I stated before, we will not disappoint.  Here's our Hot Topics list:

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    IMDB Adds Rutina Wesley To Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller "Prometheus"

    Since we're taking IMDB's credibility with a grain of salt; we can say that HBO True Blood actress Rutina Wesley has rumoredly joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi thriller Prometheus in the role of a character named Lara.

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    Weekend B.O. (Dec. 2-4) - The Juggernaut That Is Twilight

    I'm a guy so I don't understand at all what the deal is with these movies, but Breaking Dawn again was No. 1, and, so far, looks like it can't be stopped, with worldwide box office totals at over $532 million.

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    Preview Tonight's Tense Boardwalk Empire

    All season, as I’ve talked to people about Boardwalk Empire, I’ve been surprised to find that it often leaves viewers cold – they don’t hate it, they’re just not engaged. (Not enough zombies?) I still find it the richest series on television, with the most believab...

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  • The Playlist
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    Benicio del Toro Not Kahn in 'Star Trek 2?'

    When news broke a few weeks ago that Benicio del Toro was being courted by J.J. Abrams for the role as the Big Bad villain in their hotly anticipated "Star Trek" sequel, we guessed there was a fairly big chance that del Toro could play fan favorite 'Trek' villain Khan. Th...

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