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  • Eric Kohn
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    "Melancholia" vs. "Another Earth": Which "Invading Planet" Movie Will You See?

    The trailer for Lars Von Trier's dark family drama "Melancholia" hit the web today, catching fire immediately for its freaky apocalyptic imagery and intense performances by Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Anne Thompson compared the heavy symbolic content to Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" trailer, which I broke down shot-by-shot a little while back. "Melancholia" isn't quite as visually dense, but it's certainly loaded with big ideas, although it have some company. "Another Earth," the low budget sci-fi effort directed by Mike Cahill and picked up by Fox Searchlight at Sundance this year, also involves the sudden arrival of a new pl...

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    movie review: Your Highness

    In theory, I suppose it would be funny—and incongruous—if in the middle of a serious costume drama a noble action hero uttered a four-letter word. Hearing Danny McBride do just that, repeatedly, in Your Highness not only isn’t funny but grows wearisome as the film plods along, seemingly unaware that...

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    In Theaters: Will 'Hanna' Fight Off 'Your Highness' Or Will 'Arthur' Drink Up The Box Office?

    2011 is apparently the anointed year of the Badass Chick, and this week we are double loaded with mini warrior assassin fairy Saorise Ronan in "Hanna" and bow-wielding Natalie Portman in "Your Highness" to erase that icky "Sucker Punch" feeling we've all been trying to scrub off. Oh and yeah, it jus...

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    movie review: Arthur

    How you react to Arthur will largely depend on your expectations. If you’ve never seen, or heard of, the 1981 movie Arthur you might find the new movie of the same name fairly entertaining. But if you have fond memories of the original, written and directed by Steve Gordon, you’ll kno...

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    Q&A: David Gordon Green On 'Your Highness,' The Musical Deleted Scene & Shooting Big FX Comedy

    While arthouse heads may bemoan that David Gordon Green -- at least for the time being -- has left behind the dramatic character fare that marked his early work like "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" they simply haven't been paying attention. From day one, Green has never hidden his enthusiasm for all things cinema from the artiest of obscure movies to big, dumb popcorn blockbusters. He's a true fan of film, with interests delving into nearly every genre and not constrained by invisible lines of what's approved, and there is no greater evidence of that than this weekend's "Your Highness." Starring James Franco, Danny Mc...

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    Ben Stiller Ready To Dip Into 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Gore Verbiniski No Longer DirectingTwentieth Century Fox's remake of the Danny Kaye-starrer "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," is a project that's been in development for literally decades. Over the years Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and more recently, Gore Verbinski were attached to direct the like...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Dawn Hudson Gets Appointed CEO of the Academy

    The big news yesterday was the appointment of Film Independent's chief Dawn Hudson as the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Reports said that post Oscars the folks at the Academy really felt that they needed to bring in new blood (especially since last year's ceremony did not ...

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    New CEO Dawn Hudson Will Bring Change to Motion Picture Academy

    The Academy board of governors met well into the night Thursday as they debated the fate of 30-year Academy veteran Ric Robertson, who had lobbied long and hard to succeed outgoing executive director Bruce Davis.

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    Ben Affleck Ready To Get Literary As Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    It was nearly a month ago when Bradley Cooper pitched himself for the role of Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" but it looks like the director has somebody else in mind entirely.

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    Review: 'Meek's Cutoff' Shows The Foibles Of Man & Helplessness Of Women On The Forgotten Frontier

    "Meek's Cutoff" takes place in the open fields of the midwest, the year 1845, the land untouched, civilization slowly being built, but where the film feels contemporary, with its period-specific detail, all thick bonnets and dirt-stained wagons, is in its intimacy. Director Kelly Reichardt has made ...

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