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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 3: "REST IN PEACE!"

    In case you're just joining us, here's a recap: I'm calling it our Filmmaker Diary Series. Essentially, filmmakers who are about to embark on projects (in this case, feature film projects specifically) will be given space on this site to document their journey, from script to screen, diary/journal s...

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    Review: 'United Red Army' A Text Book Heavy Look At History

    Let's say that 100 minutes is the perfect running time for a film and something that all types of audiences can get behind without complaint. Within that standard is about 20 minutes of leniency; remove that much and things feel brisk, tack on that much and different elements are allowed to flourish...

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    Interview With The Leads of "When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things" at Cannes 2011

    Having already lined up an interview at Cannes with Terrell Suggs, NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, and executive film producer, through his production company, Team Sizzle Worldwide, it was a bonus to also meet some added sparkle to the sizzle in the form of Kari Nicolle and Quincy Smith, t...

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    Watch: Sarah Jessica Parker In 'I Don't Know How She Does It' Trailer. We Don't Know How We Did It.

    A few weeks back, "Bridesmaids" struck something of a blow for the female-fronted comedy, by doing what so few have in recent years, and remembering to be funny and touching while failing to be patronizing, unpleasant, one-dimensional and misogynistic in its depiction of its characters. Did it mark an opening of the floodgates? After all, the film's breakout star Melissa McCarthy, not exactly your traditional female lead, has already landed a starring role in a new project, while the more imminent films in the same genre, projects like "Bad Teacher" and "What's Your Number," seem to give some reason for optimism. Were the days of the mind-mel...

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    Elijah Wood Latest To Join Rashida Jones/Andy Samberg Rom-Com 'Celeste And Jesse Forever'

    The cast members of "The Lord of the Rings" have had mixed success in the eight years since the franchise wrapped up. Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom became fully-fledged movie stars (the latter less so in recent years), and Dominic Monaghan managed surprising longevity as a star of "Lost," but Se...

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    Lance Reddick, Rosie Perez Join Viola Davis In Public School Drama "Still I Rise"

    Initially announced about 3 weeks ago... an upcoming film titled Still I Rise (unrelated to the Maya Angelou poem of the same name), which will star Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two frustrated mothers who team up to transform an inner-city public school in Pittsburgh, PA.

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    Michael Mann Looking To Direct Racing Pic, 'Go Like Hell' For 20th Century Fox

    So is Michael Mann going to make his "Days of Thunder" for 20th Century Fox?

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    First Look At Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

    With the "Twilight" franchise now nearing an end, heartthrob Robert Pattinson has been eagerly looking to break away from the tween sensation that has made him a star. He valiantly tried to steer the ridiculously manipulative "Remember Me" but had better success this year with the period drama "Wate...

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    FREE Online Retrospective Of Cannes Film Fest Programming Celebrating 50 Years Of Critics’ Week

    Online cinematheque MUBI (formerly The Auteurs) has partnered up with La Semaine de la Critique (aka Critics’ Week) (the Cannes Film Festival section known for discovering new talent, showcasing the first and second feature films from directors all over the world), in celebration of 50 years in exis...

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    Trent Reznor & Karen O Cover 'Immigrant Song' For David Fincher's 'Dragon Tattoo' Teaser

    Tagline For The Film Reportedly 'The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas' Update: Pitchfork has confirmed that Trent Reznor and Karen O indeed cover Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" which is featured in the red band teaser for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." If ...

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