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    Criterion Offers Up Ernst Lubitsch's 'Design For Living' & 3 BluRay Upgrades For December

    December is traditionally a lean month for Criterion. With the holidays in full swing and dozens of other high profile holiday releases all battling on store shelves to be the stocking stuffer for the cinephile in your family, the boutique label has traditionally scaled back their releases. However,...

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    TIFF '11 Review: 'Butter' Tries To Carve Up Edgy Laughs But Goes Soft By The End

    A political satire set in the competitive world of butter-carving at the Iowa state fair, the script for "Butter" was so ballyhooed and praised of that it wound up on The Black List, the annual underground buzz list of unproduced screenplays based on a straw poll of agents, development executives an...

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    Whit Stillman Wants To Team Up Old Favorite Chris Eigeman & 'Damsels' Star Adam Brody For New Film

    Says Adaptation Of 'Red Azalea' Is Dead, But He May Yet Make A China-Set FilmConsidering how long he's been away -- thirteen years since his most recent film, "The Last Days of Disco" -- there was understandably some concern about the return of Whit Stillman with "Damsels in Distress." Had the dryly...

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    Denzel Washington Offered Lead In Pointless 'The Secret In Their Eyes' Remake

    In 2010 when "The Secret In Their Eyes" took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it seemed totally out of left field. And for good reason, because while the Academy had all received screeners of the movie, it had yet to hit theaters for anybody else. But when it did finally arrive, it quickly became clear why Juan José Campanella's work took home the gold. It's a twisty thriller, an intelligent procedural and moving drama all rolled into one exciting package, directed with flair by Campanella, whose complex soccer match sequence/tracking shot became one of the major talking points around the film. Of course, Hollywood came calling and a rem...

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    TIFF11: "Coriolanus" Reminds Us Why We Loved Shakespeare in the First Place

    “Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.” Thus says Volumnia, Coriolanus’s mother, and in this particular adaptation the immensely powerful and portentous Vanessa Redgrave. The sentiment that “they just don’t write like that anymore” is often trite and ridiculous, but when it comes to Shakespeare it’s pretty accurate. If anything, this makes a cinematic adaptation even more difficult: how do you live up to such brilliant lines and artfully crafted narratives without the end result seeming more buoyed by the Bard himself than any of the filmmaker’s own vision. That’s why so many productions have gone with drastic ...

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    Michael Shannon Talks Madness, Working On A Budget & 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols

    Michael Shannon may have missed out on an Emmy nomination for his role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” but his anguished turn as Curtis LaForche in Jeff Nichols’ stunning “Take Shelter” should put the star squarely in the midst of Best Actor Oscar talk. (It should do the same for co-star Jessica Chasta...

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    Denzel Washington Offered Lead Role In Remake Of Argentinian Thriller "The Secret In Their Eyes"

    Courtesy of our friends at Twitch who just broke the story... Denzel Washington has reportedly been offered the lead role in the upcoming Warner Brothers remake of the Oscar-winning Argentine crime thriller The Secret In Their Eyes, which was directed by Juan José Campanella.

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    Will John Hodgman Take A Role in 'Ghostbusters 3'? Is Bill Murray Out? Does Anyone Care?

    Update: John Hodgman has tweeted: "ANSWER THREE: I AM NOT APPEARING IN GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Nor is @scharpling. That was a radio #fakecastingnews joke." Hilarious. You can get on with your day now.

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    New On DVD/Blu-ray - Russ Parr's Ensemble Romcom "35 And Ticking"

    I missed this in my weekly "New On DVD" segment... Russ Parr’s 35 And Ticking, the ensemble romantic comedy starring Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart, Keith Robinson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Meagan Good, Mike Epps and Clifton Powell.

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    Juno Temple Says She Hopes To Shoot 'Magic Magic' With Michael Cera Before The End Of The Year

    Actress Stays Mum On 'The Dark Knight Rises,' But Says 'The Three Musketeers' "Fulfills A Childhood Fantasy"Youthful British actress Juno Temple has been turning heads for a few years now, in films from "Atonement" to Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," even coming out of the disastrous comedy "Year One" smelli...

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