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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Rosamund Pike Cast in Star-Making Role in One Shot, Opposite Tom Cruise

    Chris McQuarrie has picked the actress to star opposite Tom Cruise in high-octane crime actioner One Shot. "English Rose" Rosamund Pike beat out actresses Hayley Atwell (Captain America) and Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans) for the role after brainy writer-actress Brit Marling turned down the gig...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Preview South African Crime Drama "Man On Ground"

    Here's another curious title to add to your list of films by African filmmakers, made in Africa, to watch for in the next year; most recently, we highlighted the South African noir thriller How To Steal 2 Million, written and directed by Charles Vundla.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Look At Matt Damon & Scarlett Johansson In Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

    So, both Venice and TIFF have unveiled their slates and...Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" is nowhere to be seen. Granted, the film was only shot earlier this year and the ever busy Crowe -- who already released the Elton John doc "The Union" and is finalizing "Pearl Jam Twenty" for Venice -- is li...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Red Tails" Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

    I believe there was some concern about what the focus would be in the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway. My comrade Andre Seewood asked in his post a few days ago, whether it'll be a "tepid feel good story or an unvarnished gaze" at the people,...

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    "I Am Slave", Starring Wunmi Mosaku, Coming to DVD This Month; Trailer

    I Am Slave, starring Wunmi Mosaku (Moses Jones, Father and Son, Vera), Isaach De Bankolé (Chocolat, The Keeper, White Material) and Nonso Anozie (Atonement, RocknRolla, Conan The Barbarian) is a film that I've been waiting to see since it's debut in August 2010 on Britain's Channel 4.

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    Watch Behind the Scenes Video of Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Filming in Ohio

    Following up to Tambay's post in June; here's the first behind-the-scenes look at Tyler Perry in I, Alex Cross, courtesy of Cleveland's News Net 5

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  • The Playlist
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    Rosamund Pike Lands Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise In 'One Shot'

    While we're still not quite convinced that Tom Cruise is the right man to be playing hulking Jack Reacher, at least when it comes to the female lead in "One Shot," they got it right.

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    More Toronto Additions

    The Toronto Film Festival added to its already impressive lineup with some women directed films that I've been waiting for. There is a long awaited film from Nancy Savoca and Lynn Shelton's latest. It's going to be a busy week. I cannot wait.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Images & Trailer From Si Kaddour Benghabrit Biopic 'Free Men' Starring Tahar Rahim

    After debuting at Cannes to lukewarm reviews, the upcoming appearance at TIFF of Ismaël Ferroukhi's "Free Men" has brought us a handful of new images and a trailer for the political thriller led by breakout "A Prophet" star Tahar Rahim.

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    Disney Exec Admits What We Already Knew, Says 'Alice In Wonderland' "Isn't Very Good"

    In case you had any doubt about where Hollywood suits stood on the issue of art vs. commerce, we'll turn the microphone over to Walt Disney Animation Studios' chief technical officer Andy Hendrickson.

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