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    New Posters For 'The Adventures Of Tintin' & 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    Yeah, we know, in terms of pairing two movies together for one story you can't get much more polar opposite than these two films, but they both share long titles so we'll use that as the connecting link. Or whatever.

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    August Wilson On Blackness...

    Interesting conversation between August Wilson and Bill Moyers from 1988 (thanks Bev Smith for the link); Wilson's name is one that's come up a number of times on S&A. His controversial I Want A Black Director op-ed from about 20 years ago immediately comes to mind. I think I've shared that here two...

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    Cultural Appropriation Isn't Limited To The Kiddies...

    Really? No, really? I wasn't going to, but I couldn't help myself:

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    Keanu Reeves Lining Up Financing For His Directorial Debut 'Man Of Tai Chi'

    "...but what I really want to do is direct" is a phrase is commonly tossed around by actors in Hollywood but few of them ever make the leap. It's a big transition to go from being in front of the camera to being behind, commanding an entire project from start to finish; a daunting task that can over...

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    Watch: Welcome To Heartbreak; Full Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Like Crazy' Lands

    Arriving barely a week after the teaser trailer, a full-length spot has arrived for Sundance hit "Like Crazy." The long-distance romantic drama stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence and it struck a nerve with audiences at Park City earlier this year, taking home the Grand Jury Pr...

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    Guillermo Del Toro Says PG-13 Is The Refuge Of Cowards

    How The Weinsteins Messed With 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' & More From The Filmmakers On The Horror RemakeOn Monday night, the Film Society Of Lincoln Center hosted a screening of “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” as part of their Film Comment Selects series. The Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film is a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV film about a young couple being pursued by malevolent creatures in a spooky old house they’ve inherited. The new version swaps in Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as interior decorators renovating an old house and gives Pearce’s character an 11-year-old daughter, Bailee Madison (“Brothers”), who ends up the subject of...

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    Dakota Johnson & Nicholas Braun To Star In Chris Nelson's High School Comedy 'Gay Dude'

    Rising thesps Dakota Johnson and Nicholas Braun are set to lead Chris Nelson's upcoming high-school comedy "Gay Dude" with Hunter Cope and Dreama Walker ("The Sitter") rounding out the cast.

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    Why The Help Matters

    After a long summer of superhero dudes and exploding machines, women are finally getting a one for our team. Actually, a second one. Remember Bridesmaids from May? Doesn't that seem sooo long ago? I don't want to complain too much (well, I do) but there have been multiple (I don't care to count...

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    Watch: Cross-Dressing, Line Dancing & Lizzy Caplan In 'Queens Of Country' Trailer

    Lizzy Caplan wasn't kidding when earlier this year she told us that the forthcoming indie comedy, "Queens of Country," was "a super strange, really funny movie." The trailer that has landed certainly confirms the "strange" part, but as for the "funny," we'll let you decide.

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    Jon Stewart Takes on Newsweek's Wild-Eyed Michele Bachmann Cover

    Jon Stewart takes on the much-talked about, wild-eyed photo of Michele Bachmann on the cover of Newsweek, and uncharactertically overlooks the most crucial point: the cover was meant to generate the flood of attention it's getting now. Newsweek editor Tina Brown doesn't just go trolling for buzz; sh...

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