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    Thandie Newton Describes Her Career As... "Schizophrenic"

    "As an actor I always try to do as many diverse roles as possible. I'd generally describe my career as a bit schizophrenic to be honest, because I never seem to be doing the same thing. I think it's the best way to be though, to play as many different roles as possible."

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    New Pics From Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Black Gold’ Starring Antonio Banderas, Tahar Rahim & More

    So, has Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" found a double bill partner in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s forthcoming "Black Gold"? We'll know soon enough if the film will deliver the goods, but with a solid cast in front of the camera and a pretty interesting premise, the ingredients are there for ...

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    DVD Reviews: "Politics Of Love" (Brian White), "Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown" (Michael Jai White)

    2 quickie reviews of films very recently released on DVD/VOD, and which we've covered on this site.

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    Simply the Worst: Wong Kar-wai's "My Blueberry Nights"

    When one thinks about the ascendance of Wong Kar-wai to the Olympus of international auteurism, a few aesthetic and narrative standbys come to mind: the groundbreaking utilization of the step-printing technique in order to capture the mazelike cartography of Hong Kong and its multilayered neighborhoods; the innovative deployment of various, multi-language soundscapes; affected voiceovers that dwell on the recurrent theme of unrequited love; the ephemerality of desire and the unbound connection between characters and their surrounding objects. In partnership with production designer and editor Edward Chang and cinematographer Christopher Doyle...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    An Excerpt From "About Canada: Queer Rights"

    So over the past two years or so, I've been working on an introductory academic text book - a sort of "Queer Canada For Dummies" - that documents the history of Canada's queer rights movement and the issues facing queer people in Canada today. It's been an unexpected, challenging and remarkably fulf...

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  • The Playlist
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    'True Blood' Star Lindsay Pulsipher Replaces Hilary Duff In 'The Story of Bonnie And Clyde'

    Well, with Hilary Duff pregnant and $100,000 dollars richer for not starring in the ill-advised, upcoming remake-but-it's-not-a-remake “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” the producers have now found their replacement to take on the role that made Faye Dunaway a star: Lindsay Pulsipher. Wait, who?

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    Watch "Surprising Europe" Episode 5 (On The African Experience In Europe)

    Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.

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    Watch: Two Minute, Blondie-Aided Clip For Steve McQueen's 'Shame' With Michael Fassbender

    The best films aren't necessarily the ones you walk out of raving about, but the ones that haunt you, lingering on your mind for the days, weeks and months afterwards. When we saw "Shame," Steve McQueen's follow up to his debut "Hunger," which reteams the director with star Michael Fassbender, we l...

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    Watch: Trailer For Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

    One of the key question marks in this year's Oscar season, one conspicuously absent from our most anticipated post-fall film festival picks feature published this morning, is Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," his decades-spanning drama about the controversial head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

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    Daniel Espinosa's 'Snabba Cash' Gets A Sequel With New Director; Original Cast Returns

    Update: Moviezine reveals that shooting started in late August in Gothenburg and in Stockholm and the project is aiming to hit Swedish theatres in the fall 2012.

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