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    Documentary Classics: "The Last Waltz" is a Perfectly Overproduced Concert Film of Its Time

    Back in February I got in a Twitter argument with another film critic while defending "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." This person stated that if I (or anyone else) can't tell the difference between "Never Say Never" and "The Last Waltz," I am unfit to write. I replied that I can tell the difference, but the truth was I had never seen "Waltz" and couldn't genuinely claim more than a basic understanding of what he was getting at. Now that I've finally watched the 1978 concert film, which is considered by many to be one of the best docs of its kind, I can agree to some very clear distinctions, but mostly in their purpose. For one thing, the Bi...

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    Chris Evans Might Take A Trip To 'Motor City' With Albert Hughes

    So let's clear up a bit of confusion. Yesterday it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was bailing on David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook" due to a scheduling conflict that Deadline speculated might be Allen Hughes' "Broken City." That still may be the case, but another Hughes brother is pre...

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    Albert Hughes Attached To Direct Revenge Thriller "Motor City"

    When I first read this, I confused it with the project his twin brother Allen Hughes is developing, which we reported in June. That project (Allen's) is called Broken City, and you can read my post announcing it HERE; this project (Albert's) is called Motor City! Both are based on scripts that were ...

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    Watch: Darkly Comic First Footage From Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

    While Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair, the starry trio of Todd Solondz's latest effort "Dark Horse," will likely be the focus of photogs in Toronto next month, the film's lead is the much more low key name of Jordan Gelber, a relatively-unknown character actor who has appeared on show...

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    Am I Being Just Mr. Sensitive Again?

    You should well aware know by now how we roll on S & A. Always questioning and stirring up stuff,especially when it comes to the never ending and vexing problem of black images in films and TV.

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    Futuristic Robin Hood Movie Getting Rewrite By 'Turistas' Scribe Michael Ross

    Not To Be Confused With The Wachowskis 'Hood'So yeah, in case you haven't realized, fairy tales are a big deal these days. Next year alone will see two Snow White movies, "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack the Giant Killer" all arriving at a multiplex near you, and yes, Hollywood has more ...

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    Chandra Wilson Will Direct 5th Episode Of "Grey's Anatomy"

    I had no idea Chandra Wilson had previously directed episodes of ABC's hit Shonda Rhimes drama Grey's Anatomy. Did you? Then again, I'm maybe in the minority when I say that I never really got into the show. I tried, but didn't really hook me.

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    Brit Marling Reportedly Eyes Tom Cruise's 'One Shot' & Redford/LaBeouf Pic 'The Company You Keep'

    Allegedly Turned Down Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' To Focus On 'The East'There is no mistaking it -- Brit Marling is having a moment. Arriving at Sundance earlier this year with two films, “Another Earth” and “Sound Of Your Voice,” performing triple duties on each film -- acting, writing and producing -- she soon saw major buzz surround both works, with Fox Searchlight picking up rights for the pair, and the former flick earning two prizes for director Mike Cahill. Certainly not a bad way to make your entrance into Hollywood and like Noomi Rapace and Jennifer Lawrence in 2010, this year Marling seems to be the new actress that everyone wa...

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    Danny Glover Drama “The Harimaya Bridge” Gets VOD Release

    We recently reported that The Harimaya Bridge, written and directed by Aaron Woolfolk and co-starring Danny Glover, will be released on DVD/Blu-ray on October 18th.

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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 3: "Open House"

    By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor

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