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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    RIP Steve Jobs, Who Deserves the Word Visionary: Obits, Links, Clips

    I once had lunch with Jobs at an excellent Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills. He wore his trademark black turtleneck and jeans; he was serious, accessible. We talked about Pixar, which he also deserves credit for. Sadly, Jobs has died at age 56 of pancreatic cancer, which he had been fighting sin...

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  • The Playlist
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    Is 'Skyfall' The Name Of Sam Mendes' James Bond Film?

    Considering it's had an unusually tortured journey to the screen for a big franchise picture, thanks to the financial problems of MGM, it's not entirely surprising that details are relatively thin for the twenty-third James Bond film, the third to star Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes has been attached to direct for close to two years now, we've known that for certain. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who've penned the first draft of every Bond script since "The World Is Not Enough," again did the groundwork, before Peter Morgan, John Logan and most recently "Notes on a Scandal" scribe Patrick Marber, came on for a ...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tracy Morgan Plays It Straight In Cop Drama "Son of No One" (Trailer + Release Date)

    Well, he gets top billing in the credits, as you can see in the poster (and the trailer below) but he's barely featured in it. First announced in spring 2010, Tracy Morgan joins Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, and Ray Liotta in the ensemble cop drama Son of No One.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Octavia Spencer "In Talks" To Play Casino Card Dealer In Diablo Cody's Next Project

    This just in from Variety....Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star as a Las Vegas casino card dealer in Oscar winning screenwriter (Juno) Diablo Cody's next film. Cody is set to make her directing debut from a script penned by her.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Who Are Today's Curators? And Where The Hell Are The Rest Of Them?!!

    In this Age Of SuperAbundance one of the things we need more than anything is trusted filters. How do we prioritize what to watch? How to discover new work? How do we escape our echo chambers to be reminded of how expansive our taste really is?

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  • The Playlist
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    Trailer: ‘My Week With Marilyn’ Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh & Eddie Redmayne

    If you think about, aside from "The Iron Lady" starring Meryl Streep and Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," the only other film from the 2011 Oscar season we haven't seen much so far from (i.e. a trailer) is "My Week with Marilyn" starring Michelle Williams. And come Sunday, press at the New York Film F...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "My Week With Marilyn" Finally Gets a Trailer

    One of the final films of 2012 to receive a trailer (we're still waiting on "Young Adult," but that's about it), "My Week With Marilyn" finally gave us 2 minutes to judge upon, and boy are they pretty. We don't see much of Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier (rumoured to be the best thing about the film), but we get plenty of Michelle Williams as Marilyn herself. Williams seems to definitely be offer her own interpretation of Monroe rather than simply mimicking her, which could go either way but these two minutes seem to suggest she's quite captivating. I'm sad to miss the premiere at NYFF this weekend (it's Canadian Thanksgiving and I've ski...

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    Mything Out: Catching Up with "Drive"

    That Drive is a stupid movie doesn’t necessarily dictate that it be a bad one. Some of the more exuberant and enjoyable films of the past decade and beyond—the collected works of Paul Verhoeven, Neveldine/Taylor’s Crank diptych and Gamer, Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, the mighty Anchorman, William Friedkin’s upcoming Killer Joe—achieve greatness by embracing stupidity so heatedly that they burn right through it and look back at it, commenting upon their own stupidity (and the stupidity of the formulas, conventions, and culture that they share in) while giddily exulting in it. The now Cannes-anointed Nicolas Winding...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Tower Heist" Will Be Available On VOD For $59.99 Three Weeks Before Theatrical; Will You Bite?

    I believe it was about a year or so ago when the possibility of this was announced, with theaters owners balking at the idea, and with good reason. I believe we even performed a random survey, asking you all who were readers at the time whether you found this new option appealing and if you'd take a...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Emma Watson - Progressive Quote but Regressive Picture

    Emma Watson stars in the upcoming My Week with Marilyn and just did an interview for the cover of UK Elle. In the interview (the full interview is not yet available online) she talks about her worries about conforming to the Hollywood culture.

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