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    Early First Look: Emma Stone As A Blonde In 'The Help'

    Ok, we'll readily admit, this is a pretty crappy scan (though thank you, reader, we still appreciate) and we'll replace it when we get a better one, but if you've ever wanted to see what a blond, curly-haired Emma Stone would look like, here's your first chance. It might not be online yet, but in th...

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    Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Foresight

    Mark DamonOn the IFTA Board of Directors is a nearly legendary international sales agent and the only one I know to have written a history of the international sales business.From Cowboy to Mogul to Monster: The Neverending Story of Film Pioneer Mark Damon is a personal history by Linda Schreyer with Mark Damon which actually gives much food for thought about the evolution of the business today.Mark Damon will also appear on a panel entitled “So They’ve Optioned Your Script! They’ve Decided to Make Your Movie..Now What?” during the American Film Market on Monday November 8 in the press room at the Loews. Do come and hear from one of the mos...

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    Brief Thoughts on "Paranormal Activity 2."

    Brief Thoughts on "Paranormal Activity 2."

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    London Film Fest '10: 'Somewhere' Is A Shallow Disappointment From An Ossified Sofia Coppola

    We're unashamed fans of Sofia Coppola here. Obviously, she's not great in "The Godfather Part III," but as far as her directing work goes, "The Virgin Suicides" stands as one of the stronger debuts in recent memory, "Lost In Translation," despite the backlash, is still pretty excellent, and even "Ma...

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    Rotterdam Film Festival's Trainee Project for Young Film Critics

    The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 26 – February 6, 2011 is the best place to meet the players in international coproduction. Rotterdam Film Festival is the most egalitarian and well organized, intimate and yet major film festival on the circuit. Even though it is the largest ...

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    New Festival on the Block: American FF, A First for Eastern Europe.

    The American Film Festival in Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) Poland, the first film event in Eastern Europe, was just held October 20 - 24, 2010. Solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, it allows Polish audiences to become acquainted with the contemporary American cinema, as well as the culture and reality of the United States. Debra Granik’s Sundance winner Winter’s Bone (Fortissimo) picked up the festival’s American Independent Narrative Audience Award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist’s The Two Escobars won the $5,000 Do...

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    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill & Frances O'Connor Lead Daniel Nettheim's 'The Hunter'

    An Adaptation Of Julia Leigh's Psychological Thriller About The Hunt For An Extinct AnimalWillem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor will topline Daniel Nettheim's adaptation of Julia Leigh's psychological thriller "The Hunter," which began production on location on the southern Australian island ...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller Cast In Danny Boyle's Stage Version Of 'Frankenstein'

    Actors Will Reverse Roles Of Doctor And Monster On Alternate NightsWhile our hearts remain with the cinema, The Playlist have been known to venture into other areas of culture every so often. We sometimes read books without pictures, for instance, and we've even been known to attend the opera, if so...

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    First Official Look: Tony Leung Chiu-wai & Zhang Ziyi In Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grand Masters'

    The Best Tagline They Could Come Up With Was 'In Martial Arts There Is No Right Or Wrong: Only The Last Man Standing'?Just yesterday, we were discussing the casting of MMA fighter Cung Le in Wong Kar-wai's Yip Man biopic and ruing the delayed production -- which will reportedly last over 12 months a...

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    Chris Evans Turned Down 'Captain America' Role Three Times Before He Finally Agreed To Play Hero

    Reluctant Actor Now Says "I Can't Believe I Was Almost Too Chicken To Take The Role"; Is Signed On For 6, Not 9 FilmsThe recent issue of EW obviously has an abundance of new images from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The First Avenger," but within that article there's a bunch of interesting behi...

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