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    Halle Berry As Emissary From Advanced Civilization In First Official 'Cloud Atlas' Photo

    Halle Berry As Emissary From Advanced Civilization In First Official 'Cloud Atlas' Photo

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Stunning First Trailer For Cate Shortland's Post-WWII Drama 'Lore'

    One of the lesser-known films included in yesterday's TIFF line up announcement, that we are no less excited for, is Australian helmer Cate Shortland's sophomore directorial effort, "Lore." An adaptation of Rachel Seiffert's novella "The Dark Room," the German-language post-WWII road film stars newcomer Saskia Rosendahl as the daughter of an SS officer who must take her four siblings on a 900km journey across war-ravaged Germany to the safety of their grandparents' residence.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jon Favreau Joins Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

    Before directing the blockbuster “Iron Man” films Jon Favreau was primarily known to the public-at-large as an actor with stints in the hugely popular sitcom “Friends” as well collaborations with his buddy Vince Vaughn. And while he’s set to start prepping the big screen adaptation of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” the “Swingers” star/writer has cleared enough time in his schedule to make an appearance in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Considers Moving 'Gangster Squad' To January 11, 2013

    In the wake of the awful tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, it was revealed earlier this week that Warner Bros. had decided to remove a sequence from the Ruben Fleischer film “Gangster Squad” that featured gangsters shooting through a movie screen toward an audience and that the studio was already planning reshoots in order to make the then-locked-in September 7th release date.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    VOTE: TOH! Best Foreign Films of All Time, Part Two: Post-1960

    We hope that you voted for your ten favorite foreign language films in our first, Pre-1960 poll. Here's Part Two--the Post-1960 list of fifteen of the best foreign films of all time. Your job: narrow that list down to ten.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Lyrical First Trailer For Ang Lee's 3D High Seas Adventure 'Life Of Pi'

    20th Century Fox has been taking an unconventional approach to themarketing for "Life Of Pi" so far. After a showing at CinemaCon that wowed delegates and press alike, the studio chose to eschew more traditional trailers in favor of showing three brief clips from Ang Lee's much-anticipated adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved best-seller in front of their big 3D summer releases, to emphasize the dimensionalized aspect of the picture. And so footage was shown in front of "Prometheus," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift." But they had to release something for a broader audience at some point, and unheralded, the first proper trailer for the film arrived online early this morning via Apple.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Michael Moore Finally Makes His Post-Aurora Case

    When Michael Moore is uncharacteristically quiet--in the face of the Aurora, Colorado atrocity that plays right into his America-is-violent wheelhouse, the subject of his 2002 Oscar-winning doc "Bowling for Columbine"--you know he's up to something. So it was just a matter of days before he came up with what he was writing.

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  • Press Play
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    BEAVER'S LODGE: THE PROFESSIONALS (1966)

    There was a time when a certain kind of adventure film was popular. The 1960s were its heyday. Sometimes they were realistic, or even drawn from real life. Sometimes they were fanciful. But almost always they were intelligent and enormously entertaining. I haven't seen a new example of that kind of film in 30 or 40 years.

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  • The Playlist
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    My Precious: Talks Get Serious For 'The Hobbit' To Be Turned Into A Trilogy

    Can you blame Warner Bros.? "The Dark Knight Rises" puts Batman to bed for the next few years, and aside from "Man of Steel" next summer, the studio doesn't have any more comic book movies until at least 2015. In 2013, Superman aside, they have a guaranteed hit in "The Hangover Part III," but everything else? It could be argued it's up in the air.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Where is Jafar Panahi's "The White Balloon"?

    A classic of the Iranian New Wave, and in its day, the most successful and acclaimed Iranian film to be released in the U.S. ever, Jafar Panahi's masterpiece "The White Balloon" looks to be AWOL from American screens, big and small. Maybe someone out there knows the status of U.S. home video distribution rights for this important film, but according to my research, "The White Balloon" appears to have vanished into the ether, available for purchase only on obscure Iranian movie websites and in Spanish PAL versions.

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