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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    "Blimp" Happens

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's masterpiece The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is playing this week at New York's Museum of Modern Art in a new print from the Film Foundation. If you are here, you probably don't need to be told that it's always preferable to see a P&P film on the big screen, but take it from us that Blimp's visual pleasures are many. Or take it from Andrew Tracy, who wrote about one particularly amazing shot from the film from our Take One symposium. Read it again, or for the first time:

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    More: Repertory
  • Shadow and Act
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    A Stage Musical Adaptation Of "A Clockwork Orange" Starring Black People? Casting Now!

    Filmmaker Ed DuRante, whom long time readers of this site would be familiar with (6 Things I Never Told You, Jake Gets Paid) has been furtively working on a musical adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 dystopian masterwork A Clockwork Orange, the basis of revered auteur Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film of the same title, starring Malcolm McDowell.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    New Sherlock Holmes 2 Trailer: Bullets and Bromance

    Robert Downey Jr. intros the release of the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (December 16). Even the 2 minute 14 second trailer features a count of 11 people falling in a spectacular fashion and 9 guns-recharging accompanied by spectacular nightscapes of early 20th-century London.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Official Theatrical Trailer For "The Interrupters"

    Here's the official theatrical trailer for a documentary we informed you about back in January called The Interrupters. If you'll recall, the film premiered at Sundance film festival this year and has been on the festival circuit since then.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Premiere Nabs Show's Highest Ratings in Seven Years

    The new season premiere of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm was the most-watched episode in the past seven years of the show’s eight seasons. This is up 53% from the opening of the last season.

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    More: Genres, TV, Comedy, HBO
  • Leonard Maltin
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    Revisiting Pre-Code Hollywood

    If you like snap, crackle and pop in your storytelling, dialogue, and performances, you want to watch films made in the early 1930s—through mid-1934, to be exact—when to avoid censorship on a broad, national scale Hollywood revised its Production Code and started enforcing its tenets. Almost everything changed: hemlines, modes of love-making, references to everything from drugs to suicide. Writers had to be clever if they Regis Toomey, Marian Marsh and Warren William in Beauty and the Boss (1932).

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    More: Journal
  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Sean Penn's Weird Goth Holocaust Dramedy 'This Must Be The Place'

    So, here's the skinny: in Paolo Sorrentino's follow-up to his critically acclaimed "Il Divo," he cast Sean Penn as a (seemingly) barely functioning goth rocker who finds out his father he hasn't seen in 30 years is dead and then goes on a road trip to find the SS Officer who made his life hell when he was imprisoned at Auschwitz.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Picton Picturefest In Pictures, Part 2

    These all from the shoot that resulted in this film, and were taken by a mix of Barry Silverthorn, Guntar Kravis and Maddy Pilon:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Codeblack Ent. Announces 7-Picture Deal w/ NY Times Bestselling Author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison

    I'm not familiar with Mary “HoneyB” Morrison or her works - specifically the Soulmates Dissipate series mentioned here. Anyone read any of them? If so, clue the rest of us in on what to expect is contained within the pages; or should I take a wild guess? :)

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  • The Playlist
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    'Gossip Girl' Chace Crawford Joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    'Children's Hospital' & 'Human Giant' Star Rob Huebel Also JoinsOh no, it's happening again. This writer fell down the weirdly compelling rabbit hole of casting on "New Year's Eve" and that same feeling of obsession is now creeping for "What To Expect When You're Expecting." Somehow random cast ensembles are my porn. Anyway, taking narrative cues from "Love Actually" and "Valentine's Day," the film actually tracks four different couples on their various journeys to parenthood and it is assembling a huge ensemble to tell the tale.

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