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  • Shadow and Act
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    Viola Davis To Be Honored With Performer of The Year Award At SBFF 2012

    Quite possibly the first of other solo awards to come for her performance in the film...

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  • The Playlist
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    Back-To-Back Terrence Malick Movies Means No ‘Noah’ For Christian Bale, Will Michael Fassbender Take Over?

    Well, this was probably inevitable. With Christian Bale taking on two Terrence Malick movies in 2012, "Lawless" and "Knight of Cups" which are shooting back-to-back, it made the prospect of him appearing in Darren Aronofsky's dream project "Noah" all the more unlikely. Well, now it's official as Variety confirms his exit, but reveals another intriguing name as possibility to take over.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Headlines Matter

    The Sundance competition lineup is out. Analysis on the gender breakdown to come.

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  • The Playlist
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    'For Ellen,' 'The Surrogate,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Wish You Here' Highlights Of Sundance Film Festival 2012 Lineup

    Geez, just when you think you have a handle on this year's awards race, the Sundance Film Festival has dropped their first wave of titles headed to Park City in January, and this is the start of the Oscar journey for many movies. This year alone saw Brit Marling break out with "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice," Felicity Jones impress with "Like Crazy," Elizabeth Olsen earn Oscar talk with "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and other movies of note unspooling, including "Being Elmo," "Margin Call," "Circumstance," "Our Idiot Brother," "The Interrupters," "Undefeated" and more.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sundance 2012 Black Cinema Discoveries #1 - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    As promised... Sundance 2012 highlights that we haven't at all covered previously on Shadow And Act (if you haven't seen the full "in competition" selection list, unveiled minutes ago, click HERE to read that post in which you'll find titles we've written about quite a bit like Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere, Sam Pollard's documentary Slavey By Another Name, and Sheldon Candis' LUV in the mix).

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Will Sundance 2012 Docs Influence Debate on Poverty, Hunger, Economic Inequality?

    With the announcement of the Sundance competition on Wednesday, the documentary program -- as usual -- is newsworthy: 16 nonfiction films representing some of the most respected filmmakers of the form. As with past Sundance docs, there is a real chance to influence the national discussion on important topics, ranging from American healthcare to nuclear power. I'll never forget trailing Al Gore through the snowy parking lot at the Library before the premiere of "An Inconvenient Truth" some years back. Docs can make a difference, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Sundance.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance Announces Competition Line-Up

    Most of the Sundance Film Festival competition films announced Wednesday for the upcoming Park City festival January 19 - 29 are films that few have seen or heard of. That's what's exciting about Sundance, especially under the leadership of director John Cooper and programmer Trevor Groth. They are not playing games with agencies or managers --who wish they didn't have to wait to get the news along with everyone else earlier this week--they are really looking for discoveries, excitement, new news. It's about emerging talent.

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  • The Playlist
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    Alice Eve Joins 'Star Trek 2' As A New Character To The Franchise

    Not be rude or crude, but the biggest thing about Alice Eve's Hollywood movie career so far has been her considerable assets. They pretty much did half of the heavy lifting in her role as the braless babysitter in "Sex & the City 2" and the entire plot of "She's Out of My League" revolved around how hot she was. But Eve showed she can play smart and beautiful with her stint on the fucking terrible final season of "Entourage," which also displayed she could rise above brutal material. She was also charming in the underseen Brit flick "Starter For Ten" many years back, which brings us to "Star Trek 2," because guess what fanboys, she's joining the Enterprise.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sundance 2012 U.S. & World Cinema Dramatic & Documentary Competitions Lineup Announced! ("Middle Of Nowhere" & Others Make The Cut)

    Well... hot off the presses... directly from the festival's website... here you go; skimming the list, I see a few that we've covered on S&A, including at least 1 that was on my predictions list. I'll return with individual profiles later, especially for any that we haven't written about before:

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    Brit Marling Says 'The East' Has An Undercurrent Of "Revolution And Rebellion" In The Story

    Just a year ago, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij were scrambling to finish their debut collaboration, “Sound of My Voice,” to have it ready in time for the Sundance Film Festival. Speaking last week to Marling from the Shreveport, LA set of their follow-up, “The East,” the multitalented actress seemed enormously grateful for the opportunities she and Batmanglij are currently enjoying, even if Hollywood hasn’t yet quite written them a blank check.

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