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    Watch: Full Trailer For Sam Mendes' James Bond Film 'Skyfall' With Daniel Craig & Javier Bardem

    Now that we're coming to the end of summer blockbuster season, many eyes are turning towards the fall line-up, and while there's the usual selection of prestige fare there, we're not exactly going to be starving for blockbusters. "The Hobbit," "Jack Reacher," "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2" -- all films with the potential to be huge without necessarily troubling Academy voters. But one of the most anticipated of all is "Skyfall," the 23rd official James Bond film, which hits in November.

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    First Look At Brad Pitt On The Set Of 'The Counselor'; John Leguizamo Joins The Film (As Well As 'Kick-Ass 2')

    Brad Pitt, The Counselor

    Well, whaddya know? It looks like cameras have already started rolling on Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." While casting is still ongoing for the film (and with Michael Fassbender currently busy shooting "Twelve Years A Slave") it seems the director is squeezing in time to shoot whenever there is space in the calendars of his extensive cast, and Brad Pitt is currently knocking out his scenes over in London (with the Olympics likely serving as good cover for the paparazzi-stalked actor).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The View from China Part One

    After a week in Russia, I headed for Kunming, the capital of the southwest province of Yunnan, China, where my daughter Nora has been teaching English in a rural village near Lincang. With a population of over 6 million, Kunming doesn't scrape into the Top 20 biggest cities in China (topped by Shanghai and Beijing, both over 20 million).

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    Jim Carrey Out, Russell Brand In For Long Gestating Comedy 'Pierre Pierre'

    So, here we are, nearly four years after it was first announced, and still not much happening with "Pierre Pierre." Okay, something is happening, but the movie is still moving along at an unhurried pace, and it's now swapping stars.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now: 1976 Cuban Film 'The Last Supper', A Compelling, Dark Tale Based on True Story

    A must-see and recommended watch, I’ve embedded the film in full (with subtitles) below. The film is also available on Netflix, although not streaming.

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    Trailer For Doc On Snoop Dogg's Reggae, Rastafari Reincarnation, Conversion (Debuting At Toronto)

    Watching the press conference below, I'm still not entirely certain whether this is just a gimmick, or something else entirely.

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  • The Playlist
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    Emma Stone To Star In Cameron Crowe's Next Film, A Reworked Version Of 'Deep Tiki'

    Well, talk about a match made in heaven. On one hand, you've got Cameron Crowe, the man behind sweet-natured, smart romances like "Say Anything," "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," films as good of their kind as any Hollywood has produced in the last few decades (take a peek at our recent retrospective on the filmmaker). After taking a serious bruising after the critically-reviled "Elizabethtown," Crowe bounced back with three films last year, most notably the charming, somewhat undervalued "We Bought A Zoo," which proved to be a modest hit over the Christmas period ($120 million worldwide, which isn't too shabby for a film that had some tough competition).

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    'Step Up 2' & 'G.I. Joe 2' Director Jon M. Chu To Helm 'Masters Of The Universe'

    You see that image up there? That's every reason why Sony and Mattel are teaming up to try and bring He-Man, Skeletor and the rest of "Masters Of The Universe" characters to the big screen. It's all about toys and merchandising and you can bet that watching Hasbro milk "Transformers" to over $2.5 billion worldwide over three movies, they want to taste some of that mozzarella (ie. cheese = money).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tonight On HBO: Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson In 'About Face: Supermodels Then And Now'

    For those with HBO, tune in tonight at 9pm to watch director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Sundance 2012 documentary, About Face: Supermodels Then And Now, which features some of the most famous supermodels of all time, including the legendary Bethann Hardison (above-left; one of the first Black models for giants like Calvin Klein, and Oscar de La Renta, who helped guide the careers of future supermodels like Tyson Beckford, Iman and Naomi Campbell and is the first Black editor-at-large for Vogue Italia online); also featured in the documentary are former supermodels Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley and others.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    An open letter to Janet Jackson:

    Dear Janet Miss Jackson (I’m nasty), How unfortunate it is that your family drama has spilled inartfully into the public domain. I’m sorry to say this isn’t new. Squabbles in the Jackson family over money, power, access, and crazy are as old school as “I Want You Back.” Far be it from me to cast judgment or try to understand a very messy situation from which I’m wholly removed. And I do wish your family a speedy and satisfying resolution.

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