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  • Shadow and Act
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    The “Queen Hussy” Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue 4

    With each new week we try to bring a new piece of content, and staying true to that mantra (this week) we've started the "Meet the Characters" series.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 'Hostel 3' Trailer Features Gratuitous Ass Shots & A Wheel Of Misfortune

    The "Hostel" franchise was never any great piece of cinematic art. It basically just got a bunch of attractive young people together and then tortured them all for our cinematic "pleasure." But as low rent as the series has been so far, the upcoming direct-to-DVD sequel is far more shallow and lame-brained than even we would have expected.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Reviews Are In & 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Is (Mostly) A Smash Success

    With Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures Of Tintin" set to open internationally in ten days, critics overseas are the first catch to the film and early reviews have started to trickle in. So, what's the word? Well, for the most part -- except for the typically crusty U.K. critics -- it looks like Spielberg has delivered one of the best pieces of pop-entertainment of his career. It seems the trailers and clips so far have just been a teaser to what appears to be a big, joyous slice of entertainment that contains sly references to film history (keep an eye out for a nod to Robert Bresson's "Pickpocket"), top notch motion-capture animation, some fantastic set pieces all in a remarkably lean movie that is Spielberg's shortest to date.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Film Clips from "Gangs Of Roses 2" (You KNOW You Want To See It)

    C'mon confess...admit it...don't be ashamed. Go to the rooftops and declare to the world that you want to see this mess called Gang of Roses 2!

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Delightfully Odd New Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Alps’

    Update: KinoLober has picked up the U.S. rights "Alps" with plans to release it in spring 2012. Also there is a new clip from the film courtesy of Flix below.

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  • The Playlist
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    Steve Jobs Once Asked Aaron Sorkin To Write A Pixar Movie

    We're a couple of weeks now from the sad passing of Steve Jobs, and the long-term impact remains to be seen, not just on Apple, the company he founded and helped make a superpower, but also on Pixar, the CGI animation giants he also backed, who across the last decade-and-a-half have become the most creatively exciting studio around, as well as the closest thing to a solid-gold hit factory that you can have (even their lowest-grossing film took in nearly $400 million).

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Best Pornographic Gay Hipster Short Film Has Been Made Into a Feature... And Here's The Teaser

    Well over a year ago I posted a blog entry about the 14-minute "demo" of Travis Matthews’ in-the-works project "I Want Your Love." It was described it to me by a friend as "hipster guys having sex with each other and talking," and essentially that was the case: Two facial-hair heavy guys spend 5 minutes talking about sex and boys over a glass or two of wine - and then they have explicit sex for the remaining 9 minutes. And while it was definitely all very hot, it was also remarkably relatable (for some of us anyway), honest and insightful... which gives me high hopes for the feature, which officially has a teaser trailer (which is definitely NSFW). The film doesn't yet have a release date (one assumes it's eyeing the 2012 festival circuit), but until then we can utilize these 100 seconds of promise:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Award Screeners Start Arriving in Voter Mailboxes

    The first award screeners are starting to arrive in voter mail boxes. The first ones mailed include Chris Weitz's L.A. illegal immigrant drama A Better Life (out on Summit DVD), starring well-reviewed Mexican actor Demian Bichir in a moving performance, and Sony Pictures' Classics' Take Shelter (in its second week of limited release), starring well-praised Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Both were box office disappointments. Both need the extra boost of guild and year-end critic support to gain traction, so mailing early screeners was a smart move.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Music Break: Jasmine Burke, Musiq Soulchild Raise Breast Cancer Awareness With Video Clip For "Yes"

    Actress Jasmine Burke (Mississippi Damned) and singer Musiq Soulchild recently collaborated to give his fans an emotionally-charged accompanying video to his latest single, Yes, from the LP MusiqInTheMagic. The video depicts a young couple's relationship, as they take up the fight against breast cancer together.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Real Steel' Helmer Shawn Levy To Direct Pinocchio Prequel 'The Three Misfortunes Of Geppetto'

    We're Really Excited About This! *Wooden Puppet Nose Grows To Twice Usual Length*The transformation of Shawn Levy is nearly complete. Having been a much-derided director of nakedly commercial comedies like "Night at the Museum," "Cheaper By The Dozen" and "The Pink Panther," the helmer took a left-turn into effects-driven family territory, with "Real Steel," which turned out to be far better received than you'd expect a movie about robot boxing to be, and is currently doing well (although not amazingly so) at the box office.

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