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  • Shadow and Act
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    Short Film: "The Confessions of Steve McQueen"

    The Confessions of Steve McQueen is an interestingly shot documentary syle video of British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen directed by Alison Chernick of Nowness.com. In it, McQueen discusses the inspiration and themes of his latest sex addiction drama Shame.

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Downey Jr. Says Some Elements Of 'Iron Man 2' Were "Dissatisfying And Disappointing"

    There is no doubt that Robert Downey Jr.'s career is marked by two phases: before "Iron Man," and everything else after. Landing the lead role in the Marvel film was the validation of the actor's comeback and forgiveness from Hollywood. He had put his bad-boy ways behind him and proved to everyone he still had the goods in a string of films including "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Zodiac" and "A Scanner Darkly" before Jon Favreau came calling, wanting to place him in a metal suit to fight bad guys. The result of the marriage? Over $585 million in ticket sales worldwide, the birth of a new franchise and RDJ's ascension to the A-list (you can bet the success of "Iron Man" led Warner Bros. to confidently cast him as "Sherlock Holmes"). Now set to receive the 25th American Cinematheque Award, and looking back on his films with the LA Times, RDJ admits what everyone else already knows: "Iron Man 2" didn't live up to its predecessor.

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    SEPTIEN on DVD

    SEPTIEN on DVD

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  • The Playlist
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    Nora Ephron Directing Sam Mendes-Produced Time Travel TV Adaptation 'Lost In Austen'

    Yes, It's Another Version Of 'Pride & Prejudice'It's easy to dump on Nora Ephron. And in many ways, justified, certainly to anyone who's had to sit through "Mixed Nuts," or "Michael," or "Lucky Numbers" or "Bewitched." But she did, of course, write the stone-cold classic "When Harry Met Sally," and, maybe it only feels that way because so many of those who've been influenced by her have botched the rom-com genre so badly, but when she gets it even half-right, as in "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail" or "Julie and Julia," there are few who can do what she does as well as she does it.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 5 Fantastic Clips From 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

    Also Behind-The-Scenes Making-Of VideosIn about two weeks, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures Of Tintin," the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Herge's beloved comic creation, will begin its worldwide onslaught, being released in pretty much every major overseas territory. And while we initially had our reservations about 3D motion capture being utilized for the production it's clear that the filmmakers, along with WETA are lightyears beyond the lifeless, deadeye look that Robert Zemeckis toiled with over the course of three lacklustre films.

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  • Spout
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    "Horrible Bosses" Should Be Titled "Stupid Employees" - Though Both Adjectives Describe the Movie

    This review was originally published on July 8, 2011. It is being reposted for the DVD/Blu-ray release.

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  • The Playlist
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    Hugh Jackman Says He's Been Tossing Around Idea Of R-Rated 'The Wolverine' With James Mangold

    Let's just start this off by saying, this will never happen (at least not in a theatrically released version), but it's fun to dream, so here goes.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Netflix, Under Fire, Ditches Plans to Split Company, Kills Qwikster

    "Consumers value the simplicity Netflix has always offered and we respect that," said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings as he backed off plans to split the company in two. “There is a difference between moving quickly — which Netflix has done very well for years — and moving too fast, which is what we did in this case.”

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  • Caryn James
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    NYFF Review: Paradise Lost 3 and Its Serpent's Tail of Media

    The legal bargain that freed the West Memphis 3 after 18 years in prison is Lewis Carroll by way of Orwell. They proclaimed their innocence in court while pleading guilty to the murders they were accused of – a trick that prevents them from suing the state of Arkansas. (And what a suit that would have been.)

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  • Hope for Film
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    My Upcoming Speaking Appearances

    I have a few things coming up in my efforts to help save Indie Film. I get tired just looking at the list.

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