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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Robert Zemeckis's 'Flight' Starring Denzel Washington Will Close the New York Film Festival

    Robert Zemeckis’s return to live-action filmmaking, the Denzel Washington mystery thriller "Flight," will world premiere as the Closing Night film for the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The Paramount Pictures release is due in theaters on November 2. This NYFF berth suggests that Paramount harbors awards hopes for the movie, particularly Washington's performance.

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    Why Jimmy Fallon Won't Host Oscars: 'It's Not My Year'

    ABC is the reason Jimmy Fallon won't be hosting the Oscars this year. After all, his late night talk show is on rival network NBC, duking it out with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. And Disney chairman Robert Iger is leading the fundraising camapign for the Academy's new Motion Picture Museum.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Vulture's Amazing Meryl Streep Matrix

    Happy 'Hope Springs' weekend, everyone (thanks to Vulture):

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  • Shadow and Act
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    All New Naomie Harris As 'Eve' 'Skyfall' Character Poster

    To be frank, if it weren't for Naomie Harris' involvement in this, I probably wouldn't be much interested in seeing it. I'm ready for another 007 redo.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'Homeland' Season 2 Starring Claire Danes

    For many viewers out there in TV land, “Homeland” is the series they often refer to as the quintessential example of how television is currently offering a more nuanced, mature, and satisfying entertainment diversion than what’s being shown at your local multiplex this weekend. The Claire Daines and Damian Lewis-starring series recently had its sweep of Awards season, picking up nods and wins at everything from the Golden Globes to Writers Guild of America statues, and now season 2 is looking ready to bring all that drama and suspense back to your television sets.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Casting Watch: Shia LaBeouf Might Get Naked Again for Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

    Shia LaBeouf, nymphomaniac? Danish auteur Lars von Trier wants the "Transformers" star for his upcoming film, "Nymphomaniac." Set to shoot this September, the film already has Trier's muse, Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia") on board to star as a woman whose erotic life is tracked from birth to age fifty, as told to her husband, to be played by Trier vet Stellan Skarsgard. Nicole Kidman may also appear in the film. Should LaBeouf's talks to join the film prove fruitful, he may get to strut his naked body on screen for the second time. He recently lent himself to an eight-plus minute Sigur Ros video, which you can watch below. Not a bad audition tape for a Trier film.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Salim Akil On 'Sparkle' Studio Input: "Was A Nice, Small, Fun Movie Until Whitney Died & Then It Was Crazy"

    Well, one day S&A will be big enough to get a sit-down interview with Salim and Mara Brock Akil. Until then, we'll have to pinch from those who are big enough, like The Hollywood Reporter, who published a lengthy piece on the dynamic duo, today, on its website.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    As Kennedy Moves to Lucasfilm, Marshall Adds Production President

    As Kathleen Kennedy transitions to running George Lucas's Lucasfilm empire in San Francisco, her husband and partner Frank Marshall is making changes at their Kennedy/Marshall production company. Marshall, the new sole head of the company, is adding a new production president, development executive Grey Rembert.

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  • The Playlist
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    The 5 Best Bob Hoskins Performances

    For many actors, there is no such word as "retirement." While there are big names who slip away from the movie business to do other things, or simply enjoy time off as they head into their twilight years -- Gene Hackman and Peter O'Toole being among the recent examples -- those feel like the exception, rather than the rule. But unfortunately, the great British character actor Bob Hoskins has been forced to step away from the limelight.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tim Robbins To Direct 'City Of Lies,' First Feature Film Since 1999

    In the 1990s, the already well regarded actor Tim Robbins, kick started a directorial career that was not only promising, but was met with the great acclaim. Starting with the 1992 political parody "Bob Roberts," three years later Robbins followed it with the excellent death row drama "Dead Man Walking" which earned four Oscar nominations including Best Director, and won his then wife Susan Sarandon Best Actress. Then four years later he returned with the uneven, but no less ambitious (and political) "Cradle Will Rock." And then? Virtual silence on the directing front. There was another political comedy in form the of the straight-to-video "Embedded" that died pretty quickly, and other than a TV pilot and a couple episodes of "Treme," there hasn't been much else. Until now.

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