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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson Talks About Crack , "The Mountaintop" And Marlon Brando

    In this interview posted below with David Letterman, Samuel L. Jackson talks coming full circle with the Broadway play The Mountaintop which he stars in as Martin Luther King Jr. and opens on October 13, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jason Statham Reaches His Destiny, Sought For Two Future 'Fast & Furious' Sequels

    'Fast Six' And 'Fast Seven' May Be Shot Back-To-Back In EuropeFranchises, generally speaking, are more like fruit than cheese (bear with us, we are going somewhere with this). They might need a film to ripen to their full potential -- sequels generally outgross their predecessors -- but in the main they run their course by the third or fourth film, as opposed to, say, maturing and finding greater audiences and creative highs with each new installment. So we were as surprised as you were that not only was "Fast Five" the the highest grossing (over $600 million now, nearly double the haul of its "Fast and Furious" predecessors) entry of the series so far, but it was also by far the most fun.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Arrested Development' Movie Edges Closer To Reality, New Mini-Season Promised & 2013 Release Eyed

    Showtime & Netflix Currently Vying For The Rights To Season 4The "Arrested Development" movie is the great white whale of internet fandom of the past few years. Originally airing in 2003, Mitchell Hurwitz's Fox sitcom has, over the years, enshrined its place as one of the great comedy series of all time, despite being canceled after three seasons. As the show's cast, which included Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett and David Cross, went on to bigger things, the cult grew and grew, and rumors began to circulate that Hurwitz and the show's producer/narrator Ron Howard were planning to reunite the Bluths for a big-screen adventure.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    October Oscar Predictions!

    So I've totally fucked off on this blog for a good week or two. My excuses: I had a mini book tour (which was so, so fun... thanks to all that helped that happen), had a horrible post-TIFF cold/flu, and am now in the midst of the New York Film Festival, a festival I love but one in the midst of the most exhausting city to possibly hold a film festival. Here's hoping the buck stops here (and I'm saddened that I missed out on the opportunity to blog about things like the "Arrested Development" fourth season/movie, which is the greatest news perhaps ever). But I figured why not start things off with a Lost Boy cornerstone: Updated Oscar predictions. Though I must say attempting to get excited awards season this year has been a slow build: Things be boooring right about now, but for what it's worth, here's where I see it all standing.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Hill Harper Directed Short "The Truth" To Premiere At Chicago Film Fest

    Aside from acting, Hill Harper is now expanding into directing, and his first result is his short The Truth, which will premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival on Oct 10, 14 and 15 as part of its City and State shorts program.

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  • Caryn James
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    Hugh Laurie Goes to Prison: "House" Season Premiere

    After crashing his car through Cuddy's window at the end of last season, House apparently landed in prison because that's where we find him at the start of tonight's season premiere. (Last season Thirteen was just out of prison, this year House; would you want a hospital where all the docs are ex-cons? Just asking.)

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  • Hope for Film
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    Does Indie Film Suffer The Same Problems As College Football?

    Entertainment Culture gets institutionalized. We start doing something for one reason, and it just becomes the way. Often the practice no longer lines up with the actual result. It requires that we step back and look at it for what it really is -- but that is a lot easier said than done.Comparisons often feel a bit stretched, but they still some times help, by providing a bit of distance, to help us recognize where our institutions went wrong. Attorney and Sales Rep George Rush previously shared with us a bit about the sales process and strategy of micro-budget filmmaking. As much as he is passionate about Indie Film, he also has another love, and through that prism offers up a bit of an alternative vision that could provide a nice corrective to the indie institution of film festivals.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema" - A Retrospective Not To Be Missed!

    We're going to be covering this retrospective, which begins this Friday; Our man on the west coast, Brandon Wilson, will be present for as many screenings as he can attend, and will be writing about each experience, which he'll post here on S&A, so stay tune for the coverage.

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  • The Playlist
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    Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Aims To Shoot Spring 2012 As Paramount Comes Aboard With New Regency

    Darren Aronofsky's post-"Black Swan" ride has been as dizzying as any pirouette in the Oscar nominated film. As you already know he somewhat dramatically bailed on "The Wolverine" after much buzz had built up around him taking on the comic movie. And then just as surprisingly, it was revealed that Aronofksy was once again trying to get his long gestating "Noah" off the ground. The project has been in the works since at least 2007 and earlier in the year, it was revealed that Aronofsky was collaborating with comic book artist Nico Henrichon on a graphic novel take on the tale to spur interest in feature adaptation. Well, the roll of the dice worked, but financing for the $130 million dollar film became the next question. New Regency ponied up half of the cost with Paramount, Fox and Summit to start falling all over each other for the opportunity to pay the rest of the bills.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Ban On "Tintin In Congo" For Its *Commercialization Of Racial Superiority* Goes To Court

    Interesting case... if the court rules in his favor, this could certainly open a Pandora's Box, as suggested by the attorney for the defendants.

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