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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Margin Call Spells Out Doom for Wall Street Financial Crisis

    Check out this taut trailer for writer-director J.C. Chandor's indie Margin Call, inspired by true events leading to the 2008 financial crisis. Here's our Sundance interview with Chandor and star Zachary Quinto. The all star cast (with also includes Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker and Paul Bettany) worked for next to nothing to get this movie made. Roadside will release the film October 21:

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  • Caryn James
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    Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Emma Stone Have Some "Crazy Stupid Love"

    Some titles, like “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” or “Crazy Stupid Love,” make you say: Well, yeah, tell me something I didn’t know. So here is something unexpected: despite its generic premise, Crazy Stupid Love is warm and hilarious, a kaleidoscope of romantic misadventures with – of all people – Ryan Gosling as it freshest, funniest character. And it is really hard to be funnier than Steve Carell here.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Good Neighbours' A Lackluster Thriller & A Whodunit Without A Mystery

    The following is a reprint of our review from the film's Canadian release in June

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Mihir Desai "Collaboration 2.0"

    We are really in this together. As never before, we know no barriers. I met Mihar Desai virtually, over the internet, and have been impressed with his passion, innovative ways, commitment, and collaborative instincts. Possessed with such qualities, it is no surprise that he has come up with a simple solution to solve some problems.I am very interested how the issues of micro-budgeted filmmaking are being addressed around the world. We face a set of common problems. Solutions will come from all over. Adopting transparency and openness, a commitment to share, we will make better films. With his first guest post here, Mihar is stepping forward and offering some solutions. Who will be next?

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  • The Playlist
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    Miranda July Cut An "Accidentally Porny" Sex Scene From 'The Future'

    Dead Cats, Dirty Limericks, Getting Locked In A Closet & More We Learned About Miranda July's LatestWhen our own James Rocchi saw Miranda July's latest film, "The Future" at Sundance back in January, he noted the film succeeded "as a single story about the terrifying possibilities of life, the uncertainty of love and the certainty of the passage of time." A month later, we caught up with July at SXSW, she mirrored his thoughts on the film calling "The Future" a "a horror movie about facing the void, the empty moment where you don’t know what to do with yourself." And it's in that pre-mid-life crisis of sorts that "The Future" finds its compelling pulse.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Starring Charlize Theron & Patrick Wilson Hits On December 9th

    Jason Reitman better get on the phone with his tailor now and get an order in on a couple of suits because it looks like he's once again going to be doing a marathon through the awards season following back-to-back hits "Juno" and "Up In The Air."

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  • The Playlist
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    'Moneyball,' '360,' 'The Descendants,' 'Ides Of March,' 'A Dangerous Method' Lead TIFF '11 Line-Up

    'Ten Year,' 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen,' 'Rampart,' 'Anonymous,' 'Butter,' 'Take This Waltz' & Many Many More Also ScreeningWith only a few summer blockbusters left in the tank, all eyes are now turning towards the fall festival season, with the two biggest events, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival unveiling their line-ups this week. Venice comes in a couple of days, but this morning brought Toronto's press conference, with a big chunk of the films for the festival that's matched only by Cannes and Sundance in its importance in the calendar. So, what's in the first wave?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Bobbie Birleffi and and Beverly Kopf: Directors of Wish Me Away

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright had come out my first reaction was "so what". After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process was for Wright mostly because of where she worked -- Nashville. She was the first high profile country performer to come out, something she had to do to save her life, and sadly, not for her, but for country music, she is now embarking on a new life post Nashville. Since she came out Nashville has turned its back on her and so she is remaking her life and her career.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Juno Temple is Harvey Weinstein's 'Dirty Girl' In New Trailer

    British actress Juno Temple (daughter of documentarian Julien) started out with memorable roles in “Atonement” and “Notes on a Scandal,” and she’s quickly made a name for herself on this side of the Atlantic too. She may have starred in Harold Raimis’ toxic “Year One,” but managed to nimbly sidestep the fallout from that project, in large part by nixing any expectations she might flower into an English Rose in the Keira Knightely stable, and getting her kit off in Gregg Araki’s spectacularly nuts “Kaboom” earlier in the year and landing a role in the upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Kristen Stewart Out, But Her Brother Cameron Is In For Their Mom's Directorial Debut 'K-11'

    Goran Visnjic, D.B. Sweeney & Portia Doubleday Also StarUpdate: We've been informed that scheduling conflicts with "Snow White And The Huntsman" prevented Kristen Stewart from participating in the film.

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