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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    See It Big: "The Shining"

    When Stanley Kubrick announced he was planning on making his first horror movie, people had the right to be afraid. Too often tagged as a cool modernist, the New York–born director (living for many years in England a life that had been somewhat mischaracterized as overly remote and isolated) had in fact been responsible, despite his predilection for clean lines and damning irony, for some of the most heated, visceral images in cinema. Consider Colonel Dax’s impassioned dressing-down of the top brass (after it’s too late to save his men) in Paths of Glory; General Ripper’s dangerous, tobacco-haloed delusional behavior in Dr. Strangelove; HAL’s slow dismemberment in 2001: A Space Odyssey; any of the gut-churning spectatorial discomforts of A Clockwork Orange; the agonizingly protracted duels in Barry Lyndon—take-no-prisoners moments all. A Kubrick film doesn’t just make you feel what you’re watching, it forces you to watch helplessly as the world spins into controlled chaos.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Education of Dee Dee Ricks Premieres on HBO Tomorrow Night

    When we first meet Dee Dee Ricks she is newly diagnosed with breast cancer. While breast cancer sucks for everyone who has it, in the grander scheme of things, Dee Dee was lucky. She had lots of money as a consultant to hedge funds, she had great insurance, she was able to get some great health care.

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  • Press Play
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    AARON ARADILLAS: FOOTLOOSE, a tale of two soundtracks

    By Aaron AradillasPress Play Contributor

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  • The Playlist
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    David Goyer Penning 'Da Vinci's Demons' For Starz

    While we're not exactly fans of the conspiracy-minded franchises like "The Da Vinci Code" or "National Treasure" -- movies that attempt to decipher historic characters via ludicrous false histories -- the trend is not going away, and now thanks to “The Dark Knight” co-writer David Goyer, another such project is coming.

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  • The Playlist
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    McG To Direct David Guggenheim Penned Thriller 'Puzzle Palace'

    With the cinematic visionary McG having already tackled a TV adaptation (the "Charlie's Angels" movies), a weepy sports drama ("We Are Marshall"), an unnecessary sequel ("Terminator Salvation"), and right around the corner, a romantic action/comedy ("This Means War") it looks like the man with three letters for a name wants to try his hand at something different.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Preview Trailer For Doc “Black Girl In Suburbia”

    Check out the trailer for an upcoming independent feature documentary titled Black Girl In Suburbia, directed by Melissa Lowery; the film centers on the "shared experiences between African American women and girls raised in predominately white communities."

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  • The Playlist
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    Brian Grazer Shoots Down Rumors Of Meta 'Arrested Development' Movie Storyline

    Weeks before the big announcement at the New Yorker Festival earlier this month, a rumor had leaked about potential details of a "Arrested Development" film, noting that it would center on “Ron Howard [as he] is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard’s.”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    “The First Grader” Wins At World Soundtrack Academy Awards; Gets UK DVD Release

    The Justin Chadwick directed, The First Grader, starring Naomie Harris, is a film that has been covered a good deal on this site. At the World Soundtrack Academy Awards this past weekend, music composer Alex Heffes took home the Discovery of The Year award for his work on the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Casey Affleck To Play “The Corrupt Midget” In Whitey Bulger Biopic From Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

    How ironic that the casting of Casey Affleck was buried amongst all the reports that his brother Ben would be re-teaming with Matt Damon on Warner Bros' Whitey Bulger film. The severely underrated and underutilized thespian has carved out his own brand of success in the shadow of Ben and Matt, which was exemplified by his Best Supporting Actor nom at the 2007 Oscars for his performance as the titular Robert Ford in Andrew Dominik's 'The Assassination Of Jesse James.'

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Dorian Missick Will Be Regina King's New Partner In TNT's Cop Drama "Southland"

    Dorian Missick has joined the cast of TNT’s cop drama Southland in a recurring role as "Ruben Robinson," new partner to Detective Lydia Adams (played by Regina King).

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