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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance Doc Knuckle Gets North American Release

    Ian Palmer's documentary Knuckle, which premiered at Sundance, has gone to ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media for North American distribution. ContentFilm previously acquired international rights to the film, while Revolver Entertainment has UK (August 5) and Ireland, and BBC has UK TV rights. Focusing on two brothers, the film chronicles the violent feud between two rival families in the traditional nomadic Irish Traveller community. Palmer immersed himself in the community for twelve years to gain insight.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bill Cosby Was Born Today... Your Favorite Cosby Memories?

    Today in history, July 12th, 1937, William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He's 74 years old today.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Finale: Media Round-Up

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Finale: Media Round-Up

    It all ends with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2--or maybe not. J.K. Rowling has hinted that she could bring it back; in the meantime she's releasing ebooks of the series at Pottermore. And fan fiction writers will continue to create their own alternative Potter universe, as detailed in Lev Grossman's must-read Time fan fiction feature. Here's our fearless box office forecast, a rave review, and early review round-up.

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  • Caryn James
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    Top Five Other-Movie Allusions in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is very much its own, thoroughly satisfying film. But there are a remarkable number of other famous movie scenes that pop into mind while watching it, some so blatant they can only be homages, others probably creeping in because – well, there are only so many ways to do crowd scenes.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Lost Projects And Unproduced Screenplays Of Terrence Malick

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick knew this when he worried aloud and said in his last interview in the 1970s, "From this point on. I'm being watched. That could trip me up.” Malick wasn’t referring to detectives -- though cinephiles possibly could have used some in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This was in reference to critics, audiences and studios coming to the realization that after “Badlands” and “Days of Heaven,” Malick was possibly the most important American filmmaker alive.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Branford Marsalis Will Compose Original Score For Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop"

    The production team (cast & crew) for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which will be directed by Kenny Leon, continues to shape up.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ridley Scott Says It Would Be A Shame If Film Geeks Ruined 'Prometheus' With Spoilers

    It’s no surprise to anyone who reads daily film sites that bloggers have the tendency to spoil entire scenes, plots, or even whole movies prior to their release. One of the most memorable leaks was for the ending of director McG’s vapid “Terminator: Salvation,” in which the film’s entire ending was leaked by film bloggers a year before it was set to be released. Warner Bros. and McG insisted that bloggers were way off, but he eventually admitted that everyone had been spot on all along.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Omari Hardwick, Shanola Hampton Headline Charles Murray's Debut Feature "Things Never Said"

    Production recently wrapped on writer/director/executive producer Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, which stars Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Omari Hardwick, Elimu Nelson (The Shield), Tamala Jones, Dorian Missick and Michael Beach.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Bridesmaids Star Melissa McCarthy Trains with Joel McHale for Emmy Nominations Announcement

    Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy will announce the Emmy nominations on July 14. To train, she went to last year's announcer, Joel McHale:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Picton Picturefest Is Over!

    And we had a time! Check out my little recap over at indieWIRE, and the amazing films the "kids" put on here. That oughta cover all the Picturefest-related expression for the day (I'm so burnt out), but I'll post some photos a bit later. Before that, though, I do need to offer this list of thank yous. I'm blown away it all worked out so well, and it's because of each and every one of these people and organizations:

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