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  • Shadow and Act
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    Revisiting Sundance Predictions List. The Festival Is Over; What Films Are Left To Look Forward To?

    Revisiting the list I started the year with... not an all-inclusive list certainly; rather films that I predicted would screen at the Sundance 2012 Film Festival specifically.

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  • The Playlist
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    Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep May Combine Powers In September To Finally Shoot 'August: Osage County'

    We're surprised this hasn't happened sooner, but the delay has not been for a lack of trying. On paper, the pairing of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep is a no brainer, but in reality it's been hard to pull off. Way back in 2010, the pair signed up to star in "August: Osage County," an adaptation of Tracy Letts' ("Killer Joe," "Bug") Tony award-winning play about the relationship between a drug addicted family matriarch Violet (Streep) and her daughter Barbara Fordham (Roberts). The latter is reeling from the revelation that her husband is cheating on her, but the entire family comes together when the patriach of the clan goes missing, and sparks fly. So yeah, sounds awards season-ready and pretty damn great.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'The Woman In Black' A Smart, Stylish & Atmospheric Old School Horror Film

    Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a walking wound. Still mourning the death of his wife a couple of years after she gave birth to their son, the young lawyer has seen his career put into jeopardy and this worry is compounded by the bills beginning to stack up. The patience and sympathy of his boss is beginning to run out, and in a last chance to save his job, Arthur is given the task of heading to the remote village of Crythin Gifford to settle the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. Arthur's boss warns that the locals have been a bit uncooperative, a description the lawyer will soon find to be an understatement. And despite a calculated effort by the citizens, who literally put him on a carriage back to the station to catch the train to London, he perserveres, and is slowly ensnared in a mystery that has essentially paralyzed the town.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brad Bird Taking A Look At Directing 'Here There Be Monsters'

    Yep, it's another this-guy-might-do-something story, so bear with us. We know. That being said, it involves Brad Bird, the geek fave behind "The Incredibles" and of course, the smash hit "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." And while that film is kind a bummer because it peaks right in the middle, the entire Burj Khalifa sequence was one of the best, most thrilling action sequences of the year. And so when Bird decides to show interest in a monster movie, we're all ears. 

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  • Shadow and Act
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    SXSW 2012 Preview - "Tchoupitoulas" (A Story Of The New Orleans Night)

    Directed by the Ross Brothers (Bill & Turner), Tchoupitoulas is...

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  • The Playlist
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    Jim Sheridan To Write & Direct Reimagining Of Mike Newell's 'Into The West'

    Jim Sheridan is coming off a pretty ugly rough patch. The Oscar nominee has been stumbling ever since "In America," inexplicably helming the 50 Cent movie "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," having his underrated remake of "Brothers" undeservedly ignored and then flopping hard with last year's horror effort "Dream House." So it seems to get that creative mojo flowing again, he's going back to one of his earliest projects.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Ten Finalists for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

    Now in it's 34th year, this is the most prestigious prize for female playwrights. It's like the female Pulitzer. It's a way for female playwrights to get noticed, since they are stil not produced in equal number to their male peers.

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  • Caryn James
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    Brad Pitt Reveals Oscar Plan On The Daily Show

    Brad Pitt knows he doesn’t have much of a chance to win the Oscar this year. He actually says so during this campaign stop on The Daily Show last night.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    SXSW 2012 Preview - "Gimme The Loot" (Graffiti, Revenge, Heists, New York City...)

    Picking up where I left off last night with higlights from the SXSW 2012 lineup which was unveiled yesterday...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Teens & Superpowers Are A Volatile Mix In Refreshing & Clever 'Chronicle'

    Having superpowers these days seems to be no fun at all. Christian Bale is forever haunted by moral conundrums, death, and pain both physical and emotional in Christopher Nolan's Batman films. Spider-Man's enjoyment of his wall-crawling skills are usually tempered by tears and emotions (emphasis on the emo), in Sam Raimi's trilogy. Meanwhile, Thor has some kind of Shakesperean level issues going on with this family and Iron Man seems rather blasé about it all. So, when the trio of Andrew (Dane DeHaan), Matt (Alex Russell) and Steve (Michael B. Jordan) gain their superpowers by accident in "Chronicle," they react the way any teenage boys would with the newfound gift of telekinesis -- they're fucking thrilled. And even better, it seems that's just the start of their abilities. 

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