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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    HBO Picks Up Scorsese's Spiritual Doc: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    HBO has picked up Martin Scorsese's latest music documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World. The film will premiere in two parts on October 5 and 6.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Another White Stranger In A Strange Land Saves The Day In Trailer For "John Carter" ("Of Mars")

    Coincidentally, I recently re-read Edgar Rice Burrough's other "white stranger in a strange land" work, Tarzan (he wrote the John Carter series as well, FYI). His influence is still evident, considering recent films like James Cameron's Avatar. But I believe this is one of those titles fanboys have been anticipating since first announced; so if you're one of them, here ya go. You can drool now:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Best Emmy Nominations Ever?

    The last few years have seen some serious improvements from the Emmy Awards' nomination committees. Once a hop, skip and a jump from being a total joke in their repetitive rewarding of the same old shit, this morning's nominees were very much out with the old, in with the new... mostly in awesome ways. Despite a few glaring omissions (cough, "Treme," "The Walking Dead," the supporting cast of "Parks & Recreation," cough), I don't think I've ever been so pleased.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Completely Beautiful But Enigmatic Teaser Trailer For 'John Carter' Hits

    Man, what the hell did we just watch? The first teaser trailer for Andrew Stanton's "John Carter" has arrived and it's immaculately put together, features grand sweeping vistas and impressive special effects, is scored by Peter Gabriel's cover of Arcade Fire's "My Body Is A Cage" and we have no fucking clue what it's about.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Women Filmmakers and Screenwriters At The Action on Film Film Fest by Caitlin McCarthy

    When it comes to film festivals, I’ve been around the block, having won awards and received nominations in over 60 international screenplay competitions and labs.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Salvation Boulevard' Spotlights A Murder In The Megachurch

    Religion remains the one cinematic taboo. As it should be: developing belief systems to create order in a world that, to some, appears chaotic is as human as eating and breathing. To say it is the territory of the idle-minded is to neglect the healing power of a belief system, theistic or otherwise. But more often than not, it allows the eloquent and duplicitous an opportunity to capitalize on those that seek guidance.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Peter Broderick "Special Report: How Films Can Change The World"

    One of my top motivations to make movies was to change the world. It still is true today. Often when I tell people that I want to make movies that either change the world, change cinema, or finance those revolutions, they often think I am joking. But I am quite sincere. To sort of quote the legendary producer Walter Wanger "Film is the world's ambassador." I was not surprisingly thrilled to get Peter Broderick's latest newsletter, and to find it not just on this subject, but with real info precisely on films that HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD. Peter has kindly agreed to allow me to share it here with you, provided you all NOW sign up for Peter's Distribution Bulletin, here.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Looks At Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans & More In 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    Update #2: Entertainment Weekly has dropped all their stills online. Check below for even more.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The "Conagion" Trailer Hits The Interwebs

    What if you took the plot of "Outbreak," the cast of "The Talented Mr. Ripley," and a director on the verge of retirement that's responsible for no movies that seem anything like this and threw them together in a spoiler-heavy trailer?

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  • The Playlist
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    'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman Eyes ‘The Night Circus’; Boards the Gravy Train

    Producer David Heyman is fond of telling the story of how in the late '90s he spearheaded the production of a small children’s title from a relatively inexperienced publisher and a completely unknown author, and it ended up becoming the megaton juggernaut film franchise we all know and love today as “Harry Potter”. Though his production company, Heyday Films, presumably had more than a little help at the time from Warner Bros., a decade and kajillion dollars later, it’s a gambit that’s not so much paid off as exploded through the stratosphere into blanket cultural ubiquity. With the franchise bowing out in spectacular fashion this weekend – and typically looking to do stellar box-office – Heyman’s stock has never been higher and, as such, Variety is reporting that the producer is in negotiations to snaffle a producing role on an adaptation of Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel “The Night Circus,” a project set up by Summit Entertainment back in January after the book was the toast of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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