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  • Shadow and Act
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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Steve Coogan vs. Paul McMullan and Tabloids, News of the World

    Another smart celebrity, Steve Coogan, takes on soon-to-be-shuttered News of the World and tabloid journalism in the form of oddly sincere ex-NOTW reporter Paul McMullan, who was also eviscerated by Hugh Grant. Delicious.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    A Note From Tilda Swinton To All Picton Picturefest-ers

    when my pal mark and i started to cook up a playlist for our ramshackle, dreamladen pilgrimage festival two summers ago in the scottish highlands, we were looking for films that speak of journeying, of adventure, and of transport - in every sense.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Bogdanovich & Noah Baumbach Talk 'They All Laughed' At Brooklyn's BAMCinematek

    Esteemed filmmaker, film critic and journalist Peter Bogdanovich is cinema's biggest namedropper without a doubt, but he's definitely aware of his good fortune. "I know I actually knew all these people," Bogdanovich said in reaction to audience laughter over his ceaseless references, quotes and anecdotes about legendary cinema icons and friends like Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and John "Jack" Ford. "I really did know them, it's amazing. I know, I pinch myself."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Harry Lennix Added To "Man Of Steel" Superman Flick

    Veteran actor Harry Lennix has just been added to the cast of the Superman film Man Of Steel. He'll play a high-ranking military officer named General Swanwick.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Weinstein Company Obtain Distribution & Remake Rights To French-Language Film 'Untouchable'

    The Weinstein Company has been taking risks left and right this year after its Oscar success with "The King's Speech." They're looking to make a big splash with Oscar fare like "The Iron Lady" (though last week's trailer was ridiculous), "Coriolanus," "My Week with Marilyn" and Madonna's "W.E." However, they also have picked up smaller films that might be harder to sell to a wide audience like Michael Hazanavicius' "The Artist" and now, according to THR, the French-language film "Untouchable."

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  • The Playlist
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    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater & Holt McCallany Join Sylvester Stallone/Walter Hill Pic

    There's an update on big, beefy men joining Sylvester Stallone's latest big, beefy project, with news from Variety that the trio of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater and Holt McCallany will join Sung Kang and Jason Momoa in the untitled action-thriller movie also known as "Headshot."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Preview For "Bandwagon" - Web Series Co-Starring Tracie Thoms

    Check out this intriguing preview of the upcoming season 2 of an ensemble web series Tracie Thoms co-stars in titled Bandwagon, created by Karri Bowman, Emma Caulfield and Camilla Rantsen. I'm only now hearing about it; actually Tracie sent it to us last night, otherwise I may not have known it existed, despite the fact that it's going into its second season.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Grey Gardens' & 'The Vow' Helmer Michael Sucsy To Direct 'Romeo & Juliet' Spinoff 'Rosaline'

    William Shakespeare’s iconic tale “Romeo and Juliet” has probably been brought to screen more than any other story. There is George Cukor’s 1936 production that won four Academy Awards, Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation which earned two Academy Awards, Renato Castellani’s 1954 version and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “Romeo+Juliet” (starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio) with its MTV Generation-targeting soundtrack. Of course, let's not forget the Hailee Steinfeld vehicle that will begin filming this summer. The premise of the story has also been successfully and widely adapted for other television and film productions such as Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ 1961 film “West Side Story” about New York gangs, John Madden’s 1998 critically acclaimed “Shakespeare in Love” and Disney’s television soap “High School Musical” to name but a few. So it's high time that another production joined the club, this time with a fresh outlook, and now Emmy-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer Michael Sucsy has signed a deal to direct Fox 2000’s “Rosaline,” an updated version of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Today's Birthdays - 7/08/11 (Lance Gross, Rocky Carroll and Jaden Smith)

    Lance Gross says "hello" to 30 today. The California native has appeared in a number of film and television shows including Eve, Meet the Browns, Our Family Wedding and House of Payne. His next upcoming film will be a starring role in director Matthew Cherry's film The Last Fall which you can read about under our "Filmmaker Diary Series."

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