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    Sean Penn Has Issues But Recommends 'Tree Of Life'; Malick Says 'Burial' Is "Rushing Toward A Mix"

    Ah, selective quoting: it's a great way to stir up a beehive as Richard Brody from the New Yorker did this weekend when he cherry picked a comment Sean Penn made in a recent interview with French paper Le Figaro where he seemingly threw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" under the bus.

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    What's Guillermo Del Toro's Transmedia Studio Working On?

    In today's interview with Guillermo Del Toro (the first of two parts), I spoke to the director at great length about his interest in transmedia, which includes the transmedia studio called Mirada that he launched last year. Here's what Del Toro had to say about Mirada's productivity:

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    Woody Allen's Euro-Trip Continues; Eyes Munich As Setting For Next Film

    Lensing on Woody Allen's Rome-set film, "Bop Decameron," is still in progress but it looks like the prolific director already has his sights set on the setting of his next film. Continuing his European adventures, Allen is reportedly eyeing a teaming with Bavaria Studios which would see him visit Munich, Germany next summer for his next, currently-untitled and as-always mysterious film. The budget would run at around $25 million.

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    'Cloud Atlas' Rolls With Smaller Budget; Project Will Give Each Filmmaker Their Own Production Team

    With reports previously touting the forthcoming "Cloud Atlas" as the most expensive German production of all time -- with a budget said to be in the neighborhood of $150 million -- as the start date nears, there price tag has been lowered but don't think for a second that the project has gotten any smaller in scope.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Character Posters For "Red Tails"

    I should have posted these already, but forgot to do so... here they are now... our heroes in gear.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    R.I.P. Jack Layton

    What a sad, horrible thing to return to Canada to. Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, has died of Cancer. Just four months ago, my Canadian political interest and optimism peaked in the weeks leading up to our federal election, at which point Mr. Layton inspired a nation of cynical lefties (and the entire province of Quebec) to do something extraordinary: Give the NDP their very first official opposition and all-but-destroy the long standing centrist Liberal party. Long a strong, Canadian voice for the working class, for social programs, for minorities, for hope... Layton finally saw his efforts come to fruition that night. I was at the Toronto Convention Centre to watch his victory speech, and while my heart was at a loss for the frightening move 40% of my fellow Canadians made in giving Stephen Harper and his Conservative party a majority, it was just as heavy for Layton and my NDP party as I witnessed what I could only hope was the beginning of the end for Canada's half-decade of Conservative rule.

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  • The Playlist
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    Phillip Noyce Departs 'Hunter Killer,' Eyes Romance 'Timeless' & Thriller 'Above Suspicion' Instead

    With a big-time release date of December 21st, 2012, "Hunter Killer" was meant to be a very sharp quiver in Relativity Media's bow during the next holiday season. Alas, director Phillip Noyce has bowed from the project, according to Moviehole. Adapted from the Don Keith and George Wallace novel "Firing Point," the story centered on a renegade Russian admiral attempting a coup, and the American sub commander and Navy SEAL tasked with stopping him.

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    Will 'The Lone Ranger' Ride On Without Gore Verbinski?

    Reporting from D23, Deadline noted a curious omission in comments by Disney exec Rich (not Rick) Ross regarding the currently-stalled "The Lone Ranger." “I’m hoping to do it," he says, "I’m certainly hoping. I think it’s a compelling story and no one wants to work with Jerry [Bruckheimer] and Johnny [Depp] more than me so we’ll see how it works.” Curious is the unmentioned Gore Verbinski, who has been in the director's chair for this project coming on a couple of years now.

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    Preview: "Carnage" and the Politics of Roman Polanski (updated)

    Preview: "Carnage" and the Politics of Roman Polanski (updated)

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    "The Iron Lady" Gets Left-Wing Label; Will Weinsteins Embrace or Refute Political Controversy?

    "The Iron Lady" Gets Left-Wing Label; Will Weinsteins Embrace or Refute Political Controversy?

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