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    Watch: 3 Powerful Clips & New Photos From Werner Herzog's Death Row Documentary 'Into The Abyss'

    Werner Herzog is a veteran documentarian, but for the most part, his films have either been explorations of nature or chronicles of oddball tales and people (sometimes all three), and usually imbued with his own fabrications/ecstatic truth (see the albino alligator at the end of "The Cave of Forgotten Dreams"). However, his next effort, the prison documentary "Into The Abyss," looks like it will find the filmmaker at his most straight-faced and sober in years.

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    The Help's Wacky Product Tie-In: Where's The Pie?

    You probably know this much about The Help: Emma Stone and Viola Davis star in the film about a white woman in 1960’s Mississippi who gathers the stories of black maids, revealing the racism they face every day. But here’s something you may not have considered: what does the movie taste like?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Shirley Bassey Biopic In Development For BBC With Ruth Negga Starring

    Dame Shirley Bassey, the songstress maybe best known for recording the theme songs to a number of early James Bond films like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker, is getting the biopic film treatment!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    In the Works: Dark Knight Photos, Eisenberg in Demand, Gleeson vs. IMDb, Soderbergh on Hunger Games

    Just when we thought the super-secret Nolan crew on the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises were going to succeed at keeping the lid on the production, new stills from the set have leaked out that show Catwoman tearing through some kind of riot on the Bat-pod. These photos come (literally) on the heels of the first official Warner Bros.-sanctioned still of Anne Hathaway as the new character, which was released this morning. And Total Film got Tom Hardy to open up about his masked role as Bane.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Nightmare On Elm Street 3' Writer Bruce Wagner To Pen 'Across The Table' For David Cronenberg

    We have to admit, we sort of totally forgot about this especially in the wake of David Cronenberg moving quickly on the forthcoming "A Dangerous Method" and "Cosmopolis," but last summer it was reported that the Canadian helmer would be tackling an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's "As She Climbed Across the Table." We hadn't heard anything since, but it appears the project is continuing to inch forward.

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    'The Change-Up' Director David Dobkin Says R-Rated Comedies Should Make You Feel "A Little Sick"

    We're certainly not the first to say it, but the R-rated Comedy New Wave (La Nouvelle Vulgaire?) is raking in the dough. Once something you had to watch on Comedy Central after midnight, the turn of the century has seen the raunchy comedy genre steadily edging its way into guaranteed box office (and DVD sales) gold. And, arguably, "The Change-Up" director David Dobkin was amongst its pioneers. With 2005's "Wedding Crashers," the filmmaker managed to create an R-rated comedy but with enough broad appeal that it provided quality laughs, as well as ticket sales -- a lot of ticket sales (over $280 million worldwide). Since then, similar comedies like "The Hangover" and "Bridesmaids" have been giving your typical summer blockbuster a run for their money, and this weekend Dobkin is stepping up to the plate again with "The Change-Up," a less-than-wholesome take on the body-switch comedy genre starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. We recently had the opportunity to hear from the director on his new film, as well as what he had to say about the genre itself and his approach to going Gross Out.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Vivica Fox Joins Tisha Campbell-Martin In Lifetime's Detective Series "The Protector"

    Speaking of the Vivica Fox brand (watch the revealing and fun 13-minute interview I posted of her yesterday HERE)...

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Scheduled For May 2, 2014

    Well, that was fast. While it's not unusual for sequel talk to surround franchises before they're released, it is pretty unheard of them to get dated, but Sony believes they have a winner on their hands as they've gone ahead and slated "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for a May 2, 2014 release. That's less than two years after "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits next summer.

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  • The Playlist
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    In Theaters: 'Apes' Rise Against 'The Change Up' & 'Bellflower'

    What up, party peoples?! It's August y'all, the best time of year to seek solace from the heat in the cool climes of an air conditioned movie theater! I feel for those of you forced to choose "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in order to bring your body temps down. I know, I'm being uncharitable but that's what I do. Pass judgment on works of art and commerce created by hundreds of people. I just don't care for those ape cartoons, okay? And raise your hand if a small part of you thinks this is a performance art piece by James Franco like the Oscars clearly were. If you're still jonesin' for Jason Bateman talking dirty after "Horrible Bosses," you can get a double dose with "The Change Up." Clearly though, the choice of the weekend belongs to "Bellflower," if you live in New York or LA, this festival hit has received a ton of buzz, in no small part due to the appearances made by the awesomely souped up vehicle, Medusa, at festivals, and the various drunken cricket eating contests that went along with it. It's also received rave notices, so do yourself a favor and check this one out this weekend, or soon when it hits a theater near you.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Stock Market Hits Hollywood Hard

    U.S. stocks rose Friday after some optimistic news from Europe following this week's steep stock market slide. Not surprisingly, this week's dizziness-inducing economic slingshot has been felt in cities all around the world, not least of which is Hollywood.

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