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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fassbender and McQueen Set for Third Collaboration: 12 Years A Slave, Based on True Story

    Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen will team up for a third time for 12 Years a Slave. Following Hunger and Shame (pictured together on set), the actor and writer-director will bring to life the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a citizen of New York who was kidnapped and enslaved in 1841, before being saved from a Louisiana cotton plantation twelve years later.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Steel Magnolias' Getting An All Black Remake On Lifetime

    Today seems to be a good one for random sequel/remake news. In case you missed it "The Best Man," a 1999 comedy you forgot about starring Taye Diggs, is now getting a sequel more than a decade after the fact, but that's not all. Deadline reports that the 1989 dramedy "Steel Magnolias" is now getting a remake -- with an all black cast.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

    Like Jeff Nichols’s Take Shelter—its only real rival for the title of Fall’s Best American Film—Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene concludes on a shot that’s either totally declarative or sneakily ambiguous. In both cases, it’s up to the viewer to decide whether the filmmaker has placed all of his cards on the table or is still holding a couple close to the vest. The comparisons between the two films don’t end there, either. While largely dissimilar in terms of style and subject matter, Take Shelter and Martha Marcy May Marlene are movies that warily examine gender roles—flipped mirror images of characters looking for a way out to find themselves ever more tightly constricted. Read Adam Nayman's review of Martha Marcy May Marlene.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    IDA Grants $75,000 of Pare Lorentz Doc Fund to 4 Docs

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the four feature-length documentary films selected to receive a total of $75,000 from the newly established Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund. The Fund was created with support from The New York Community Trust to illuminate pressing issues in the United States and to honor the legacy of the landmark documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Thandie Newton Discusses Theater Debut in 'Death and the Maiden' (+ New Poster & Start Dates)

    In June, Tambay posted that Thandie Newton was set to star in the first West End revival of Death and the Maiden.

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  • The Playlist
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    Bong Joon-ho's 'The Host' Gets Converted Into 3D, Sequel Still In The Works

    While it's never been a better time for the crossover of Asian cinema to audiences on this side of the ocean, none have been quite as big as Bong Joon-ho's "The Host." The 2006 film became a sensation, not only smashing box office records at home in South Korea, but becoming a must see film stateside, breaking out of its genre niche and finding a larger audience than this kind of flick normally would. It seems that producers around the world all share the common trait of milking a hit movie for all it's worth, as not only is there a long gestating sequel to the movie still on the table, until that arrives, "The Host" has gotten a brand new 3D makeover.

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  • The Playlist
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    James Cameron Says Non-Linear Storytelling Will Let Sigourney Weaver Return For 'Avatar' Sequels

    Remember that little movie from a couple of years ago called "Avatar"? If you don't, you're probably one of the five people who didn't buy one of the tickets that helped push the movie to over $2.7 billion in worldwide sales. Given that figure, it was inevitable that sequels were put in the works, and while Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are no brainers to return, fans were a little confused when Sigourney Weaver revealed she would be returning as well. "Don't worry, I will be back," she told ComingSoon last month. "Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them." Hey, but wait, didn't Grace die in the first movie?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Katori Hall's New Play 'Hurt Village' Moves Forward with Casting

    We've learned that Hurt Village, the forthcoming play from The Mountaintop scribe Katori Hall, is seeking to fill lead roles for its Off-Broadway production.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer Watch - Samuel L. Jackson As Nick Fury In "The Avengers"

    O.K. all you comic book geek, coke-bottle-glasses-wearing, never-been-laid nerds out there (OOOOOOOOOOOH they it HATE when I call them that- And they only hate it because it's TRUE!) Here's the first trailer for The Avengers, the ultimate wet dream comic book movie if ever there was one.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "The Perfect Gift" With Ruben Studdard Coming Out On DVD

    In case you've been lying awake in bed at nights wondering whatever happened to the really really big fat guy who won American Idol a few years ago - Ruben Studdard - you can now set your mind at ease. Studdard will be seen in the straight-to-DVD release titled The Perfect Gift, coming out on November 1st from Image Entertainment.

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