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    Director Jim Sheridan Didn't Like 'Dream House' Either, Tried To Take Name Off Film

    Could Direct 'Sheriff Street Stories' About Childhood In Ireland NextIt's always disappointing when strong directors come out with a film that is absolutely terrible. Jim Sheridan's "Dream House," with an 8% critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only $14.5 million dollars in box office so far, initially had a boatload of promise with charismatic stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, but what we saw was terrifyingly bad (and not because trailers promised a horror story à la Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"). And just as everyone was beginning to wonder what had happened, besides the extensive reshoots, the LA Times reported late last week that Sheridan wanted his name taken off the final film.

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    "Ides of March" Campaigns for Box Office and Oscar

    "Ides of March" Campaigns for Box Office and Oscar

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    Tim Roth Joins Cillian Murphy In 'Broken,' Film Debut Of Theater Director Rufus Norris

    Actor Also Joins Peter Mullan In Hitman Flick 'The Liability'Tim Roth's got to be looking over at old pal and compatriot Gary Oldman with a little envy right now. Roth might have found moderate success on U.S. TV with "Lie To Me" (and he's been signed to a deal with Fox TV for another series), but his co-star in "Meantime" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is appearing in billion-dollar "Harry Potter" and "Batman" movies and looking like a serious potential to be a Best Actor nominee at the Oscars for his amazing performance in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (Oct. 13-17, 2011); Watch Trailers

    With the so-called “99 Percent” currently bent on making rich people across America feel their pain, this might be the perfect week for that other “1 Percent” to get away for a little “R&R” in the Hamptons.

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  • Caryn James
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    Ben Stiller Revives Zoolander for SNL

    In an episode with surprise appearances from Hugh Jackman and Kenny G, the best cameo of last night's Saturday Night Live may have actually come from the host himself. Stiller's popular movie character showed up on Weekend Update, pairing up with Bill Hader's Stefon to give viewers a guide to New York City's latest hot-spots. --Natalie Wright

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    Trailer Watch - Suspense Film "The Divide" With Courtney B. Vance

    Below is the teaser trailer for the suspense thriller The Divide directed by French filmmaker Xavier Gans (Frontiers, Hitman). The film deals with a group of survivors trapped in an underground bomb shelter in the N.Y. apartment building they live in when the world is upon us. However things of course get "graphic and violent" when the survivors start fighting among themselves for survival.

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    GREY MATTERS: HOMELAND and YOU DON'T LIKE THE TRUTH go deep inside the minds of torture victims

    By Ian Grey Press Play Contributor

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend B.O. (Oct. 7-9)

    I was originally going to post a image from Real Steel, but I found instead this ancient image for some ad for that Rock-'Em-Sock-'Em toy and I fgured why not? What's the difference between the toy and the movie? I'll bet some of you still have that old toy collecting dust in a closet somewhere.

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    Tomorrow Night: See Rosario Dawson Directed by Alicia Keys in Breast Cancer Anthology "Five"

    Back in August, we posted that R&B singer Alicia Keys would make her directorial debut with the segment “Lili” in the Lifetime Channel TV movie Five, an anthology of five short films depicting the journey of women battling breast cancer.

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    NYFF: "It Was A Very Slow Process" -- Michelle Williams Talks Challenge Of Portraying Marilyn Monroe

    And 5 Other Things Learned From The "My Week With Marilyn" Press Conference At NYFFWe've now reached the midpoint of the New York Film Festival, which means that tonight will see the World Premiere of the festival's Centerpiece, "My Week With Marilyn." While most of NYFF's films have stopped elsewhere on the festival carousel, this is one of the few films to make its world premiere at the fest. (It's certainly the one with the highest profile, that is, until Monday's secret screening anyway.) Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, "The Prince, The Showgirl And Me: 6 Months On The Set With Marilyn & Olivier" and "My Week With Marilyn," the film is the author's account of working on "The Prince And The Showgirl," a Laurence Olivier-directed film that the acting great costarred in with Marilyn Monroe, who at the time was at the peak of her career. The film stars relative newcomer Eddie Redmayne as 23 year old Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Michelle Williams as the iconic Monroe along with Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Dougray Scott and Emma Watson who round out the supporting cast.

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