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  • Shadow and Act
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    Listen Now! S&A Podcast Interview With "Legacy" Director Thomas Ikimi

    Normally, you'd see a post urging you to join our S&A live podcast show at 8:00pm/est tonight. Unfortunately, tonight's show had to be canceled. As the saying goes...sh*$t happens! However, after digging through our archive crates, here's a great interview Tambay had with Legacy director Thomas Ikimi last year.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Guess Who Dies In The Excellent New Trailer For ‘Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol’

    Yes, it starts off a little hammy with some pretty boilerplate dialogue -- "We're live." "Abort!" "It was a set up.." -- and an unnecessary plug for the iPhone, but it's not long before the new trailer for "Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol" settles right in and delivers the big, badass set pieces you expect when you plunk down your $12 at the multiplex.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams & Robbie Jones Confirmed for Tyler Perry's "The Marriage Counselor"

    We announced a few days ago Kim Kardashian's addition to Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor along with Lance Gross' "See u on set soon:)” tweet. Well now, according to BlackFilm, Gross, Vanessa Williams, and Robbie Jones (One Tree Hill, Hellcats) are officially part of the cast, joining Jurnee Smollett and Kardashian.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Academy Celebrates 40th Last Picture Show Anniversary with Restored Definitive Director's Cut

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Last Picture Show with a digitally restored "Definitive Director’s Cut" on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. After the screening the Academy is hosting a cast and crew reunion including director (and indieWIRE blogger) Peter Bogdanovich, his one-time romantic muse Cybill Shepherd and Cloris Leachman. Sadly, Ben Johnson as well as Bogdanovich's ex-wife, the film's production designer Polly Platt, are no longer with us. And where are Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms and Ellen Burstyn?

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  • The Playlist
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    Michelle Williams Once Again Looking Fabulous On New Poster For 'My Week With Marilyn'

    While we weren't too jazzed with the movie when we saw it at the New York Film Festival, there's no denying that Michelle Williams looks positively radiant in the batch of stills, magazine spreads and promo material for the film and this latest poster debuted at Moviefone is yet another in a string of artwork that finds the actress channeling Marilyn Monroe with ease.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    IDA 2011 Nominees and Hononory Awards; Les Blank Gets Career Award

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has voted its nominations and honorary awards for their December 2 event at Los Angeles' Directors Guild. The Career Achievement Award will go to filmmaker Les Blank. Past recipients of the award include Barbara Kopple, Errol Morris, and Michael Moore. The Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award will go to Danfung Dennis, director of Afghanistan war doc Hell and Back Again (pictured), which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won the fest's World Cinena Jury Award and the World Cinema Cinematography Award.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sophie Okonedo Plans To Focus On Theater Thanks To The Lack Of Film Opportunities For Black Actors

    Well... you go where the work is (especially if it's the kind of work you love). It might mean we'll see a lot less of her on the big screen in the immediate future... but, then again, it's been awhile since we last saw Sophie Okonedo in that format; 2008, when she had 2 films in circulation - The Secret Life Of Bees and the lesser-known Skin.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Press Accreditation Never Felt So Sexy

    Press Accreditation Never Felt So Sexy

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  • The Playlist
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    Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones' 'Broken City' Hits January 18, 2013

    Film Will Square Off Against Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'While January is generally considered a dumping ground for studio leftovers, don't tell that to Mark Wahlberg. His upcoming thriller "Contraband" is slated for release on January 13, 2012 and it looks like the actor wants to keep starting off your year with a bang, because he's got another film a year later, pretty much right in the same frame.

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  • The Playlist
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    Dylan McDermott Gets In A 'Dog Fight' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

    By Ryan Sartor. After a rough decade on television (“Big Shots,” “Dark Blue”) and an even rougher one in film (“Texas Rangers,” something called “Unbeatable Harold”), things are finally turning around for former “Practice” heartthrob Dylan McDermott. He’s currently starring in the FX series “American Horror Story,” and has now snagged a role in the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis political comedy “Dog Fight” (formerly-titled “Southern Rivals"), playing a political consultant running Galifianakis’ campaign. This will be McDermott’s first chance to flex his onscreen comedic muscles since way back in 1999, when he seduced Neve Campbell—and the world—in the romantic comedy “Three to Tango.” It will be interesting to see if director Jay Roach lets McDermott cut loose with a broad comedic take on the role, or if the actor will be playing it straight, as one would expect.

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