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    Badly Drawn Boy To Reunite With Paul Weitz To Score 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'

    Cliff Martinez To Score Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'After successfully collaborating for the Hugh Grant/Nicholas Hoult-led drama "About A Boy," singer-songwriter Damon Gough -- better known by his stage name, Badly Drawn Boy -- has re-teamed with helmer Paul Weitz for his upcoming adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoirs "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City."

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    Collaboration 101: Working With Your Partner (In Life And On Set) -- Part 3 of 3

    The last two days, Sophia Takal and Lawrence Michael Levine have been sharing how they have navigated both a personal and professional collaborative relationship. For me, my curiosity about their process was sparked when I watched Sophia's GREEN, a feature that moved, impressed, and scared me. I look forward to collaborating more fully with my wife on our movies (albeit only behind the camera), but watching Sophia's film, I knew I had a lot to still learn about the how to of the dual pursuit.I will be presenting GREEN in a little more than a week from now at my HopeForFilm screening series, and it is not a film you should miss. GREEN premiered at SxSW this year and deserves to travel far and wide. It has lodged itself into my memory. If you haven't been following Sophia & Lawrence's very revealing conversation this last three days, I suggest you travel back in time and start from Thursday's post and read it one sitting.

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    Exclusive: James Edward Barker Signs On To Score Documentary 'The Bachelor King 3D'

    Signs Soundtrack Deal With Movie Score MediaU.K.
 composer James
 Edward 
Barker 
has
 signed
 on to
 score 
the 
SKY
 3D
 and 
IMAX
 release
 of "The 
Bachelor 
King 3D." 
The 
film
, a documentary about penguins in South Georgia, will 
be
 narrated 
by 
Sir 
David 
Attenborough
 and 
is 
produced
 by
 Anthony 
Geffen’s
 Atlantic 
Pictures,
 the
 same
 team
 behind
 the
 BAFTA
 award
 winning 
"Flying
 With
 Monsters." The 
film
 will 
premiere
 on 
SKY 
3D at
 the
 end
 of
 the
 year
 and
 is
 then
 due
 for
 release
 in
 IMAX
 cinemas
 and
 a
 subsequent 
national
 theatrical
 release 
in 
the
 U.K. 
in 
early 
2012.

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    Tom Cruise Circling Doug Liman's Sci-Fi Actioner 'We Mortals Are' (Formerly 'All You Need Is Kill')

    Tom Cruise is on the comeback trail in a big way. The star, for nearly two decades Hollywood's untouchable golden boy, has had a rough half-decade, grabbing the wrong kind of headlines for some bizarre public behavior and starring in a string of domestic disappointments; "Lions for Lambs," "Valkyrie" and last year's "Knight & Day" (although the latter two managed impressive overseas hauls).

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    NYFF: Michael Fassbender Hopes For A 'De Niro/Scorsese' Relationship With Director Steve McQueen

    And Nine More Things We Learned About 'Shame' From New York Film Festival ScreeningIt's no surprise considering how spectacularly good his feature debut "Hunger" was, but Steve McQueen's "Shame" has marched through Venice, Telluride and Toronto, winning more and more fans along the way. And while there's a few months yet to come, we're almost certain that it'll appear high up on a number of year-end lists of Playlist staffers come the end of 2011. Reteaming the British director with his "Hunger" star Michael Fassbender, along with "An Education" Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan, it's an immaculately made, firmly controlled, no-holds-barred look at the life of a lonely thirtysomething who seeks solace in a string of anonymous sexual encounters.

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    NYFF: Steve McQueen's "Shame"

    Steve McQueen’s Shame is the latest entry in what we’ll call the sad sex subgenre. In a sad sex film, partners don’t enjoy each other’s flesh, they rut. They bump uglies. They shudder. Their faces evince no enjoyment as their bodies try to make contact. Sometimes they cry during orgasm. Sex for the protagonists of these types of films is not merely unpleasant or temporarily uncomfortable, but rather a manifestation of their emotional infertility, an existential scream from the void. Their emptiness is exacerbated by the fact that they cannot seem to make physical contact with another human.

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    SLIDE SHOW: The greatest performances by child actors

    Why act your age? These young stars -- including Jodie Foster and Kirsten Dunst -- had it from day one.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gil Noble Ends His Legendary Hosting Duties on 'Like It Is'

    For those unaware, especially readers in NYC and the surrounding areas, it was reported last week that because of debilitating stroke, legendary veteran journalist Gil Noble, longtime host of African diasporic news and public affairs program Like It Is, has decided not to return to the program for good, ending a run that began in 1968.

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    Watch: Attention J.J. Abrams, Adam Scott From 'Parks & Recreation' Has Some Advice For 'Star Trek 2'

    If you saw J.J. Abrams' franchise reboot "Star Trek" and thought, "Nyota Uhura and Spock? Really?" you're not alone. On this week's episode of "Parks and Recreation," Adam Scott's perfectly nerdy and awkward character Ben Wyatt went on a mini-rant about the budding romance and warns Abrams about the Internet fallout that will happen if he follows through with it in "Star Trek 2." It's amazing. And Adam Scott knows what he's talking about. In case you forgot, he earned his Trekker cred as Defiant Helm Crewman in "Star Trek: First Contact." Watch below (the bit starts at 13:50).

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    Fantasia Barrino/Mahalia Jackson Film Project All Jacked Up Now

    That Mahalia Jackson biopic with Fantasia Barrino to be directed by Sugar Cane Alley director Euzhan Palcy is now pretty iffy if it ever gets made and those behind the scenes are blaming Barrino.

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