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  • Shadow and Act
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    Don Cheadle Will Have You By The B*lls In New Full Trailer For "House Of Lies"

    Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) stars Cheadle as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who will use any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information that they want.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jerry Bruckheimer Shopping Afghan War Tale 'Horse Soldiers' To Produce

    A lot of conservatives were huffing and puffing in the 1990s when Disney bought Miramax Films and started distributing non-family rare like “Pulp Fiction.” Well, here’s hoping you’re happy: Miramax is dead and a few years back, Disney CEO Rich Ross announced that he would no longer be greenlighting any film that wasn’t family oriented and/or a franchise, not to mention that nothing coming out of the mouse house would be rated R.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

    “One Millionth Tower” is a visually spectacular Web documentary by Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek that reimagines the fate of the dilapidating modern high-rise, a building form that houses over a billion people worldwide.   The six and a half minute short concentrates on a Toronto concrete high rise, Kipling Avenue, home to some 20,000 people. The film mixes photographs of the high rises with whimsical animation that brings these concrete structures to life, communicating the vibrancy of the high-rise through virtual landscapes. “One Millionth Tower” filmmakers spent two years interviewing residents with delicate attentiveness; the animation is sourced from apartment denizens' sketches of ways to improve their home. As the third installment of short web documentaries from the HIGHRISE project (others include “One Thousandth Tower” and “Out My Window”) this short film shows the power of film to transform our world.  Watch "One Millionth Tower" here.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Tilda Swinton Scores Two Wins for We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton got a much needed awards boost with two wins in the last couple of days. She was named best actress by both the National Board of Review and at the European Film Awards. She needs to get some serious traction to get into the final five for the Oscars. This helps a bit.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Young Adult: Early Reviews and Theron's Deliciously Narcissistic Anti-Hero

    "Young Adult," the lastest from director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno") is a rare black sheep. It plays like a dark indie comedy with attitude, but it stars Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, sidesteps convention and beats to its own drum. It doesn't conform to mainstream laughs or tidy endings, nor does it charm its way into our hearts. Reitman and Cody happily make us squirm by pointing out things in the culture and ourselves that we may not be ready to see.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Mysterious Character "Erazer" Revealed Last Night In Mini-Webisode Of "Misfits." Watch It Now!

    Those in the UK are already enjoying season 3, which began airing on channel E4 at the end of October; and, as I posted last week, the third season of the quirky, vulgar, smart teen dramedy Misfits will premiere on Hulu for stateside fans of the series on December 19 (a Monday), with all new episodes every Monday. 

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Watch: War Horse Clips Offer Glimpse into Tear-Jerking Oscar Contender

    While the trailer hints at the scope and scale of Steven Spielberg's epic "War Horse," the clips below give a better taste of what's in store with the "unabashedly manipulative movie," which is spoon-feeding itself into the Oscar race. We agree that the film has multiple nominations in store, including best picture and director, not to mention technical categories.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Now and Then: With Recent Controversies, Maybe Critics Matter?

    Something changed this week. As the days passed, each became part of a snowballing narrative about critics that seemed to me to portend a future less than bright. The New York Critics pandered to the Oscar horse race and ended up muffing the whole deal, losing their one chance a year to go out on a limb. AT’s criticism of the latest incarnation of “At the Movies” ignited the usual mixed bag of fury. And now David Denby’s gone and broken Sony’s review embargo on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Movie About The Tragic Death Of WWE Wrestler Chris Benoit In The Works

    Movie About The Tragic Death Of WWE Wrestler Chris Benoit In The Works

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Rejected By Sundance, Profile #1 - Watch Michael Fequiere's Short Film "Traum"

    Last week, after the Sundance festival committee announced its 2012 slate, I posted an entry requesting all those who submitted films to the festival, whose films were rejected, to email me and introduce themselves and their films, so that I can, at the very least, take a look at their work, and get to know the filmmakers. It's something I've done in previous years since this site's beginnings; and I'm glad to say that, unlike the last 2 years I made the request, this year, I received quite a lot of responses, thanks in part to the site's growth over the last 2 1/2 years, as well as raised awareness since joining the indieWIRE network earlier this year.

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