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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Chi McBride, Bow Wow And Evan Ross In Trailer For "The Family Tree"

    First time hearing about this flick... on the surface, just looking at its cast, I'd definitely sit up and pay attention; but, looking at the trailer below, don't know what to make of it.

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  • Spout
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    "Sleep Furiously" is Landscape, Self-Portrait and a Virtual Tour of the Welsh Countryside All in One

    There are too many documentaries being made. This is a fact. And as I mentioned in my column on "Tarnation" the other day, much of this has to do with too many people thinking either themselves or other slightly interesting people are deserving of a film. Add to that the issue of there being too many lyrical portraits of locations. Apparently anybody can make a tone poem about their town or somewhere else they find fascinating, and it will probably end up shown at museums and likely screen at the New York Film Festival. But just because they can, should they?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bill Cosby 2012 15-Week Intensive Writing Workshop Wants You To Apply Now!

    The Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Writing program established by Bill and Camille Cosby in 1993, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, is taking applications for 2012.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'The Smurfs' Hopes Your Kids Like Aerosmith, Bodily Functions & Tim Gunn

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with movies, television and product for the younger, least discerning set. Overspecialization has flooded the market with the rise of the internet and 800-channel cable systems, but entertainment made solely for the least-challenged among us can lighten up the imagination of the tots and toddlers otherwise lost amidst mass media aimed at the older set.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Estevez's The Way Hits AMC Theatres October 7

    Writer-director Emilio Estevez launched his indie film The Way, starring his father Martin Sheen, at last year's Toronto Film Fest. And now, like so many other indie filmmakers these days, he's releasing it himself by cobbling together his own distribution and marketing team. After Toronto, Estevez and Elixir Films producer David Alexanian met with a number of distributors, says Alexanian, who selected John Sloss and Bart Walker’s Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) and Trevor Drinkwater’s ARC Entertainment to release The Way.

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  • The Playlist
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    Get Your Oscars Ready: Kathryn Bigelow's Seal Team 6/'Kill Bin Laden' Movie Hits On October 12, 2012

    Continuing to be developed well under the radar, almost to the point where we were wondering if it was still happening, Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" followup, her currently untitled Seal Team 6 flick now has a firm release date: October 12, 2012 -- right in the heart of awards season.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Glee' Star Darren Criss Joins Kristen Wiig In 'Imogene'

    Plus Some Details On Annette Bening's 'Jersey Shore'-Esque CharacterWith "Glee" a bonafide sensation, it's no surprise that the cast are trying to launch their careers from the small screen into the major league projects. Dianna Agron starred in "I Am Number Four" earlier this year; Chris Colfer already has his screenwriting debut "Struck By Lightning" headed to cameras with Christina Hendricks among the cast; Lea Michele will be one of the many faces popping up in "New Year's Eve" in December, while Matthew Morrison has a part in "What To Expect When You're Expecting," but it seems Darren Criss has landed the most promising project outside of their collective day job.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Life In A Day' A Thrillingly Personal YouTube Documentary

    Kevin Macdonald's gloriously free-form new documentary, "Life in a Day," hinges around the uncanny conceit that you – that is, the thousands of people who contributed footage on a single day last summer – have co-authored the film. In an audacious promotional stunt/joyfully new age-y technological experiment, and partially in honor of the fifth anniversary of user-generated giant YouTube, users from around the world were implored to send in videos of their lives. They received 80,000 submissions from 140 nations, which resulted in a whopping 4,500 hours worth of footage. That footage, whittled down and sequenced and set to music (under the saintly supervision of Macdonald and editor Joe Walker), is what constitutes “Life in a Day.”

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer/Poster Watch: Clooney's Ides of March Stars Gosling, Hoffman, Wood, Giamatti UPDATED

    Check out the poster (arresting original art for a change) and trailer (below) for The Ides of March, which opens the Venice Film Festival before its gala screening at the Toronto Fest. Columbia releases the film October 7.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Don't Make Dan Savage Angry: A Warning to Rick Santorum

    My politics line up with Dan Savage's. But I'm still relieved we share the same last name, just in case I ever get on his bad side:Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum from Dan Savage

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