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    GREY MATTERS: The art of Chaos Cinema

    By Ian Grey Press Play Contributor

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    Will Katherine Heigl & Gerard Butler Reteam To Remake 'Romancing The Stone'?

    Well, a "Romancing the Stone" remake has been an idea kicking around Hollywood for a while now and the last we heard about it, Robert Luketic, the man behind a string of abominations including "Monster-in-Law," "The Ugly Truth" and "Killers," was going to sit in the director's chair. That was nearly two years ago, and it seems Fox are now looking for some fresh blood and probably someone whose best film isn't "Legally Blonde."

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    Review: 'Brighton Rock' Perplexes And Fascinates, Sometimes In Equal Measure

    Early on in Rowan Joffe’s directorial debut “Brighton Rock," adapted from the Graham Greene novel, sociopathic protagonist Pinkie Brown (“Control” star Sam Riley) desperately batters a man with a sizeable rock. He does so right underneath the oblivious vacationing crowds on the Brighton boardwalk (circa 1964). This duality is hammered home by a portentous soundtrack and crosscutting between the sounds of children’s laughter and the ragged breathing of the two men locked in mortal combat. Lucky for us, Joffe, a screenwriter with “28 Weeks Later” and “The American” to his name, keeps the film from slipping into self-serving grimness and delivers a smart, sharply acted adaptation.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Writers Of "Captain America" Want To Introduce Falcon (1st African American Superhero) In Sequel

    They’re also intrigued by the chance to explore some of the latter-day additions to the [Captain America] mythos, like... his sidekick The Falcon, one of comics’ first black superheroes. “I want both of them!” says Markus... "Falcon is awesome. We can't play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the '70's and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, 'Shaft' with Cap and the Falcon.”

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    Watch Trailer For "Life Love Soul" Co-starring Jamie Hector And Chad Coleman From "The Wire"

    Here's the trailer for the family drama film Life Love Soul which makes its New York premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival next month (September 14-18).

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    Robert Pattinson Seduces A Bunch Of Women In New 'Bel Ami' Pics

    While his girlfriend and fellow "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart is transitioning one out of one franchise, straight into another ("Snow White and the Huntsman"), Robert Pattinson seems keen to establish himself as An Actor. While the drippy, manipulative "Remember Me" was a miss, Pattinson proved himself a non-vampire draw with "Water For Elephants" earlier this year which powered itself to a strong $115 million worldwide. And with David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" and the period pic "Bel Ami" on the way, he seems eager to shake off the adolescent stink of "Twilight." While we have to wait and see how successful that attempt is, as these new pics from the latter film show, he's going to be turning up the heat in the process.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Vera Farmiga Steps Up to Direct with Higher Ground

    It's tricky business when you make a movie about religion. Religion elicits such passion that it's hard to get the nuance without sounding preachy or judgmental. But that is exactly what Vera Farmiga has done in her directorial debut. She's made a movie about religion - evangelical Christianity that feel universal and asks fundamental human questions about believing and what happens when doubt creeps into one's mind. Like her performances, Farmiga breathes excitement into her role as director making a very strong and interesting debut.

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    Carey Mulligan To Perform 'New York, New York' In Steve McQueen's 'Shame'

    Considering the fact that Carey Mulligan has for ages been attached to the long-gestating, going-nowhere adaptation of "My Fair Lady" alongside Colin Firth, we all knew there was at least some spark of musical talent in the actress. It now looks like we won't have to wait too long some to see evidence of that with Mulligan set to perform a musical number in one of our most anticipated films for the remainder of 2011, Steve McQueen's "Shame."

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    Watch: Immortality Is A Bummer In New International Trailer For 'In Time'

    In "In Time" Matt Bomer is really sick of being 105 years old and ridiculously good looking so he decides to kill himself. If you can buy that, then perhaps you'll have no problem with the latest from dierctor Andrew Niccol.

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    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias Joins Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    Casting continues to roll in for Steven Soderbergh's stripper pic "Magic Mike" and it looks like the bod-baring film has now found some comic relief.

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