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  • Shadow and Act
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    Release Of Forgotten 1972 Aretha Franklin Documentary By Sydney Pollack, To Be Blocked

    Aretha Franklin's 1972 album Amazing Grace was her best-selling album. Some even say it's the greatest gospel album ever recorded.

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  • The Playlist
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    Universal Decides Not To Conjure McG's 'Ouija'

    Back in 2008, Universal signed a six year exclusive deal with Hasbro to bring their various properties to the big screen. “Battleship,” “Candyland,” “Monopoly,” “Clue,” "The Gathering," "Magic" and "Stretch Armstrong" were among the titles that were put into development, but it seems the studio is beginning to cool on the whole idea. After dropping an absurd $200 million on "Battleship," they've quietly stepped away from “Monopoly,” “The Gathering,” “Magic” and just a couple weeks ago "Clue," and now one more project has bitten the dust.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Zoe Kravitz and Michael Fassbender's Magneto in Drag from Deleted 'X-Men:First Class' Scene

    This deleted scene from First Men: First Class featuring Zoe Kravitz, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, is from the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release, set for September 9th next month. Check it out.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Best-Reviewed Movie Charts

    Every year, UK statistician Andrew Sidhom keeps running charts of the best-reviewed movies of the year (one for US/UK productions and one for foreign productions), using Rotten Tomatoes' average rating. He also tracks current box office totals and theater counts. Over the past few years, the results closely matched the films that ended up being nominated for end-of-year awards and Oscars in the best picture category, provided that they were box office winners that were not in such Academy-unfriendly genres as sci fi, animation, horror, or sequels. The 2010 chart is pretty impressive: it's led by The Social Network, Toy Story 3, The King's Speech, True Grit and Black Swan.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Trailer For Danny Glover's Latest Co-starring Flick "Mysteria"

    Here's the latest suspense film co-starring Danny Glover. It's called Mysteria and it also stars Robert Miano, Billy Zane, Michael Rooker and Martin Landau.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Are you ready to ride DARK HORSE?

    Perhaps you have already heard..... We are taking Todd Solondz's latest film to Venice, Toronto, Deauville and a few other festivals. This is Todd's 1ST film without a rape, molestation, masturbation, or anything truly icky. Well... If it wasn't for the language I think we'd get a PG rating. We don't anticipate having it in theaters in the US until springtime, but I do have a few things related to this pony to amuse you along the way (and even more to come).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oddball Japanese Interracial 60's Buddy Film "Black Sun" Now On Criterion

    Japanese director Koreyoshi Kurahara's films are better known by reputation, since they're rarely seen or screened anymore. Considered the leader at the forefront of what was considred in the 1960's as the Japanese "New Wave" film movement which was inspired by the French New Wave films of Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Goddard, the opportunity to see any of his films have been hard to come by.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    The Trial

    Toward the end of 1968, when I first met Orson Welles, he was so remarkably disarming that I had the nerve to tell him the one film of his I didn’t really like (at that time) was his 1962 adaptation of Franz Kafka’s famous, surrealistically inclined novel, THE TRIAL (available on DVD). And to please me (I would eventually find out), he pretended to agree, but within a year or so, he came closer to the truth: “It’s very personal for me...much closer to my own feelings about everything than any other picture...”

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  • The Playlist
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    Fernando Meirelles' '360' To Open The BFI London Film Festival

    Just when you thought you would have a break from all the festival announcements -- with Venice and Toronto locked in and New York solidifying their main program -- from across the ocean, the BFI London Film Festival is beginning to unveil what they will showcase for cinemaphiles in the U.K.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Fantastical French Trailer For Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Chicken With Plums'

    For their first film, "Persepolis," Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi could not have asked for a better reception, with both critics and audiences falling for the animated adaptation of the latter's graphic novel, culminating in a Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination for the picture. It's been four years but the duo is back, this time with a live action film, and it looks like if anything, the fantasy elements are at a higher pitch this time around.

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