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    Martha Marcy's Extraordinary Hugh Dancy On Playing An Ordinary Guy (Video Interview)

    With leading-man looks and serious talent, Hugh Dancy is an actor with options. He’s one of the stars of Hysteria (opening later this year) as the 19th century doctor who invented the vibrator, and is currently in previews in the two-character Broadway play Venus in Fur. So what’s he doing in the frankly supporting role of the brother-in-law in Martha Marcy May Marlene?

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Iran Update

    Mohammad Rasoulof Supporting Green OppositionThe verdict on Jafar Panahi and Mahammad Rasoulof was confirmed this Saturday by the Appeal Court of Iran : 6 years of jail and 20 years ban on any possibilities of filmmaking, writing, etc. and a 1 year jail term for Rasoulof. Iranian media report that the two filmmakers, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, have been convicted of "activity against national security and propaganda activities against the regime". Panahi has also been banned from filmmaking, scriptwriting and media activities for 20 years. Panahi is only allowed to travel abroad for Haj [pilgrimage] purposes or emergency medical reasons, and only after posting bail.

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Knoxville & Forest Whitaker Round Out Cast Of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'

    Harry Dean Stanton Also JoinsEven at 64 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still capable of surprises -- and we're not just talking about bastard children. The action star's career has pretty much been one blockbuster movie after another to varying degrees of success but he's certainly never done something like "The Last Stand." A modestly budgeted quasi-western, with a gaggle of character actors in supporting roles, all in a film marking the Hollywood debut by a foreign filmmaker, in this case, “I Saw the Devil” helmer Kim Ji-woon. We're definitely curious and now that production is officially underway, a few more names have joined the genuinely random, sort of WTF cast.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Mia Hansen-Love's "Goodbye First Love"

    Goodbye First Love, the third feature from Cahiers du cinéma critic turned filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love, resembles her last, The Father of My Children, in several key ways. While the two films tell very different stories, both take a look at the fallout from personal catastrophes (in the new movie, the loss by attrition of a first love; in the older one, the death of a father), with a particular interest in these events as formative experiences for young adults. As time passes, via a steady rhythm of daily business (phone calls, appointments, parties, moping around), grief slowly begins to give way, as it never seemed it would, to a tentative levity. Hansen-Love also takes a loose before-and-after approach to these narratives. The Father of My Children is abruptly bifurcated; her new film spans years (around the turn of the twenty-first century) and drifts along episodically, though it also hinges on an imminent loss, if a less irrevocable one. Read Benjamin Mercer's review of Goodbye First Love.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    George Lucas And His $93 Million Bet On "Red Tails"

    I don't believe the budget for George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen film, Red Tails has long been public/easily accessible info. This is the first I'm hearing it, which obviously doesn't mean that it's the first time it's been mentioned publicly.

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  • The Playlist
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    Yawn...It's The Trailer For 'The Devil Inside,' Yet Another Exorcism Horror Flick

    Considering it was made on a shoestring budget, as part of Paramount's "micro-budget" shingle Insurge, "The Devil Inside" has probably already made it's cost on pre-sales, so it's likely no one at the studio particularly cares if this entry in the exorcism genre has absolutely nothing new to say.

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    Watch: Backwards Driving & Futuristic Payphones Feature In 4 Clips From 'In Time'

    Andrew Niccol's "In Time" is released next week and Fox is gearing up for a marketing onslaught, with four clips from the movie hitting in the last few days. For your appraisal, we've gathered the lot and posted them below.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Suzanne de Passe Production Company Signs 3-Year First Look Deal With Universal

    Former Motown executive and now primarily TV and film producer, Suzanne de Passe has signed a 3-year "first-look" deal with Universal Pictures via her de Passe Jones production company, which she runs with Phillip Madison Jones.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Forest Whitaker Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger In Comeback "The Last Stand" Film

    I know, I know. Of course I could have picked a better photo for our pal Forest instead of this one from Battlefield Earth. It's the one film I KNOW he must regret making more than any other film. But it just goes to show you that even the greatest of actors, even Oscar-winning ones like Forest, have a film or two they would rather forget. Actors are just like us. We're human. We all make mistakes.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Monday Hangover: The Thing

    Monday Hangover: The ThingBy Adam Nayman and Michael Nordine

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