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  • Shadow and Act
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    Did Lionsgate's Tyler Perry Marketing Team Work On The New Poster for "Colombiana"?

    A second poster for the Luc Besson-produced, Olivier Megaton-directed, Zoe Saldana-starrer Colombiana, has arrived (the full poster is below - thanks to The Playlist), and, at first sight, I couldn't help but be reminded of other similar flower-themed posters for films with women (black women specifically) as central characters.

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  • The Playlist
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    New 'Colombiana' Poster, Release Date Moved Ahead A Week To August 26th

    If you've watched the three "Transporter" movies and "Taken," you know Luc Besson's formula well by now. A dude has a mission, some obstacles are put in his way, and he dispatches with them while remaining unflappable and deadly. It's a premise that has banked huge dollars at the global box office, so no surprise that Besson is sticking to it. But for the next film to come out of the Europa machine, the mega-producer is putting a new spin on a familiar story.

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  • The Playlist
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    Toby Jones Joins 'Hunger Games'

    Bound to be less controversial than the casting of Lenny Kravitz last night in the role of Cinna, yet another actor has come aboard the unwieldy cast of "The Hunger Games."

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  • Spout
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    "Brotherhood" is an Intense Snowball Thriller That Improves on an Earlier Short Film

    Adapting short films into features is nothing new, but lately it's seeming more and more common for a short to be produced intentionally as a kind of practice run for a later long-form version. Filmmaker Will Canon may not have completely planned for his award-winning NYU film, "Roslyn," to serve as the opening to an extended story, but he does admit to originally having had more ideas he couldn't fit into only eight minutes. So, after making a few more shorts over the last decade, he delivered "Brotherhood," which is not only nearly ten times longer; it's also ten times better.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Edi Gathegi Talks About His Role In "X-Men: First Class" And More...

    So far Edi Gathegi's X-Men: First Class character hasn't been getting a lot of pub both in the press and the marketing materials (trailers, posters notably) that the studio has, thus far, distributed for the film; I suppose it's likely because he's a peripheral character in the movie.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    "The Tree of Life" Day 2: Garden of the World

    In 1944, toward the end of his life, D. W. Griffith lamented, “What’s missing from the movies nowadays is the beauty of the moving wind in the trees.” By then, the sound film had eclipsed the cinema the director had shaped in the early decades of the twentieth century. For Griffith, movies had become talkative and quick, their rapid montage obscuring the fleeting details in the background, not only the rustling of tree leaves but also the small, barely noticeable touches that give a film the full sense of a world—or, in the case of Terrence Malick’s latest, The Tree of Life, a universe. I imagine Griffith would have been pleased with the many sky-bound tree views in Malick’s films—aside from magnolia blossoms in Tree, there’s Kit and Holly’s treehouse in Badlands, burning bushes in Days of Heaven, swaying palms in The Thin Red Line, and virgin forests in The New World—but moreover he likely would have been awestruck by the formal breakthroughs that accompany them in Tree’s elliptical arrangement of time, its visions almost entirely composed of the incidental. Even without the film’s already controversial foray into the cosmos, these small moments of one family’s life in a quiet Texas town amount to nothing less than the eternal. Read Genevieve Yue's article on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tahar Rahim & Niel Arestrup To Reunite For Joachim Lafosse's 'Aimer À Perdre La Raison'

    Looks like a reunion of talent from Jacques Audiard's excellent 2009 film "A Prophet" is in the works with Joachim Lafosse's next directorial effort, the family drama "Aimer à perdre la raison" -- which roughly translates to "Loving Without Reason."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Ex-Universal Co-Chief David Linde Closes Deal for Reliance-Backed Company with Global Output Pacts

    David Linde has finally closed his long-in-the-works film production and finance company backed by India's Reliance Entertainment, which also backs DreamWorks. Linde has lined up an all-important first-look distribution deal with his former studio, Universal, plus key foreign output deals. The new company has not yet cleared a name-- Linde has been calling it Lava Bear Films. Ex-CAA agent and MRC Film Group president Tory Metzger will be his production head, with ex-Universal digital strategist Adam Rymer as chief operating officer, overseeing financial operations and day-to-day business affairs. Linde plans to both produce and finance projects with a recognizable brand identity for the worldwide marketplace.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Torchwood Fans Rejoice! Starz Debuts Spin-Off Series Miracle Day July 8

    Starz has a new ten-episode spin-off series premiering July 8: Torchwood: Miracle Day, produced by BBC Worldwide. The BBC launched Torchwood back in 2006. Its stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen now join new headliners Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins. Check it out:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Salvation Boulevard Stars Kinnear, Brosnan, Connelly, Tomei, Harris, Gaffigan

    Salvation Boulevard premiered at Sundance--one of the funnier pictures on display there-- and was picked up by IFC. Check out the new trailer below. George Ratliff directs and co-wrote the adaptation based on Larry Beinhart's 2009 book (Beinhart also wrote American Hero, upon which 1997's Wag the Dog is based). Here is IFC's trailer for the religious comedy, starring Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei, Ed Harris, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jim Gaffigan.

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