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  • Shadow and Act
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    Premiere Dates For Idris Elba-Hosted "Dramaville" Hour For BBC America + "Luther" Season 2

    The press release I received back in May when this new so-called Dramaville hour was announced by BBC America said that season 2 of Idris Elba's Luther would premiere on Wednesday, October 5, at 10PM ET/PT.

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  • The Playlist
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    Craig Gillespie Says ‘Pride and Prejudice And Zombies’ Is Ready & He Hopes To Shoot In 2012

    When “Lars and the Real Girl” director Craig Gillespie was first tapped to direct the remake of ‘80s camp horror classic “Fright Night,” a collective WTF seemed to ring out from the film community at large. Of course, Gillespie also directed the studio comedy “Mr. Woodcock,” which has even less in common with 'Lars,' but word on the “Fright Night” remake has been generally favorable and clearly Lionsgate was impressed enough to offer Gillespie their highly anticipated adaptation of the literary/horror genre mash-up “Pride and Prejudice with Zombies.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Viola Davis To Investigate 'The Personal History Of Rachel DuPree'

    First, before we get this bit of news, we'll just address "The Help" for a moment. There have been quiet a few bloggers/writers/critics this week decrying the movie for being "racist" and frankly, that's the laziest most reactionary term you could throw at "The Help" or any movie really. It's a term that is so loaded that in this context is almost meaningless, but it's great way for a bunch of people to furrow their brows and pretend to be concerned while the rest of the year they easily overlook far more egregious depictions of race (or lack thereof) in mainstream films. Yes, "The Help" has its issues, but "racist"? Give it a rest.

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  • The Playlist
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    Patrick Wilson Confirmed For Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

    Patrick Wilson has always been just on the cusp of great things, particularly after his fantastic breakout performance in "Little Children," but further acclaim has been just out of reach. Projects he has signed on to since -- ranging from the low key drama "Evening," the race baiter "Lakeview Terrance" and blockbuster fare like "The A-Team" and "Watchmen" -- just never quite made the grade, but coming off a massive hit this year with "Insidious" the actor has leapt straight into one of the most anticipated films of 2012.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mark Romanek To Direct Re-Imagined, Live-Action 'Cinderella'

    We love Mark Romanek but dude, seriously, WTF. Granted, it was inevitable that after "Never Let Me Go" failed at the box office and dropped out of last year's awards race very early, the director would have to take on a studio gig to bring some sheen back to his name. In fact, earlier this year he had the chance to direct "The Wolverine" -- an exciting prospect to be sure -- but he turned it down. And given this development, we really wish he would've done the comic franchise instead.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Mid-Year Oscar Watch: Top Five Visual Effects Contenders

    Mid-Year Oscar Watch: Top Five Visual Effects Contenders

    It's a good thing that the Academy is guaranteeing five VFX slots this year, as there's a plethora of candidates vying for them, reports Bill Desowitz in his weekly TOH column covering Hollywood below-the-line crafts, animation, and VFX . In fact, he's already got five frontrunners. After last week's monkey love for Andy Serkis and Rise of the Planet of the Apes , taking us into the dog days of summer, it's time for a mid-year VFX report card. Obviously 2011 has been dominated by a fatigue-inducing deluge of superhero movies (especially from Marvel, from X-Men: First Class to Thor and Captain America), yielding a wide field of CG performances and pyrotechnics.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Casting Suggestions for Kathryn Bigelow's 'Osama bin Laden' Film?

    I just read some interesting casting suggestions by Michael Logan, editor-in-chief of Moviephone, in this ABC News article.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Poster of the Week

    Certainly many of you remember this ditty.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

    Pictured next to the real thing, DiCaprio is suited up as the former head of the FBI in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming J. Edgar. The film, which explores Hoover’s public personality and private persona, also stars Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, and Armie Hammer. Warner Bros. will release J. Edgar on November 9, 2011.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Photo: George Clooney & Shailene Woodley In Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants'

    Alright, this image was up on the TIFF website a week ago, then removed and now back up on EW as part of their Fall Movie Preview, got that?

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