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    Aaron Eckhart To Mess Up His Face Again, Star In Stuart Beattie's 'I, Frankenstein'

    While some actors take great care in how they appear on screen, shying away from roles in which their faces may be disfigured or seen in a less than glamorous light, don't try and sell that philosophy to Aaron Eckhart. The actor had no hesitation in watching half his face get eaten away in "The Dark Knight" and how he's set to take another big league role in a film that won't exactly let his chiseled features shine.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch - Everything Is A Remix: "The Matrix"

    Some Friday fun... What's that saying about everything old being new again... or is it the one about there not really being any original ideas... or is it the one about it all being already done before... or... :)

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    Interview: Wes Craven Says The Changing Pace Of Technology Attracted Him to 'Scream 4'

    This week, "Scream 4" hit both Blu-ray and DVD and while we had reservations when we initially saw it, it was still a lot of fun (maybe more-so on home video, which adds even more oomph to the wonderful, meta-textual opening sequence). There are also tons of delicious extras that give you a good peek behind the scenes at the occasionally troubled production (including a healthy amount of deleted scenes and an ace commentary track). We got to speak to the genuinely legendary Wes Craven about his intentions for the film, how much of it resembled Kevin Williamson's original draft, and fighting with the Weinsteins.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Women to Watch: Dawn Hudson Changes the Face of L.A.

    Dawn Hudson, Los Angeles former head of Film Independent, has, in her first major initiative as the Chief Executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just changed the face of Los Angeles. The landmark May Company, the art deco entry way to the famed Miracle Mile at Wilshire and Fairfax, will become the long-discussed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. AMPAS and LACMA's joint effort will finally bring Los Angeles, the Movie Capitol of the World, "a much-needed destination for cultural tourists and Los Angelenos to learn more about cinema, and the setting could not be more ideal, nestled next to the largest encyclopedic art museum in the western United States," said co-chairman of LACMA Board of Trustees Terry Semel (former chairman of Warner Brothers and CEO of Yahoo). -- Los Angeles Times

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Listen Now! S&A Live Podcast Hot Topics Show + Interview w/Author Tamara Brown

    So if you missed our fantastic show yesterday, you get to check it out now. For this show, we tossed it up a bit inviting emerging film industry insiders Ashley and Patrice making it an all ladies night! We spent a good portion of the show having real GROWN FOLKS talk about the industry. So what did you miss?-We discussed the cancellation of The Playboy Club and why it didn't work-We touched on "the casting couch" regarding black women-Which black actresses can/will reach "A" list status and Is Hollywood afraid of the black vagina?-Isaiah Washington's remarks regarding his past snub of black publications due to the advice of his agent/management team

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

    In the Q&A following the New York Film Festival press screening of A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg admitted to never having sat on an analyst’s couch. If the aim of psychoanalysis, however, is not to cure people of their neuroses, but to make them more comfortable with them, one could understand Cronenberg’s career as its own talking cure: since his first film, the 1966 short Transfer, about a psychiatrist and his patient, he’s pushed audiences up to the human body to stare down its grotesque horrors, past the point of revulsion until we’ve arrived, through catastrophe or attenuation, at a new, often fleshy normal. While there are no improvised orifices here, A Dangerous Method explores the cavities of the human interior all the same, those dark impulses that, as with his most recent “classical” films, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, erupt messily onto the placid surface of everyday civility. Read Genevieve Yue's review of A Dangerous Method.

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    'Dredd' Director Pete Travis Locked Out Of Editing Room, Writer-Producer Alex Garland Takes Over

    It's never good news to hear when a director gets locked out of the editing bay, particularly when it comes to a big budget tentpole movie. While rumors of Stephen Sommers battling executives over "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra" surfaced and were quickly scuttled, it didn't really matter because the movie made money and has spawned a sequel arriving next summer (though notably, without Sommers this time around). So whether or not this battle will have an effect on the movie creatively or otherwise, it does somewhat poison the well on perceptions of the film for the time being as fanboys will surely voice their concern (even if exact details are hard to come by just yet).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Real Steel—movie review

    From the billboards you might think thisis another Transformers movie—heaven help us—when in fact, Real Steel is a cross between Rocky and The Champ. It’s formulaic and unashamedly manipulative, but it’s played with sincerity…and it works.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Women On The 6th Floor—DVD Review

    The Women On The 6th Floor—DVD Review

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    New Stills from My Week With Marilyn: Seduction of the Media Begins with Gorgeous Michelle Williams

    New Stills from My Week With Marilyn: Seduction of the Media Begins with Gorgeous Michelle Williams

    We just got a peek at the trailer, and now Moviefone has a few new stills from My Week with Marilyn. Star Michelle Williams may not be a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe, but she's channeling something that rings true. The synopsis and more photos of Williams' co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh are below. The film premieres October 9.

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