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    "The Tree of Life" Day 4: The Space Between the Spaces

    The Tree of Life is a movie of infinite moments, culled from one person’s singular experience and placed side-by-side in a free-floating mosaic. The best of the film’s posters plays off this idea: still images from different scenes are gathered in a patchwork, though not ordered according to the movie’s nonlinear chronological progression. Whether conscious or not, this separates the poster’s purpose (to sell) from the film’s (to represent, or better, re-present). Interestingly, several of my colleagues have said that certain images in Terrence Malick’s semiautobiographical opus are little more than affected bric-a-brac pilloried from perfume commercials (a shot of a commedia dell’arte mask sinking through the ocean is a frequent target for criticism) or computer screen savers (in the case of the “creation of the cosmos” interlude, featuring work by special-effects legend Douglas Trumbull and others).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Terrence Howard In "The Ledge" Starting Today

    A reminder that you can now watch The Ledge - the drama/thriller which Terence Howard co-stars in as a detective sent to talk a young a young college professor out of committing suicide. The professor, standing on the ledge of a high-rise building, determined to jump is interrupted by a Howard's detective, who has recently suffered his own tragedy; the two spend time discussing the circumstances that brought each of them to the brink of suicide, and, in the end, convincing themselves and each other that life is worth living.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Catherine O'Hara & Jason Patric Find 'Fortune'

    As the saying goes, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" and it has served the foundation for many movies fromt the successful ("The Hangover") to the dreadful ("Saint John Of Las Vegas") and yet another is on the way.

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    Watch: Say Hello To The Fuzzy Pack In Awesome New 'The Muppets' Teaser

    Can we just say that if the marketing for "The Muppets" continues to be this clever and fun, we won't mind the onslaught for one second.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Indie Producer Gary Gilbert Talks Mark Ruffalo, Margaret, Kids Are All Right, New Pics

    The movie business is rife with starry-eyed businessmen who bring their wealth to Hollywood with hopes of making good. Most of them last for a few years until they run aground on too many failed opportunities. It takes a mix of grit, acumen, luck and yes, taste, to stay the course. Car salesman James Robinson's Morgan Creek lasted decades before the market caught up with him and he canceled his bankrupt international division's famed Cannes Fest Le Moulin de Mougins distributors brunch. Real estate mogul Bob Yari was riding high on Oscar-winner Crash and sleeper hit The Illusionist before he ran out of cash. Wall Street hotshots Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson acquired the rights to Terminator and put Salvation into production before they wound up on the wrong end of a batch of lawsuits.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Don Cheadle In Trailer For Buddy-Cop Action/Comedy “The Guard”

    First trailer for the Irish action/comedy, The Guard, which Don Cheadle co-stars in; it was acquired for domestic (stateside) distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which is where I saw it.

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  • The Playlist
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  • Shadow and Act
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    Your First Look At Anthony Mackie In Costume On The "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Set

    As we all should already know, Anthony Mackie is co-starring with Benjamin Walker in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox.

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  • The Playlist
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    IFC Picks Up Olivier Assayas' 'Something In The Air,' Filming Begins In June

    'Le Conquest,' 'Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy' & 'A Bag Of Hammers' Also Find Distribution With Indie OutletsDirector Olivier Assayas may be riding the biggest peak of his career right now. Coming off two critically acclaimed films -- the family drama "Summer Hours" and the epic terrorist thriller "Carlos" -- his next effort marks another gear change for the director who refuses to be pinned down to any one genre or style. The social change and political drama "Something In The Air" has been in the works for a while now and IFC -- who experienced success with the aforementioned films -- picked up the rights to his next effort at Cannes reports Cineurope, and filming is set to begin next month.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    If You Missed It...Listen To The S&A Live Podcast (Season 2,Episode 7)

    If you missed it, check out the hot conversation the S&A Crew had! We covered "The Crisis Of The Black Leading Man," Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson as well as should fair-skinned actresses openly discuss the color barriers and privilege?

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