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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Painterly 1st Teaser Trailer For Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights"

    Last week, Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up North American distribution rights to Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, with plans to release the film theatrically some time in 2012 (no specific period given), followed by DVD and VOD.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Albert Brooks Talks Drive, Comedy as Anger, Tweeting and Stanley Kubrick

    Albert Brooks Talks Drive, Comedy as Anger, Tweeting and Stanley Kubrick

    People often underestimate how good comedians can be as actors. Who knew Albert Brooks could play dark? Revered by a cadre of loyal followers for his riotous passive-aggressive romcom protagonists, Brooks’ turn as gangster Bernie Rose in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive dumbfounded many critics, who gave him raves.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini Directors of Tanner Hall

    Women and Hollywood: How is your coming of age story different from others we have previously seen?                         Francesca Gregorini: We tried to make an artful, poetic film about teens. One that values cinematography, production design and costume design. One that doesn't speak down to them or just rely on quippy, snappy back and forth repartee. A timeless piece, void of technology, leaning towards folklore. 


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  • The Playlist
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    New Regency Picks Up Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Film After Paramount Exits

    A bit of a sea change is in place for Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes film, his return to the scene after over a decade in the wilderness. After being announced as a Paramount project with studio head Brad Grey expressing their enthusiasm at reuniting with the great actor-director, the partnership has evidently broken down with The Wrap reporting that the project has now been acquired by New Regency.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Urbanworld Announces 2011 Winners

    URBANWORLD ANNOUNCES 2011 WINNERS

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction, Two Overrated Classics Coming to a Blu-ray Player Near You

    Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction, Two Overrated Classics Coming to a Blu-ray Player Near You

    This week in his “Now and Then” column, Matt Brennan — inspired by the re-release of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) and the upcoming Blu-ray edition of Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) — tries to explain how a movie becomes a “classic.” Trailers below:To paraphrase the famous saying, some movies are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction fall into the latter category. That they’re stylish, innovative, and spectacularly well made is undeniable. But in the end, claims of their greatness say more about what critics and cinephiles think movies should be than about their intrinsic value. To put it more bluntly, they’re overrated.

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Madonna's 'W.E.' Get A 10 Minute Trim Before Its December Release Later This Year?

    Well, TIFF is now over and Toronto is getting back to normal and for Madonna, who has journeyed to Italy and Canada with her sophomore directorial effort "W.E.," she's likely glad to have a moment to breathe and get out of the spotlight. To put it kindly, the reception to the film has been chilly. Our man in Venice called the film "a royal disaster" while others hoping to find something positive in the film have noted it's beautiful set and costume design, solid score by Abel Korzeniowski, with some much more optimistic folks saying it could possibly be an Oscar contender in those former categories. The Weinstein Company, who have set the film for a release on December 9th have remained remarkably quiet about Madge's movie thus far but it appears Harvey is getting out his scissors.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Poster?

    I saw this on the site Female First. Could this be the new poster?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Kevin Costner's Out As Slave Fighting Trainer In "Django Unchained"

    Back in July we, along with everyone else, reported that Kevin Costner jumped on board Quentin Tarantino's western revenge film Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, to play the role of Ace Woody, the slave fighting trainer and right hand man for the villain in the film, Calvin Candie, to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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  • The Playlist
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    Milou! A Host Of New Images Arrive For 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

    All the bated breath might be being held for "War Horse," but honestly, if there's one Steven Spielberg movie that we're really excited for this year, it's "The Adventures of Tintin." The property still doesn't mean much to American audiences, but for us Europeans, it was a staple of our upbringings. The trailers and footage so far make it look out to be the true follow-up to the Indiana Jones franchise that "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" failed to be, with a classically Spielbergian sense of action and adventure, and with a script combining the giant brains of Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, we've got pretty high hopes.

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