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    Justin Lin To Direct Big-Screen Adaptation Of David Henry Hwang's Play 'Chinglish'

    Whether or not you're a fan of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, director Justin Lin has been becoming more and more steadied and confident since taking the keys to the franchise with 2006's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Still, opportunities outside of said franchise have ultimately fallen apart due to Lin's commitment to the "Fast and the Furious" films, with Lin dropping out from "The Highlander" remake and basically stepping away from the next "Terminator" sequel (though Lin might be able to go back should the scheduling work out). Lin had to drop both projects because of "Fast Six," but Lin is setting up several possible projects to follow, one of which could be the big screen adaptation of David Henry Hwang's play "Chinglish."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    I Heart "Take This Waltz"

    After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" had its US premiere at Tribeca this Sunday.  Highly anticipated after Polley's acclaimed directorial debut "Away From Her," the film was intially met with a considerably more mixed response. And now having seen it, I get why. The film is clearly far from perfect.  Some scenes feel very out of place and unnecessary. The tone is uneven. The dialogue occasionally overwritten.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Omar Sy Addresses Charges Of "Uncle Tom Racism" In Hit French Comedy "Intouchables" (Stateside Debut 5/25)

    I haven't read many stateside interviews with Monsieur Omar Sy yet, even though he's been here, since the film that catapulted him into international notoriety, Intouchables, recently screened in New York and Los Angeles, with The Weinstein Company planning to release it here in the USA next month, May 25. 

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Help' Director Tate Taylor To Helm Big Screen Redo Of Brit Miniseries 'The Jury'

    Typically when your most recent film racks up a couple of Oscar nominations and an outstanding box office take, studios have their hands out practically begging you to bring your dream project to their doorsteps. Helmer Tate Taylor hasn’t exactly followed that path after his success with 2011’s “The Help,” even after the multiple awards which included Octavia Spencer’s win at the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress. Taylor has been slow to line up his next directorial effort, passing on longtime friend and actress Melissa McCarthy’s R-rated road trip comedy “Tammy,” with brief word back in August that Taylor was in early talks to direct an adaptation of the 2002 novel "Peace Like A River" for DreamWorks and Warner Brothers.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Notes From Tribeca's Women's Filmmaker Brunch

    Since only women were allowed to attend, Indiewire TV Editor Alison Willmore graciously attended the Women's Filmmaker Brunch on behalf The Lost Boys. Though we clearly need a few lost girls soon.

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'The Third Man'

    Thirty-six years ago today, on April 25th, 1976, filmmaker Carol Reed passed away. One of the greatest directors ever to come out of the U.K, Reed started out as an actor, but gained fame as a writer-director in the late 1930s and 1940s, thanks to films like "Night Train To Munich," and the outstanding "Odd Man Out" and "The Fallen Idol." Later, he'd also find success with films like "Trapeze," "Our Man In Havana," "The Agony and the Ecstasy" and "Oliver!," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, beating out Stanley Kubrick for "2001" and Gillo Pontecorvo for "The Battle of Algiers."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tyler James William Stars In Disney Feature Inspired By "Cyrano de Bergerac" (From Writer Of "Barbershop")

    Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), recording artist Coco Jones, and Trevor Jackson (Eureka) star in the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine, described as a music-driven story for kids and families, premiering Friday, June 15th, at 8pm ET/PT.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'The Intouchables' Wins Unprecedented Top Two Prizes at COL-COA

    At the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL-COA) festival in LA, "The Intouchables" won the two top prizes, the COL-COA Audience Award and the Critics Special Prize. This two-honor coup is unprecedented in the festival's history.

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  • The Playlist
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    Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's Apocalypse Film Now Known As 'The End Of The World'

    Its been nearly five years in the making but things are finally coming together for the full-length feature adaptation of Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen's viral comedy short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse," which featured the two as degenerate roommates living in squalor during an apocalypse.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Brave

    Looks like this will be Pixar's one shot at a film about a girl because they released the list of the next couple of movies and NONE are about women and NONE are directed by women. 

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