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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review: 'Amy George' Nails The Innocent & Free Feeling Of Childhood

    With all of the children-centric movies that populate the cinema landscape, why do so few of them actually feel like adolescence? For the most part (obviously depending on how and where you grew up), childhood represents the ultimate freedom. The heavy responsibilities of life have yet to strangle all the glorious fun out of the being; one has all the time in the world and it's spent trying to figure out what amusement will come next. Unfortunately, movies tend to bog down all of that with plot points, character arcs, etc, actively destroying the genuine feeling of being a wee lad or lady, naive and innocent. If any kind of person (in this case, character) should just "be," it should be the youth, possibly the most illogical of us all. In "Amy George," the very competent indie debut outing by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (C & Y), the filmmakers refrain from even the lightest story devices, fully embracing the essence of being young without relying on contrived incidents to fall back on.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Keke Palmer Starring In Nick Cannon-Produced, Billie Woodruff-Directed "Reverse-Gender" Fairy Tale

    Keke Palmer will star in an upcoming movie for Nickelodeon titled Rags, described as a "music-infused modern-day fairy tale... with a hip-hop flare," to be executive produced by Nick Cannon, who apparently came up with the idea, and Billie Woodruff directing.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour directed by Kerthy Fix

    Feminism is alive and well -- at least to me -- as I watched the road movie Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, a film that showed the band on a world tour that took place in 2004-2005. The film will play tomorrow night in NYC prior to its DVD release at the Maysles Cinema, and several of Le Tigre members Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman will be in attendance as well as director Kerthy Fix. Tickets are available here.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "I See Dead People" - Trailer For Ghanaian Horror Flick "Grave Yard"

    More Monday fun :) Trailer for a Ghanaian horror flick that promises "thrills" and be "suspense-packed," titled Grave Yard. In it, a group of college kids performing research in a forest, face strange occurrences; the forest happens to be an "evil forest," as each now has to fight to survive.

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    Italian Actors Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari & Sergio Rubini Join 'Bop Decameron'

    While "Midnight In Paris" is still rolling out in theaters across the country, Woody Allen is already at work on his next film set to shoot this summer in Rome, continuing his diligent one-movie-per-year work ethic that has persisted for four decades. With Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis and Maricel Álvarez already on board, some Italian thesps have now joined the picture.

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  • Spout
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    Short Starts: "The Trip" Star Rob Brydon Brings His Voice to "Body Beautiful"

    Rob Brydon is, to say the least, a man of many voices. His formidable talent for accents and impressions has been a major part of his success, notably with the voiceover work that kicked off his career. It is therefore no surprise that even in “The Trip,” a film so jam-packed with little eccentricities and running jokes, his constant vocal antics become one of the most effective and memorable elements. From his Michael Caine throwdown with Steve Coogan to the incessant lapses into Hugh Grant or Sean Connery, Brydon brings his A-game. Consequently, it seems fitting to take a look at some of his earliest vocal work.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch "Hero" - A Short Martial Arts Movie Inspired by Bruce Lee & "The Last Dragon "

    It's Monday... "Are you not entertained?" No? Well, it was worth a try anyway... :)

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Fright Night' Gives A Better Look At Peter Vincent

    Is it just us or is "Fright Night" shaping up to be the biggest surprise of the summer? While we've been bombarded with marketing for superhero movies, "Fright Night" has been playing it cool, slowly building up word. The first trailer was surprisingly more substantial than we thought the remake would be, Colin Farrell impressed us in the first clip, and now a new spot that debuted at the MTV Movie Awards last night has hit the web and continues the very promising run of promos for the film.

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    Brett Ratner Quietly Fights Back On Twitter After Matthew Vaughn Trashes 'X-Men: The Last Stand'

    Update: Snarky or sincere? Brett Ratner tweeted today, "I was the first one on line to see X Men First Class and I loved it.. I thought Matthew. Vaughn did a briliant job!! Congrats." Please note, the avant garde punctuation is all Ratner.

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    Monday Hangover: X-Men: First Class

    Monday HangoverX-Men: First ClassBy Keith Uhlich and Jeff Reichert

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