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    Will Blake Lively Dress Up For 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’?

    Here we go again. Despite names like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Wasikowska all being tossed around as potential leads for the forever-gestating "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" the film is yet to find an Elizabeth, and today, yet another contender has emerged.

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    To Be or Not to Be: Andrew Haigh's "Weekend"

    After seeing Andrew Haigh’s Weekend for the first time, my boyfriend and I got into a debate. This is appropriate enough following a film that centers on the lively and sometimes contentious discussions between two young men. Our talk was about whether this brand-new movie—which charts the blossoming romance between two young men as they get to know each other over the course of a few days after a casual hook-up—felt dated. Did its poignantly dramatized questions regarding sexuality remain relevant in this allegedly “post-gay” world? Was it the kind of stridently queer film that could have just as easily been made and released to an appreciative niche audience in 1989, 1994, 2001, or today? Moreover, did that matter, and what does it mean for a gay film to speak to a gay audience in 2011? We finally realized, and mostly agreed, that the issues (if that’s the right word) that Weekend raises around homosexual identification, both externally and internally, remain largely unchanged in the past few decades, regardless of any political strides made. This is because the political is most certainly personal in Weekend, which speaks eloquently to today’s experience with an intimacy that transcends era. Read Michael Koresky's review of Weekend.

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Fear and Hugging at Dunder-Mifflin

    James Spader's debut sharpened "The Office's" dulled edge -- but does the show have the nerve to draw blood again? By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor

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    Watch: David Lynch's Bizarre & Awesome Trailer For Viennale Fest '11 'The Three Rs'

    Plus The Zany Cover Of The Director's Upcoming Album Crazy Clown TimeNo, it's not a new David Lynch film but we'll take what we can get.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look: Depp, Pfeiffer, Bonham Carter in Burton's Unearthly Dark Shadows Ensemble

    With Johnny Depp background and center as a centuries-old vampire, this "family photo" from the upcoming Dark Shadows film, directed by Tim Burton, reveals an unearthly ensemble. Dark Shadows will revamp the ABC 1966-1971 soap opera, which focused on the lives of supernatural siblings and their extended family, including witches, ghosts, and all manners of gothic horrors.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Moneyball Producer Rachael Horovitz: A Lesson in Perseverance

    In 2009, after years of work and days before production was scheduled to begin, the plug was pulled on Moneyball which at that time was supposed to be directed by Steven Soderbergh and to star Brad Pitt. Sony ate the $10 million already spent which included a script by A list writer Steve Zaillian because it didn't think the $57 million budget was worth the gamble.

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    Jessica Chastain: Why Is This Woman Cheerful? (Video Interview)

    No actor wants to have seven movies released in one year, not if they’ve ever heard the word “overexposed.” Delayed releases and weird timing have left Jessica Chastain in just that position, but at least she gets to demonstrate her range.

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    Posters For Harmony Korine's New Short Film 'Snowballs' For Fashion Label Proenza Schouler

    Jan Kwiecinski & Alexei Fedorchenko Join Harmony Korine In Forthcoming OmnibusIt has already been a busy year for Harmony Korine but his calendar keeps filling up further, and that's just fine by us. He's teamed with James Franco on some kind of street gang project, premiered his short film collaboration with Die Antwoord "Umshini Wam," created an ad for Indian megacorp Mahindra, and is working on a short film with Val Kilmer that will form part of a Dogme-esque omnibus film. We'll have more on that in a second, but it appears there is yet another project Korine has been working on.

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    Mark Millar Finally Admits Window On 'Kick Ass 2' Happening Is Shrinking

    Concedes Matthew Vaughn Would Likely Only Produce, Not DirectMark Millar likes to talk a lot of shit. In fact, for much of 2010 the comic writer could not shut the hell up about a potential "Kick-Ass 2," boldly proclaiming it would be like "A Clockwork Orange" or "A History Of Violence," predicting it would hit theaters in 2012, and that it was green-lit with pre-production set to begin this past April. Well obviously, none of those things happened. And talking recently to Hero Complex, a much more humble and reasonable Millar finally admitted that the likelihood of a sequel was looking pretty slim and not only that, Matthew Vaughn is probably too busy doing his own stuff to direct.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Trailer For Inspiring Documentary "Why I Write: The Twin Poets" (At Heartland Film Festival)

    The 60-min documentary about twins Al Mills & Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Why I Write: The Twin Poets, is another feature screening at 2011 The Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis (October 13-22). Why I Write is cinematographed by Pascal Dieckmann and edited by Julie Pfeifenroth.

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