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    Liam Hemsworth Boosts Beefcake Factor By Joining 'The Expendables 2'

    While his older brother Chris Hemsworth launched himself to worldwide fame with "Thor" earlier this year, Liam Hemsworth will soon join his sibling in the ranks of mega-movie fandom. Set to star as Gale Hawthorne in the upcoming "The Hunger Games" the actor is looking to take his shirt off again for the ladies and boost his action credentials alongside a bunch of old guys.

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    Ruth Negga Graces UK Screen And Stage This Month In “Shirley” And "Playboy Of The Western World"

    On September 29, Irish actress Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Misfits), as reported on this site back in August, stars in the BBC Two biopic Shirley, in which she portrays iconic Diamonds Are Forever singer Dame Shirley Bassey. Negga is reported to have only had eight days to prepare for the challenging role.

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    Sneak Preview Tonight In Central Park Of Sundance Winner "Kinyarwanda"

    It's a film that's received plenty of coverage here at S&A and now New Yorkers have a chance at taking a sneak peak at this award-winning production tonight in celebration of IFP's Independent Film Week. Rooftop Films and IFP have joined forces for this special event which takes place at 8pm/est in Central Park.

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    Watch: Rachel Weisz Asks A Lot Of Questions In Clip From 'Dream House'

    In case you didn't get enough Rachel Weisz at TIFF where she featured in three films -- "360," "Page Eight" and "The Deep Blue Sea" -- there is even more of the actress on the way as she stars later this month in the upcoming, long delayed, and unfortunately awful looking "Dream House."

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    Aki Kaurismäki's ‘Le Havre’ Gets October 21st Release & Is Selected As Finland's Oscar Entry

    One of the best films we've seen so far this year -- that is generating the least amount buzz (yet) -- is "Le Havre" the latest from Finnish master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki.

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    Watch: A Woman Wakes Up From A 'Hangover'-Esque Night With George Clooney In Norwegian Bank Ad

    While George Clooney has recently been taking his handsome face to Venice, Telluride and Toronto to stump for his fall movies "Ides Of March" and "The Descendants," Norwegians are getting a completely different look at the actor/writer/director.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    63rd Emmy Awards: Video & Photo Highlights, Movie Stars as TV Stars

    Movie stars were TV stars last night, from Kate Winslet (Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Guy Pearce (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Maggie Smith (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special, Downton Abbey) and Martin Scorsese (Outstanding Directing In For A Drama Series, Boardwalk Empire) to Peter Dinklage (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, Game of Thrones), Melissa McCarthy (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, Mike & Molly) and Barry Pepper (Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie, The Kennedys). Here's the rest of the big winners. Our favorite part of the show? Jane Lynch telling Don Draper that in the future people can fast forward commercials (see her intro below).

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    Fincher's Dragon Tattoo Gets Creative Poster, Salander Profile Covers Blomkvist

    Check out the latest image (poster?) for David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's not as shocking as the one with Rooney Mara's (as Lizbeth Salander) nipples causing trouble in the blogosphere ("The Pornification of Lisbeth Salander") but intriguing all the same.

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    Exclusive: Poster For Joshua Leonard's 'The Lie' Starring Himself, Mark Webber & Jess Weixler

    Having already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, we now have the exclusive poster to "The Lie," directed, written and starring Joshua Leonard of "Humpday" and "The Blair Witch Project" fame. Co-starring Jess Weixler ("Teeth"), Mark Webber ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), Jane Adams ("Happiness"), Kelli Garner ("Thumbsucker," "Pan Am") and an appearance by Gerry Bednob ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), "The Lie" is based on a T.C. Boyle short story that first appeared in the New Yorker and centers on a man (Leonard) whose life inadvertently changes when he tells a lie to get out of work.

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    Today's Birthdays - 9/19/11 (Kevin Hooks, Sanaa Lathan and Columbus Short)

    Actor turned director Kevin Hooks turns 53 today. As an actor, the Philadelphia native has appeared in Sounder, The White Shadow, He's The Mayor and Soul Food among others. His directing credits include St. Elsewhere, Vietnam War Story, 21 Jump Street, China Beach, Roots: The Gift, Doogie Howser M.D., Passenger 57, Cold Case, Soul Food, Lost, Alias, Lincoln Heights, Bones, Drop Dead Diva and Detroit 1-8-7.

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