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    Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Movies & F.W. Murnau's 'Sunrise' Getting New Scores

    Hitchcock's Silents Will Be Screened As Part Of The 2012 London OlympicsThe scores of English film director Alfred Hitchcock’s early and rarely seen films and German director F.W Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” are up for a creative and modern musical make-over.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    How Fun Would It Be To Have Both Glenn Close and Meryl Streep Up for an Oscar

    I know that this is so very far away, but a girl can dream. We already know that Meryl Streep will be in The Iron Lady opening in December, and now comes word that Glenn Close's film Albert Nobbs will also be released this year.

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    A Few Words (From Yours Truly...) About "Attack The Block"

    We sure have been talking a lot about this film on S&A haven't we? And If you read Tambay's review of Attack the Block last week HERE then you'll know that he liked the film, but was rather underwhelmed by it. It's no John Carpenter's The Thing or Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's not a horror film that neither bends the rules or transcends the genre, nor does it want to.

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    Review: John Carpenter Retires, Forgets That He Had To Direct 'The Ward'

    An open field. A girl. A fire. A mystery. Ignoring a brief and ultimately irrelevant prologue, the beginning of “The Ward” immediately pulls us into the story of a classic horror convention, the Survivor Girl. Except, tantalizingly, we don’t know what she’s survived and, given a few orchestral cues, we may even question whether she has survived or not.

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    First Look At Dori, Nori & Ori In Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'

    Yet another very early look at "The Hobbit" and with the film still eighteen months away from hitting theaters, it seems like the filmmakers are pathologically intent on making sure every fan approves of what they're doing and the direction they're going in.

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    Who Knew? Ingmar Bergman Loved Soderbergh's 'Ocean's 11' & Owned 'Die Hard'

    Ask the layman, or even the more casual film fan, of their impression of the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, and the words 'depressed,' 'serious,' 'boring,' and 'forbidding' are likely to come up. Not that these aren't occasionally fair descriptions of aspects of the man and his work, but to label him exclusively as any of these things is to overlook the wry humor, the raw sexuality, and sheer entertainment ("The Seventh Seal" is a kind of a blast) found in most, if not all of his films. But even we were surprised to discover that like anyone, Bergman sometimes liked to kick back with a blockbuster.

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    Watch Denzel Washington Tell A True Story About "The Nigga They Couldn't Kill"

    I came across this video clip courtesy of director Pete Chatmon. While promoting his Fences appearance with co-star Viola Davis, Denzel Washington explains how and why he turned down a lucrative role.

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    How Can The Cast Of 'Gangster Squad' Get Better? With Giovanni Ribisi

    Warner Bros. and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer seem to be on a mission to make every other movie in the next year or two look bad with their period actioner "Gangster Squad." A hotly-tipped, Black List-ed script, by former L.A.P.D. cop Will Beall, based on a series of articles in the L.A. Times, the 1940s-set tale has been a priority at the studio for most of the year, and has been assembling one of the most promising casts in recent memory.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Teaser Trailer: The Iron Lady

    Here's a teaser trailer for the UK version of the film which will open in the US in December and the UK in January 2012.

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  • Caryn James
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    An American Family Anniversary Edition: Short, Still Not Sweet

    A colorful 70's time capsule and an immersion into the beginnings of reality television, the groundbreaking doc An American Family still grabs our attention today. But let's face it, the 12-hour version is a lot of Louds, even though suburban couple Bill and Pat Loud dealing with their five children and breaking up their marriage on camera quickly draws you in and keeps you around for more. The 2-hour version being shown on PBS tonight (and channel 13 in New York tomorrow) is just as gripping an alternative.

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